Wikileaks Posts Thousands Of CIA Documents

The New York Times reports:

WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.

If the documents are authentic, as appeared likely at first review, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy organization and a serious blow to the C.I.A., which maintains its own hacking capabilities to be used for espionage.

The initial release, which WikiLeaks said was only the first part of the document collection, included 7,818 web pages with 943 attachments, the group said. The entire archive of C.I.A. material consists of several hundred million lines of computer code, it said.

Among other disclosures that, if confirmed, would rock the technology world, the WikiLeaks release said that the C.I.A. and allied intelligence services had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to the statement from WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.”

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Yet, not trumpie’s tax returns. Methinks Assange has an agenda.

    • HZ81

      Nope. Somehow, Captain Curious Yellow’s Russian tapes are protected by friends of Russia.

      Can’t believe it.

      • Xiao Ai

        But, what we should be focusing most on is, how is this occurring in our country?

        We didn’t need new toilet seats, and wrenches for our military. What we’ve needed is a better, cyber-infrastructure for the past twenty years. I wonder who has been gutting the funding of our military and our infrastructure?

        Wait, don’t tell me! It’s right on the tip of my tongue.

        • Todd20036

          Illegal immigrants?

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        • Acronym Jim

          Geneva J. Thomas?

        • boatboy_srq

          There’s no way the US will invest effectively in cybersecurity. The best resources for such an effort are mostly in the Socialist Republics of California and Massachusetts, and the GOTea only spends money there when forced.

          • Xiao Ai

            The best resources come from positioning it as a military investment.

      • JCF

        Not to mention the widely discussed “Apprentice” out-takes where Drumpf uses the N word, and calls his son Barron a “moron”.

    • James

      yeah, this is what I find odd,, all of this “getting into someone’s stuff” technology doesn’t seem to get into Trumps tax returns, smart phone conversations, his computer connections and smart TV views… he seems to be beyond this CIA “sophisticated software tools”.. let’s see some of his phone conversations with Russia instead of that couple in Oklahoma that just want to find the best mattress to buy..

      • sword

        That’s because The Donald has the Bestest, Huuuggest, Greatest, encryption software that the Russians can provide.

        • MrRobotoLA

          Biglyest.

        • Xiao Ai

          Ahhhh, Kaspersky is it?

      • Jeffrey

        It is a puzzlement

      • If the CIA did get into Trump’s computer/phone/whatever, Assange wouldn’t release it — it might piss off Putin.

    • Nic Peterson

      I can’t seem to stop upvoting you. Carry on, sir. Well done!

    • Wikileaks believes in radical transparency, radical attacks on state power. Also moonlights as arm of Russian intelligence. – J. Marshall, TPM.

      • LaChatSayWha

        A small long as it’s the US state, particularly when in control of the Democrats. Apparently the US, unlike Russia, France, Germany, the U.K., North Korea, China, Iran, etc., is the only rogue government in the world and the only one that would benefit from transparency. Odd.

    • bambinoitaliano

      We often hear about companies got hacked and thousands of customers info were compromised. Many major corporation and government agencies have strong defense of keeping their records from hackers. IRA is no different. We assume Wikileak is consist of superhackers who can penetrate any firewall of any institution. That is further from the truth. Wikileak often were given the information from the third party outside. Any top secret leak is always almost coming from the people inside like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning who are from the inside of whichever agencies they worked for. As much as I like trumpie’s tax return expose, if he has a proper accounting firm that file his taxes the proper channel to the IRS, his tax return like yours and mine are highly secure and confidential. Not 100% hacked proof but much more secure than the devices we use everyday.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        As hack-proof as the CIA? That was my point.

  • HZ81

    The CIA hacks cell phones and smart devices to eavesdrop on people? Wow, I’m so shocked.

    Pretty much covered this in Sandra Bullock’s The Net, right? From 1995?

    • Joel Nathan

      That movie is about as accurate the internet as Dragonal Ball Z is to actual martial arts.

      • HZ81

        I never saw it, but assumed so.

      • Joe in PA

        see my comment above. 🙂

      • ColdCountry

        Or War Games to security? Still, The Net and War Games are fun movies.

    • popebuck1

      I was thinking of “Sneakers,” myself.

      • HZ81

        Aw, yeah!

        And aw, River.

    • Joe in PA

      Wow, throw back Tuesday…I remember that movie and there was a GLARING error when they listed an illegal IP address. Something like 403.29.687.192 And yes, I screamed at the tv like any geek would do. 😉

      • Mikey

        they sort of HAVE to use unusable addresses/phone numbers/ etc…
        put yourself in a film maker’s place: do you use a potentially real phone number? even if it isn’t in use right at this very moment, maybe a year after the film comes out it gets assigned to a user. risk getting sued because of the harassment that person is going to get?

        I don’t mind when they list off a phone number as 555-whatever. I know that nowhere are there phone numbers that start with 555. It really doesn’t take me out of the movie.

        • whollyfool

          I suppose you’re right, but it makes me want to go fix their network.

        • vorpal

          Well, we have huge ranges of internally used IP numbers e.g. 192.168.x.x and 10.x.x.x that could be safely employed without having to use numbers that aren’t even 8-bit like 403 and 687.

        • Joe in PA

          Oh I hear ya, everything you say is true, and in the grander scheme, of course it doesn’t matter. It was just one of those little geeky gotcha things we geeks like to point out. 🙂 But speaking of geeky…there are (and I’ve forgotten the term at the moment) addresses that are ‘generic’ if you will (like 555). Cheers!

        • Acronym Jim

          Poor Jennie. Everybody had her number.

      • DesertSun59

        Indeed. A quite impossible IPv4 IP address.

      • Oh, Parker

        I noticed that at the time as well.

        According to IMDB:
        When Angela is searching for the Praetorians on the computer at the Cathedral office the IP address that first pops up is: 75.748.86.91. A close-up of the IP address shows it as: 23.75.345.200

        IP addresses don’t go above 255.

    • david fairfield

      Lol!!! “From 1995?”…..

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Wait, doesn’t trump use an Android?

  • safari

    I guess the intel agencies are going to release something shortly about Donald and/or Russia.

    • TampaDink

      I live in hope…..but am realistic enough to doubt that anything truly damning of hair furor will ever be leaked. If we are lucky, eventually, things will be unearthed that will erode the shifting sand beneath his reign of terror.

      • sadoldguy

        If their goal was to maintain civil order, I think they would tell him privately (quietly?). That way he could resign to “spend more time with my family”.
        The public release would come after he refused.

        • TampaDink

          He’s probably relieved that he gets to spend more time with his favorite relative, Ivanka, without Mel being in the way.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I don’t think this is anything new. Remember when some hackers used toasters & refrigerators to send out a DDS attack.
    We already know the FBI cracked the iPhone encryption over the Santa Barbara husband/wife terrorists.
    Is anyone surprsed nothing is secret? Can’t be hacked?

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m thinking there are more interesting things Wikileaks didn’t uncover than what Assorange believes he’s got. He’s still hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Life can’t be that much fun. 🙂

    • another_steve

      So let them hack my computer. I don’t do online banking. If they want to know what meds I’m on, fine. Go for it.

      I have a nice online collection of Czech twink photos.

      If the Russians want to see it, they’re welcome to it.

      • Xiao Ai

        These days, you might catch me looking for online baking.

        • another_steve

          Recipes and film trivia.

          The two most important and useful functions of the internet: recipes and film trivia.

    • Xiao Ai

      Can be hacked is a myth. Seriously, if the money for the infrastructure was there and corporate boards and government officials didn’t aim for the bottom line, profit, this would not even occur once. Wikileaks is predicated on cheap people.

    • -M-

      o/t but, they didn’t break the iPhone encryption, they found a way to keep trying passwords.

  • truckproductions

    this is just a coordinated release to deflect attention away from Trump and his cabinet’s russia ties.. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON

    • Acronym Jim

      It’s also coordinated to play into the “deep state is conspiring against Trump” alt-theory.

  • Max_1

    We’ve known since Snowden…
    What else is new?

    Oh, America tortures too…

  • justme

    But..Really DO MOST PEOPLE CARE!!
    You’ve proved your uselessness with what you’ve unleashed.. You will never be worth listening to again!!

  • andrew

    I am more concerned about what terrorists are planing to do to us than I am about the CIA listening in on my communications.

    • Walter Maerlyn

      I bet the CIA feels exactly the same way.

      • andrew

        I sure hope so.

  • JT

    AssMange sucks Drumpf ass.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Cuberly
    • another_steve

      Only if Donald Trump tweets it is.

      If he tweets his supporters to the effect that water isn’t wet, that becomes true too.

      • True enough. I mean, he can say that it didn’t rain on his inauguration, when there are photos of people in wet ponchos, so. . .

  • Ken

    Okay, right wingers. I’m betting that a lot of this was made legal through your beloved Patriot Act. I’m also betting this was released just in time to distract us from the nightmare of Trump.

    • DesertSun59

      The sole reason why this was done was because Assange is on Russia’s side, who in turn is on 45’s side.

      • Ken

        Exactly.

      • Kelly Lape

        “side” if you call being a foreign agent a “side” – then sure he’s on his bosses side.

    • TKW

      Yup!

  • justme

    Equador.. Please deliver the Chernobyl chicken to him and be done with it..

    • William

      MI-6 should snatch him Assange and drop him in downtown Mogadishu.

      • Dazzer

        I daresay MI6 has the Ecuadorian Embassy (and surrounding properties) bugged every way till a month of Sundays and find that the intelligence he’s providing is worth infinitely more than dumping him in Mogadishu

    • Christopher

      …And don’t forget to serve the tea. It was brewed especially for him.

  • Henry Auvil

    PATRIOTISM!!!

  • LovesIrony

    release what the cia has on you

  • Lazycrockett

    Breaking News……CIA is listening to you shocks……no one. But damn if ASSange isn’t doing Drumpfs dirty work to discredit another one of “his” enemies.

  • another_steve

    One of the advantages of being a troglodyte.

    My TV’s are so old, they’re un-hackable.

    • NowAnAgnostic

      Over-the-air Antenna reception is also not hackable, is it?

      • William

        It’s a one way signal.

        • safari

          It depends on what you want to look for on the receiving end. Old CRTs and home lighting could, for example, leave a pattern of imperceptible flickers that could be used to transmit what was on the CRT screen by observing through windows.

      • Natty Enquirer

        If you’re using an old scanning tube TV, there’s equipment out there that can sniff what you’re watching.

        • safari

          And if you’re using a Vizio TV, it simply checks for a particular pixel pattern and sends that data off to the manufacturer to record what you’re watching.

          • fuzzybits

            I read a long time ago there’s some way you can switch that off.

        • NowAnAgnostic

          I have a 1990s JVC with a Magnavox digital converter box in my bedroom, and a digital Panasonic Viera in the family room–both with over-the-air Antenna reception.

          Anyone sniffing what I am watching, would die of boredom.

      • another_steve

        I would assume not.

        Back in the day, there was no hacking.

        The imminent threat of nuclear obliteration, yes. But no hacking.

        • Xiao Ai

          Now we have a twofer.

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    Reminder – hating the people at Wikileaks doesn’t make the shit like this that they leak any less horrifying

    • SoCalGal20

      Is anybody really surprised that the CIA/NSA/FBI, etc have ways of getting into your phone and other devices? This isn’t exactly news.

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, and just when Trump’s ties to Russia are becoming clearer by the day.
    One might think Wikileaks is doing what they did all last year and throwing him a lifeline.

    • another_steve

      What’s the latest with Assange? I’ve lost track.

      Assange can probably sink Trump, if Trump doesn’t cooperate with him.

      • tbj5

        Assange got financially bailed out by Putin, has KGB body guards to protect/contain him at all times, has never written or leaked a single bad thing about Russia since 2010, always conveniently appears with a leak when Putin/Trump needed one.

        Putin owns Wikileaks.

  • This is what the raging orange hellbeast thinks of Wikileaks:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUtT0b0EnSw

    • I’m thinking if the Intelligence Community has the goods to take him down, they’d best produce it sooner rather than later.

  • Puckfair52

    Trump Loved him some WIKI Leaks now the CIA is TRUMPS!
    I hate this PIECE of SHIT & his Games!
    He Barely Had Credibility before the elections he lost it during them and made it clear it was deeply personal

  • Earl

    I suppose that’s one way to make yourself look like a Russian spy organization. Publish the shit the Russian spies leak.

    I’m quite happy I never gave wikileaks money. During the early years they seemed different. (long before 2016, kay.)

  • jm2

    and he gives cyber-thieves more weapons to hack into private accounts, steal money, identities, etc. he’s another one that doesn’t give a feck about anyone but himself and his own ego…

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’ll tell you one thing — my modem/router has an LED to show WiFi activity. When I turn off WiFi on my iPad, that light usually stays lit for quite a while. If I stick the iPad inside my (cool) oven to kill the RF, then it goes out.

  • JT
    • Dazzer

      Even the cat looks like it’ll shit in his shoe when he’s asleep.

      • Homo Erectus

        Cats do that.

  • Paula

    C’mon, Cheetolini!! You’ve got the CIA now. Deal with this guy.

    • Natty Enquirer

      He has been dealing with him. How do you think Hair Furor got elected?

  • Outlaw Woman

    A long long time ago I figured out that every time I get on the internet, I am basically standing on a pedestal in the public square and shouting out, “Hey! Look at me! I’m browsing porn sites and writing poison-pen troll comments and paying my gas bill!”

    It hasn’t stopped me (well, maybe mitigated my poison-penning a bit), but I realize that every Tom, Dick, and Harry out there can find all that out about me with very little time and effort.

    The only difference between me and the federal government is that it takes a little more time and a little more effort to find out the same about them.

    The internet has returned us to small town colonial times where everybody knew everybody’s business, and we were all looking for witches everywhere.

    • Hue-Man

      I grew up in a (post-colonial) small town. The saying was: Your neighbors know what you’re going to do before you do!

    • fuzzybits

      Sounds like the town I grew up in.

  • Ninja0980

    There is a good chance a right wing government will be taking the reins of power in Ecuador soon and it will be in part due to this jackass.
    We’ve seen folks on the right get into bed with bad people if they think it will help them gain power, doing so on left is just as bad.

    • canoebum

      Assange will be on the bricks within a month of the new administration taking office in Ecuador. It will be up to the Brits to decide where he goes after that. My personal hope it is straight to the lock up at Scotland Yard for a lengthy interrogation, followed by detention for trial…in the UK. If any one of those released documents contains any reference which violates the UK’s rather stringent official secrets laws, he’s toast.

      • SoCalGal20

        Maybe Putin will get “tired” of him.

  • Paul David

    Interesting how Wikileaks never seems to issue any documents from the Russian government.

    Wonder why that is?

    • Ninja0980

      Or things that make Trump and the Republicans look bad.

      • Paul David

        It must be an oversight in their part.

        What else could it be?

        I mean, at this point I really do think that Julian Assange has earned the benefit of the doubt!

    • Xiao Ai

      the Russians are our friends.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        How about Pyongyang, never an attempt to hack into Lil Kim’s secret police or maybe its defense department, or maybe Teheran where they occasionally still hang gay folks? …nope, always us.

        • Xiao Ai

          I was being facetious. Russia definitely works.

    • Dramphooey

      Trust me, these are from the Russian government!

  • Ted Severe

    Laughably obvious move by Putin, to get Assange to distribute KGB intelligence in order to discredit the U.S. IC

    • Natty Enquirer

      It worked against Hillary.

  • justme

    Sorry they still won’t get you out of the embassy

  • Max_1

    Spying on Americans… 2008
    Impeachment off the table
    Nancy Pelosi

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Sometimes I feel like pulling a H. D. Thoreau and just finding a nice spot in some desolate woodland to build a little cabin and live off the land in peaceful seclusion away from every aspect of the modern world. This is one of those times.

    • gaymex1

      I’ve tried. It’s impossible to escape. Leaving the country doesn’t work either.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Ted Severe

    I don’t know why everyone is getting so hysterical about the CIA doing their job. Are they really that surprised they have technology like that? I’d be worried if they didn’t have it, because the Chinese and Russians sure do

    Another thing I don’t get is the automatic assumption CIA is spying on Americans. Russians and Chinese do own smart TVs and smartphones.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      There re plenty of home grown terrorists

      • Ted Severe

        Very true.

  • KP

    Anything to help take the focus off Trump’s collusion with Russia.

  • Bill

    If you look directly into the built-in camera on your computer screen, sometimes you WILL see someone watching you. I think I saw General Petraeus once, another time I definitely saw Sally Struthers.

    • Lazycrockett

      All I know is that Bill Gates keeps a piece of black tap over his laptop camera lens, that says enough for me.

    • TexasBoy

      You’re lucky. I saw Victoria Jackson.

      • Xiao Ai

        I got a rock. -_-

        • OdieDenCO

          was he dressed?

        • HKDaniel

          quietly filing that away for future use. 🙂

      • whollyfool

        Some days reading these threads is the best part of my day. 🙂

    • fuzzybits

      I saw Omarosa. ☹

    • boobert

      My camera has a piece of duct tape on it . The best they’d see would be a old guy watching porn, lol.

      • Homo Erectus

        I saw Louie Gohmert – nekid!

        • Walter Maerlyn

          My condolences.

  • Max_1

    2007 HuffPost article outlining four articles of impeachment
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/54243

  • TexasBoy

    Our gov’t can hack smart phones and internet devices?! I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.

  • Halou

    Wikileaks the site that dumped the personal data of gay men in Saudi Arabia, because privacy is a sin! The site that threw down the names and addresses of politically engaged women in Turkey and let the Erdogan regime / creepy dogmatic men do with that what they will.

    Wikileaks the site that to this day hasn’t released even a single document from Russia nor said a word against a certain former KGB operative, one who spent his career pre-politics residing in East Germany and collaborating with the Stasi to carry out all sorts of “non-public” affairs.
    Any revelations about that guy? Or the system of repression and privacy violations he spent a decade and a half constructing?

  • TexasBoy

    Hi, this is WikiLeaks. We’re hacking smart phones and internet connected devices just to inform you that your government can too.

  • Halou

    Trump’s tax returns when?

  • SoCalGal20

    Wikileaks is a Russian propaganda tool. Can we please stop with the benign-sounding “anti-secrecy organization”, New York Times?

    • Walter Maerlyn

      You are so right. The old gray lady disappoints on that account.
      Several of the big news orgs have been given a direct challenge and are having a very difficult time rising to it — as in they are not. It’s sad to watch their futile scratching, actually.

      CNN’s window peeping, especially, reminded me that television journalism is a mouldering corpse, as I’m sure it did many others. Perhaps these ongoing failures will provide impetus for real change.

    • Dramphooey

      To steal a line from James Bond, this is from Russia, with love.

  • DaddyRay

    So would then need a wiretap

  • fuzzybits

    You hear that donnie?

  • Look ma, more russian whores.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    OT: CIA Providing Raw Intelligence As Trump-Russia Probe Heats Up

    Published 03/07/17 01:50 PM EST and updated 03/07/17 07:17 PM EST.

    Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-russia-investigation-cia-intelligence-235774

    • Yep. Though I do hope they found bettter people to provide it to than John Fucking Cornyn.

      • Walter Maerlyn

        Apparently directly to members of Congress who trek to Langley to take it in.

      • Walter Maerlyn

        I don’t think it’s going to be a love letter to Trump care of Sen. John Cornyn. I don’t think ye olde spy-shoppe has much love for either. Things could get interesting very quickly now.

    • whollyfool

      I cannot envision a world where that is off topic. Unfortunately.

    • another_steve

      For Democrats, useless unless the end result directly ties Trump and/or his campaign staff into the collusion with Russia to affect the election results.

      Eye on the prize, people.

      Concrete evidence of collusion, or this is all worth shit.

      • Walter Maerlyn

        Something is causing the CIA to withhold sensitive intel from 45, whatever it is, it can’t be good, and it’s highly doubtful that it’s a domestic issue, I can think of a purely domestic issue that would cause that course of action by the CIA. We’re all choking on smoke, my bet is there’s a fire somewhere.

        • another_steve

          Trump’s deadly error was in alienating the career civil servants in the intelligence agencies. A terrible blunder on his part that he made shortly after being sworn in as President.

          Anyone who has ever worked in government knows that you do not alienate the people with access to the goods.

          I’m confident that the goods will surface.

          When, I don’t know.

          But surface they will.

          • Walter Maerlyn

            Yes, it was a stunningly, colossally stupid thing to do. They know where ALL the bodies are buried, and if there is no body, they’ll happily bury one.

  • Max_1

    The stories about spying are not new…
    … This is a distraction from Trump’ tapPs.

    • OdieDenCO

      which was a distraction from donny’s russian love affair

    • Walter Maerlyn

      He really does love ‘P’; can’t get enough.

      • grada3784

        Yellow co-ordinates so well with Trump Orange.

  • boobert

    Unless trump tax returns are in there, who cares .

    • Walter Maerlyn

      I’d be willing to wager they most likely are. The CIA is not in the business of leaving rocks unturned. And, what stories those documents must tell…

      • sadoldguy

        Wouldn’t it be funny (ironic) if they were?

        • Walter Maerlyn

          Remember, the CIA is not trusting 45 with sensitive intel. The country is currently flying blind. It must be absolutely intolerable for them.

  • bkmn

    Why the CIA needs indepedent oversight (and not by Congress). CBP and ICE too.

  • Wesinoregon

    A new shiny object to watch since the wiretap one is wearing off.

    • tbj5

      It’s probably to distract FROM the wiretap, because if there was such a FISA tap, then Donnie just obstructed justice hardcore by announcing it to the public.

    • Homo Erectus

      Meanwhile, that other bat-shit crazy dictator launched 2 ICBMs at Japan and it barely made the news.

  • Michael R

    Does Assange give all his valuable hacking info to Russia ?

    Talk amongst yourselves …

    https://s9.postimg.org/9e7cu3cwv/linda_richmond_150_smaller.jpg

    • Walter Maerlyn

      Is air an invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth?

  • TexasBoy

    Mr. Trump? There’s a Mr. Vladino Putini from Europe on the phone for you. Something about a debt that will be coming due? Odd that we can’t narrow down the caller’s location any further. Must be some trouble with the foreign telephone system. I’m sure it is legitimate.

    • another_steve

      Lol.

      You know, transacting with a scumbag is always risky business. Ask Al Capone and Co.

      If girlfriend Putin decides that President Sexual Predator is no longer a useful asset, Putin might turn on him.

      One can only hope…

  • Dramphooey

    I’m not sure I believe this. I think one of the documents suggested a Samsung TV could observe you. I’m sorry, but how?

    I’ll spray it with vinegar, just in case.

    There is no way this shit isn’t from Russian intelligence.

    • tbj5

      Technologically, it’s not hard to do.

      With that being said, it’s incredibly safe to say that Russia or any other modern nation is capable of this sort of spycraft, too.

      The WL dump is just Putin getting his bitch Assange to distract the US from the treason. Why do you think this came out within the same 24 hours as the Muslim Ban AND Trumpcare?

      • SoCalGal20

        I can’t to see what they throw out once the TrumpRussia hearings start.

        • Walter Maerlyn

          My biggest fear is that Kim Jong un is unwittingly providing 45 with a ready-made recipe for the mother of all distractions and the utter destruction of his own people. WWIII would probably do the trick.

    • Natty Enquirer

      If it has voice recognition for menu commands, then it has a microphone. If it has an internet connection, then it can send what it hears to a remote location.

      • Walter Maerlyn

        Speakers work quite well as microphones. Yes, they work in reverse too. So anything with a speaker and an internet connection is potentially a risk.

      • another_steve

        Man and I had a “wake-up call” on this very thing.

        Our local historical society was having an interactive online thingy with members, so we joined it. So man and I are talkin’ girl talk in the background — you know, queer talk — and all of a sudden the guy on the other end says, “Please speak up. We’re having difficulty hearing you.”

        Who knew?

        They can hear you. :-/

      • Xiao Ai

        Not to mention some companies have installed cameras so that you can “Skype” through them.

    • coram nobis

      It’s not just that, any interactive appliance could be hacked, including your kid’s interactive Barbie doll.

      https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/26/hackers-can-hijack-wi-fi-hello-barbie-to-spy-on-your-children

  • BobSF_94117

    I’m gonna go call some automated phone system and talk dirty to the FBI agent who’s listening in…

    • another_steve

      Transcript or it didn’t happen.

      • Xiao Ai

        Can you wait? It’ll be in the next release.

  • safari

    Wikileaks has an agenda.

    • A Trump/Russian agenda.

  • Opinion Sousaphones

    Does WL ever release secrets from the Russians, the Chinese, or others?

    • Walter Maerlyn

      I don’t smell any polonium on their breath, so I doubt it.

      • another_steve

        Putin may be losing patience with Trump.

        I pity the poor White House food taster.

        • Walter Maerlyn

          I’m sure he has a plan B, but it probably involves only abject humiliation.

          • Xiao Ai

            And what’s a barrage of humiliation to der Drumpf?

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          “If I were married to you, I would drink that coffee.” At least he would be out of his presence.

          • another_steve

            Lady Nancy Astor: “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.”

            Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

  • Hamoverfist

    Wait isn’t he supposed to have surrendered himself? whatever..

    • another_steve

      Right? What happened to that?

      So confusing.

      I can’t keep up.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Ecuador has elections coming up soon. Odds are good they’ll throw him tonthe streets afterwards. He’ll be ripped to shreds.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Like this, don’t forget Michelle Yeoh…

    https://twitter.com/usatodayvideo/status/839248236728705024

  • The_Wretched

    So the CIA or other intel agency has been firing warning shots at Russia-Trump and this is Russia-Trump firing back. I assume since killing Russians affiliated with Russia-Trump hasn’t gotten them anywhere. I’d love to see where this is going.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They need to go after Assange directly.

      • Xiao Ai

        Personally, I’d like a Bin-Laden style bow and wrapping for this one.

      • The_Wretched

        The CIA might; the Bannon admin? I’m less sure. I otherwise agree. Enough’s enough.

  • DesertSun59

    Surprise! Only the US is being tampered with.

    This should take down Assange.

  • Ninja0980

    Wikileaks outed LGBT people in Saudi Arabia, which IS a death sentence.
    Anyone from the left who supports them after that is a piece of shit, period.

  • SoCalGal20
    • another_steve

      He’s lookin’ good.

      Oh to be privy to his banter these days with Michelle and friends…

      • Ross

        “Oh to be privy to his banter these days with Michelle and friends…”

        Yes! Yes! YES!!!!!!!!

        • -M-

          They probably give each other the giggles by randomly saying, “Who knew healthcare was so complicated?”. 🤒

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Damn, that is one fine looking man.

      • Robincho

        That there’s six pounds of oh yeah in a five-pound bag…

    • Ninja0980

      Can we get more shirtless photos of him?

    • Lazycrockett

      Enjoying that 60 million dollar book signing I see.

  • SoCalGal20

    I’d say WTF but what would be the point?

    https://twitter.com/timobrien/status/839301844975353856

    • The_Wretched

      For a guy under a suspect ion of treason, weakening our boarders to pay for a boondoggle sure seems like more treason.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      So basically, he’s increasing the number of agencies that loathe his ass.

      • Xiao Ai

        Still waiting for that coup.

  • Ernest Endevor

    That’s some coincidence.

  • SoCalGal20

    Buzzfeed has quotes from some IC people saying this leak is potentially worse than the Snowden leak.

    https://twitter.com/buzzfeednews/status/839302655365300224

  • Blake J Butler

    That moment when your not even there but yet still photobomb your nemesis.

    And goddamn get a good picture of how small his hands are. A big indicator of where his napolen’s complex came from……. well….. there is also the other one just down south below where he penis is supposed to be, if you can call it that.

    https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/q87/s960x960/17159105_1447189631979911_7456677645953471695_o.jpg?oh=fe3474daa99d91add209ada9cd4bfdc6&oe=59262BC6

    • another_steve

      He has a very small penis.

      Melania has seen better.

      • bzrd

        she’s allergic to peenuts

      • Melania has better.

  • Kelly Lape

    Anyone doubt he’s a Russian agent?

  • SoCalGal20

    This isprobably worth reading. Daily Beast article about the NRA meeting with Russians in 2015.

    https://twitter.com/timkmak/status/839303461225312258

  • Sam_Handwich
    • -M-

      Good luck with that.

    • Lazycrockett

      Throwing off millions and killing thousands isn’t conservative enough for the GOP base. Says a helluva lot bout the gop base.

      • bzrd

        the base is invested in headstones

        • billbear1961

          May the headstones in question, bzrd, be their OWN!!

          The ruthless DEGENERATES!!

      • billbear1961

        But they have an effective propaganda machine, and the country does NOT have a reliable FREE press that stands up for the truth and facts and holds the liars accountable. Instead, it engages in its relentless game of FALSE equivalencies. Instead, while it says they have NO EVIDENCE for their conspiracy theories, it helps the right SPREAD those theories by reporting on them!

        That is WHY, more than any other REASON, the republic is in such peril today!!

        Last night, on Political Wire, I read an article by Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report, who seems delighted by the Trump SPECTACLE before us! “Don’t try this yourselves, kids, because it won’t work for you, but, golly, gosh, gee willikers, it might just work for The Donald!! Who knows?!?!”

        THAT is basically Cook’s attitude towards having a hateful, pathological LIAR in the Oval Office and towards being LIED TO on a DAILY basis by Trump’s spokespeople and Cabinet!!

        It is DISGUSTING and DEPLORABLE, and it is what passes for RESPONSIBLE “political analysis” in this BENIGHTED and dangerously IMPERILED republic!!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      (rolls eyes) I’m imagining the House of Pain going “Hey, Dems, want to destroy your best chance of overthrowing us by hurting millions and killing thousands?” Fuck that.

      • i’m fairly sure no dem will vote for it.

        but i wonder. maybe there is one who will, maybe two. who would those be? we’ve seen that kind of shit before from dems.

    • billbear1961
  • Lazycrockett

    I love that Lawrence pretty much starts out every episode with demanding that the 25th amendment be invoked.

    • Bryan

      He gets points for not being subtle about it.

  • SoCalGal20

    I have a cold that’s hitting me hard tonight so I was not able to stay up for Lawrence. Will have to catch up later. So bummed to miss his interview with Al Franken.

    • Sam_Handwich

      feel better soon! drink plenty of fluids, etc and so forth

    • billbear1961

      Take it easy, SCG!

      I see, on Daily Kos, that Al now says you can’t call it anything but obvious perjury!

      • SoCalGal20

        Yes, I believe he said that earlier today. And thank, Mr Bear! It’s just a cold so I should start feeling better in a day or two. This will probably be the worst of it tonight and maybe tomorrow. I can handle the stuffed up sinuses and inevitable coughing but my energy was shot today and now I’m running a bit of a fever. 🙁

    • another_steve

      I have a head cold or something. Maybe a touch of the flu. Hearing in my right ear is 50 percent gone and the left one is catching up.

      The flu here in Maryland is very bad at the moment. I read that the emergency rooms are full.

      • SoCalGal20

        Ugh that’s no fun! I hope you’re better soon.

        • another_steve

          You too, girl.

          Get better. 😉

          • SoCalGal20

            Thanks!

      • billbear1961

        It probably wouldn’t hurt to see a doctor, Steve.

        Hope you’re better soon!

    • billbear1961

      Take a vitamin C supplement!

      Above all, lots of fluids and REST.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvV_v1ZKL0&feature=youtu.be&t=3m41s

      • SoCalGal20

        Awwww thank you! 🙂

        • billbear1961

          🙂

    • Lazycrockett

      If its in your chest, its going to be congestion, sore throat and a lot of coughing. Get some of those Hall’s Lozenges.

      • SoCalGal20

        I use Ricola and take honey. So far it mostly hasn’t gone there yet. For me it usually starts with stuffy sinuses, maybe a fever, then migrates. We’ll see how this one goes!

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        You just described my last week.

        • Do not play around. I have had pneumonia. Sneaks up on you. Rest. Fluids.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Lumpy Gaga

      At least he’s stopped tweeting his password.

  • Ross
  • Lazycrockett
    • SoCalGal20

      Yeah, that’s not going to fly.

      • Xiao Ai

        But, this is soooooo close to perfect!

    • And that’s just for the insurance. Given the usual high deductible, basically the other half of their income would be spent if they actually needed any medical care.

  • Sam_Handwich

    just found out the CIA has been spying on me through the toaster, so i unplugged it, turned it upside down and covered it with a dish towel.

  • Cuberly

    Remember in the summer how they spun Page as being a low level lackey that wasn’t heavily involved in the campaign? Yeah, we sure do.

    https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/839240715922210818

    • Treant

      With a Republican investigator, this gets spun as, “Er…he totally loves visiting the place. Nothing to see here. Move along. Ignore the rubles falling out of my portfolio here…”

    • another_steve

      Chris Hayes on MSNBC interviewed the fucker the other night.

      Page is very smooth and very slimy. He was obviously a major player in the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia to affect the results of the election.

      • Smooth and slimy…but he’s one of those guys who giggles and grins sheepishly whenever he lies.

      • SoCalGal20

        All I got from that interview is that he’s the worst liar ever.

        • another_steve

          As Becca observed in her comment here, he giggles and grins when he’s lying.

          Total giveaway.

    • SoCalGal20

      I predict Carter Page will fold like a cheap suit the moment the DOJ/FBI comes calling. Worst liar I’ve ever seen in that interview with Chris Hayes.

      • Cuberly

        If the Russians don’t get to him first. Kidding aside, the fact every freakin day we find out even more craziness there’s gotta be a maximum freakout coming at some point.

    • This guy has that Republican “sleazebag” smirk down so well doesn’t he?

  • Ross

    Just watched Rachel from last night.

    Damn.

    Damn!

    DAMN!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9Qtf3P6Nw

    • sadoldguy

      Seems like the whole “drain the swamp” thing was optional.

    • AJ Drew

      Wow. Thank you. I had not seen that either. Long build-up to the real issue, but worth watching, definitely.

  • SoCalGal20
    • TexasBoy

      Why not just hire the same investigators that you had for investigating Obama’s Kenyan Birth. You know, the super duper, earth shattering, game changing,, jaw dropping, amazing, bigly announcement that you promises many months ago that we’re still waiting for.

    • AJ Drew

      I have read that his personal physician (the one who wrote that DT is YUGELY healthy, the healthiest POTUS candidate ever,) is also a private dick. I suspect he’ll be writing another letter soon.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/839322055417991168

    Love Chelsea and Chris Hayes in a spinach pancake discussion.

  • Lazycrockett
  • SoCalGal20

    Andrea Mitchell was pretty annoying during the campaign but she brought it today, trying to get an answer out of Tillerson.

    https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/status/839172687691935745

    • Bryan

      She definitely persisted.

    • AJ Drew

      All the anti-media blockers are black? Interesting. Points to Andrea for not screaming “Do NOT touch me, bitch!”

  • Sam_Handwich
  • SoCalGal20

    PLEASE LET MELISSA MCCARTHY DO THIS PRESS CONFERENCE ON SNL

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/839207037003313153

  • it’s all so weird. i don’t know what to think.

  • Riley James

    I wonder why they would want the American public to think the intelligence agencies are untrustworthy!?!?

  • DaddyRay

    If the CIA was listening in on me on Election Eve they would have gotten an earful

    • they heard me jacking off and then snoring. i was sooo sure that she was going to win, and i hate the bobbleheads on TV, so i just didn’t bother and got drunk and went to bed early. you know i didn’t like her very much, but i was resigned to her being our leader. it wasn’t so bad.

      next morning, partner came down at 4:30am to wake me (that’s when we get up), and said, “you’re never going to believe this. do you want to know who is president?” and i was all like, “meh, where’s my tea? i have to go to the bathroom. what did you say? why are you here?” it was so early and we’re not normally so Serious at that hour, not right away.

      since that moment i have felt like i have been living in the alt-universe. where do i get off? what is the surprise ending when i get to go back to my life in 1996? etc. Vlad is smart. i should’ve paid more attention to that fact a few years ago. i just underestimated how much he lusts for “total control of the world.” he’s like that guy from those movies, austin powers or whatever, the comedies. but real, and Evil.

  • Michael

    Goodbye America.

  • sadoldguy

    Looking at trumps performance over the last 40 something days, does anyone believe he built and ran a multi-billion dollar corporation?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      He ran it into the ground multiple times. That I can believe.

      • sadoldguy

        The only projects I see him mentioned as actively participated in, failed. I don’t think he had any real authority at trump inc. The one thing, above all else he is ‘respected’ for, being wealthy, is a sham.

        • Natty Enquirer

          It’s telling that when he did the TV roast special, the only topic that was absolutely off limits was his bankruptcies.

    • Not really, no. I think most of it’s been a shell-game / Ponzi-like scheme of using loans and scams to pay for a ridiculous lifestyle. I would not be at all surprised if his net worth was actually negative — and most of the debt owed to Russians.

      • sadoldguy

        Trump inc. is a large and profitable real estate venture. What I question is if donald is responsible for any of it.

        • Not as profitable as you might think. They were hit hard in the 2007 real estate collapse, esp. since legit banks stopped loaning him money.

          Gold-plating something may make it look fancy and expensive…but that plating is usually tissue thin and covers baser materials.

    • AJ Drew

      With thanks to Ross for linking us to it: Rachel Maddow suggests (ahem) just how corrupt that biz is/was… and one handshake away from terrorist money-laundering to boot:

      https://youtu.be/dy9Qtf3P6Nw

      It’s a very long bit, but worth the watch to get the full background. You can skip to the last minute for the pointed summary.

    • sadoldguy

      I will watch, and further google. If I have been self misinformed than I was relying on an unreliable source. I fuck up multiple times a day, so this would just be par for the course.
      What I was working towards is that the defining quality his fans espouse, his money, is not real.

    • Beagle

      It didn’t build the business. It inherited the business from its father. And any fool can run a business, as long as you don’t insist that it be run well.

  • Cuberly
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Notice that none of the usual religious suspects will take it as a sign from God.

  • Mikey

    I’m not so sure it’s any sort of “coup” for Wikileaks. This pretty much proves that they are not for transparency but rather set on a very specific anti-Democrat, anti-USA agenda. I think a lot of people who may at one time have thought of Wikileaks as a sort of Robin Hood of the information age are now seeing it as nothing more than a corrupt organization out only to achieve whatever Assmange’s anti-democracy agenda is.

    • I rejected the White Knight fantasies about Assange and wikileaks at least a year ago if not more. Never sat right with me.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I’m not so sure it’s any sort of “coup” […]

      Oh, it’s a coup alright.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer
    • DaddyRay

      Good

    • AJ Drew

      Replace Obamacare with the Affordable Care Act! And get your government hands off my social security check!

    • Sam_Handwich

      all congress can do is FIX the law. and there’s plenty of room for debate there, but the genius of the ACA, as with most other comprehensive bills, is that they are impossible to dismantle piece by piece without the whole thing falling apart and creating chaos.

      that shit sandwich floating around the House is going nowhere. (and just wait until CBO scores it!)

      my theory is they had to get this charade over with right away to limit the damage for the midterms. repukes will keep bitching about Obamacare, but there will be no fixes until Dems are in control

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I was a bit morbidly curious to see if the rest of the GOP party would let themselves be bullied by the Fweedum Cockus into trying to kill it with no regard to the consequences. But it looks like fear of unemployment and maybe pitchforks & torches is slowly winning out.

      • billbear1961

        Mr. Handwich, you are very reassuring!

        🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5VuAAFltY&feature=youtu.be&t=6s

      • Some Republicans don’t want to mess with ACA at all, but don’t want anyone to know.

        Some like Ryan want to basically destroy it and use the repeal as a means to begin repealing Medicaid and Medicare…but not dismantle it immediately because it’d kill the party in the midterms. Meanwhile though, they just simply gotta get those tax cuts for the millionaires through.

        And some like the Teabaggers demand ACA be repealed, period, no compromises. They don’t care what it does to the rest of the party because *their* voters are tree-stump stupid and will eagerly vote against their own interests.

        Finally, the GOP Senate is really pissed the House thinks they can “ram this bill down their throats,” because they do NOT like being treated like a 2nd-class legislative body. Ultimatums from Ryan and the WH that “this is the bill, take it or leave it” are not likely to be successful.

        Finally, there are a LOT of conservative GOP voters out there who do not want ACA to get worse or be repealed. A lot of ’em.

        This is a formula for nothing to happen. I hope.

    • billbear1961
    • Lazycrockett

      The most harm this bill would do is to 50 to 64 year old white rural voters who are to busy spending money getting their kids off of heroin/taking care of their grandkids to be able to afford this plan. Pity. emails.

      • I kinda sorta resemble that remark. I’m a 54 yo white rural voter. AHCA still screws me over massively and by some estimates, a lousy cover-nothing plan with the return to annual and lifetime caps (which the average person will burn through before finishing a single course of chemo…not that I need such, just saying) would literally run more per month than our mortgage.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          The article says AARP has 38 million members aged 50 and over. That sounds like an interest group that would be hard for the GOP to blow off.

          • Been thinking about rejoining. We had a membership some time ago, but it lapsed in 2014.

            Needless to say, I’m not crazy about the prospect of my insurance premiums basically tripling…and then have to wait until the following year for the tax credit. If I have a shitty year with my business, I might not *have* the money to wait that long.

            Kinda glad the House bill appears to be DOA — both because it’s really, really lousy and no one out there will want it instead of ACA…and because the Tea Baggers are pissed because it’s not vicious enough and not simply a complete repeal.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Damn 60 year-olds with their flat-screen iphones. Priorities!

  • Somehow this comes as no surprise. Who wouldn’t be furious if accused falsely of having committed a serious felony crime? Especially if that false accusation came with the imprimatur of the current President’s office and position.

    Former President Obama was reportedly furious after President Trump fired off tweets accusing him of wiretapping Trump Tower before the presidential election, according to a new report.

    An aide to Obama told the Wall Street Journal the former president had decided he would not respond to every one of the his successor’s tweets. But people familiar with Obama’s thinking told the WSJ he was livid after Trump posted several tweets early Saturday morning making serious accusations.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322875-report-obama-was-furious-after-trump-accused-him-of-wiretapping-trump

    • billbear1961

      He should be able to take some kind of action, legal action. At the very least, he should make his fully justified disgust KNOWN, and let people know what he thinks of a president LYING in this fashion, abusing his office and democracy in this unprecedented fashion.

      Trump has truly gone WAY over the line with this baldafeced LIE, and–damn it!!–he SHOULD be held ACCOUNTABLE, held accountable by responsible politicians and by the REAL press.

      They have to make it CLEAR this kind of gross irresponsibility–flippant CALUMNY-on-the-fly–will NOT be tolerated.

      You do NOT treat an official with respect when he (or she) behaves with such APPALLING disregard for FACTS and DECENCY–not if you want a civil society to SURVIVE!!

      You don’t show them respect, and you don’t treat it as a joke to be laughed at and overlooked.

      You DEMAND a retraction and an APOLOGY–to the target of the calumny and to the NATION!!

      • Snarkaholic

        You are making a scene.
        I would like to join you.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Don’t forget to bring drinks. Get some ginger ale for the Bear. I’ll have what you’re having, especially if it’s single malt.

        • billbear1961

          I wish some of the “journalists” would!

          They should stop treating these criminal jokers with respect!

    • Treant

      Since Mr. Obama is now a private citizen and private citizens are much more protected by slander and libel laws…well, I’m just saying.

      Alternately, since Presidents have very little protection…well, I’m just saying.

      • Playing devil’s advocate, a clever defense attorney could *try* to claim he’s still a public figure.

      • Reality.Bites

        Perhaps he’s thinking one of two things will happen:

        1. The negative consequences to Trump of his time in the Oval Office are going to greatly outweigh any that Obama can possibly inflict through a lawsuit.

        or

        2. The negative consequences to the world and everyone in it from Trump’s time in the Oval Office will be such that these nasty tweets will become irrelevant.

        • Treant

          3. “Fuck this shit, I’m going sailing.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I’m sure he doesn’t need it, but someone should probably get the US’ last real president the Cliff Notes to the life of Oscar Wilde.

  • JCF
  • Max_1
  • Max_1
  • Terance Greene

    This is subterfuge to take our attention away from Russia and The power hungry politicians high on treason.

  • Bombshell? Everybody who did not know this has not been paying attention. I am computer illiterate and I know this for years now.

  • billbear1961

    The lights on Liberty were off, but I just read they’re back on.

    http://pix11.com/2017/03/07/see-it-lights-at-statue-of-liberty-appear-to-go-out/

    It apparently had nothing to do with the Women’s March tomorrow.

    I see it more as an ominous warning from the gods that Liberty is imperiled in this country.

    Thank you, Immortal Ones, but we already knew that.

    🙁

  • billbear1961
  • billbear1961

    Thus ALWAYS to ALL who would sabotage LIBERTY!

    (Notice how the hero puts his life at risk in an attempt to save the fascist saboteur, whose sabotage has already cost decent people THEIR lives in the film.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-2UMB-9yVM

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: The perpetrators of these type of crimes never look as “superior” as they think they are.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/swastika-keying-miami_us_58bf2c76e4b0d1078ca1edcb?rmtjra4i&amp;

    • Snarkaholic

      Is he the new ex-gay therapy tactic?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Florida Man” porn.

        If you dare….

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Shoulda just teased the headline:

      “Florida Man Arrested For […]”

  • Paula Key

    Yeah, but can he release Trump’s taxes?

    • Why would he? He’s allied with Russia and Trump. Probably thinks he can still get a full pardon from Cheeto Hitler for services rendered.

      • Reality.Bites

        The Russians and North Koreans aren’t the only ones whose security services perform assassinations.

  • TuuxKabin

    Another day and it’s dark o’clock in the morning.

    The Google Doodle’s sweet: Celebrate the women who inspire us every day.

    #HerVoiceIsMyVoice https://www.google.com/

    • Stogiebear

      Good morning from Dallas. I gave up on trying to sleep about 4:15. One of the benefits of being self-employed being that I can take a nap before I have to go anywhere. This sleeping for 2 or 3 hours at a time has gotten really old…

      • TuuxKabin

        Come sit here and let’s schmooze. The benefit of being retired as well, except it’s damn near impossible to get a nap in during daylight hours. I need black out curtains.

        It can be an age thing Stogiebear, not to suggest . . . but I sleep a hell of a lot less than I did 25 years ago. Hate it.

        I’m getting an extra 90 minutes or two hours of sleep by using liquid melatonin droplets, sublingual at bed time. But never sleep beyond day break. During the summer hours I’m depraved on account I’m deprived.

        • blackout curtains make all the difference. go to a goodwill or suchlike and get some for your bedroom. you can even hang them inside your decorative ones, so they only show on the outside view.

          when i was really sick, i hung some up and wow! did that help. i needed to sleep a lot during the day and sunlight was not my friend. but thick curtains can help a lot, along with the hum of machinery, like an air conditioner or heater.

          • TuuxKabin

            Sage advice, and well taken. I like that during the colder months they serve as an extra layer of insulation and draft dodger.

            Thinking of a large purr of a big ol’ cat , or gentle snore of a big ol
            pooch. TuuXKabin, my avatar and I used to siesta in a hammock. Was ideal.

            Thanks.

  • Harvey888

    This is a real mystery who leaked these documents to the Russians. A real damn mystery. Who could it have been? I just have no idea.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • SnowFlake

    It is obvious that Wikileaks is working for the russian government on behalf of Trump. These things always come out coordinated with things Trump says.

    • Reality.Bites

      To be fair, Trump never, ever shuts up. And there’s a disaster that needs distraction every single day.

      Boris and Natasha would have taken over the world if they’d been lucky enough to get a moose as stupid as Putin did.

  • JT
  • Genevajthomas

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj249d:
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  • Why exactly is Wikileaks trying to undermine our national security? Because they work for the KGB/ USSR/ Putin and this is proof that they colluded with them to affect our elections because a stupid and corrupt business man is easier to manipulate than a woman with a mind of her own, which women should not be allowed to have in the pro-trump and pro-russian mindsets.

  • John Ruff

    Anyone who thinks it’s a good thing that WikiLeaks is sharing our national secrets needs to be shot.

    • Ish

      What a charming “liberal”. How are you different than Trump or a nazi?

      • Priya Lynn

        We want to expose Trump’s collusion with Russia, Trump and the Nazis at Breitbart do not.

    • stevenj

      Does that include all the writers who have written about the CIA’s history over the last 60 years? Or anyone who goes to the National Archives in DC (or online) to look at the CIA’s activities in foreign countries? I think the cat has been out of the bag for some time now.

      Before you load your guns for the firing squad maybe you ought to do a little research for yourself on the history of the CIA and it’s impact worldwide. One thing you might learn is why (never ending) terrorism is such a spiraling global problem. Another thing you might learn is how the 1% (and the .01%) got to be so wealthy. The CIA – “the agency” – run by unelected people with vast (and hidden) amounts of funding through Defense Dept. budgets guiding our foreign policy since the early 50’s. Able to topple (even democratically elected) governments – in our $$$national interest$$$.

  • bambinoitaliano

    This is not surprising. Most users, especially those on android and IOS platforms are app centric. They essentially handing over their own privacy to the app developers by tapping on the “I Agree”. How do you think Facebook paid $21 billion for What’s app and Snapchat worth $20 billion? The values comes from the users personal info that can be commercialize. Angry Bird is not really free when you handing over your contacts, personal files, browsing habits. Not to mention the app developers can easily add and delete any info in your phone, activate your camera and microphone with your “I Agree” permission at anytime. How is it The CIA, NSA or government agencies, corporations not salivating over and taking advantage of such vulnerability?

  • GayOldLady

    Just a ridiculous distraction campaign to draw our attention away from Dumble J trump. I fully expect them to begin releasing more info on Hillary to try to change the conversation again. U.S. news outlets need to ignore wikileaks and friendly hackers need to undermine every attempt by Assange to influence our politics.

  • Ish

    Wikileaks is performing a valuable service to all humanity.

    Fuck the security state.

    Edit: this comment thread reads like a liberal infowars with nutbag conspiracy theories and defenses of the CIA et al. What the fuck is wrong with you people? Get a grip.

    • John Ruff

      Russian troll Insect. Run along and die now.

      • Ish

        Right I say something you don’t like so I am a “Russian troll insect”. What the fuck happened to the people here? Ya’ll are fucking nuts.

        • John Ruff

          You’re a Russian troll. What American is for releasing our national secrets? Unless they’re a Russian troll.

          • Ish

            Idiot “good Germans” like you deserve fascists like Trump. The CIA is not your friend.

          • Priya Lynn

            You’re attacking the CIA because you don’t want Trump’s collusion with Russia exposed.

            Russian troll.

          • Ish

            LOL. You are a fucking idiot.
            I’ve been a commenter on this blog for over a decade. You people are becoming liberal Alex Jones crackpots.

            These crazy conspiracy theories are helping only Trump.
            https://theintercept.com/2017/03/07/leading-putin-critic-warns-of-xenophobic-conspiracy-theories-drowning-u-s-discourse-and-helping-trump/

          • stevenj

            David Talbot wrote an excellent book on Allen Dulles, head of the CIA under Eisenhower and for a year or so, Kennedy. “The Devil’s Chessboard” was published in 2015. Talbot’s research was gleaned from 1st person ex CIA employee interviews, documents in the National Archives and documents from the CIA’s own archives (with much available online), and other sources. Their foreign engagements have resulted in mass movements of people in SE Asia in order to set up civil war (with the end result being huge profits for American weapons manufacturers and their shareholders), the overthrow of dozens of foreign governments in the last 60 years (some democratically elected) many times for the benefit of American corporations, they have caused literally millions dead (on both sides) in wars…etc etc.

            The point is, their deeds are history and written about extensively. (Ish is no more a traitor or troll than I am). If you think the CIA is some sacrosanct agency that only does good for us you are woefully misinformed. In this case (the wikileaks CIA download and possibly the presidential election if it is discovered Russia did play a part) it is…. what goes around comes around.

            Eisenhower warned us in 1960 about the growing and (at the time) possibly dangerous influences of the military industrial complex (they work hand in hand with the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Dept). The result 50 years later are the 1% and the .01%, seemingly endless war and terrorism (which is highly profitable). Why do you suppose this new oil soaked Republican administration is proposing a huge increase in the Defense Dept budget?

  • ultragreen

    Of course U.S. intelligence agencies have hacking and eavesdropping tools that can penetrate common communication systems. These are, after all, spy agencies that have been supported by billions of taxpayer dollars. Why would one expect the situation to be any different?

    There are no laws forbidding the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies from spying on people abroad regardless of the communication devices that they use.

    Here in the U.S., as a result of recent court rulings, these agencies are allowed to collect information electronically about U.S. citizens and store it in an archive, but they are not allowed to use it without receiving a court order.

  • ultragreen

    It appears that Wikileaks has released the software code for the various computer programs that enable the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on or manipulate various communication systems and electronic devices. This is a serious problem because it provide software tools that can be used by unscrupulous hackers, organized crime, and hostile governments all over the world. With these software tools personal information can be stolen and published, the identities of persons can be stolen and used to commit fraud, bank account numbers and credit card numbers can be stolen and used for fraudulent financial transactions, the behavior of people in their own homes can be published online, people can be exposed to blackmail by threatening to release personal and other kinds of information about them, the technology secrets of U.S. businesses can be stolen, and more classified information from the U.S. government could be stolen.

    I consider the release of this software code to be a violation of Wikileaks mission and a serious crime. I think Julian Assange should be prosecuted by the U.S. government and sent to prison. I think the government of Ecuador should be lobbied to release Julian Assange to U.S. authorities because he is no longer worthy of their protection.

  • sword

    I praise Wikileaks for its release of hacks and documents detailing Trump’s tax returns, Trump and his surrogates repeated contacts and messages with the Kremlin and Republican emails. Also the reports on Putin’s hidden wealth and bank accounts.
    No????

    Does anyone still believe that Wikileaks is independent …or another Russian front organization?

  • Galvestonian

    Russian hacks … looks like someone is worried about where the intelligence agencies are digging and the ‘bad dudes’ are blowing smoke and using mirrors to confuse the general sheeples. you know, those hard working, salt of the earth, good christians — remember that these are just simple folk. People of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

  • Ish

    When the fuck did liberals start defending the CIA?

    • Priya Lynn

      Since the CIA hack is just being used to deflect attention from Trump’s collusion with Russia.

      • Ish

        You people are fucking nuts.

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