Central Intelligence Agency director takes negative tone on group Trump has praised
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the USA cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield last week signaled Iran the United States is prepared to use force to protect American interests.
Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event on Thursday, Pompeo condemned those who leaked classified information under the guise of altruism and whistleblowing, while acknowledging that there was more for agencies like the CIA to do to prevent leaks.
Pompeo said he and his colleagues at the Central Intelligence Agency found the celebration of WIkiLeaks "to be both perplexing and deeply troubling".
To counter the threat from WikiLeaks and those who leak America's most valuable national security secrets-like former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning-the us intelligence community will have to go after groups like WikiLeaks.
Pompeo is the latest top official in the Trump administration to note that Russian Federation hacked into the emails of Democratic staffers with the intention of influencing the 2016 presidential election.
Assange, from Australia, has been taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, after allegations of rape in Sweden, which he denies.
He said Russia's GRU military intelligence service used Wikileaks to distribute material hacked from Democratic National Committee computers during the 2016 USA presidential election.
Like Agee, leakers "choose to see themselves in a romantic light", Pompeo said.
Pompeo referenced the intelligence community's report on Thursday, but made no mention of Moscow's apparent preference for Trump over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. For a time before taking office, Trump did not endorse a report from the United States intelligence community accusing Russian Federation of being behind the hacks and using WikiLeaks to disseminate them in order to hurt the Clinton campaign.
The CIA director said the US intelligence community determined that Russian military intelligence used WikiLeaks to release information obtained through cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee.
Counterintelligence investigators continue to try to find out who stole the files and handed them to WikiLeaks. Today Pompeo replied saying, "Assange claims to harbor an overwhelming admiration for both America and the idea of America but I assure you this man knows nothing of America and our ideals". "They champion nothing but their own celebrity".
Past administrations have been "squeamish" about pursuing WikiLeaks and similar anti-secrecy groups under what Pompeo said was a misguided notion they have First Amendment rights to publish. Pompeo replied, "I do not". "He does seem to have gotten access to the president".
At Pompeo's nomination hearing, the former Republican House member was questioned by Maine Senator Angus King who said Pompeo wrote a tweet in July 2016 citing the WikiLeaks releases as proof that the Democratic Party machinery rigged the primary process to help Clinton beat her challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders.
Harbhajan Singh was the star man for Mumbai Indians in their four wicket triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Both of them have had one good match so far - got out to a soft dismissal -and looks in good touch as well.
Girardi states that the Marshawn Lynch-Patriots rumors certainly aren't as strong as the Lynch-Raiders rumors. No "elsewhere" should strike more fear into the hearts of the Raiders and their fans than New England.
Sherman is a four-time Pro Bowler and a three-time first-team All-Pro, and he's been terrific during his six seasons in Seattle. For weeks, Richard Sherman has publicly wanted out of the Seattle Seahawks organization, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .
The resolution garnered 10 votes in favor, Russian Federation and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining. Russia, however, seems determined to defend the Syrian strongman, despite Lavrov's statements to the contrary.
Now in addition to the quiet bats, there is some concern with Donaldson who pulled up with a sore calf on Sunday in Tampa. Marco Estrada took his first loss of the season giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 over 5 innings.
An insider at Disney told The Sun , 'Harry was one of the early names in contention when the studio looked at Han Solo . However, Harry is performing well on downloads, now outrunning Shape Of You by 3:1.
Splatoon and ARMS are both titles Nintendo users are looking forward too, especially as everyone has started to finish up Zelda. Nearly every first-party title that Nintendo puts out has had amiibo support, so this isn't entirely out of the question.
Sevilla got a goal in the first minute by Stevan Jovetic, and overcame a double by Gael Kakuta, to end a six-game winless streak. Zidane has seen speculation mount his position could be under scrutiny should Real fail to go on to deliver the La Liga title.
The airline issued an apology over the incident and said it would refund the ticket costs of all passengers on Sunday's flight. After what happened, Dao "has no interest in ever seeing an airplane" and will probably be driven to Kentucky, Demetrio said.
Five driving modes are available in the 2018 Trackhawk which split the torque transfer between the front and rear axles. Nappa leather and suede seats are embroidered with "Trackhawk" logos with option to both heat and ventilate.
As mentioned earlier, Koei Tecmo is also rolling a free update to the game on the same day as the paid DLC. It's quite possible that the release date for Nioh's DLC will be the same in the west as well.
Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect
The suspect was in possession of a device made of a " gas cylinder and strike elements ", the media outlet reported. The device was found less than a mile from the Norwegian government buildings that were damaged in a 2011 bombing.
Taiwan bans consumption of dog, cat meat
Each year, the festival attracts the wrath of animal rights activists who call the practice of slaughtering dogs inhumane. More than 800 dogs also have been rescued from animal farms in South Korea, according to Humane Society International .
Troops kill militant blamed for beheadings of Canadians in 2016
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The militants are still holding at least 29 captives in Sulu's jungles, many of them foreign tugboat and cargo ship crewmen.
Merkel to Trump: push forward UN Syria process
Obama visited Germany six times as president, but he captured the hearts and minds of Germans before he was even elected. The appearance is expected to be Obama's first public talk since leaving office in January.
5.8-Inch OLED Smartphone Delayed due To 3D Sensor Technology
It's rumored that the iPhone 8 (or "iPhone Edition") will be the first Apple handset not to include a physical home button. Apple will be setting a competitive price range, so a $1,000 smartphone appears to be more improbable, the report details.
Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats
Jim Hu, a urologic oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, praised the recommendation reversal. The group continues to recommend against PSA testing for men 70 and older because the harm can outweigh any benefits.
Sad that Sindh is not a part of India: LK Advani
The PM reportedly offered prayers for the prosperity and harmony of her country, and for strong bilateral ties with India. Mamata's opposition to water share appears to be the biggest stumbling block to reaching an agreement on the Teesta River.