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Apparently, according to Comey, Bill Priestap carries a great deal of influence if he could get his boss to NOT perform a statutory obligation simply by recommending he doesn’t do it.
Then again, Comey’s blame-casting there is really called creating a “fall guy”. FBI Director James Comey was ducking responsibility in March 2017 by blaming FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap for not informing congress of the operation that began in July 2016. (9 months prior).
At that moment, that very specific moment during that March 20th hearing, anyone who watches these hearings closely could see FBI Director James Comey was attempting to create his own exit from being ensnared in the consequences from the wiretapping and surveillance operation of candidate Trump, President-elect Trump, and eventually President Donald Trump.
Immediately there was motive for Bill Priestap to flip and become the primary source to reveal the hidden machinations. Why should he take the fall for the operation when there were multiple people around the upper-levels of leadership who carried out the operation.
Bill Priestap would have needed to authorize Peter Strzok to engage with Christopher Steele over the “Russian Dosssier”; Bill Priestap would have needed to approve of the underlying investigative process used for both FISA applications (June 2016, and Oct 21st 2016). Bill Priestap would be the person to approve of arranging, paying, or reimbursing, Christopher Steele for the Russian Dossier used in their counterintelligence operation and subsequent FISA application.
Without Bill Priestap involved, approvals, etc. the entire Russian/Trump Counterintelligence operation just doesn’t happen. Heck, James Comey’s own March 20th testimony in that regard is concrete evidence of Priestap’s importance.
In a new podcast, Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff gives details of a key passage in the controversial Republican memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice — a passage in which Isikoff himself, to his surprise, played a leading role.
Jeanine: But I want to go back to Priestap. And I want my audience to remember this name. I’ll tell you why I’m asking. I don’t like that I haven’t heard of him. We’ve heard of the whole hierarchy, everybody on that seventh floor. And there’s one guy we don’t hear about and that’s Priestap. Comey threw him under the bus and said that this guy who was Strzok’s boss told Comey not to advise Congress of certain things. And the fact that we haven’t heard from Priestap tells me he’s cooperating with someone or what?
Rep. Stewart to Judge Jeanine: You’re going to be hearing a lot more on Bill Priestap.
Monday, April 30, 2018 8:00 – 8:45 Keynote Address:
Top National Security Threats to Watch in 2018
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
8:45 – 9:30 Combating Economic Espionage: Staying Ahead of the Threat
E.W. "Bill" Priestap, Asst. Dir., FBI Counterintelligence Division
9:30 – 10:30 Opening of Awareness Fair, Expo and Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:30 Phishing, Social Engineering: Inside the New Attacks
Ira Winkler, President, Secure Mentem
11:30 – 12:30 DSS: Leading a 360-Degree Security Transition
Daniel E. Payne, Director, Defense Security Service
12:30 – 1:45 Luncheon, Awareness Fair and Expo
2:00 – 3:15 Workshops
Rethinking Your Approach to Security Awareness Training
Steven Rients, Manager Security Training, BAE Systems
Defense Information Systems for Security: Q&A
Quinton Wilkes, Corp. Security Manager, L-3 Com
Nick Levasseur, Deputy Program Manager for DISS, DMDC
3:15 – 3:45 Refreshment/Networking Break, Awareness Fair, Expo
3:45 – 5:00 Workshops
Cybersecurity 101: What You Absolutely Must Know
Robby Ann Carter, Instructor, National Security Training Institute
CUI Compliance: Bridging the Gap Between Govt. and Industry
Devin Casey, Program Analyst, ISOO
Vicki Michetti, Dir., Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program, DoD
5:00 – 6:30 Champagne Reception
Monday, April 30 — 8:45am - 9:30am
Combating Economic Espionage: Staying Ahead of the Threat
E.W. “Bill” Priestep, Asst. Director,
FBI Counterintelligence Division
As industry has shifted from the physical to the digital, so too has the world of economic espionage. It’s increasingly a digital battleground. From foreign intelligence services to company insiders, government and corporate secrets are at risk from a number of threats on a number of fronts. Officials and experts believe more foreign spies than ever are targeting U.S. secrets. While the U.S. focus has been primarily on protecting military and state secrets from spying, a new battle is being waged in which corporate computers and the valuable intellectual property they hold have become as much a target of foreign governments as those run by the Pentagon. Counterintelligence experts expect no decline in foreign demand for sensitive U.S. technologies in 2018 and beyond.
You Will Learn:
➢ Vital intelligence about latest trends in espionage
➢ Espionage actors, tactics and targets
➢ Effective and practical countermeasures
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: face23785
They won't ignore it, they'll do their typical tainted reporting on it, like the memo. It's how they keep viewers/readers. They don't suppress information entirely (unless they think they can keep it in the bottle forever), that would be suspect, so they lie about the information
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: carewemust
CTH was all over this a couple months ago. If they were onto it, then it had probably been going on for MONTHS.