Just as it was reported that the summit between the United States and North Korea was back on and that Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea was on his way to New York to meet with officials in preparation for the June 12 summit, the CIA leaked an intelligence assessment concluding that “North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon.” The timing of this leak is striking, as it seems to be an effort to undermine negotiations between the two nations and comes just days after ranking members of the Democratic Party and Republican hardliners attacked President Donald Trump over his efforts to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The identity of the reporter who helped break the story also raises serious questions about whether or not a faction within the CIA deliberately attempted to undermine diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. According to NBC News, the report was leaked to none other than NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian, known as “The CIA’s Mop-Up Man.”
In 2014, The Intercept reported on Ken Dilanian’s correspondence and relationship with the CIA while Dilanian was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
According to The Intercept, “Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a close collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA’s reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times.”
According to the Huffington Post, while writing for the Los Angeles Times, Dilanian also reported a CIA claim as fact by stating that “there was no collateral murder in a 2012 drone strike on Al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi.” Dilanian’s article was directly disputed in an Amnesty International report.
In the aftermath of the revelations about Dilanian’s ties to the CIA, he was disavowed by the Los Angeles Times. The disclosure of Dilanian’s collaboration with the CIA also led his former employer, David Lauter of the Tribune Washington to believe Dilanian could have violated Tribune news policy. Lauter acknowledged that Tribune policy dictates that reporters “not share copies of stories outside the newsroom.” Lauter further stated that he was “disappointed that the emails indicate that Ken may have violated that rule.”
Dilanian has not shied away from pushing articles written by former CIA officials who continue to perpetuate the “Trump-Russia” collusion narrative without any regard to facts, such as Steven Hall’s Washington Post article titled: “I was in the CIA. We wouldn’t trust a country whose leader did what Trump did.”
Perspective | I was in the CIA. We wouldn’t trust a country whose leader did what Trump did. https://t.co/4XG8TmhwKq
Wikileaks has also pointed out Dilanian’s agency connection and his pushing of the “Trump-Russia” collusion narrative, tweeting: “CIA’s ‘mop up man’ Ken Dilanian is the NBC ‘reporter’ used to channel claim about president Putin + US election.”
CIA’s “mop up man” Ken Dilanian is the NBC ‘reporter’ used to channel claim about president Putin + US election https://t.co/GOci4EWwdv
In the aftermath of recent revelations concerning the CIA’s collaboration with foreign intelligence agencies to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Election the fresh leaks continue to show a pattern of rebellion that has long run rampant in the US intelligence community. While the CIA’s apparent violations of ethical considerations concerning surveillance of candidates running for public office was serious enough, their interference drags the reputation of the agency to a new (and in the case of Korean peace negotiations, more dangerous) low amid their conflictwith the sitting President of the United States.
However, despite these attacks, preparations between the two countries have continued for the upcoming June 12 summit. President Trump announced earlier today via Twitter that: “We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you!”
We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you!
“[…] but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers,” Eric Walker, the DNC’s deputy communications director, told BuzzFeed News.
The FBI instead relied on the assessment from a third-party security company called CrowdStrike.”
Crowdstrike’s assessment is that Russia is responsible for the hack, but they were not alone. Media outlets, such as REUTERSchimed in with their impeccable, yet totally unnamed, sources can confirm these claims.
A U.S. official involved in the investigation said that the classified information collected on the hack so far “indicated beyond a reasonable doubt that it originated in Russia.”
Jim Lewis, a cyber security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington stated
Usually, the Russians are not ham-handed,” said He said Russia was believed to have hacked Democratic and Republican campaigns in 2008, but that it did not leak material.
And even went on to make the very politically, savvy prediction
“It would be a bold move to try and shape the election, but we can’t rule it out,” Lewis said.
Whether or not that was the primary point he was trying to get across or if it was merely a response to a question posed at the tail end of an informal interview, but that appears to be a foreshadowing statement that wouldn’t typically be made by the professionals actually doing the official investigation. (Which we have now come to find out never took place. Possibly because prior investigations going so poorly?
They’ve been silent since Dec. 16, even as Sony reversed its decision to cancel the release of “The Interview” — a movie that depicts a couple of bumbling Americans recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un.
At this point, alarm bells were going off as things were not adding up, especially when weighed against the veracity at which the media and Washington D.C. were throwing accusations at another country and with such very little evidence. Especially considering how badly the prior investigation had missed coupled with the MEDIA BLACKOUT attempting to bury the only truly verifiable news information being circulated… The Wikileaks! The Wikileaks provided hard evidence that the DNC was colluding to ensure that Bernie Sanders never had a fair opportunity to win the nomination. Clearly a pretty significant impact on the overall outcome of the election in my opinion.
I did what any sane and logical person would NEVER do in a OVERLY politically correct society… I took to social media to express my concern. Too many things were not adding up in my mind. I didn’t care what the risk was to my “social” identity or how irritated it may make MY ENTIRE family (kidding).
This time it would be different. The many other people across the country that were having the same kind of trouble as myself couldn’t look the other way. Forcing myself to live another reality wasn’t option. We took to the internet and we did in such a way that I would have never thought possible. There was no turning back. Before I’d even had a chance to realize what was happening, I was digging through hundreds of thousands of documents, chasing the latest lead being offered by a fellow citizen journalist. We may have all served a very minor roll, but nonetheless, we were uncovering the news that would eventually go on to be used by all the major media outlets including Wikileaks themselves.
EMAILID 2170Attachment How to make $8 Million campaign debt disappear for Hillary? For example by “renting voter and donor information lists” from the Hillary 2008 campaign. Renting them with other organizations that they control, thus funneling money back into the campaign to cancel the debt. This was outlined in a memo, but they actually did it. With HillPAC for example (investigated by a journalist at The Intercept).
EMAILID 2783 Hillary took foreign money. The implication through Huma is she knew about it and solicited it. FARA stands for the Foreign Actors Registration Act Huma said…”we had decided to accept it wanted to know who the individuals are and (Hillary) wants to weigh in”
EMAILID 3990 “Beyond this Hillary should stop attacking Bernie, especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does. I am one of the people with credibility to suggest Bernie people support her in November, and she and Benenson and others have no idea of the damage she does to herself with these attacks, which she does not gain by making.”
EMAILID 2953 Too afraid to ask for Bernie’s medical records. Knowing Hillary’s medical records are much worse.
EMAILID 2301 A famous but unnamed journalist is warning about how “Clinton’s sex life” could cause problems because “sources close to the Clintons” are telling him exactly that. Attempts are made to shut up these sources internally, because Bill Clinton sex “allegations are hurting both Clintons” LOL
EMAILID 3782 HRC Campaign thanking Univision’s owner Haim Saban for its moderators handling of Hillary against Sanders. Things were a bit rigged against Bernie?
EMAILID 1786 Preparing for huge attacks on Bernie Sanders : “Sanders once wrote that men fantasize about women being on their knees and women fantasize about being raped by three men simultaneously.”
EMAILID 2535 Hillary Camp prepares for hard-hitting interview with MSNBC “journalist”, they prepare sections of text for her. They call the whole thing “tax hit”, meaning the thing is supposed to be some hit piece against Bernie (possibly). This is early 2016, so during the fighting against Bernie. HRC then proceeds to read sections almost verbatim from these prepared remarks : compare this video to the text .
EMAILID 3154 Discussion about the emails. Should Hillary make a joke about the emails? She shouldn’t because “We don’t know what’s in the emails, so we are nervous about this. Might get a big laugh tonight and regret it when content of emails is disclosed. “- Mandy Grunwald . Better not to joke about the “emails” (turns out the email case was really about how she exposed classified TOP SECRET/SAP information through the “emails” to the following people: Combetta, Pagliano, all of her lawyers, all of Platte River Network maybe a few janitors. )
EMAILID 2631 Hillary’s stance on the Defense of Marriage Act revealed, 2015 October “I’m not saying double down or ever say it again. I’m just saying that she’s not going to want to say she was wrong about that, given she and her husband believe it and have repeated it many times. Better to reiterate evolution, opposition to DOMA when court considered it, and forward looking stance.”
EMAILID 2372 Hillary campaign scared shitless, about the NYT. Maybe they will report meetings with a PAC “So afraid that NYT is going with this story on Priorities whether we like or not. They have sources about the meetings. Honestly, it sounds like Priorities staff was yapping.” Did the NYT go with it? (They didn’t, they are in the tank). Language suggests meetings took place, there was coordination with Priorities PAC.
EMAILID 2676 Probably the moment when they figured out how to destroy all of the emails: “When I worked for the leadership we had a records retention policy to actively destroy all emails after 3 or 6 months . Each office made up its own policy. ” So if you just change your policy to something “made up”, you get to destory all the evidence after the fact. BLEACHBIT TIME
Eventually the information being uncovered was beyond believable for any normal (((normie))) individual to comprehend. To fully understand the the information flow and digging for answers actively yourself.
Ahhh but then it got better! The Hillariously predicable Clinton camp went on the aggressive and got away with it! These ARE the Clintons we are talking about here… Bill had no problems with deception and lies before when he WAS the president, It didn’t seem likely that the change of heart would happen anytime before the election was over (or quite possibly ever). THEY INTRODUCED THE MEME FAKE NEWS and WARNED against it. As if it would be as bad as trump supporters NOT ACCEPTING THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. It was a smart move on her end though, I will say, it did keep the majority of people in my social circles away from the information.
Fake News virtually didn’t exist on the internet prior to October 2013
And so fast forward to present day and you have the same lousy media spreading totally wild claims and people STILL falling for it as if they are captive to these operatives.Are we as a society so highly susceptible to the hold these people have on our daily lives that we not only fall for it, but continually ALLOW it to happen? Are there some that are not motivated to do their part to at least be informed and in control of the information they allow themselves to believe? Do some feel its more important to get along with everyone than it is to raise an issue that may be unpopular at the time? How can you be certain that the the current culture or norms are not based entirely on facts, but rather how “facts” are presented to you and by whom. Or what facts are ignored.
What is ultimate the hardest thing for people to understand, is that the Majority of people who find themselves in similar position as myself are not politically motivated people. We don’t have aspirations for anything in politics other than keeping politics out our lives and wanting nothing more than liberty, peace and justice for the betterment of all.
So when I see news outlets like BuzzfeedEXCLUSIVE: Leaked Screenshots Reveal BuzzFeed Director Wishing for Trump Assassination having discussions about assassinating the president AND publishing fake news stories of Trump giving Russian hookers a golden shower… I just think to myself… how pathetic those people are and how unfortunate they are to have missed out on one of the most amazing experiences that will never happen again. They know only one way and that’s the way of Hillary… Don’t even show up to give a concession speech because the class, character and quality are simply not there.
With all that being said…. It does beg the question: will James Julio be able to come in and save the day if all other attempts at diplomacy fail? Possibly Katy Perry?
Or could it be that the real “Interview” is playing out before our very eyes as Trump attempts to court the North Korean leader saying he would be ‘Honored’ to meet Kim Jong-un. If he were to arrange a sit down, one that would almost certainly determine the foreign dictators fate, the levels of irony at play would only be something that I’d come to expect in this day and age.
North Korea on Friday accused U.S. and South Korean intelligence services of hatching a plot to assassinate dictator Kim Jong Un with a “biochemical substance.” The claim comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over the reclusive regime’s nuclear weapons program and recent provocative ballistic missile tests.