Emails Published so far are collated here.
CIA Director John Brennan emails
Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan’s non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects.
John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009–a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief.
According to the CIA Brennan previously worked for the agency for a 25 year stretch, from 1980 to 2005.
Brennan went private in 2005-2008, founding an intelligence and analysis firm The Analysis Corp (TAC). In 2008 Brennan became a donor to Obama. The same year TAC, led by Brennan, became a security advisor to the Obama campaign and later that year to the Obama-Biden Transition Project. It is during this period many of the Obama administration’s key strategic policies to China, Iran and “Af-Pak” were formulated. When Obama and Biden entered into power, Brennan was lifted up on high, resulting in his subsequent high-level national security appointments.
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Letter from Vice Chairman Bond, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to his fellow board members with a proposal on how to make future interrogation methods “compliant” and “legal”. Instead of listing all allowed methods, every kind of interrogation should be considered compliant, as long as it is not explicitly forbidden by the “Army Field Manual” (AFM). (May 2008) Download PDF or view HTML version.
A bill from July 2008 called “Limitations on Interrogation Techniques Act of 2008” explicitly list the forbidden interrogation techniques mentioned in the previous document and can be considered a direct implementation of the recommendations of Christopher Bond. (31 July 2008)
Initial RT coverage: ‘Leaked documents from CIA director’s email reveal thoughts on torture, Iran, Afghanistan’
“Hacked by ‘cracka’
Some of the documents have been posted on Twitter, with edited parts of them reportedly made public by the hacker under the username “cracka.” Apart from the CIA chief’s email, the teenager claimed to have gained access to Brennan’s personal AOL account, which contained the official’s own application for top security clearance.
The FBI and Secret Service said they were investigating the situation.”
Via RT: ‘CIA chief’s emails exposed: Key things we learned from WikiLeaks’ Brennan dump’
“Sour grapes: Brennan’s TAC complains over CIA snub
- During his time in the private sector, Brennan established an intelligence firm called The Analysis Corporation (TAC) that competed for government contracts, including one related to terrorist watch lists. However, things didn’t turn out so rosy for Brennan’s company when the CIA snubbed its proposal for the project, calling it a risky investment.”
When John Brennan got graded as a worse intelligence contractor than SAIC.
- The document shows that, while TAC protested the decision, the CIA insisted the company’s proposal was inferior, at one point saying that one claim made in it was “demonstrably false.”
US government ‘engaged’ in spying activities on US soil
- A 2007 draft position paper on the role of the intelligence community in the wake of the 9/11 attacks shows that Brennan was already aware that numerous federal agencies – the FBI, CIA, NSA, Defense Department and Homeland Security – “are all engaged in intelligence activities on US soil.” He said these activities “must be consistent with our laws and reflect the democratic principles and values of our Nation.”
Brennan added that the president and Congress need “clear mandates” and “firm criteria” to determine what limits need to be placed on domestic intelligence operations.
2007 Brennan says CIA engaged in activities on US soil. WAY b4 he was spying on SSCI tho.
Ah, those were the days…