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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:28 PM

FBI Director James Comey just held closed door meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill about Russia

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http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/320161-comey-meets-with-intel-senators-amidst-russia-uproar
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/comey-meets-senate-intelligence-committee


Updated to add:


Marco Rubio: I am now very confident Senate Intel Comm I serve on will conduct thorough bipartisan investigation of #Putin interference and influence


Another Update:



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Reply FBI Director James Comey just held closed door meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill about Russia (Original post)
kpete Feb 2017 OP
manicraven Feb 2017 #1
marybourg Feb 2017 #2
bathroommonkey76 Feb 2017 #37
annabanana Feb 2017 #3
JTFrog Feb 2017 #7
titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #46
Bob Loblaw Feb 2017 #20
Moosepoop Feb 2017 #26
mcar Feb 2017 #29
LineLineLineLineLineReply .
Kittycow Feb 2017 #32
Moosepoop Feb 2017 #38
mcar Feb 2017 #39
Moosepoop Feb 2017 #41
mcar Feb 2017 #42
Bob Loblaw Feb 2017 #45
Ms. Toad Feb 2017 #49
fun n serious Feb 2017 #4
global1 Feb 2017 #8
kiranerys Feb 2017 #43
Cha Feb 2017 #5
shraby Feb 2017 #6
Cha Feb 2017 #9
kentuck Feb 2017 #10
tinrobot Feb 2017 #22
Doitnow Feb 2017 #28
Shrike47 Feb 2017 #23
kiranerys Feb 2017 #44
C_U_L8R Feb 2017 #11
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #12
blogslut Feb 2017 #13
VaBchTgerLily Feb 2017 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #15
Tanuki Feb 2017 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #19
titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #47
NCTraveler Feb 2017 #16
ffr Feb 2017 #17
Fritz Walter Feb 2017 #35
tavernier Feb 2017 #21
Shrike47 Feb 2017 #24
demtenjeep Feb 2017 #25
BainsBane Feb 2017 #31
dalton99a Feb 2017 #48
mcar Feb 2017 #27
still_one Feb 2017 #33
Takket Feb 2017 #30
bunnies Feb 2017 #36
TrekLuver Feb 2017 #34
DFW Feb 2017 #40
ck4829 Feb 2017 #50

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:30 PM

1. Very curious about this!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:31 PM

2. Not only was the door closed, but it was in a

SCIF!!

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Response to marybourg (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:30 PM

37. FBI Director James Comey leaving meeting w/ Senate Intel Committee.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:35 PM

3. ALL the intel Senators? or just the Repub ones?

IMWTK

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Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:46 PM

7. Schumer and Warner were supposed to be there. Can't find a list. nt

 

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:18 PM

46. They were both there

Webb was quoted post meeting.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:09 PM

20. Sorry. FWIW

I can't decipher SCIF or IMWTK. A little help if you please.

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Response to Bob Loblaw (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:19 PM

26. Here you go

SCIF = "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" -- basically, a very secure room.

IMWTK = "Inquiring Minds Want to Know"

Hope this helps.

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:21 PM

29. It was in a Cone of Silence?

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Response to mcar (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:26 PM

32. .

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Response to mcar (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:31 PM

38. Sorta ;-)

http://www.adamoconstruction.com/what-is-scif.php

Simply stated, a SCIF is a U.S. Government accredited facility where Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) can be stored, discussed or electronically processed. Primarily Government and government-related contractors that require high security have the need for SCIFs. The areas of concern and special attention typically include physical security and hardening, acoustics controls, visual controls, access control, electronic and TEMPEST security.

The minimum requirements for SCIFs are defined in Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705/ IC Technical Specification. The directive describes many specialized construction requirements with the intention to ensure that high security features are built into the facility beyond those achieved by typical commercial construction. For example, all perimeter surfaces (walls, ceilings and floor) are to be constructed so that they will reveal evidence of unauthorized entry or tampering. Depending on each project’s individual performance requirements, additional materials may be required for construction, such as radiant barrier foil, physical perimeter hardening by use of expanded metal with heavier gauge metal studs, as well as additional protective acoustical features to prevent eavesdropping and collection of audio intelligence emanating from the SCIF. There are various methods of achieving the proper protective measures required for a fully accredited facility and these various methods can have a substantial cost impact on the project. Since the selection of which methods are to be used is determined by each project’s unique characteristics such as “Open” or “Closed” storage, Security in Depth (SID), Inspectable Space, as well as the surrounding conditions, it is most beneficial in terms of both time and money to properly design the facility prior to construction.

A few of the many specialized requirements are;

* All telephone, electrical power, security systems, data and emergency systems equipment must be dedicated to and contained within the SCIF. Any utility that enters the SCIF should terminate in the SCIF and not traverse through the space. Where the conduit for any of these systems penetrate the SCIF perimeter, they must be treated to minimize the chance of compromise. Fire sprinkler systems and other metallic materials that penetrate SCIF perimeter must be grounded or use dielectric unions. Additional shielding or isolation is often required to prevent interference or electronic eavesdropping through electromagnetic or radio frequencies.
* There are very specific requirements for ductwork. For example, if ductwork for mechanical operations has openings in the SCIF larger than 96 square inches, they must be equipped with steel man bars that are ˝-inch in diameter and 6 inches on center each way, welded at the intersections, with inspection ports inside the SCIF. The openings, the ductwork and the duct breaks must also have special sections inserted to secure audio and electronic emanations from leaving the SCIF space.
* In most cases the perimeter doors must utilize two access control technologies. The first one for operational day-to-day use, and the second for high security lock up when personnel leave the space unattended. The door and frame assembly must not only meet local building and fire/life safety requirements, but must also achieve the same specified Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating as the perimeter wall assemblies of the facility.
* There are also requirements for UL2050 certified installers and UL2050 approved components to be used for the Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).

These are just a few of the technical construction specifications that must be adhered to in order to have a properly constructed facility that is ready for Government accreditation and program use.

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:31 PM

39. Maxwell Smart was way ahead of his time!

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Response to mcar (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:37 PM

41. Yeah, but...

Too often, he was just phoning it in...

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:38 PM

42. ...

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:16 PM

45. Thanks MP

Interesting stuff. I must admit CONTROL's Cone of Silence did enter my mind. I loved Get Smart.

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:25 AM

49. I know someplace like that - Mar-A-Lago!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:37 PM

4. How many democrats were invited?

 

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Response to fun n serious (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:46 PM

8. I Heard That Schumer Was In Attendance....nt

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Response to fun n serious (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:45 PM

43. Article mentions Warner being there

Also refusing to say anything about what was said.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:39 PM

5. I'm not going to the link.. it looks like the Senate Intel Committee so

certainly there's a Dem on there.. which I don't know who it is.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:45 PM

6. I read earlier that Schumer was there.

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Response to shraby (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:47 PM

9. Thanks shraby!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:48 PM

10. CNN reported earlier that the FBI was not going to charge Flynn...

So, we could probably guess where Comey went from there??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:11 PM

22. Just a thought - maybe they turned Flynn

They offered not to prosecute if he helps them take down the rest of the gang.

Happens all the time with organized crime.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:21 PM

28. Members of a gang support each other-----till they don't

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:15 PM

23. I'm thinking he agreed to testify against whoever told him what to say.

I suspect the Orange One told him what to tell the ambassador. God, I hope so.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:47 PM

44. I don't think Trump is aware enough to do that - Bannon, maybe?

Really, Trump is clearly not in a good mental state and mentally not fit for the job, let alone some kind of mastermind. I really doubt he's behind all of this, I think he's a pawn.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:48 PM

11. BYO Sodium Pentothal

Don't trust that Comey rat

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:52 PM

12. I can just see it

Comey: "Well guys, I've had this intel for about five months now, and I suppose it's time I gave it to you."

McConnell: "Do we really need to know?"

Comey: "It's what everyone already knows, that tRump is up to his neck in Russian favors and the election was totally rigged."

McConnell: "That's all? Well, we've suppressed it this long, why not just keep suppressing it for another three years?"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:53 PM

13. kicksies

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:39 PM

14. they need to give that information to the public, we need transparency

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:41 PM

15. Don't know if it was about Russia. None of the Senators said anything, nor did Comey

The Senators wouldn't even say if Comey was there or not, but it seems to have been confirmed one way or another that Comey held the meeting.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:57 PM

18. At the first link in the OP, the reporter said that Comey came out of the meeting,

and there is a photo of Comey and others walking up the stairs from the basement SCIF. Sort of like the old chestnut in which the trial witness admits he didn't see the accused bite off the victim's ear.....but he did see him spit it out.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:58 PM

19. Nice analogy! thx . . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:20 PM

47. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/17/politics/comey-russia-senate/index.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:46 PM

16. Coney should be under investigation. Nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:52 PM

17. FLUSH!




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Response to ffr (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:27 PM

35. What needs to be flushed...

...is Rubio.

Sadly, he was re-elected after his last-minute decision to run for re-election. Remember? He was unhappy with his extremely well-paying job. At least until his chances for getting the Repuke nomination for President tanked.

Now, all of a sudden, he's become responsible.

I call Bullshit! And those bovine turds are way too large to be flushed away so easily.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:10 PM

21. If Rubio is confident

then we are screwed.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:18 PM

24. Maybe he's just trying to distance himself from the criminals.

If something awful is going to come out no matter what, it's good to be on the investigating team rather than the perpetrator team.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:19 PM

25. little marco had dinner with blotus

this week

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Response to tavernier (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:26 PM

31. For sure

If we hear that from some Democrats, that's another matter.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:23 PM

48. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:20 PM

27. They were all grim, according to reports

The drip, drip is becoming a flood if even Comedy is concerned.

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Response to mcar (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:26 PM

33. In my cynicism, if Comey is concerned it is because he is worried about his own ass.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:24 PM

30. all this means is trump/comey/putin all got their stories straight

we'll have a nice horse and pony show led by the GOP followed by somebody getting slapped on the wrist. Drumpf will be protected.

I wouldn't trust Comey to investigate who ate my lunch out of the fridge at work

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Response to Takket (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:29 PM

36. * this *

 

You nailed it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:27 PM

34. Hmmm I see Marco said "influence".....yes and it will be finished with collusion.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:32 PM

40. Oh, yes, there will be a "thorough bipartisan investigation" whose result will be

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

50. Why is Comey so tight lipped now?

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