James Clapper is known for many things:
information from lawmakers and not having a good reputation in the intelligence committees for being orostraightforward and actively forthcoming.
under oath in 2013. Receiving the for having the worst open-government performance of 2013. Being derided as “another old hack in a job without teeth” by the global intelligence organization Stratfor and describing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood as “.”
the war in Syria while also ISIS and overestimating the fighting capability of the Iraqi army. that changes to the Benghazi reports were not made for political reasons, and that there was “no attempt to mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi.”
US senators remove a section of an intelligence bill requiring the White House to disclose information on “” killed by US drone strikes overseas.
Clapper also has contended that he played in integral role in reporting on the presence of WMD’s in Iraq, stating that “my were on that national intelligence estimate, I was in the community then” as well as his involvement in the manipulation of .
However, there is one aspect of Clapper’s history that has not received as much media coverage: his involvement with private intelligence contractors at the heart of corruption and inefficient defense policy.
While both men were appointed to their position by Presidents from opposing parties, both have one thing in common: Booz Allen Hamilton.
Similarly, Mike McConnell was at Booze Allen Hamilton before his promotion to serving as DNI. In the aftermath of Clapper being appointed to DNI in 2010, McConnell returned to Booze Allen Hamilton where he become the in 2011.
There is a club, and only former government employees are able to join it.
This information contained the login information for from CENTCOM, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, Air Force facilities, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, as well as other private sector contractors.
According to Anonymous, Booz Allen Hamilton, despite working with federal government on defense matters, lacks . Anonymous targeted Booz Allen Hamilton due to the company’s in the controversial surveillance program.
The Privacy Commission of Belgium, where the SWIFT program is headquartered, that the surveillance was a violation of European privacy laws.
The Air Force agreed to lift their suspension of Booz Allen after the company agreed to pay the Air Force a .
These showed the massive government surveillance being conducted by the NSA, in violation of American’s Fourth Amendment Rights. However, one important detail that was vaguely mentioned was that was and of Booz Allen Hamilton.
More importantly, Snowden was an employee for Booz Allen for less than . While the information provided by Snowden has been extremely beneficial to the American people, it should be concerning to all Americans that an employee can pass a federal background check, and leak highly classified information to the public after being employed for three months.
In fact, as reported by Reuters, hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton found possible in Snowden’s resume, but the company still chose to employ him. This raises questions of how competent these contracting agencies are in performing simple background checks.
Their tentacles are so deep in the government that it’s very hard for the government to punish them.”
Harold T. Martin III, who as a contractor to the NSA through the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, was found to be in of approximately 50,000 gigabytes, enough to store 500 million documents containing images and text.
This information from 1996 to 2016, and included a document specific operational plans against a known enemy of the United States and its allies.
The Justice Department disclosed that these documents included the of covert intelligence officers were among the pilfered data.
In May 2008, Booz Allen Hamilton was purchased by the . In 2010, the same year that James Clapper was appointed Director of National Intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton went .
By 2013 the Carlyle Group 95.66 million shares, around 69% of company, which was valued at about $1.66 billion.
However, within only 3 years, revenue rose to $5.8 billion, as operating income doubled to $446 million. As the notes, while sales rose slowly, profit margins rose dramatically, which explains how, “bottom line earnings went from $25 million in fiscal 2010, to almost nine times that in 2013.”
Reports have indicated that this surge in profits was due to a massive influx of government spending. In 2013, it was further reported that company filings showed that of Booz Allen’s overall revenue came from the federal government.
In fact, as a member of the board, former President George H.W. Bush is also reported to have the Bin Laden family in Saudi Arabia twice on the firm’s behalf.
However, these tear gas canisters were labeled “” and were being by Combined Systems International of Jamestown, Pennsylvania. Combined Systems International is by Point Lookout Capital and the .
According to an email from September 19, 2007, , former Deputy United States Assistant Secretary of State who served in the Clinton Administration, the Carlyle Group in a sale of aviation assets to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the Panama Papers, it was that Soros Capital set up an offshore company in the Cayman Islands for the purpose of investing private equity with the Carlyle Group.
Soros has spent hundreds of millions to support various anti-government movements, including the , the , the protests and far left Berkeley protest group .
The also began actively organizing and training protest movements just one month after Soros sank $35 million into the group.
On May 26th, 2017, reported that Soros was also supporting groups who were using the net neutrality movement as a means of promoting censorship of alternative and conservative media outlets.
Clapper has in the past disingenuously tried to claim that the intervened in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, while also admitting that there was no evidence of Russia in any U.S. states.
Given the current U.S. president’s public commitment to cutting back on fraud, corruption and waste in all sectors of the U.S. government, the professional ties of those speaking as authorities on American political issues are of high importance.
Clapper’s indicate that they incentivize him to defend harmful and unethical practices, and will influence him to mislead rather than speak truthfully to the American people.