Steven Aftergood: Leaker Intentions Are Ruled Out by Court

A Leaker’s Motives Are Irrelevant, Gov’t Says Disclosing classified information without authorization is a crime even if the leaker had good intentions and was motivated by a larger public interest, the government said this week. Therefore, any mention of the purpose of the disclosure should be ruled out of bounds in trial, government attorneys argued. …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on 5G (PBI: They Totally Ignore Ecocidal and Genocidal Aspects of 5G)

National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies, CRS In Focus, June 12, 2019 Phi Beta Iota: Until we have an honest Congress we will not have an honest CRS. They are not allowed to address the ecocidal and genocidal aspects of 5G, or the FACT that both 5G and wi-fi are uninsurable. See …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content (#GoogleGestapo)

Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content Currently, federal law does not offer much recourse for social media users who seek to challenge a social media provider’s decision about whether and how to present a user’s content. Lawsuits predicated on these sites’ decisions to host or remove content have been largely unsuccessful, facing …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Foreign Agent Registration & Political Warfare (PBI: Half the Story, As Usual)

Foreign Agents Registration Act: An Overview, CRS In Focus, updated March 7, 2019 Phi Beta Iota: Valuable itemization of the requirements for registration. Unstated but obvious: both AIPAC and ADL are illegally unregistered agents of a foreign power. Strategic Competition and Foreign Policy: What is “Political Warfare”?, CRS In Focus, March 8, 2019 Phi Beta …

Steven Aftergood: President’s Power to Declare a National Emergency

National Emergencies, and More from CRS There were no less than 30 “national emergencies” in effect as of February 1, according to a tabulation prepared by the Congressional Research Service. An additional 21 national emergencies that are no longer in effect were also identified by CRS. Under the National Emergencies Act, a declaration of national …

Steven Aftergood: DIA Gaslighting? UFO “Research” for Corrupt Senator Harry Reid’s Favored Constituent?

More Light on Black Program to Track UFOs The Defense Intelligence Agency disclosed this week that it had funded research on warp drive, invisibility cloaking, and other areas of fringe or speculative science and engineering as part of a now-defunct program to track and identify threats from space. From 2007 to 2012, the DIA spent …