Subpoenas served on Bolton’s publisher & agent as probe turns criminal

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A grand jury subpoenaed the records of John Bolton’s publisher and agent as the investigation turns criminal. Prior to this, the Department of Justice sued Bolton to stop publication of the book until it had been fully screened.

The Department of Justice is looking into whether or not John Bolton mishandled classified information.

The subpoenas, to Simon & Schuster and Javelin, requested all communications with Mr. Bolton, the people,  a source who declined to be named, said. Both of the companies were involved in publishing Mr. Bolton’s bestseller, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” The book, released in June, is highly critical of President Trump and relays stories about Mr. Bolton’s time in government and relationship with the president.

According to his spokesperson, Bolton did not receive a subpoena.

This is an escalation in one of the battles President Trump has had with former employees.

You can’t just publish confidential and secret information. If they did, they need to suffer consequences.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This in no way makes Barr a defender of the law or the nation. This shows that Barr does not like being defied. But the coup and several other major set of crimes which endanger the USA are not his concern. He covers for his precious DOJ, the coup department, with zeal. He acts as if he took an oath for the DOJ instead of an oath to the law and nation.

    If the fake hero Barr is such an effective hero of the nation then why didn’t the silly old man prevent the release in the first place?

  2. THEY HAVE IT ALL: Ex-NSA Analyst Bill Binney Says Stellarwind Database Has Every Erased Mueller Team Text Message, Hillary Clinton Email
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    Carmen Gasbarro –
    September 15, 2020
    Claims that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team “accidentally wiped” two dozen cellphones — so evidence of their treachery could not be known — met their match in former NSA Director Bill Binney who told the world yesterday in an interview that, indeed, they have it all.

    Binney, one of the original National Security Agency analysts and longtime whistleblower, said that if the DoJ really wants to know what was on those phones, “all they have to do is go to NSA Stellarwind Database and pull them out as all SMS going over the cell network are captured & stored forever.”

    The 2009 Inspector General report into the project is available.

    Binney also said that the missing 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s laptop could be found in Stellarwind as well as all of the communications regarding the alleged ‘Russian Collusion’ hoax that led to the investigation into the Trump Administration.

    Those communications were alleged to have come from a source in Russia but after careful analysis it was determined that it was all but impossible due to the transfer rate. His conclusion was that the data was simply taken from WikiLeaks, the documents were pulled apart and then false evidence, including Russian words and Cryllic characters, were added to the pages, then released by Guccifer 2.0.

    Binney noticed upon analysis of the data of the Russian communication that the data was being manipulated out of sync.

    “The data from the 1st of September merged into the time holes of the 5 July data. Which meant it was shuffling like one of the cards. You have one file, he separated in two, then they had a range change on the date and the hour. this guy is fabricating the data, he’s playing with the data, he’s playing with us.”

    Binney said he reviewed the Vault 7 material (descriptions of CIA hacking tools published by WikiLeaks), which said that there’s a program called Marble Framework, which the CIA can use to modify an attack and make it look like someone else did the attack.

    The countries that had the capability to do that were Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and Arab countries. Also Vault 7 said that the Marble Framework program was used one time in 2016.

    “All the evidence was pointing back to CIA as the originator Guccifer 2.0. And that Guccifer 2.0 was inside the CIA.” Binney said.
    BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 03, 2014: William Binney, former intelligence official of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower, arrives to testify at the Bundestag commission investigating the role of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in Berlin, Germany. The commission convened following revelations last year that the NSA had for years eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading German and European politicians. Documents released by former NSA employee Edward Snowden show strong activity by the NSA in Germany as well as cooperation between the NSA and the German intelligence service. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

    A long made claim by Binney was that the technical analysis of the file transfers in the WikiLeak files showed they could not have been made via transatlantic internet, but, more likely, a local thumb drive.

    “All we had to do was assess the difference in time between the files and see how many characters were passed and we calculate the transfer rate. And when we did that we got rates between 14 and 49.1 megabytes per second. That’s between 19 and 49.1 million characters per second. And we knew that the international web across the Atlantic to Europe, somewhere in Eastern Europe could not handle that kind of rate transfer.”

    Binney also talked about The Hammer, a project by former NSA chief James Clapper that he also exposed via a fellow whistleblower inside the CIA. Where records of every phone and internet tap the government makes are kept to keep watch on the watchers, The Hammer was a separate protocol they created, meaning there would be no evidence of who was being watched by Big Brother.

    “The Hammer was set up inside the CIA by, according to the whistleblower, by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA chief John Brennan. It was done so that they could spy on anybody they wanted to, without anybody in the intelligence community or the US government or any other government knowing they were doing it,” Binney said.

    Binney explained that anybody that goes into the NSA data, including the Five Eyes, the five global English-speaking intelligence agencies, is tracked and recorded onto a network log.

    “Also if you do an unmasking, you have to make a request and that’s recorded, who did it, what time, what the subject was and what the justification was and what person they were after,” he said.

    “But if you set up your own separate one, nobody knows what you’re doing. And that’s exactly what this whistleblower is claiming. I’m pointing to that group as the group that was probably the originator of Guccifer 2.0 and also this fabrication of the entire story of Russiagate.”

  3. LOL! Come on! When will the Right stop falling for the same scam!? Barr has more than proven that he’s soft on corruption. Inguess he MIGHT go after Bolton since it won’t harm the insurrectionists in the FBI who he’s been protecting. But even this is likely just more empty promises.

  4. He should have used a nom de guerre such as anonymous source as the author’s name.
    I almost feel bad for people who think that Captain America types who love mom and apple pie work in the intelligence agencies.

  5. Re: Bill Binney (a genuine truth-telling heroic figure)

    As former US Attorney Joe DiGenova has said on repeated appearances on Fox, “Hilary’s emails? The NSA has everybody’s emails”. He also said nothing is going to happen to the Clintons.

  6. Who said Barr is a “hero?” Quite apart from whether Barr is a “hero” or not, I’m beginning to suspect that it may be impossible to satisfy our sense of righteous justice within the confines of the law (with regard to the Russia-gate coup attempt), because it appears that the law is written to allow government weasels to do “wrong” things (with minimal penalty) that the lowly citizen would be highly penalized for. Fair? No. Two-tiered (or multi-tiered) judicial system? Yes.

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