Lot’s of News today. Scroll down for the rest of the News and Headlines. Finally! This morning’s headlines had some good news, by now you’ve probably seen it. In case you haven’t though here it is. The leaks have to stop.
“A U.S. intelligence contractor has been charged with leaking to a news organization classified National Security Agency material about Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election, the Justice Department and officials said.
The Justice Department on Monday charged Reality Leigh Winner, 25, with removing classified material from a government facility in Georgia. It said she was arrested on Saturday.” More here.> U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaks
Below is the article from “The Intercept” about the hack by Russia and what got here arrested. It’s a lengthy read but well worth the time, pretty interesting.
“RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.
The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes intelligence very recently acquired by the agency about a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and voting infrastructure. The report, dated May 5, 2017, is the most detailed U.S. government account of Russian interference in the election that has yet come to light.” More here.> TOP-SECRET NSA REPORT DETAILS RUSSIAN HACKING EFFORT DAYS BEFORE 2016 ELECTION
“The 25-year-old woman who stole “Top Secret” documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The Intercept appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and other progressive icons, such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore.
Reality Leigh Winner’s apparent social media footprint also shows that she is a supporter of other liberal causes, including the Women’s March and the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim civil rights group.” More here.> NSA Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who ‘Resists’ Trump
In the News:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — “An embattled City Court judge was escorted Monday from judicial chambers in handcuffs.
Rochester court deputies and city police officers executed a bench warrant issued for Judge Leticia Astacio’s arrest last week after she missed a Tuesday court appearance related to an August drunken-driving conviction.” More here.> New York judge arrested, led from courthouse in handcuffs
Excellent article with videos, maps, news articles of the time. “On this day, 73 years ago, the Allies stormed into Normandy, France, and led an invasion to liberate Western Europe from the Germans. These men risked everything to bring an end to one of the most evil regimes in history.
American, British, and Canadian soldiers took part in Operation Overloard, also known as D-Day, along the 50 miles of five beaches. D-Day is “one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.” More here.> Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944
“A man with a hammer cried “This is for Syria” before bashing a police officer in the head outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday, a top official revealed, as a terror investigation was under way.” Video and more here.> Notre Dame hammer attack suspect yelled ‘This is for Syria’; terror investigation launched
“Senate committee launches new investigation of Hillary Clinton’s alleged effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend.” New Clinton corruption probe in Senate
“Federal agency that is supposed to encourage agencies to comply with the spirit and letter of FOI law– is itself an egregious violator”
“Not only is the latest Freedom of Information (FOI) Act response I received from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) two and a half years late—a response was required under the law in about 30 days—it’s also woefully inadequate.
In 2014, I filed a complaint asking the DOJ IG to investigate the unauthorized intrusions into my computers.
My employer at the time, CBS would not let the DOJ IG inspect the primary computer at issue: my work laptop. However, I provided investigators my personal Apple computer, which two independent forensics exams had found was also subject to the remote intrusions. Since the source of the intrusions was allegedly the government, I believed there was a chance that honest and experienced government investigators might be able to identify the perpetrators.” More here.> The Feds: Still Breaking Bad When It Comes to Freedom of Information law
“A former U.S. intelligence contractor has sued fired FBI Director James Comey and other current and ex-government officials, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence provided to agents showing widespread illegal spying on Americans.
The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the National Security Agency’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.” More here.> Ex-intel contractor sues Comey, alleging FBI covered up mass civil liberties violations
From Fair, By: Shari Rendall
“A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), revealed the Obama administration released 564 illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes back into American communities in fiscal year 2015. (Washington Examiner, May 19, 2017) The FOIA data showed 194 criminal aliens convicted of sexual assault, 95 convicted for a commercialized sexual offense, and 275 for “other sexual offenses.” More from this update and more here.> Legislative Update: 6/06/2017
WHITE RIVER JCT., Vt. & COLUMBIA, Md., “Jun 06, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) — groSolar,JEA, and AEP OnSite Partners, an American Electric Power AEP, -0.01% company, are pleased to announce the commercial operation of the 7-megawatt (MWAC) Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners (NWJAX) solar farm in Jacksonville, Florida. The project is located on Arnold Road just north of the Jacksonville International Airport. The NWJAX project is owned by AEP OnSite Partners and features single axis trackers that track the sun from east to west throughout the day greatly increasing the efficiency of the project. Throughout the design and construction of the project, groSolar utilized numerous local contractors and small businesses to assist in the development of the project. In addition to the clean energy that the project provides to residents of the City of Jacksonville, the site features wetlands flowage improvements and landscaping designed to positively impact the site and surrounding ecosystem.”
“The NWJAX project will produce approximately 17,000 MW hours of clean renewable energy in its first year of operation; enough electricity to power more than 1,200 homes. The project also provides significant environmental benefits; the annual clean renewable energy produced is approximately equivalent to the carbon offset achieved by planting over 300,000 trees or taking 2,500 cars off the road each year  .
A project dedication, hosted by groSolar, is scheduled for June 8 [th] and will welcome partners from JEA, AEP, and local stakeholders.
“JEA is committed to environmental stewardship and to increasing its level of carbon-free renewable energy generation,” said Paul McElroy, CEO of JEA. “This partnership with groSolar will expand our solar footprint and provide our customers with an environmentally friendly and efficient option for their power needs.” More here.> groSolar Opens New Solar Farm in Jacksonville to Provide Solar Power to JEA Customers
“The number of job openings in America is now at its highest level since the federal government started tracking the figure in 2001.
Approximately 6.04 million job openings were available in April, according to the job openings and labor turnover survey (JOLTS report), released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday. That figure represents an increase of 400,000 job openings from the same month last year, and is the highest number since the BLS started tracking job openings in 2001.” More here.> American Job Openings Top Record-Breaking 6 Million
Commentary / Opinion:
“Have you heard of “white privilege”? It’s all the rage on college campuses and progressive talk shows. But what is white privilege? And is it even real? To find out, documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz went to the White Privilege Conference in Kansas City to ask attendees what white privilege means to them. The answers…well, they’re priceless.” Do White Americans Have White Privilege?
“Megyn Kelly grills Russian President Vladimir Putin during her NBC News debut, but Michelle Wolf isn’t buying the former Fox News host as a serious journalist just yet.” This is funny, check the video out here.> VLADIMIR PUTIN & MEGYN KELLY: SLIMY PUBLIC MANIPULATORS