Natalie Grant and Russian Disinformation


The Nathan Hale Institute published two Natalie Grant works. Deception, A Tool of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1987. Murder in the Tiergarten: The Political Life of Vladimir Orlov, Intelligent Agent and Disinformer, 1997. During the recent election cycle it was so gratifying to see the interest among so many outlets and individuals in Russian Disinformation and Active Measures when it appeared targeted at the their favorite political party and candidates.

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DHS Alejandro J. Mayorkas Escapes to Sanctuary DC Law Firm

Where do tainted bureaucrats go when the Bureaucracy becomes too dangerous? Big DC connected law firms e.g., WilmerHale , home of Howard Shapiro (FBI) and Jamie Gorelick (DOJ & 9/11 Commission).

Alejandro Mayorkas one of the Obama Administration’s officials most responsible for keeping Terry McAuliffe out of jail and allowing him to take the Virginia governorship and placing him in a key position to help Hillary capture the swing state of Virginia has decided to take sanctuary among some of the most powerful lawyers in DC.



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Frankenstein Shocked at Own Creation

Billionaire investor George Soros has vehemently condemned Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria, accusing President Vladimir Putin of aggressively exploiting a power void in the White House ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.

“The world is witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe of historic proportions. It is happening in Syria. It is being perpetrated by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in support of his protégé, (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad,” he said in a new statement on his website posted on Thursday morning.”


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Yet Another Sater Linking

Richard Behar in Forbes writes yet another hit piece on the Sater-Trump connection and manages to miss most of the Sater story. How is it possible to tag Trump with Sater without asking certain questions, e.g., How did Sater get around Moscow so easily? What was the deal which had Sater working as an informant for the US government and who monitored his extracurricular activities during that period?

The answer is Trump can’t be tagged with the Sater connection without answering those question thoroughly. The only legitimate conclusion one can come up with now is that Sater can be tagged with having played all three links rather well and profitably and at significant costs to some very innocent victims.

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Would DOJ Seek to Indict Senator Grassley for Releasing Unclassified Clinton Files?

Senator Grassley has been championing whistleblowers for decades maybe it’s time he steps into their shoes?

On September 12th the Senator stood up in the Senate and gave the following statement:

“Mr. President, today I want to discuss my serious concerns about the FBI’s selective release of Clinton investigation material and how the Senate is handling the unclassified but, not yet public, information provided by the Bureau.

On the Friday before a holiday weekend, the FBI chose to release to the public only two of the dozens of unclassified documents it provided to Congress.

Director Comey said, “the American people deserve the details in a case of intense public interest,” and “unusual transparency is in order.”

He is right; the people have a right to know.

But, actions speak louder than words.

Right now, the public has only a very narrow slice of the facts gathered by the FBI.

The FBI has only released its summary of the investigation and the report of the interview with Secretary Clinton.

However, its summary is misleading or inaccurate in some key details and leaves out other important facts altogether.

There are dozens of unclassified reports describing what other witnesses said.

But, those reports are still hidden away from the public.

They are even being hidden from most Congressional staff, including some who have been conducting oversight of the FBI on these issues.


Because the FBI improperly bundled these unclassified reports with a small amount of classified information, and told the Senate to treat it all as if it were classified….”

The senator seems to have two options: read the unclassified information on the Senate floor and/or release it to the public. What would DOJ do?

If they go after Senator Grassley I would be happy to forward the number of a federally trained and certified Whistleblower Retaliation Investigator who would gladly stand up in defense of the Senator. In fact, if his staff looked, he might even have her number.

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Stonetear’s Secret: Immunized Former Clinton Aide Allegedly Sought Advice On Removing Email Address For “Very VIP” Official [UPDATED]


bleachbit-paul-combettaWe have been discussing the controversy surrounding the decision of the Justice Department to give immunity to former State Department staffer, Bryan Pagliano and tech specialist Paul Combetta — thereby removing much of the pressure that could have been brought to bear with the threat of criminal charges. That immunity deal became even more questionable when it was disclosed that Combetta used Bleachbit to destroy email records despite his knowledge that those records were being sought by Congress. Now, there is an allegation that Combetta sought advice on the website for how to hide a “VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address.” If true, that would show a conscious effort to conceal the identity of the VIP and illegally alter federal records. Either Combetta did not disclose this effort in violation of his immunity deal or the Justice Department effectively removed a serious threat of indictment though the agreement. Update: the House…

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An Oldie but Goodie

Before OPM there was USIS. Or is it the other way around? This old PR announcement is worth saving for those interested in understanding how our federal personnel system has become thoroughly trashed.

“USIS appoints Michael Aytes as Director, Homeland Security Programs

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 – US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS), the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government, today announced that Michael Aytes has been appointed director, Homeland Security Programs. Mr. Aytes will be responsible for all aspects of program management and performance for USIS activities relating to a wide range of solutions and for developing new business opportunities in homeland security. He will report to Jonathan Goldman, vice president, Records Management Programs at USIS.

Mr. Aytes joins USIS following a 34-year career with the federal government in the immigration field. He most recently worked for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was senior advisor to the USCIS director. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Aytes served as the acting deputy director of USCIS and served as the acting head from November 2008 to August 2009, where he managed the agency’s 10,000 federal employees and 8,000 contract staff. In 2005, he became the associate director of USCIS domestic operations, managing a workforce of more than 12,000 and a budget of more than $1 billion. Under his leadership, the agency successfully completed a rigorous multi-year backlog reduction initiative by expanding operations, meeting benchmarks to improve service levels and reducing application processing times to successfully reach a series of aggressive service improvement goals.

“Mike brings a wealth of experience to our team,” said Mr. Goldman. “His extensive background and expertise in the immigration and homeland security arena will be a tremendous asset to USIS and our customers. He is a consummate professional and will be a catalyst for ensuring that we continue to provide customer-centric solutions to our federal government clients.”

From 1977 to 2003, Mr. Aytes worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (the USCIS legacy organization) in various leadership positions. Mr. Aytes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.

“USIS is a proven leader in providing innovative services and solutions to the federal government,” said Mr. Aytes. “I am thrilled to join this team of experienced professionals and look forward to the opportunity to assist our federal customer in effectively and efficiently carrying out its immigration services mission.”

About USIS

USIS provides services under more than 100 contracts and is the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government. It has more than 6,600 employees working in all 50 states and overseas. USIS offers litigation support as well as customized solutions for helping government clients manage records, information and documents. In addition, it specializes in construction surveillance services, physical/personnel/facility security and investigative analytics.”

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