THE DIMINISHING POWER OF THE MEDIA, PART I

Vassar Bushmills

Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up.
And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up.

2016 presidential election results red and blue map

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.  
Clinton won 57.
Now look at New York State
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16  
Clinton won the NY state popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received over 2 million more votes than Trump, which means Trump won all the rest of New York State by half a million votes. (Clinton only won 4 of those counties; Trump won Richmond).
                                            Therefore these 4 counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
Those 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.  
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT be allowed speak for the rest of our country!
Consider that people still pay to see “Lion King”, on stage after 22 years, while “Russian Collusion” was written and directed so poorly it closed after only one performance. Two years of commercial hype couldn’t buy it even a single Sold-Out, SRO performance, not one standing ovation, despite the lavish praise heaped on its leaked script by the majority of the sycophantic Ellsworth Toohey media who tried to drown out the alternative media calling for it to be shut down on opening night[…]

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Leftist Ideologues and Media ‘s False Lincoln Memorial Narrative Excluded Black Israelites.

Nathan Phillips

Anyone who viewed the incident that occurred last Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in its entirety, is instantly suspect of accusations levied by Progressive extremists that Covington Catholic High School students mocked, harassed and shouted “build that wall” at a 60-something Native American Vietnam War veteran at the same time as Black Hebrew Israelites defamed everyone in sight.

Peeling Back the Lies

Days later, cat out of the bag, we now have the answer.  No effort or research was to get to the truth or better yet, reveal the truth.  Then there is the news that Native American elder, Randall Phillips, while a Native American, an elder and a veteran, Phillips was never deployed to Vietnam, as finally noted in the last paragraph of one of several Washington Post articles.

Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam.

Phillips is a radical left-wing activist (see 15:48 of Glenn Beck video further down in post), dishonest and looking to take advantage of the opening to create chaos as presented before him courtesy of the Black Hebrew Israelites up to their own mischief, which Phillips did.

Exposing Nathan Phillips

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About claims that Covington students shouted, “build that wall,” they did not. The Black Hebrew Israelites are the ones who shouted, as can be heard in Glenn Beck’s video “build that wall.,” “build that damned wall.”  Nathan Phillips is the typical Marxist ideologue, an open border advocate, professional agitator and not beneath feeding the media the propaganda that they so crave.

Phillips is a trouble-maker with a history.

In the video several paragraphs down, Glenn Beck breaks down moment by moment events as they unfurled involving the vile assault and smear campaign against male students of Covington Catholic High School last Friday and as it turns out the nasty verbal assault on Native Americans , Black Americans, White folks, etc. during rallies at the Lincoln Memorial, the blame of which was laid at the feet of innocent white teens by the Communist media complex.  It wasn’t long before the truth surfaced that they were pedaling lies and fake news.

(screenshot) Black Israelites taking on Native American

As not reported by the media is that the Black Hebrew Israelites incited the cesspool of evil and hate that spread faster than the flu.  Nathan Phillips saw an opportunity as others who happened to be at the right place at the precise moment. Sensing the opportunity to draw blood (no pun intended), it took less than a New York minute to instigate a lynch mob on social media that spread across day and night time talk shows against teens because of the color of their skin, their MAGA hats, the fact they are Catholic, young and could not defend themselves.

Make no mistake about it, this was an attack on President Donald J. Trump and since the President was not available, high school students of Covington Catholic High School who attended last Friday’s March of Life rally would do nicely. (sarcasm) Now that’s pretty damned despicable!

SIDEBAR

Here in New York City, I have on several occasions crossed paths with Black Hebrew Israelites.  While attending college, these bastards (and I use the term lightly) because I refused to engage them verbally assaulted me and other females as we headed to class. 

There was this one incident that occurred years ago at a party I attended. Two Black Hebrew Israelites attending the same party kept interrupting a discussion between me and a girlfriend of mine.  As time went on, these two men who appeared to be at least 15 years older grew more agitated and hostile (we were in our early 20’s at the time of the incident).  Sensing that they had an agenda, I phoned my brother who ten minutes later arrived out front in a taxi at which point, my girlfriend and I made a hasty exit.

Their modus operandi with females is to make them feel less than worthy after which point, the not so confident female is reeled in to a personal relationship and a life of hell. I was having none of it.  Thank goodness our parents warned us about these men.

Years later, when my son was in high school, Black Hebrew Israelites attempted to recruit him.  I am thankful that he was smart enough to ask me about them.  They are dangerous.  They tend to be more forceful with teenagers and occasionally (to my knowledge) have resorted to violence to reel in young people as they did one of my son’s classmates.

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As Beck in the following video takes the time to breaks moment by moment what has been overlooked, the media with the blessings of the ruling class did the country a disservice by failing to acknowledge these creeps.  By doing so, they have empowered the Black Hebrew Israelites who will now take the ball and run-down court with it.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League have both labeled “factions” of the Black Hebrew Israelites a hate group, which they are,.  However, considering the alliances of the SPLC and ADL, the rationale for labeling the Black Hebrew Israelites has more to do with the fact that the “factions” cannot be controlled. Speaking of “factions,” through my travels, I have encountered or witnessed them when on their bully pulpit and find absolutely no difference in their lexicon.

Furthermore, as one who grew up, traveled, went to school, church and shopped in the same community where there are Black Hebrew Israelites and one who has on more than occasion been targeted by them, they are bad news. Yet, the MeToo Movement being who they are would never take them on nor would their fellow extremists, Black, Hispanic and otherwise.

Advice to tourists visiting New York or any other city — Should you come across this group, keep walking. For some reason, tourists many of whom are Caucasians see this group as a form of entertainment.  Wth? 

If you notice in the video below which is in its entirety, uninterrupted, the Black Hebrew Israelites appeal to the people in the crowd to aks them a question.  Don’t do it.  It is at this point that they launch a hateful tirade that goes on forever after which one is expected to pay them for having denigrated and cursing you out.  Don’t get it twisted, they are not there for your amusement and for those who would beg to differ, allow me to use the words of my mother (God bless her), “what are you, a glutton for punishment?”

Warning: The following videos contain – Racist , Raw and Offensive Language.

VIDEO CLIPS (CLEANER) FROM ANOTHER ANGLE:

Below is a video of a not so friendly exchange between the Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans whom they refer to as “GAD” because “Indian” means savage…for starters. (Note: I have not confirmed it either way.)

I gather that women should not be heard? “Okay, sister, so what is your problem?” (07:50 of video)

By now Native Americans are banging their drums and chanting, no doubt in response to the rantings of the Black Supremacists. This, of course, is where one begins to get the feeling that if things continue at this pace, all hell will break loose as the Black Hebrew Israelites who have attacked every ethnicity at the Lincoln Memorial makes their way around to President Donald J. Trump, white people, the Catholic Church and “a Five-Dollar Indian?”

And the attacks on teens who pretty much, to their credit, ignored the Black Supremacists:

Throw in a decade plus of propaganda, the knowledge that the deep state through its media operatives has brainwashed millions and Buzzfeed‘s history of fake news, the latest of which resulted in Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller disputing the propagandist’s report that President Donald J. Trump instructed Michael Cohen to make false statements to Congress, there can be no denying that the media is the enemy of the people.

THE 2018 ELECTION HEIST, IF DEMOCRATS CAN PULL IT OFF

Vassar Bushmills

Published once, in September, this is just a reminder. Tell your well-meaning Democrats, just in case they haven’t been paying attention.

Why would the Left be puffing up numbers of a Blue Wave when the numbers don’t justify that…unless they have an alternate plan as to how to make those numbers seem real?

The numbers don’t add up.

It makes no sense for anyone with a family, unless wealthy, or works for Google or Facebook, or has a position anywhere other than a university, or a 6 x 6 cubicle inside a governmeny office building, to go out and vote for a Party that has thrown in 100% with full-fledged enemies of freedom.

Except for their Few, that is.

There are a lot of them; 1) the Democrat Party all the way down to grass roots operatives, 2) as well as some portion of the deep state, (the entrenched federal bureaucracy) 3) as well as the most prominent members of the national media, such as network news organizations (ABC, CBS, NBC), cable news (CNN and MSNBC), national print media (New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post). and virtually every big city print daily in America, none of whom are owned by residents of their cities anymore.

These are the “Elites” and they make up 3-4 million people, 1.5%-2.0% of the total population, about 4% of the voters.

But they have their client base, a group that follows national and world events, at least rhetorically, for it is through a prism provided by the groups named above, and who have an unnatural love of themselves alongside a down-the-nose antipathy for all others. I call these the “In-Group”.  They amount to little more than 15 million adults, and maybe another 10 million if you throw in wannabe one-issue college students (pro-abortion, anti-freedom of speech, global warning, gay-transgender rights) who will actually bother to vote.

Then add another 20 million from the “Client Group”, people who live off the fat of the land, who do no work today, and who are content to stay that way. (This group is diminishing almost daily, for every new job costs Democrats 1 -2 voters).

Fact: Today, the working people in America who work outside the government sector, once the backbone of the Democrat Party, can find no virtue in voting for a Democrat anymore.

And of course, there are the illegals, who (some say) can’t vote. There are at least 11 million of them.

In short, of the 68 million who voted for Hillary in 2016, only 45 million can the Democrats count on as sure things.

Still, while only a third of the voting strength, the elites already own the

“Means of Education” and the

“Means to Information”

and are only one step always from owning the

“Means of Production”, Karl Marx’s Holy Grail of Communism, which they nearly control in America’s boardrooms.

These are the stakes…as Democrats see it.

To Democrats and corporate statists, the shock and significance of Donald Trump’s 2016 victor was that so many people showed up to support his victory. Democrats know better than any conservative how much larger that number could be in 2020 unless something is done quickly.

They’ve run out of promises and their lies are as stale as Miss Gertie’s bloomers. They’ve been backing and filling inside their own alliances for close to 40 years, trying to insure against such a show-down, for internally they are weak and wobbly, probably no more than 20 million, 6%. (These I call Bolsheviks, but only because of their size and radical disposition. They are more like radical fascists in the snot-eyed, inbred nature of their hatreds.”

Their miscalculation was always in the original Constitutional math of the Founders, which placed the power of governance in the hands of “the People” (the people they despise most), and in the mistaken belief that “the people” had been generally going-along with their changes in government structure those 70 years.

Then boom!, inside 8 years the People went straight into survival-mode.

They didn’t see that coming.

So, today, all signs point to an all-out charge to end it now, not 2020, “by any means necessary”,

No more Mr Nice-Guy.

So for persuasion-by-bribery, the “come-hithers” of  promises of Democrats in past years won’t work. In fact, Democrats have abandoned that approach altogether, coming out-front in their disdain for the institutions and culture they once hypocritically defended…and only mocked in private. No more.

Today there is no truth other than “All human behavior shall be subject to the political process”, which the New Left first enunciated in 1976. It is now out-of-the-closet Holy Writ and shouted from the rooftops.

So there are now two world views, two realities.

And from Democrats’ view only one can be allowed to survive. Co-existence is not a consideration.

Besides, Democrats are experts in re-education to bring the other 65% around to their way of thinking. (Both Stalin and Hitler had detailed plans how this could be accomplished, Stalin’s better field-tested. 45 years after his death, it was still evident in Russia.)

If the Democrats had a plan to win over voters the old-fashioned way, they would already have unveiled it.

Past Masters at the Heist

Democrats are past-masters at stealing votes by every method known to man. But to steal a country in one fell swoop is a gargantuan task, especially against a president who has largely delivered to the people what he has promised.

Can Democrats pull it off?

Well, actually no, but not because of the things that will happen during the election. They can’t win the aftermath. But in Democrats’ eyes, they simply have to derail this train, then figure out the next step once that’s done.

Every state government, EVERY state government, even the bluest of blue states, needs to be alerted that the citizens are aware of the heist that is about to be attempted. Remember, in federal election(s), the federal government has a duty to insure the sanctity of elections in every precinct, and the right to inject oversights that local election officials may not like.

In August I did an overview of Democrat election practices, and that they should be looked at as a criminal would look at a jewelry store heist. Only with the willingness to take hostages. Democrats will come at an election from every side, from buying votes, to fake ID’s (in the inner city at least three people can vote in the name of a welfare madam, if she’s too sick to come vote herself). You know about dead people, or people registered in two states (college kids do this, one absentee back home, and a real vote near campus).

*** Inside voting areas: Where monitors/observers are allowed by state law, every precinct should have the maximum allowable number, a couple credentialed to make sure poll workers don’t try to pull fast ones inside the voting area where cameras may not be allowed. If a credentialed deputy wants to take a photo all he/she needs to do is flash a badge or card, and have a number to call one of his cops while the precinct captain attempts to call one of her cops.

A few hours of training should be involved, including a little history of past problems. Learn how to stand ground, breath down people’s necks, adjust language usage to the terrain.

90%, or maybe only 70% in San Francisco, and 20% in Philadelphia, should go off without a hitch, but every precinct should have a full complement of monitors.

***You know about facial recognition cameras. Even the threat of them, or fake ones, can serve as a lively deterrent if there is plenty of advance notices on posted leaflets or social media. And don’t forget to mention the felony charge and 1-3 years a student is looking at it if caught.

***Of course, the Democrats’ secret weapon are the illegals. At least 3 million in 2016, only in a state where they didn’t need the extra votes, just bragging rights for HRC.

This time they will attempt to spread them around. Trust me, they know who and where every illegal is right now.  Talk to ICE locally. Including ICE in Iowa. So take nothing for granted. The Dems need illegals voting in districts that can make a difference.

Illegals especially afraid of facial recognition devices (so are ex-felons) as well as the visibility of ICE agents or police in vicinity of voting. There are also many ways via social media and posted signage in Latino communities to give advance warning of what may await them in voting areas.

And yes, this is voter suppression…of illegal voters.

*** Dems will buy, cheat and steal votes even in a 99% Red county if there is a statewide election on tap, for they know 10 votes here, 25 votes there from some hick county election official can add up in a close statewide race.

***Watch out for ringer-Libertarians. Most young Libertarians are as pro-abortion and pro-pot as Democrats. All that separates them is Libertarians only look down 90% of their nose at regular folks while Left-wingers look down 95%. Pass this around. Make sure voting for the Libertarian only takes votes away from Democrats.

***Unless you have special insights or special skills, the use of computers in voting is the sole domain of the state government. For good or ill. But see below about “dark alley” tactics in dealing with Blue Cities. Your stealth involvement can have an unwelcome effect in their knowing they are being scrutinized. Give fear a chance.

And stay in for the long haul. Every election be should a kind of carnival event among you and your comrades, to remind state election officials you’re still out there watching and taking names. Make them worry they are being watched. Make sure they know someone is looking over their shoulder in the polling-place.

***So form a posse. Don’t just go vote. Take the day off. Make it a biennial event. Network, network, network. Let this be your tithe to the Founders.

This means you too, Texas.  Big time heists being planned down there.***Study the voting history of your county and precinct; nationals and midterms; compare over a 4-6 cycle area. Note differences, all the way down to the precinct level.

You may want to read my Dark Alley stealth strategies for working in a hostile environment.

Remember, they are crooks, so try to think like one. Do your homework. Meet them at the precinct, not on your couch. They’re trying to play this Philadelphia ’08 game again in Georgia.

Any discussions about the coming election, in any district or state in America, if they do not include these understandings of the Democratic Party’s true mindset going into November, is totally irrelevant.

Nope, Declaring Oneself A Nationalist Does Not Make One A Racist.

Calling oneself a nationalist does not make one a racist or a white supremacist.

The Communist media complex and comrades are attacking President Donald J. Trump for acknowledging that he is proud and unapologetically American.

President Trump called out globalists, spat in the face of political correctness triggering the easily trolled by referring to himself as a “Nationalist.”

“You know what a globalist is? A globalist is a person who wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much, and you know what, we can’t have that.

You know they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned..It’s called a “nationalist” and I said really…we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist.”

A “nationalist” is one who puts the interests of his or her country first. A “nationalist” believes in the sovereignty of his or her nation.

It is no surprise that easily triggered anti-Trump, anti-America propagandists financially invested in the global world order flipped out….

beginning with that schmuck, Jim Acosta who decided that he would challenge the President on what Progressives perceive as a dog whistle.

How on earth is accepting one’s nationalism racist? The President made short work of Acosta, discussion of which continued at 04:53 of the following video.

So much for that.

As if eight years of Barack Obama’s apology/appeasement/anti-American tour wasn’t enough, the Communist plantation dispatched its Soros-funded house slaves to attack the President.  These house slaves using the race card lied and declared the term “nationalist” (“nationalism”) the new “n” word.

Queen Don Lemon, is the typical useful idiot who advocates for an ideology that has historically oppressed, tortured and murdered not just gays and people of various ethnicities but all voices of opposition.

Nationalism IS NOT a Bad Word.

Let us not forget the president of the NAACP, North Carolina chapter, Rev. William J. Barber II who is vehemently anti-Trump, anti-American, a Progressive and gatekeeper of the Communist plantation and his globalist masters.

Of course, funding from Soros’ Open Society helps. Soros funds the NAACP nationally.

Barber, a Black theologian, according to Huffington Post stated that “Nationalism suggests a commitment to one country to a fault…Patriotism is a love for country that is willing to call it to question and challenge its flaws.”

Pushing white privilege, anti-Trump propaganda which at times didn’t go so well, the NAACP has rejected Nationalism for a higher pay day.

NAACP Embraces Globalist World Order Masters

We should be mindful that the NAACP decades was absent from Black communities across the United States for decades only to surface in time for Barack Obama’s 2008 victory.

Two words come to mind, i.e., CASHING IN.

A look at their website puts their priorities on display and it is not the concern of Black Americans.  It is social justice and the global world order. Their puppet master or man hiding behind the curtain, if you prefer in spite of their anti-white rhetoric is a globalist which brings three other words to mind, i.e., BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.

That is NOT patriotism.  Patriotism cannot be bought.  George Soris is not a patriot.  Furthermore, Soros is a globalist.  He has wet dreams of becoming king of the New World Order. Convinced that he is just that close, he can taste it which explains Soro’s case of TDS.

As most of you know, I live in New York City, a sanctuary city with somewhere around 10 million illegal aliens, maybe more (emphasis on “more.”).

It is business as usual to see people waving their national flags and/or wearing emblems, head wraps with the colors of their national flags.

Absent far too often from the scene is the Star Spangled Banner, i.e., the red, white and blue.

Having made my views known, I am not challenged as I imagine others may be but yes, “American” nationalism deserves to be front and center; and anyone who opposes, challenged.

Below is an op-ed in USA Today written by James Robinson.  I do not agree with everything he says but the opinion columnist gets it.

…Appeals to the inherent goodness and manifest greatness of America used to be a staple of political oratory. It was so commonplace that it was entirely noncontroversial. Love of country was taken for granted.

James Wolfe, Former Security Dir. of Senate Intel Comm Indicted for Lying to Feds

The Communist media complex is up in arms this morning over the confiscation of journalist, Ali Watkins phone and email records  by federal investigators, incident of which is connected to Thursday’s arrest and sealed grand jury indictment of former long-time staffer of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe.

Wolfe, the former head of Security, is alleged to have leaked information to Watkins with whom he “allegedly” had a clandestine relationship since 2014.

Scheduled to appear in a Maryland federal court today, Wolfe has been indicted on three counts under Violation 18 U.S.C. $ 1001, i.e., of “making false statements to special agents of the FBI during the course of an investigation into the unlawful disclosure of classified information” via “his use of encrypted messaging applications.” (Sound familiar?)

Long story short, he lied to the FBI last December (2017) about contacts with three reporters and having providing two of the three with non-public information about committee matters. (See sealed indictment at bottom of post.)  Watkins (I suspect is a CIA operative but I’ll go there at a later time) is allegedly one of those reporters.

Wolfe should have known better.

Wolfe is married to Jane Rhoades Wolfe, a former FBI agent of 20 years. She investigated white collar crime and counter-terrorism violations from the New York Field Office.

In the presence of FBI investigators who late last year gave Wolfe an investigative questionnaire to complete, Wolfe allegedly lied on the questionnaire about his relationships with reporters, three in particular.  It is only after signing the investigative questions then being shown pictures by investigators of Wolfe with one of the reporters (REPORTER # 2) did the former Senate Intel security director admit that he lied and maintained a relationship with REPORTER # 2.

Page 4 of sealed indictment

 

REPORTER # 2 is alleged to be Ali Watkins, a national security reporter for the New York Times.  Watkins “previously worked at BuzzFeed, Politico and McClatchy where she also covered national security—primarily the intelligence committees on Capitol Hill.” Her records are now in the possession of federal prosecutors.

It is alleged that Wolfe continued to lie to federal investigators.

Page 5 of sealed indictment

Another Thread, Another Leak re Carter Page Trump Campaign?

What role did Wolfe play in the Buzzfeed’s infamous April 3, 2017 article entitled, A Former Trump Adviser Met With A Russian Spy authored by Watkins?  Carter Page is MALE-1. (The plot thickens.  Is there a John Brennan “deep state” connection?) See pages 6 and 7 of indictment (below_), REPORTER #2 PUBLISHED INFORMATION ABOUT MALE-1 AFTER COMMUNICATING WITH THE DEFENDANT, paragraphs 17 thru 21.

Both Wolfe and Watkins are of the swamp and it is against the leaking of classified information by government officials is illegal.  It appears that the intent by both Wolfe and Watkins was to undermine and destroy President Donald J. Trump.  Besides, they were warned that leaking would not be tolerated.

Actions have consequences.

Yet, the Communist media complex is reporting the leak from a violation of freedom of the press angle.

Buzzfeed

BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith said in a statement, “We’re deeply troubled by what looks like a case of law enforcement interfering with a reporter’s constitutional right to gather information about her own government.”

Politico spokesperson Brad Dayspring released a statement saying that the Senate Intelligence Committee was not Watkins’ primary beat and that she “did not disclose the personal nature of her relationship early on in her tenure, and she was managed accordingly thereafter…Any time that a journalist’s ability to do their job is threatened in a manner such as this, it’s a major concern….

Note that these are the same propagandists who remained silent during Barack Obama’s war on the press, in particular, Obama’s war on Fox News and Fox News reporter, James Rosen.  In fact, many of the propagandists shouting about the violation of freedom of the press by the federal law enforcement took sides against Fox News Eric Holder and Obama’s war on Fox News.

The media has benefitted from the leaks by advertising the availability of applications through which government staffers conspiring against the President are able to leak information to the press.

As expected, the Senate Intel Committee is co-operating by providing documents to the Department of Justice, if only the DOJ would reciprocate.

Wall Street Journal

The Senate this week agreed to turn over documents to the Justice Department as part of the investigation in an unusual resolution that passed by unanimous consent on the Senate floor. Under Senate rules, the full body needs to approve any request to turn over its internal documents to the executive branch.

“The Select Committee on Intelligence has received a request from the Department of Justice for records pertinent to a pending investigation arising out of allegations of the unauthorized disclosure of information by a former employee of the Committee,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement entered into the congressional record.

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Below is the press statement from the Department of Justice followed by the grand jury sealed indictment and the unseal order.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Former U.S. Senate Employee Indicted on False Statements Charges

Longtime Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Accused of Lying to FBI About Repeated Contacts with Reporters

            WASHINGTON – A former staff employee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has been indicted and arrested on charges of making false statements to special agents of the FBI during the course of an investigation into the unlawful disclosure of classified information, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, and Timothy M. Dunham, Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

James A. Wolfe, 58, of Ellicott City, Md., was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. At the time he made the alleged false statements to the FBI, Wolfe was Director of Security for the SSCI, a position he held for approximately 29 years. As SSCI Director of Security, Wolfe was entrusted with access to classified SECRET and TOP SECRET information provided by the Executive Branch, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, to the SSCI.  In this position, Wolfe was responsible for safeguarding all classified information in the possession of the SSCI.

Wolfe is alleged to have lied to FBI agents in December 2017 about his repeated contacts with three reporters, including through his use of encrypted messaging applications.  Wolfe is further alleged to have made false statements to the FBI about providing two reporters with non-public information related to the matters occurring before the SSCI.

“The Attorney General has stated that investigations and prosecutions of unauthorized disclosure of controlled information are a priority of the Department of Justice.  The allegations in this indictment are doubly troubling as the false statements concern the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive and confidential information,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.  “Those entrusted with sensitive information must discharge their duties with honesty and integrity, and that includes telling the truth to law enforcement.”

“Mr. Wolfe’s alleged conduct is a betrayal of the extraordinary public trust that had been placed in him,” said U.S. Attorney Liu. “It is hoped that these charges will be a warning to those who might lie to law enforcement to the detriment of the United States.”

“All individuals in positions of trust must be held to the highest of standards, as the American public deserves no less,” said Special Agent in Charge Dunham.  “As alleged in this indictment, Mr. Wolfe failed to meet those standards in his repeated lies to federal agents concerning the unauthorized disclosure of information.  His arrest demonstrates that this conduct will not be tolerated, and those that engage in it will be held accountable.”

Wolfe was arrested on June 7, 2018, and is expected to make his first appearance Friday, June 8, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The case is entitled United States v. James A. Wolfe, and the matter has been assigned to the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for each count of making a false statement to federal law enforcement agents is five years in prison. The maximum statutory sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes. The sentencing of the defendant, if he is later convicted, will be determined by the court after considering the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The investigation into this matter is being conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the District of Columbia, with assistance from the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Attachment(s):

 

SEALED GRAND JURY INDICTMENT.

If unable to view above, you can view it in pdf format here or here.

ORDER TO UNSEAL INDICTMENT.

You can also view the above document here in pdf format.