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Slick Willie buddy and liberal hack George Stephanopoulos says “Trump always sides with men on sexual misconduct claims”

I bet he said that without any sense of irony.

From Fox News: Bill Clinton spokesperson-turned ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has been called out for hypocrisy after a combative interview with press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, when the “Good Morning America” star accused President Trump of always siding with men when it comes to sexual misconduct claims.

“It is absolutely amazing that Stephanopoulos has the gall to say it seems like President Trump is always siding with the men when it comes to accusations of sexual impropriety and sexual assault given his work in the Clinton administration,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.

The interview started off with a series of questions about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the conversation shifted to the ongoing sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“The president consistently, every single time, takes the side of the man,” Stephanopoulos said.

Sanders fired back, “It’s interesting that you say that. It’s a lot of Democrats that like to ignore Keith Ellison and Cory Booker. They love to fight and champion women until they disagree with them.”

Stephanopoulos reminded Sanders that Al Franken lost his job over inappropriate sexual behavior.

“A number of other Democrats should have the same type of scrutiny,” Sanders said, before Stephanopoulos interrupted, “Every single time, the president has taken the side of the man against women accusers.”

Sanders said that Trump knows Brett Kavanaugh and has heard his story, explaining that there hasn’t been a “shred of evidence” to back up claims made against the Supreme Court nominee — but the “GMA” star quickly changed the subject.

“Maybe ABC should have found someone with a little more credibility around this issue to ask these questions,” Barron said. “Factually, Stephanopoulos is also flat wrong. President Trump has been a high-profile defender of women like Juanita Broaddrick who were victimized by President Clinton and demonized by the main stream media.”

Read the whole story here.

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DemoRAT Hypocrite Kristen Gillibrand: “A country that values women wouldn’t allow this”

Gillibrand and Harvey Weinstein

Gillibrand and Slick Willie

By now you’ve heard about the latest Alinsky tactics to derail Brett Kavanaugh.

DemoRATs are working very, very hard at this smear campaign. It’s coming fast and furious thanks to many, many demoRAT operatives. See here and the many posts on Twitchy.

And the RINOs are, of course, succumbing. Arrrrgggggghhhhh!

Another demoRAT working hard at this effort is Senator Kristen Gillibrand. You should see her Twitter timeline – full of sympathy, empathy and disdain for women who are victims of sexual assault and are not being heard because of the evil republican men.

Some examples of her tweets:

  • “We can’t change our country’s culture of sexual harassment and assault if we don’t change our treatment of survivors. A country that values women wouldn’t allow this.
  • By refusing to treat her allegations properly and by playing games to protect Kavanaugh’s nomination, they’re telling women across the country that they’re not to be believed. That they are worth less than a man’s promotion.”
  • “This isn’t just about one incident. It’s about whether we’ll send women who have experienced sexual trauma back into the shadows.
  • “Why don’t they want the facts?”
  • “We’re all better off when women’s voices are heard.”
  • To every survivor out there: I see you. You deserved better, and we will keep fighting for justice.”

You want to know Kristen about women who were sent back into the shadows because of sexual trauma? Listen to what these women have to say:

HYPOCRITE.

All you demoRATs pushing these unverified and libelous stories about Brett Kavanaugh without acknowledging the voiced experiences of Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey prove just one thing:

You don’t care about women who are victims of sexual assault ONE BIT. All you care about is POWER.

All you demoRATs involved in this smear against Brett Kavanaugh are HYPOCRITES.

I wonder what Mary Jo Kopechne would have to say…had she been a survivor.

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The Wall is being built, bit by bit

AFP reports that on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, construction began in Texas of part of President Trump’s border wall to curb illegal border-crossings into America, which he correctly identifies to be a security threat.

Aaron Hull, US Customs and Border Protection’s Chief Patrol Agent in the El Paso sector, said in a statement that the new section along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, will replace the wholly-inadequate fencing along four miles of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. “This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants,” he said.

The existing fencing will be replaced by an 18-foot steel post barrier which allows Border Patrol agents to see through to the other side.

The $22-million project is to be completed in about seven months.

The wall-construction in Texas follows the construction of a 20-mile stretch of replacement wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, which began in April.

Congress has so far approved only $1.6 billion of the $25 billion Trump had sought for the wall. As part of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed last March, Congress earmarked only $1.6 billion for border security, a paltry $38 million of which is allowed to be used for “border barrier planning and design.”

The anonymous AFP reporter snidely writes that President Trump “initially demanded that Mexico pay for the barrier, which added to tensions between the two neighbors,” and claims — without citing any evidence — that “Many of the migrants trying to reach the United States are fleeing gang violence and poverty in Central America.”

Meanwhile, Breitbart reports that in a recent interview published Sept. 7, President Trump revealed he is mulling plans to use the military to build the wall.

He told the Daily Mail he has “two options” when it comes to building the border wall: “We have military, we have homeland security.” Of the two, Trump said he prefers Congress approve the $25 billion in spending that he’s seeking for the wall and have Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undertake the project, but that failing that, he’s “very seriously” looking at the military option.

“The possibility of diverting Pentagon funding and assets to build a border wall is a card the president is holding but has never directly acknowledged before. In August, two Defense Department officials told DailyMail that the Army Corps of Engineers could take on the task: “They build levees that hold back massive walls of water. They can build one to hold back drugs and human traffickers.”

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One-world-government Walter Cronkite: ‘I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan’

The late CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite with the avuncular demeanor was called “the most trusted man in America”. He retired from anchoring the CBS Evening News in March 1981, succeeded by Dan “fake news” Rather.

Cronkite was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

On October 19, 1999, Cronkite accepted the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award at a ceremony at the United Nations. In his speech, Cronkite declared his support and allegiance to a one-world government. He blamed the refusal of the U.S. Congress to ratify one-world-government treaties on “a handful” of obdurate senators who “pander” to the Christian Coalition and the “religious right wing”.

Identifying Pat Robertson as the leader of the Christian Coalition, Cronkite quoted Robertson, that “any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the Devil.” Cronkite then mocked Robertson by declaring, “I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.”

Below are two videos of Cronkite’s remarks, followed by my transcription of his words.

Introduced by a speaker declaring that a one “world government is the structure necessary for global justice,” Cronkite said:

I’m in a position to speak my mind and, by god, I’m going to do it. (Audience laugh uproariously)

First, we Americans are going to have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That’s going to be for many a bitter pill.

Today, we must develop federal structures on a global level to deal with world problems. We need a system of enforceable world law, a democratic federal world government. Most important, we should sign and ratify the treaty for a permanent international criminal court. That is now at the core of the world federalist movement’s drive. That court will enable the world to hold individuals accountable for their crimes against humanity.

And the third point: Just consider if you will, after 55 years, the possibility of a more representative and democratic system of decision-making at the UN. This should include both revision of the veto in the Security Council and adoption of a weighted voting system in the General Assembly.

Some of you may ask, although I think most of you know the answer, why the Senate is not ratifying these important treaties, and why the Congress is not even paying UN dues, even as with the American rejection, so many years now, the League of Nations after World War I.

Our failure to live up to our obligations to the United Nations is led by a handful of willful senators who choose to pursue their narrow, selfish political objectives at the cost of our nation’s conscience. They pander to and are supported by the Christian Coalition and the rest of the religious right wing. Their leader, Pat Robertson, has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government but only when the Messiah arrives. (Derisive laughs from the audience.) He (Robertson) wrote, “Any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil.”

Well, join me. I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan. (Audience applause)

Curiously, the version of Cronkite’s 1999 speech on the website of Renew America, an organization founded by Alan Keyes, leaves out Cronkite’s “right hand of Satan” declaration.

From LifeSiteNews:

[U]p until his death Cronkite served as honorary chair of the Interfaith Alliance, an organization dedicated to countering the influence of conservative Christianity on federal politics.  In 2007, the Alliance initiated a campaign to force Christianity out of the public sphere by promoting policies that would silence the Christian voice…[and the banning of] faith-based schools….

Part and parcel with Cronkite’s campaign against religion in public life was his outspoken vocal support of abortion and same-sex marriage.

Walter Cronkite died on July 17, 2009, ten years after his “I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan” speech. May he, like Saul Alinsky and Fidel Castro, be granted his wish.

H/t FOTM‘s greenworxx

~Eowyn

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More fake hurricane-weather news

This morning, FOTM‘s DCG posted a video showing how the Weather Channel broadcasts fake news about Hurricane Florence by exaggerating how strong the wind is.

A reporter pretended to be unsteady on his feet, buffeted by the supposed strong wind. Alas, the video camera showed that right behind the reporter were two people casually strolling by.

I had a GIF made of the video in case YouTube takes it down:

But it’s not just the Weather Channel that is engaged in fake weather news.

CNN, too, faked its Hurricane Florence reporting, as shown in the pics below (source: Mark Dice).

The first pic is from CNN’s live footage of Anderson Cooper standing in the supposed deep flood waters up to his waist.

Notice, however, the camera man standing in shallow water just a few feet away.

Here’s a pic of the same flood waters taken from a different camera angle showing the same camera man and another CNN employee standing in shallow water.

Note: Snopes says the pics are actually of Anderson Cooper reporting on Hurricane Ike in 2008. If true, it just goes to show Cooper and CNN have been engaged in fake weather reporting for at least 10 years.

But it wasn’t just Anderson Cooper faking weather news.

CNN’s senior diplomatic correspondent Michelle Kosinski also engaged in fake weather news.

Here she is, paddling in a canoe, in seemingly deep flood waters.

Alas, her lie is revealed when two men casually slosh by, showing that the “deep flood” is only ankle deep.

If the MSM fake weather news, what else are they faking?

H/t Vivian Lee

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#FakeNews: Reporter caught “swaying” in Florence winds while two people casually stroll behind him

The Weather Channel’s excuse for this? The reporter was standing on wet grass and was “undoubtedly exhausted.”

Yeah, riiiiiiiight.

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The Deranged Left: Professor shoots himself in arm to protest Trump; pro-lifer threatened with rape & strangling

We are at an extraordinary time in America’s history.

In the not so recent past, the political party that lost the White House would be disgruntled, but would wait their turn for the next election.

Not so any more.

The Left — Democrats, liberals, Progressives, socialists, communists — are so unhinged by the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, they have gone stark, raving mad:

  • Democrats took to screaming at the sky on the anniversary of Trump’s election.
  • Prominent Democrats in politics, media, universities and “entertainment” publicly call for President Trump’s overthrow and even assassination.
  • Republicans and Trump supporters are shot and physically assaulted.
  • Journalists and editors have abandoned all pretense at objectivity; the editorial board of America’s supposedly premier newspaper New York Times actually calls for deploying Godfather mafia tactics against a duly-elected sitting President.

See also “This is the Left: Trump-hater assaults California GOP candidate; death threats to pro-life UK legislator“.

Bear in mind that the Left are in this collective meltdown AFTER eight years in power of the Obama presidency.

Just imagine what they’d do to us if/when they regain the White House.

Each day brings more displays of their murderous malice, vileness, and a lunacy that has crossed the threshold into psychopathy.

The latest: a Nevada community college professor actually shot himself in his arm to protest President Trump, while pro-aborts threaten to rape and strangle a pro-life author-columnist.

Las Vegas Review Journal reports that at about 8:15 a.m. on August 28, 2018 — the second of class of the Fall semester — outside a bathroom in K building at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Charleston Campus, in Las Vegas, sociology professor Mark J. Bird, 69, was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm.

A 911 call was made after several CSN employees and at least one student saw Bird stumble out of the bathroom, bleeding, before he collapsed. None of the witnesses — who later told police they only recalled hearing “a loud noise” — initially knew Bird was armed and had shot himself. One college employee told police that he held Bird’s hand to calm him down as others tried to stop the bleeding. While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report.

Inside the bathroom where Bird had shot himself, campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, “For the janitor”. On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.

CSN spokesman Richard Lake said Bird was hired on Aug. 26, 1993, and is an emeritus faculty member although still employed with the college. It is not clear what disciplinary actions, if any, the college would take against him.

Police has charged Bird with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure (Building K on the Charleston Campus), carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 17 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Denise McAllister is an author, columnist and Fox News commentator.

PJMedia reports, Sept. 11, 2018, that McAllister is in hiding, fearing for her life, after sending out a powerful tweet denouncing the abortion movement:

At the root of [abortion] hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.

McAllister told PJ Media that after her tweet, she received death and rape threats over multiple forms of private communication:

They are threats outside of Twitter, stating they know where I live. Threats of rape and strangling. I spoke to the police. I am on home watch. My children are very frightened.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, McAllister went public about the threats in this tweet:

I am facing legit death & rape threats because I have dared to call out women who are hysterical about abortion and to challenge them to be responsible and not to elevate sex to the point that they’re willing to kill human life to avoid their responsibilities. How sick is that?

The next day, she announced she would withdraw from social media for safety reasons:

Due to threats against my life, my family is asking that I stay off social media until the situation is resolved. I don’t want to, but I need to respect their wishes at this time. I hope to return soon. Keep up the good fight, my friends.

Instead of remorse and regret for the vile threats against McAllister, the pro-aborts are hurling even more venom at her. Some examples:

  • Science fiction and horror author Nick Mamatas @NMamatas tweeted that McAllister’s revelation of receiving rape and death threats is a solicitation for sex: “This is the oddest, yet hottest, request for dudes to slide into one’s DMs ever tweeted.” Denise McAllister is a rape survivor. This is Mamatas’s frightening visage on his Twitter account:

  • One woman @vjvnam suggested McAllister deserves the rape and death threats — “karma.”
  • A “pro-choice” activist @Christyw277  with 6,500 followers tweeted, “May God have mercy on your soul. I sure would not.”
  • Andre Brock, a self-described “writer at large” in Washington state, took it upon himself to tweet: “Too bad your mother didn’t have an abortion.”

The Left have sunken so low and are so unhinged, I am hard pressed to imagine what they will do next. This I do know: Things will only get worse unless there is divine intervention.

God help us.

H/t DCG and FOTM reader MCA

~Eowyn

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Media blackout: Email shows Google tried to help elect Clinton

I saw this Monday night. And as predicted, the DNC-loving media are not reporting on Tucker’s story.

And who are the ones colluding?

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Did John McCain really die from brain cancer?

On July 19, 2017, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, announced in a statement that RINO Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had been diagnosed with the most aggressive strain of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Dr. Solmaz Sahebjam, a neuro-oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said, “Glioblastoma is considered to be advanced by the time of diagnosis. At this time, it is not curable, meaning there’s no way to get rid of it. The aim is to control it as long as possible.” According to the Arizona Daily Independent, patients with McCain’s glioblastoma have a 95% mortality rate within 13 months of diagnosis.

Despite his malignant brain cancer diagnosis, McCain was determined to thwart President Trump’s plans by inflicting as much political damage as possible. On July 28, 2017, he was one of three RINO senators to kill the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare by joining Senate Democrats in voting no. The other two RINOs are Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. (See “John McCain, another snake-tongue flicker, scuttles Obamacare repeal“)

About four months later on November 6, 2017, McCain was seen wearing an orthopedic or walking boot on his right leg because, we were told, of a “minor tear” in his right Achilles’ tendon.

The news spurred speculations in the Alternative Media that McCain’s medical boot was not for a torn Achilles’ tendon, but rather to conceal an ankle bracelet or monitor. See “Are Hillary’s and John McCain’s orthopedic boots actually ankle bracelets?

16 days later on November 22, 2017, McCain tweeted a pic of himself and his wife, Cindy, showing his orthopedic boot had moved to his left leg. Below are side-by-side pics of McCain on Nov. 22 (l) and on Nov. 6 (r).

McCain explained that he’d switched the boot from his right to left leg to give his left leg “a break” because it was doing extra work to compensate for the boot being on his right leg.

McCain’s ridiculous explanation only added fuel to the ankle monitor rumors. Old people’s skin gets very thin and easily bruised. The ankle monitor probably was chafing 81-year-old McCain’s skin, so he had the monitor moved to his left ankle, thus necessitating a walking boot on his left leg for concealment.

McCain was not seen publicly since December 2017 when he returned to his family’s compound in Cornville, Arizona before the Senate’s Christmas break. Nor was he in photos of the McCain family and friends celebrating the July 4, 2018 holiday at the compound. (ADI)

Despite his disappearance in person or in photos, including not showing up to vote in the Senate, McCain — through his office — continued to make public statements and policy positions, which prompted Republican strategist Constantin Querard to make the following observation on June 26, 2018:

The real problem, more accurately the likely scandal that is largely being ignored both by those close to the Senator, by virtually the entire media, and by Washington DC as a whole, is that Senator McCain is simultaneously invisible from the public for obvious reasons, while remarkably active in terms of public statements and policy positions. Again, if you know people who have suffered from this disease, you know full well that in their later months, none of them would likely be participating in philosophical or political policy debates. None of them would likely be drafting policy positions for press releases.

13 months after McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis on Saturday, August 24, 2018, McCain’s family announced that he had chosen to discontinue medical treatment. The next day, August 25, 2018, his Senate office said McCain had died that afternoon, at age 81, surrounded by his wife and family.

The death of John McCain is mourned and grandly eulogized by the same two-faced MSM who had heaped scorn on him when he ran against Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008. In the Alternative Media, however, there are those who question whether he had really died from brain cancer. Their skepticism stems from the following:

(1) Q Anon predicted McCain’s death a month before

On July 25, 2018, at 18:28 (EST), the Trump White House insider who calls himself Q published his 1706th post — of an image of John McCain making the “hands up” surrender gesture, and referring to McCain as “No Name”.

Note that Q’s post was published at 18:28 (EST) or 6:28 PM (EST), which would be 4:28 PM (Mountain Time). Arizona is on Mountain Time.

According to CBS News, John McCain died on August 25, 2018, at 4:28 PM (Mountain Time).

In other words, Q published his post #1706 a month before McCain’s death, at exactly the same time when McCain died (4:28 PM Mountain Time).

A day after McCain’s death, Q published post #1932, with the words “Suicide weekend?”, “Hands up?”, [30] and [0:28].

“Suicide weekend?”: McCain had died on the weekend of Saturday, August 25. Is Q intimating that McCain’s death was from suicide?

“Hands up?”: A reference to the image of McCain with his hands up, signifying surrender.

[0:28]: Is this a reference to the time of Q post #1706’s 18:28 (EST), i.e., 6:28 PM (EST), which is 4:28 PM (MT), McCain’s time of death?

[30]: According to JustInformedNews, [30] refers to the “metaphorical kill box”. In military jargon, a “kill box” means targeted killing. As defined in the Department of Defense Dictionary, kill boxes are “a three-dimensional area reference that enables timely, effective coordination and control and facilitates rapid attacks.” Kill boxes are three-dimensional cubes of space on a battlefield in which members and allies of the United States military are completely free to open fire. (The Atlantic)

If Q indeed had predicted John McCain’s death to the minute a month before, that means McCain could not have died from brain cancer. Instead, he was executed (“kill box”) or allowed to commit suicide (“suicide weekend”).

(2) John Kasich said McCain was “put to death”

On September 6, 2018, Ohio Governor John Kasich was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, griping about President Trump being a “commander of chaos”.

At the 5:03 mark in the video below, Kasich said something shocking, which Cuomo simply ignored as if Kasich hadn’t said it. Kasich said:

“Its like 24 hours since John McCain was put to death“.

Here’s the video in MP4 format in case YouTube takes down the video:

By the way, John Kasich, you POS, President Trump is “getting things done”. Or do you think a booming economy of 4+% GDP growth, the lowest unemployment numbers in 49 years, decreases in illegal border crossings and refugees, peace with North Korea (I can go on) constitute not “getting things done”?

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Chinese intelligence uses LinkedIn to recruit Americans

While the Democrats and their MSM minions continue to obsess about the alleged Trump-Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, for which special investigator Robert Mueller has produced not a shred of credible evidence in more than a year, little attention is given to Chinese espionage. See:

The latest: China is using LinkedIn, the social media for professional networking, to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets.

Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay report for Reuters, August 31, 2018, that the head of the U.S. National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center, William Evanina, said in an exclusive interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn about China’s “super aggressive” campaign, using fake accounts to contact thousands of LinkedIn members at a time. Evanina said LinkedIn should emulate Twitter, Google and Facebook, which have all purged fake accounts allegedly linked to Iranian and Russian intelligence agencies.

China’s Ministry of State Security has “co-optees” – individuals who are not employed by intelligence agencies but work with them – set up fake LinkedIn accounts to approach potential recruits who are experts in fields such as supercomputing, nuclear energy, nanotechnology, semi-conductors, stealth technology, health care, hybrid grains, seeds and green energy. The co-optees — who have been linked to IP addresses associated with Chinese intelligence agencies or set up by bogus executive-recruiting companies — use bribery or phony business propositions in its recruitment efforts. Academics and scientists, for example, are offered payment for scholarly or professional papers, then asked or pressured to pass on U.S. government or commercial secrets.

China’s foreign ministry disputes Evanina’s allegations: “We do not know what evidence the relevant U.S. officials you cite have to reach this conclusion. What they say is complete nonsense and has ulterior motives.”

A senior U.S. intelligence official, who requested anonymity in order to discuss the matter, said “some correlation” has been found between Americans targeted through LinkedIn and data hacked from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2014 and 2015. The hackers stole sensitive private information, such as addresses, financial and medical records, employment history and fingerprints, of more than 22 million Americans who had undergone background checks for security clearances. China is identified as the leading suspect in the massive hacking, an assertion China’s foreign ministry at the time dismissed as “absurd”.

Joshua Skule, the head of the FBI’s intelligence division charged with countering foreign espionage in the United States, said China is “conducting economic espionage at a rate that is unparalleled in our history,” and that about 70% of China’s overall espionage is aimed at the U.S. private sector, rather than the government.

While Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nations also use LinkedIn and other platforms to identify recruitment targets, U.S. intelligence officials say China is the most prolific and poses the biggest threat. German and British authorities have warned their citizens that Beijing is using LinkedIn to try to recruit them as spies. But this is the first time a U.S. official has publicly discussed this problem in the United States. It is also highly unusual for a senior U.S. intelligence official to single out a company by name and publicly recommend it take action. LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, boasts 562 million users in more than 200 counties and territories, including 149 million U.S. members.

LinkedIn’s head of trust and safety Paul Rockwell said LinkedIn “is a victim here” and that “We are doing everything we can to identify and stop this activity. We’ve never waited for requests to act and actively identify bad actors and remove bad accounts using information we uncover and intelligence from a variety of sources including government agencies.” Earlier this month, LinkedIn had taken down “less than 40” fake accounts, but Rockwell declined to provide numbers of fake accounts associated with Chinese intelligence agencies.

U.S. counter-intelligence chief William Evanina gave the example of Kevin Mallory, 60, a retired CIA officer convicted in June of conspiring to commit espionage for China.

A fluent Mandarin speaker, Kevin Mallory was struggling financially when he was contacted via a LinkedIn message in February 2017 by a Chinese national posing as a headhunter. The individual, using the name Richard Yang, arranged a telephone call between Mallory and a man claiming to work at a Shanghai think tank. Even though Mallory assessed his Chinese contacts to be intelligence officers, during two subsequent trips to Shanghai, Mallory agreed to sell U.S. defense secrets, sent over a special cellular device he was given. He is due to be sentenced in September and could face life in prison.

Evanina said five current and former U.S. officials – including Mallory – have been charged with or convicted of spying for China in the past two and a half years. Additional cases of suspected espionage for China by U.S. citizens are being investigated.

Some current and former officials post significant details about their government work history online – even sometimes naming classified intelligence units that the government does not publicly acknowledge. Evanina said LinkedIn “is a very good site. But it makes for a great venue for foreign adversaries to target not only individuals in the government, formers, former CIA folks, but academics, scientists, engineers, anything they want. It’s the ultimate playground for collection.”

U.S. intelligence services are alerting current and former officials to the threat and telling them what security measures they can take to protect themselves.

~Eowyn

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