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Bruce Moran, National
J. Moran is a senior National Security Advisor who focuses on
strategic planning for National Security issues. As a consultant, he
works with public officials, U.S. Government committees,
departments, agencies, think tanks, and corporations. He works on
special national security projects and defines clear "hands on"
working solutions for Crisis Preparedness and Crisis Readiness
scenarios. He has in-depth experience in foreign policy, security
operations & Hi-Tech systems (connectivity, interoperability, and
interfacing) such as SMART* Fusion protocols and applications. He
consults with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of
State, U.S. Department of Commerce, Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, House Committee On Foreign Affairs, Joint Economic
Committee, Senate/House Committees on Banking/Finance, Senate
Permanent Committee On investigations and the Senate Select
Committee On Intelligence. (Bruce is the resident humorist, much
like Hawkeye Pierce was in the MASH series we all know and love. Oh,
and I didn't have a real picture of him.)
Clare M. Lopez
M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus
on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues.
Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and vice
president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career
operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor
at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies,
Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and
has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for
a variety of defense firms. She was named a Lincoln Fellow at the
Claremont Institute in 2011.
Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez
was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and
Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP)
threat to the nation. She is deputy director of the U.S.
Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the
South Carolina National Guard and serves as a member of the Boards
of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights
in Saudi Arabia, the Clarion Fund, the Institute of World Affairs,
the Intelligence Analysis and Research program at her undergraduate
alma mater, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and United West. She has
been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism,
national defense, and international relations at Georgetown
University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and
broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and
the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of
an acclaimed paper for the Center,
The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center's
Team B II study, "Shariah: The Threat to America".
Ms. Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre
Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the
Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps
Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before
declining a commission, in favor of joining the CIA.
SET A HIGHLY DUBIOUS PRECEDENT:
Most unfortunately, the FBI’s 2016 National Security investigation
of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton set a highly dubious
precedent. The U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch must now take
corrective steps to put proper and fitting measures in place to
ensure the entire investigative process provides sound and clear
The repercussions from this investigation have shaken the
foundations of our democratic republic and shattered public trust in
the United States government,. Former FBI Director James Comey was
charged with investigating the email-related activities of a former
presidential candidate and Democratic party nominee. Since Mr.
Comey’s boss, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, was
ethically compromised, Director Comey took it upon himself to make a
decision that proved to be beyond the scope of his legal and ethical
authority. Given the many questions his conduct triggered, a robust
peer review process must be set up to evaluate the propriety of
former Director’s behavior.
INTELLIGENCE FINDINGS DEMAND ROBUST PEER REVIEW: FBI Director
Comey’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s server and emails and of
the Russian government’s connection with and influence upon the U.S.
presidential election warranted a robust peer reviewed evaluation.
This evaluation should have been undertaken by the U.S. government’s
most senior investigative authorities, including DNI Director James
Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey,
along with their respective Chief Information Officers. Evaluations
and determinations should have been made concerning the handling of
the server and the classified information it contained, including
information designated as “confidential,” “secret,” “top secret” and
“SAP” (special access program). The integrity of the investigative
process, itself, also should have been evaluated for its consistency
with National Security procedures and protocols. Former AG Loretta
Lynch’s June 28, 2016 meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac had
provided Former Director Comey with an early opportunity (4 months
prior to the November presidential election) to convene meetings
with Directors Clapper and Brennan and their respective CIO’s to
discuss these investigations. A system needs to be in place where an
Intelligence Director has clear legal and administrative avenues
open for seeking direct advice and counsel from his peers or
superiors in situations like the National Security investigation of
Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
THE DIVIDED UNITED STATES VS. THE ESTABLISHMENT: Most importantly,
the outcome of the Presidential election is indicative of We the
People’s dissatisfaction with the current Democratic and Republican
Party establishments. Clearly, the House and Senate approval rates
have hovered around 15% - 20 % for a very long time, and this
reflects that Americans are not happy at all with the way the
government is being run. The election process and outcome have most
definitely split the country in two.
HILLARY CLINTON PAYED THE PRICE FOR THE DNC MANIPULATION: We saw a
great movement by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to change the
culture and level of accountability within the Capitol (D.C.)..
Whether one agrees with Bernie Sanders or not, Bernie Sanders was
sidelined by the politics of his own Democratic party, and Hillary
Clinton payed the price. Whether one agrees that the Russians
directly interfered with the U.S. election process or not, the
information disclosed during the campaign season has not yet been
proven false. The information provided by Wiki-leaks was damning for
the Democratic party, insofar as it revealed those who manipulated
their side of the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. Hillary
Clinton payed the greatest price for such disclosures, but they also
led to the resignation of DNC Director, Congresswoman Debbie
Wasserman Schultz. To ensure her success against former Candidate
Bernie Sanders in light of these disclosures, Clinton’s Democratic
Party establishment supporters provided her with questions before
the Democratic party debates. However, the disenfranchisement of
Bernie Sanders fooled no one. Although Bernie Sanders beleaguered
supporters were put between a rock and a hard place, Hillary
Clinton, nevertheless, paid the ultimate political price.
People soon forget what went
down - Pundits just talk about current talking points and what
actions are now being taken...
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