Art of the Informant

Donald Trump: The Art of the Informant

Donald Trump’s associations with people connected to organized crime have been a concern for some, and rightly so. The organized crime figures that Trump is known to have interacted with or done business with comprise an impressive list, and one that’s not just limited to American organized crime syndicates. Equally important, and almost completely ignored, is Donald Trump’s connections […]

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FBI file reveals coverups in Iran-Contra and October Surprise cases

While a recently released copy of Senator Tower’s FBI file dealt mostly with the background check performed by the FBI when he was nominated to become the Secretary of Defense (a position he ultimately did not receive), it included several important revelations concerning the Senator. While most reviews of his nomination process and the scrutiny that he received […]

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Trump’s transition team and cabinet picks are subjects of federal investigations

A week before Jason Leopold at VICE News reported that a FOIA filed along with Ryan Shapiro revealed the FBI may have been (and might still be) investigating Donald Trump, I filed several FOIA requests with various federal agencies on the senior members of the Donald Trump campaign and members of his transition team. As of December 21st, several […]

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The CIA Asset Behind Operation Condor and Chile’s Nazi Cult Colony of Assassins and Spies

Content warning: Portions of this article discuss torture and sexual abuse. For decades, the US Government rather continuously denied that there was a colony of Nazis in Chile, that Colonia Dignidad was simply a rumor, and that the mysterious colony certainly had no ties to the South American program of repression, torture and assassination known as Operation Condor. A […]

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Wayback Machine needs to refuse to remove archived government websites

Do you think the @InternetArchive's Wayback Machine should ignore all removal requests for .gov and .mil websites? — Michael Best (@NatSecGeek) December 10, 2016 The Internet Archive hosts the Wayback Machine, the largest archive of copies of websites over time. Currently, the Wayback Machine has over 279,000,000,000 web pages archived. A cursory search gives the impression that tens […]

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Hacked, But Not Finished

Last week there was a panic after I was hacked and, in the process, six of my hard drives (totaling around twenty-five terabytes of data) were simultaneously rendered inoperable. While the data loss itself would have been an inconvenience, the real fear was the damage was physical and possibly deliberate. With some help, I have been able […]

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