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Russia Asks Interpol To Help Find Alleged CIA Mole

Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday asked Interpol, the international policing agency, for help to find a Russian government official rumored to be a CIA mole. The Russian government issued the request regarding Oleg Smolenkov, a mid-tier Kremlin official who Russian media has speculated is a longtime CIA informant that the agency reportedly exfiltrated in 2017. Smolenkov, 50, reportedly went missing ...

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Defensive: Kremlin Downplays Role Of Former Official Rumored To Be CIA Mole

The Kremlin’s top spokesman confirmed Tuesday that a man rumored in the Russian press to be a longtime CIA asset worked in the Russian government, but in a low-level position. Dmitry Peskov fielded inquiries about Oleg Smolenkov, who Russian media outlets identified as the possible government official who spied for decades on behalf of the U.S. government. In an interview, ...

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‘Whose Side Is CNN On?’: Doug Collins Wants Investigation Over Kremlin Spy Story

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins called Tuesday for investigations into how CNN obtained seemingly classified information about a CIA operation to extract a longtime Kremlin spy from Russia. “I really question whose side is CNN on,” Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said in an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “This is a problem we’re seeing. I ...

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Revelations About CIA’s Kremlin Spy Expose Brennan, Clapper Hypocrisy

The CIA extracted a Kremlin mole from Russia in 2017 out of concerns that media scrutiny would expose the longtime spy, according to a New York Times report. Former intelligence officials like John Brennan and James Clapper have expressed concerns that President Trump and Attorney General William Barr might leak intelligence on sources to Russia. But those concerns appear misdirected, ...

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Barr Reportedly Working Closely With CIA To Review Russia Probe Origins

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Attorney General William Barr is reportedly working closely with the directors of the CIA, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to review the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, as well as surveillance efforts against the Trump campaign. According to CNN, Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and ODNI Director Dan Coats ...

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Peter Strzok Suspected CIA Was Behind Inaccurate Media Leaks

Peter Strzok, the former FBI counterintelligence official, suspected that Central Intelligence Agency employees were behind inaccurate leaks to the press regarding possible Trump campaign contacts with Russia, according to an email he sent to FBI colleagues in April 2017. “I’m beginning to think the agency got info a lot earlier than we thought and hasn’t shared it completely with us. ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in Swearing-in Ceremony of CIA Director Gina Haspel [Video + Transcript]

Swearing-in ceremony for CIA Director Gina Haspel

President Donald Trump participates in the swearing-in of incoming CIA Director Gina Haspel. Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And good morning.  I want to thank all of you and our distinguished guests for joining us today for a ceremony like few will ever have again — this is a very special one — including Vice President Pence, ...

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Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

  by Henry Rodgers The U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA Director Gina Haspel Thursday after months of rigorous debate from lawmakers. Senators voted to confirm Haspel 54-44 on the Senate floor. The vote came after a group of senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee voted againstTrump’s pick to lead the CIA Wednesday. The committee voted 10-5 ...

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Trump’s CIA Pick Passes Crucial First Step

  by Robert Donachie The Senate Intelligence Committee gave President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, Gina Hasepl, a positive recommendation Wednesday. The Committee voted 10-5 Wednesday in favor of Haspel, who must now be confirmed before the entire Senate body before she can become the next CIA director. Every Republican member of the committee voted in favor of ...

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Tillerson fired, Pompeo moves over, America gets first female spy chief

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President Donald Trump made a series of changes in his administration with all the drama of his former reality show. Without actually uttering the words “you’re fired” the president used Twitter to announce a series of moves that put Tillerson out-to-pasture, moved his CIA chief over to head the State Department and gave the CIA it’s first ever woman director. ...

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WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA’s ‘Marble’ leaves Russian fingerprints to cover hacks

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WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 dump on Friday contains documents on ‘Marble’ which detail CIA hacking tactics that misdirect forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the agency by inserting Russian and Chinese code fragments. CIA's "Marble Framework" shows its hackers use potential decoy languages https://t.co/Hm3pTPSXIS Background: https://t.co/GsoN4BuyTz pic.twitter.com/ZT66doCnfY — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 31, 2017 “The source code shows ...

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