CIA’s Pompeo rips WikiLeaks as ‘hostile intelligence service’ abetted by Russia

Fox News, April 13, 2017:

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, in his first speech since taking over the agency, lambasted WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange — calling the group a “non-state hostile intelligence service” that is often abetted by “state actors like Russia.”

Speaking Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo called Assange a “fraud,” someone with no “moral compass” and a “narcissist who has created nothing of value.”

He asserted that Assange and former National Security Agency staffer and famed leaker Edward Snowden “seek to use that information to make a name for themselves” and they “care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security.”

Asked why he would focus on WikiLeaks rather than other issues, Pompeo said he felt it was vital to inform the American people about the threat they pose.

In the case of Snowden, Pompeo said the detrimental impact of his leaks was expansive and that more than 1,000 foreign targets attempted to change their means of communication as a result of the Snowden disclosures.

“The bottom line is that it became harder for us in the intelligence community to keep Americans safe. It became harder to monitor the communications of terrorist organizations that are bent on bringing bloodshed to our shores.  Snowden’s disclosures helped these groups find ways to hide themselves in the crowded digital forest,” he said.

Last week, WikiLeaks released the latest chapter in its ongoing “Vault 7” series of cyber and hacking tools that it claims were stolen from the CIA.

According to its release, the new leaked information contains 27 documents from the CIA’s Grasshopper Framework, which is allegedly the software tools used by the CIA to infiltrate Microsoft’s Windows platform.

The former Kansas congressman began his speech by telling the story of Philip Agee, a founding member of the magazine Counterspy, which advocated for the exposure of intelligence agents.

In September 1974, Agee’s magazine publicly identified Richard Welch as the CIA chief of station in Athens, Greece and published his address. One year later, Agee was assassinated.

“Today, there are still plenty of Philip Agees in the world, and the harm they inflict on U.S. institutions and personnel is just as serious today as it was back then,” said the director.

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Wednesday, Assange said he shared the goal of the Post and The New York Times “to publish noteworthy content.”

The director also came to the defense of his agency and CIA agents who cannot “speak up for themselves” given their positions.

He said that “regardless of what you see on the silver screen, we do not pursue covert action on a whim without approval or accountability” and that when covert action takes place, “there is oversight and accountability every step of the way.”

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  1. In the 2008 pre election race between the Democrats Hillary Clinton and Hussein Obama, their republican challenger John McCain with his Deep State psyops helped Hussein Obama defeat Hillary Clinton on condition that if McCain would lose from Obama, McCain would find in Obama a Muslim Brotherhood puppet to provoke the whole Arab world with great succes in a world war.
    “A New Beginning” is the name of a speech delivered by United States President Barack Obama on 4 June 2009, from the Major Reception Hall at Cairo University in Egypt. Al-Azhar University
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_New_Beginning

    In return for her defeat, Hillary Clinton received the post of Foreign Affairs Minister under Obama and projected with her ‘Reset Button’.de cause of her defeat on Russia. Hillary Clinton used her ministry in 2009-2013 to enrich herself with a private server through the Clinton Foundation Pay for Play payments from foreign powers and entities such as the Dutch government Rutte-Asscher through Sharon Dijksma.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Foundation%E2%80%93State_Department_controversy

    In 2010, Hillary Clinton became aware that Obama, Russia et all had discovered Hillary’s social network and that this explosive information would be published when Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016. Clinton found in the Wikileaks of Julian Assange in 2010 the ability to have the psychically labile soldier Bradley (Chelsea) Manning stationed in Iraq at the end of 2010 to leak 250 thousand diplomatic cables from the Hillary Clinton Department to Wikileaks.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_diplomatic_cables_leak

    Hillary Clinton’s (later successful) intention was then to let the Mass Corporate Media predominantly support for the Democrats TRIVIALISE the political explosive CONTENT of those leaks to the American public to (when this toleration were succesful) to repeat this mass corporate media toleration in 2016 when leaks from the Pay for Play Clinton Foundaton Enrichment were to occur … which so fas has just happened precisely so.

    This is the true rationale are backdrop behind the controversy between President Trump and Hillary Clinton about (alleged) manipulation by Russia where Clinton continues to sweep her Clinton Foundationt Pat for Play under the rug by silencing the dentity of Hillary Clintons’ 2016 campaign employee murdered Seth Rich and to keep accusing Russia of hacking the DNC.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Seth_Rich

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