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Friday, March 10, 2017

Obama Last Minute Changes May Be Behind Leaks

Former President Barack Obama made a last-minute change to the way wiretapped intelligence is shared Jan. 12, which may have contributed to the proliferation of leaks plaguing the Trump administration.

Obama changed the way National Security Agency intelligence is shared 8 days before leaving office, which allows globally intercepted communications to be disseminated across the entire intelligence community.

The change was part of a post-9/11 push by the executive branch to increase intelligence sharing, to ensure that NSA analysts do not miss critically important information. The change is “simply widening the aperture for a larger number of analysts, who will be bound by the existing rules,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said at the time.



Anonymous said...

NSA, CIA, FBI all need a thorough vetting by Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

Trump needs to eliminate this regulation and narrow who is able to have access. Not everyone in these other agencies should have this complete access. That way you eliminate / narrow the people who can leak info.