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Cuff Cuffari

As Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, Joseph V. Cuffari apparently orchestrated cover-ups of conspiracies to interfere with the election of 2020 and to overthrow the Constitution:



Homeland Security watchdog halted plan to recover Secret Service texts, records show

By Maria Sacchetti and Carol D. Leonnig
The Washington Post, July 29, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security’s chief watchdog scrapped its investigative team’s effort to collect agency phones to try to recover deleted Secret Service texts this year, according to four people with knowledge of the decision and internal records reviewed by The Washington Post.

In early February, after learning that the Secret Service’s text messages had been erased as part of a migration to new devices, staff at Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari’s office planned to contact all DHS agencies offering to have data specialists help retrieve messages from their phones, according to two government whistleblowers who provided reports to Congress.

But later that month, Cuffari’s office decided it would not collect or review any agency phones, according to three people briefed on the decision.

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A senior forensics analyst in the inspector general’s office took steps to collect the Federal Protective Service phones, the people said. But late on the night of Friday, Feb. 18, one of several deputies who report to Cuffari’s management team wrote an email to investigators instructing them not to take the phones and not to seek any data from them, according to a copy of an internal record that was shared with The Post.

Staff investigators also drafted a letter in late January and early February to all DHS agencies offering to help recover any text messages or other data that might have been lost. But Cuffari’s management team later changed that draft to say that if agencies could not retrieve phone messages for the Jan. 6 period, they “should provide a detailed list of unavailable data and the reason the information is unavailable,” the three people said.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/29/homeland-inspector-general-texts/



The guy lied about his qualifications — and it was public knowledge in May, 2020:



The DHS Inspector General Claimed to Have a Philosophy PhD. He Doesn’t.

As Trump fires agency watchdogs, one of his most important appointees has exaggerated his credentials.


by Noah Lanard
Mother Jones, May 29, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general wants you to know he has the credentials to hold accountable a 240,000-person department responsible for keeping the country safe. Until Thursday, Joseph Cuffari’s official government bio stated, “Dr. Cuffari earned a Ph.D. in philosophy.”

That isn’t true.

Cuffari’s PhD from California Coast University is in management, and it was conferred by a school that was unaccredited at the time. In 2004, two years after Cuffari received the degree, the Government Accountability Office prominently featured California Coast University in a report on unaccredited “diploma mills” that required no classroom instruction and issued degrees for low flat fees.

Despite all this, Cuffari has regularly signed letters to Congress and the head of DHS as “Joseph V. Cuffari, Ph.D.”

Source: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/05/the-dhs-inspector-general-claimed-to-have-a-philosophy-phd-he-doesnt/



The guy was too shady for at least one important whistleblower:



Ex-DHS Aide Suggests She 'Went Very Public' Because She Didn't Trust Inspector General

Marco Margaritoff
Huffington Post, July 30, 2022

Olivia Troye served as a homeland and counterterrorism adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo: Susan Walsh via AP)

Olivia Troye, a former Department of Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, said Friday there’s a reason she “went very public” about quitting her job in 2020 ― and suggested current investigations into the missing Secret Service text messages involve the same person.

Troye appeared on CNN as part of a panel alongside former CIA agent Phil Mudd and government ethics expert Norm Eisen when she made these claims. News anchor Jim Sciutto asked Troye why the missing messages, which are linked to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, weren’t actively preserved.

“It’s a little surprising,” said Troye. “I have worked technical migrations in the government, and I find it a little bit confusing that people were not aware that these messages were going to disappear, especially with the amount of planning that goes into these migrations. I can tell you that firsthand having done it.”

While DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari’s office planned to contact all Homeland Security agencies to assist in recovering the missing messages in February 2021, sources told The Washington Post it decided not to collect the phones or review any data later that month.

“I came from DHS,” Troye told CNN. “When you work at the senior levels in the Trump administration … you know exactly where people’s loyalties lie. I know [Ken] Cuccinelli and Chad Wolf and all these people and Cuffari very well.” (Cuccinelli and Wolf were the acting leaders at DHS at the time.)

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https://news.yahoo.com/ex-dhs-aide-suggests-she-221308097.html



The guy may be unqualified to serve as Inspector General, but he’s over qualified to serve a wannabe Führer.



Book him, Danno.

They don't call it Capitalism's Invisible Army for nothing.

The Agency. The Firm. Da Outfit. Take Nixon.



HOW THE CIA'S CUBA DEBACLES BROUGHT THE FUTURE WATERGATE CONSPIRATORS TOGETHER

Jefferson Morley on the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs, the CIA's evolving plans in Cuba, and the people the Agency brought together.


Excerpt…

Helms relieved Jake Esterline, chief of the Cuba task force. He replaced him with Bill Harvey, the chief of the Berlin base, whom Helms regarded as perhaps the finest operations officer in the DDP. He brought in Ted Shackley, a brusque deputy of Harvey’s, to run the Miami station. He sent his energetic protégé David Phillips to Mexico City to wreak havoc on the Cuban embassy, Castro’s first intelligence outpost in the western hemisphere. Helms had bad news for Howard Hunt. “It was made abundantly clear to me in a very pleasant way that I was to have nothing further to do with Cuba operations,” Hunt recalled.

Helms conferred a consolation prize on Hunt more appropriate for his literary talents. He assigned him to serve as covert action chief in the newly created Domestic Contacts Division, where he supervised what a later generation would call “soft power” activities. Hunt later testified that he took over the Agency’s relationship with Frederick Praeger Publishing Company, which published books that aligned with the Agency’s interests but were not “economically feasible.” With subsidies from Langley, Praeger generated books that advanced the Agency’s mission. In this domestic propaganda operation, Hunt reported to Karamessines. Helms took care of his pal.

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The deputy director had to deal with the mess left by the inexperienced Dick Bissell. Bob Maheu might have been the right man to introduce Agency officers to organized crime figures. But telling the amoral ex-FBI agent the specific and lethal nature of their interest was a mistake for which the Agency soon paid. As Maheu’s friend, Johnny Rosselli, put it, “If somebody gets in trouble and they want a favor from the G [meaning the U.S. government] we can get it for them. You understand. We have the government by the ass.” Bob Maheu—no surprise—had a feel for blackmail.

Helms knew this terrain better than most gentlemen.

“Let’s leave aside the notion of theology and the morality of all good men for just a moment,” he dilated for TV talk show host David Frost. “If you hire someone to kill somebody else, you are immediately subject to blackmail, and that includes individuals as well as governments.” As Helms knew full well, Maheu was one of those individuals. Maheu had a problem, and he wanted the CIA to fix it. It seems that Sam Giancana, while negotiating with the Agency about the Castro hit, expressed concern that his girlfriend, pop singer Phyllis McGuire, was getting “too much attention” from comedian Dan Rowan, who was performing in Las Vegas. Giancana asked Maheu to bug Rowan’s hotel room to determine “the extent of his intimacy with Miss McGuire,” as the CIA inspector general chastely put it. Maheu hired an experienced “wire man” to plant the bug, but the man wasn’t experienced enough. Hotel security officers nabbed him in the act. When he called Maheu for help, the FBI was listening in. The Bureau decided to charge both men with violating federal wiretapping statutes. Maheu let his friends at the CIA know that, if prosecuted, he would start talking about the Agency’s scheme to kill Castro. The charges were soon dropped. Blackmail worked.

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https://crimereads.com/cia-cuba-watergate/

Jan. 6 texts missing for Trump Homeland Security's Wolf and Cuccinelli

Source: The Washington Post

Text messages for former President Donald Trump’s acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli are missing for a key period leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, according to four people briefed on the matter and internal emails.

This discovery of missing records for the senior-most homeland security officials, which has not been previously reported, increases the volume of potential evidence that has vanished regarding the time around the Capitol attack.

It comes as both congressional and criminal investigators at the Department of Justice seek to piece together an effort by the president and his allies to overturn the results of the election, which culminated in a pro-Trump rally that became a violent riot in the halls of Congress.

The Department of Homeland Security notified the agency’s inspector general in late February that Wolf’'s and Cuccinelli’s texts were lost in a “reset” of their government phones when they left their jobs in January 2021 in preparation for the new Biden administration, according to an internal record obtained by the Project on Government Oversight and shared with The Washington Post.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/jan-6-texts-missing-for-trump-homeland-security-e2-80-99s-wolf-and-cuccinelli/ar-AA105f4C



The rot of treason stinks bad and runs deep.

So the same folks SCOTUS say can carry AR-15s...

…also are free to reproduce through the rape of innocent women.



That explains things!

Top Dems Want Secret Service I.G. Removed from Erased Text Probe

Thompson, Maloney call for Secret Service watchdog to be removed from probe of erased texts

Bart Jansen
USA Today, July 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – Two leaders of key House committees wrote Tuesday to urge an inspector general to step aside in the investigation of Secret Service texts that were erased during the investigation of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

The erasure, which Secret Service officials have said was unintentional, is now part of a criminal investigation. But Joseph Cuffari, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, failed to notify the committees about the lapse for months.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., head of the committee investigating the attack, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., head of the Oversight and Reform Committee, said the inspector general failed to promptly notify Congress as required by law after learning about the missing texts in December.

“The omission left Congress in the dark about key developments in this investigation and may have cost investigators precious time to capture relevant evidence,” the lawmakers said.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/thompson-maloney-call-secret-watchdog-212845501.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Thompson, Maloney call for Secret Service watchdog to be removed from probe of erased texts

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON – Two leaders of key House committees wrote Tuesday to urge an inspector general to step aside in the investigation of Secret Service texts that were erased during the investigation of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

The erasure, which Secret Service officials have said was unintentional, is now part of a criminal investigation. But Joseph Cuffari, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, failed to notify the committees about the lapse for months.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., head of the committee investigating the attack, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., head of the Oversight and Reform Committee, said the inspector general failed to promptly notify Congress as required by law after learning about the missing texts in December.

“The omission left Congress in the dark about key developments in this investigation and may have cost investigators precious time to capture relevant evidence,” the lawmakers said.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/thompson-maloney-call-secret-watchdog-212845501.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall



Good idea.

NAZI said that in exchange for legitimacy.

Otherwise, talk looney and no get on the tee vee.

Now AF can attract new hearts and minds to their treason and sundry crimes.

That's why you don't touch NAZIs.

It rubs off.

Four years of a Trump presidency, however, have turned the fringes into the party mainstream, and the fringes have evolved in Trump’s direction.

Thanks, Putin.

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