Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, created of a cloud-computing platform in 2013 which made it easier for someone like National Security Advisor Susan Rice to ‘unmask’ Americans without creating a digital paper trail.
The Daily Caller exclusive:
Clapper’s system enabled tens of thousands of government officials to share previously off-limits intelligence information, according to knowledgeable officials who tracked the cloud-computing initiative of the former DNI under President Barack Obama.
Commander Jennifer E. Dyer, a 21-year naval intelligence officer, told TheDCNF that Clapper’s effort dramatically altered the rules that previously barred access to phone records of U.S. citizens unless there was prior approval following rigorous National Security Agency (NSA) review.
“Seventeen different agencies shouldn’t be sifting through Americans’ emails without ever obtaining a warrant,” Gorski said. “The standard for unmasking someone’s identity in these intercepted communications is a low one, and the risk of abuse is real.”
Retired Col. James Waurishuk, who twice served on the National Security Council, told TheDCNF security precautions under the Clapper system were “diluted because more people now had more access.”
Waurishuk believes it will be difficult to trace Rice’s unmasking requests as she sought the information from subordinates. “Susan Rice is not going to be sitting there, reading thousands of intercepts,” he said.
“Because they knew they were doing illegal stuff, the last thing they want to do is have a paper trail. I think they never believed they were ever going to get caught,” he told the DCNF.
The Jeff Bezos connection (yes, the same Jeff Bezos who owns the propaganda machine, Washington Post):
Clapper’s $600 million contract for the new system met fierce opposition from other high-tech companies when it was awarded to Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Web Services. The rivals charged that Bezos received preferential treatment.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) upheld a protest IBM and another unnamed firm submitted in 2013, and the agency ordered the bid reconsidered.
Clapper failed to evaluate prices comparably, and he waived a bidding requirement only for Amazon, according to Ralph O. White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO. AT&T and Microsoft also filed complaints about the Amazon win.
The amount of corruption from Obama’s criminal administration is astounding. Instead of reporting on stories like this, the media is too busy counting how many scoops of ice cream President Trump has for dessert.
The Obama administration set up the intelligence agencies in such a way that it enabled a crime spree of spying and leaking. It has become a one huge minefield for the Trump administration.
— Ethan Barton (@ethanrbarton) May 17, 2017