Deep State Pressure Causes Harvard to Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellow Invitation

CHELSEA MANNING. STILL A DUDE NO MATTER THE HAIR AND MAKEUP.

Chelsea Manning (the former Bradley Manning): A pox upon her.

Harvard University: A pox upon this anti-white, Deep State institution.

The Deep State: A pox upon the un-American (((neocon))) warmongers.

There are no good guys in this story. Chelsea Manning comes the closest to being good because when she was a he, he leaked information to Wikileaks that exposed the Deep State’s lies and treason.

NBC News

The dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government said the college was withdrawing its invitation for Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow and apologized for extending the offer, which prompted a former CIA director and the current one to distance themselves from the university.

Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell earlier Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard over its hiring of Manning. Mike Pompeo, the agency’s current director, also canceled a speaking engagement there Thursday night.

“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in a statement posted on the university’s website early Friday. “I still think that having her speak in the Forum and talk with students is consistent with our longstanding approach, which puts great emphasis on the value of hearing from a diverse collection of people.

“But I see more clearly now that many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that consideration when offering invitations,” Elmendorf added.

Morell said in a letter to Elmendorf that he cannot associate himself with an organization “that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”

“Ms. Manning was found guilty of 17 serious crimes, including six counts of espionage, for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, an entity that CIA Director Mike Pompeo says operates like an adversarial foreign intelligence service,” Morell wrote.

Pompeo said in a separate letter to Harvard on Thursday that he backed Morell’s decision, adding that he was withdrawing from a Harvard public forum later Thursday night.

“While I have served my country as a soldier in the United States Army and will continue to defend Ms. Manning’s right to offer a defense of why she chose this path, I believe it is shameful for Harvard to place its stamp of approval upon her treasonous actions,” Pompeo wrote.

Like Pompeo, Morell stressed that he didn’t take issue with Manning’s gender identity.

“But it is my right, indeed my duty, to argue that the School’s decision is wholly inappropriate and to protest it by resigning from the Kennedy School,” he wrote.

Elmendorf disputed the notion that Harvard’s selection of the visiting fellows were endorsements of their views or actions. But he said it was clear others view the positions that way.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted of leaking a trove of military intelligence records and spent seven years in prison before President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January.

She is appealing her conviction. Manning’s lawyer handling the appeal, Nancy Hollander, disputed Morell’s claims that Manning’s leak put the nation in danger.

Even if you believe that Bradley Manning caused some harm to the United States, his actions are a trifle compared to the harm done by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and so forth.

Although I have no interest in hearing him/her speak, others may find value in his words. The fact that the Deep State is trying to silence him puts me on his side.

Link to Chelsea Manning’s Wikipedia

Cernovich: Kushner is Out!

Cernovich has been wrong before. He’s an attention whore. I don’t follow him on Twitter and I doubt that he has the White House sources that he claims to have.

However, he’s a newsmaker. The above Tweet cannot be ignored.

I believe that Roger Stone has also touted Kushner’s leaving the White House. Kushner is a Democrat (as in Ivanka) and he’s been rumored to be a leaker.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks and let’s see what happens.

Pence Denies Run for the White House in 2020, Contradicting “disgraceful and offensive” New York Times

American Vice-President Mike Pence boldly pushed back against the New York Times on Sunday. He specifically denies that he plans to run for president in 2020. Such a plan would undercut his boss, President Donald Trump.

Trump supporters had mostly been OK with Pence unti the Times story. Perhaps the Times has crafted a psy op, designed to make Trump and Trump supporters unhappy with his VP.

One common argument is that Pence is a leaker, out to bring down Trump quickly so that he can ascend to the presidency.

You can judge for yourself the sincerity of Pence’s denial and whether you think he could be a leaker.

AP via NOLA

Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run.

In a statement released by the White House, Pence said Sunday’s story in The New York Times “is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team.” He added that “the allegations in this article are categorically false.”

The formal rebuttal of a news report by the vice president was an unusual move. In it, Pence also said his team will “focus all our efforts to advance the president’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020.”

The report details efforts of several Republicans looking ahead to 2020, calling it a “shadow campaign.” It notes Pence’s political schedule and active fundraising, though it also says unnamed advisers have signaled that he’d only run if Trump doesn’t.

The article noted Pence has set up a fundraising committee. Called the Great America Committee, it can accept checks of up to $5,000 from individual donors. Pence raised about $1 million at a Washington fundraiser last month, attended by dozens of lawmakers and featuring remarks from White House adviser Ivanka Trump.

Trump has not suggested he won’t seek a second term. But his first six months in office have been turbulent, marked by staff infighting, legislative struggles and a series of investigations.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also dismissed the report and said Pence is readying to run in 2020 “for re-election as vice president.”

“Vice President Pence is a very loyal, very dutiful, but also incredibly effective vice president, and active vice president, with this president,” said Conway on ABC’s “This Week.” ”He is a peer to the president in the West Wing.”

New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said in an emailed statement: “We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting and will let the story speak for itself.”

Explosive Interview with Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz Reveals Hillary Clinton Retains WH Security Clearance

Hillary Clinton and the lackeys who surround her still have their full security clearances, allowing them daily access to all Trump administration information. That’s according to former Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who recently resigned from Congress.

Could Hillary be the source of the leaks that are damaging to national interests? For example, Hillary apparently would have had access to the transcripts of Trump’s phone calls to the president of Mexico and the PM of Australia.

Five minutes.

Published on Aug 6, 2017

JASON CHAFFETZ FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARIA BARTIROMO (8/6/2017)

White House leaks are ‘threatening national security’, Jeff Sessions says as Paul Ryan Pushes Back

PAUL RYAN. NEEDS TO LEARN TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that the Department of Justice has tripled the number of investigations into leaks since he took office.

The meeting with reporters wasn’t very newsworthy, but it didn’t take long for the GOP’s Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, to put a negative spin on the words of Sessions. Not surprisingly, the ACLU weighed in, too.

Excerpt from Sky News

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said the Trump administration is “taking a stand” against unauthorised leaks of classified information.

It follows a series of news reports concerning the White House and Mr Trump’s presidential campaign that relied on sensitive material.

The Justice Department has warned some of the information being leaked has the potential to threaten national security.

Mr Sessions told reporters that ‘the culture of leaking must stop’
Mr Sessions said the Trump administration is determined to tackle “the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country”.

He told reporters that the number of investigations into leaks of sensitive information has trebled since Mr Trump took office, and four people have already been charged.

Anger in the White House about leaks has been growing of late.

The Washington Post has published embarrassing transcripts of conversations the President held with the leaders of Mexico and Australia back in January.

Fair enough. The ability of Trump and other world leaders to be forthright with each other is compromised when their exact words are going to be broadcast to the world. This situation is unprecedented as far as I am aware.

But leave it to Trump’s nemesis Paul Ryan to put a negative spin on the effort to stop leaks.

Business Insider

House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ insinuation that the Justice Department could subpoena journalists in its investigations of information leaks.

Sessions made the suggestion in a Friday press conference in which he outlined steps being taken to reduce the volume of leaks that have frequently embarrassed President Donald Trump and his administration.

Ryan took issue with Sessions’ characterization of journalists’ roles in reporting stories that include leaked information. While speaking at an event in Muskego, Wisconsin, on Friday, Ryan said it’s “the problem of the leaker, not the journalist,” the Journal Sentinel reported Friday afternoon.

“Leaks are concerning because leaks can often compromise national security, but that’s the problem of the leaker not the journalist,” Ryan said.

Session said earlier Friday: “We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

A number of press-advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), criticized Sessions’ remarks. The ACLU’s privacy, and technology director, Ben Wizner, said: “Americans should be concerned about the Trump administration’s threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists.”

Citing the importance of a free and independent press, Wizner said, “leaders can’t be trusted to disclose vital information that reflects poorly on themselves.”

Where was (((Wizner))) when it was vital for Americans to know that Obama was born in Kenya and used a fake birth certificate to become eligible to run for the presidency?

Draining the swamp is going to include getting rid of Ryan, an effort that will have to be undertaken at the local level. Meanwhile, the people need to do all we can to scare the hell out of Ryan. Trump has an army of loyal followers who have the ability to hound Ryan for the rest of his life, legally of course. That’s what we should be doing to him now.

Leaked Transcript of Trump Phone Call to Oz PM Shows POTUS Fighting to Keep Americans SAFE

Leakers should be rounded up and face long prison terms for the damage they are doing to the United States and to American foreign policy.

The leaked transcript of Donald Trump’s phone call to Malcolm Turnbull is a case in point.

Both leaders come across as doing their best for their respective countries. Neither has anything to be ashamed of. However, I’m certain that the enemies of Trump and Turnbull are spinning this story hard negative.

news.com.au

THE entire transcript of the first conversation between President Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been leaked online, showing the real story behind the notorious “dumb deal” phone call.

A document showing the full exchange published by the Washington Post shows the two leaders sparring over a refugee deal signed under the Obama administration.

At one point Trump tells Turnbull “you’re worse than I am” before ending the call saying “I have had it”.

He repeatedly claims he will get “killed” over the deal which he says undermines the principles of his Executive Order. Turnbull presses him to hold firm to his commitment and appears to suggest the US could refuse to take any refugees through its vetting process.

It comes alongside a transcript of Trump’s call with Mexican President Pena Nieto in which Trump tells him “you speak better English than me” and talks about “tough hombres” selling drugs in Mexico.

FRIENDS. TRUMP AND TURNBULL AT A LATER MEETING.

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LEAKED TAPE: Jared Kushner’s Intern Talk About Middle East Peace Reveals Insider Policy Thinking

People on the alt-rght are not Jared Kushner fans, most centrally because he’s Jewish. However, listening to him speak to White House interns off the record shows an intelligent, honest guy willing and eager to speak certain politically incorrect truths.

Jared’s talk was leaked, presumably by one of the interns in order to damage the Trump presidency.

The press is so in love with empty, retarded statements by smooth-talking politicians that this slice of honesty by Jared seems to offend them.

Wired

ON MONDAY, WHITE House senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke to a group of congressional interns as part of an ongoing, off-the-record summer lecture series. During the question-and-answer portion of the event, Kushner may have inadvertently offered some insight into the negotiating tactics he is using in the Middle East.

Prior to Kushner’s talk, Katie Patru, the deputy staff director for member services, outreach, and communications, told the assembled interns, “To record today’s session would be such a breach of trust, from my opinion. This town is full of leakers, and everyone knows who they are, and no one trusts them. In this business your reputation is everything. I’ve been on the Hill for 15 years. I’ve sat in countless meetings with members of congress where important decisions were being made. During all those years in all those meetings, I never once leaked to a reporter … If someone in your office has asked you to break our protocol and give you a recording so they can leak it, as a manager, that bothers me at my core.”

WIRED has obtained a recording of Kushner’s talk, which lasted for just under an hour in total.

The speech—which was peppered with self-deprecating jokes, as reported by Foreign Policy—offered a rare insight into the man President Trump has tasked with criminal justice reform, managing the opioid crisis, updating the government’s technological systems, and creating peace in the Middle East, among other tasks. It’s the latter, though, that’s both the most deeply personal for Kushner (a staunch supporter of Israel) and that prompted him to embark on his longest, most rambling answer during yesterday’s question-and-answer session.

While the recording doesn’t catch the entirety of the question, it appears to have centered on how Kushner plans to negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as why he believes he’ll be successful where every other administration has failed. He doesn’t directly answer either question, but he does reveal that, in his extensive research, he’s learned that “not a whole lot has been accomplished over the last 40 or 50 years.” He also notes that he’s spoken to “a lot of people,” which has taught him that “this is a very emotionally charged situation.”

Later in the clip, Kushner expresses frustration at others’ attempts to teach him about the delicate situation he’s been inserted into, saying, “Everyone finds an issue, that ‘You have to understand what they did then’ and ‘You have to understand that they did this.’ But how does that help us get peace? Let’s not focus on that. We don’t want a history lesson. We’ve read enough books. Let’s focus on, How do you come up with a conclusion to the situation?” He then goes on to lament the press’s treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a family friend who he’s known since childhood.

Kushner’s dismissal of the nuances of the conflict has already been an issue. Last month, when Kushner met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a Palestinian official told Haaretz that Kushner “sounded like Netanyahu’s advisers and not like fair arbiters” and that they were “greatly disappointed” after the meeting. Abbas himself was “reportedly furious.”

Finally, Kushner closed with the following statement of reassurance: “So, what do we offer that’s unique? I don’t know … I’m sure everyone that’s tried this has been unique in some ways, but again we’re trying to follow very logically. We’re thinking about what the right end state is, and we’re trying to work with the parties very quietly to see if there’s a solution. And there may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future.”

You can read and listen to Kushner’s answer in its entirety below. WIRED has reached out to the White House for comment and will update if and when we receive a response.

Read a transcript and listen to Jared at the link.

Meanwhile, USA Today took a different tack in trying to undercut the Trump presidency.

Excerpt:

In a leaked, off-the-record conversation with congressional interns, White House adviser and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said the Trump campaign was too unorganized to collude with Russia, according to media reports.

“They thought we colluded, but we couldn’t even collude with our local offices,” Kushner told the interns, according to Foreign Policy.

When asked about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Kushner reportedly admitted, “We don’t know where it’s going.”

An intern director told those attending the talk not to leak what was said, and Kushner himself said he was “a lot more comfortable talking to you guys today ’cause there isn’t any press,” Foreign Policy reported. However, the news outlet said that it obtained written notes from the conversation.