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    25 Aug '18 11:241 edit
    https://neonnettle.com/features/1500-comey-mueller-caught-funneling-billions-in-fbi-contracts-to-lockheed-martin

    A pair of leading Government Accountability Institute researchers has revealed that two former FBI Directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, took advantage of their government contacts and security clearance to enrich themselves. Seamus Bruner of the GAI, and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, has exposed the real reason Comey is paid upwards of $6 million a year by his new employer Lockheed Martin. Together with GAI President Peter Schweizer, Bruner has discovered a trail of lucrative FBI contracts that were funneled from then-director Mueller to Comey's new firm. Federal contracts worth $100 million plus, with one contract worth $1 billion, were snatched from competitors such as IBM, in favor of Comey's tech giant employers, according to the two Government Accountability Institute officials. © press The FBI contracts reveal a scheme between Comey and Mueller to enrich themselves Bruner and Schweizer lifted the lid on the scheme during Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Bruner and Schweizer investigated what they described as a “revolving door” of “cronyism” within the federal government’s national security and intelligence apparatuses.Have your say - ⇓ Hit the comments below ⇓ The pair focusing on the monetization of security clearances that are held by former administration officials, such as John Brennan and James Clapper. Bruner noted the growth of Comey’s net worth between 2003 and 2009 after Comey left the Department of Justice to join Lockheed Martin as senior vice president and lead counsel. “It doesn’t really make much sense why [Lockheed Martin] would pay [James Comey] upwards of six million dollars in a single year,” assessed Bruner. “But one reason — aside from his security clearance — is that his buddy Robert Mueller is running the FBI. "They begin passing 100-million-dollar-plus contracts to Lockheed Martin.”TRENDING: CIA Whistleblower Phony Trump Dossier a Failed Coup MSM Cover Up Bruner continued, “One of these contracts was actually worth a billion dollars, and it was protested formally by the other bidder: IBM. … "The contracts flowed from Robert Mueller’s FBI to James Comey’s private sector employer, Lockheed Martin, and James Comey made many millions over a short period of time.” Bruner described Comey as “one of the prime examples of this kind of cashing in on government contacts.” “We followed the money and realized that James Comey made well over ten million dollars from when he left the public sector in 2005 and by the time he returned to serve as FBI director [in 2009],” said Bruner. “He even made over six million dollars in a single year at the top government contracting corporation, Lockheed Martin; they get over $50 billion a year in government contracts.” © press Comey and Mueller and both accused of being loyal to Obama Bruner affirmed CNN’s Paris Dennard’s analysis of security clearance commodification among ex-government officials. Bruner said, “[Paris Dennard] was absolutely right, and everybody knows that top-level intelligence folks leave the public sector and go cash in on their knowledge, experience, [and] security clearances. "That’s one of the main reasons Brennan is crying so loudly–because he can’t work at a lot of these contractors without a security clearance.” Schweizer also explained the value of security clearances held by former government officials: “In the exchange [between Paris Dennard and Phil Mudd], Mr. Mudd is being wholly disingenuous–because what he essentially said was, ‘I, personally, don’t have contracts.’ "He may or may not. "He may be entirely honest about that, but he knows darn well that his colleagues are neck-deep in these kinds of consulting arrangements.” Schweizer added, “Consulting firms … all have large amounts of projects in management positions and subcontracting that they engage in, and if you want any of those … you have to have a security clearance.” © press Then-director of the FBI Mueller was funneling contracts to his former colleague Comey Governmental domains of national security and intelligence are vulnerable to “cronyism,” said Schweizer: “[They are] not immune to the exact same forces of cronyism and self-enrichment that we see anywhere else in government. "It’s like the executive at Health and Human Services who does favors for the pharmaceutical industry and then goes and works for big pharma. "The same thing happens in this space.” Schweizer continued, “What makes [a top-level security clearance] so valuable for a guy like Brennan is he can be read into all of it, and he has access to all of it. Mark my words … if he was not doing contracting right now, he would be looking to do contracting. "That’s no longer available to him [because] he has had his security clearance lost [and] cannot have access to any of that material now.” Schweizer expanded, “John Brennan can now not get a call from, let’s say, a senior FBI official who wants to ask him a question on counterterrorism. "They cannot now call and have a conversation involving anything that includes classified material. "It’s going to be a big change in John Brennan’s life, and it also affects him commercially because … he cannot get consulting arrangements with these big intelligence contractors.” Schweizer went on, “‘Compromised’ follows the money and rips the veil off of the sorts of things that go on at the highest levels of the FBI and the intelligence community.” Bruner speculated about motivations for news media and political recalcitrance towards removal of security clearances from former government officials: “In theory, they retain their security clearances so they can advise some think tank on matters of nationals security, but I don’t think that’s the reason John Brennan and James Clapper and others are throwing temper tantrums, especially Phil Mudd. … It’s the lure of large dollars.” © press Trump says Comey and Mueller are part of the 'witch hunt' against him Pollak asked about conflicts of interest arising from the employment of former top-level intelligence officials at cable news media outlets. Schweizer replied, “It does create a really murky [and] conflicted arrangement that is never really discussed or disclosed while they’re on these cable news programs.” Bruner considered Brennan and Clapper’s leveraging of security clearances to obtain positions with CNN and MSNBC: “This Clapper-CNN relationship is really new territory, where you have the former director of national intelligence sharing information about a dossier which has now been debunked using this kind of politicized piece of opposition research and then sharing it with a news network. "Who knows what amount of it was classified at the time? "This is beyond your run-of-the-mill cronyism; this is really into uncharted territory and really alarming.” Schweizer framed Comey’s “veneer” of selfless “public service” as “ridiculous.” “The American people are very thankful to people that are out on the battlefield fighting terrorist organizations or rank and file FBI who are tracking down terror cells in the United States,” said Schweizer. “There are people that make a lot of sacrifices that never cash in the way that Jim Comey has, but Jim Comey wants to be treated as the rank and file FBI agent who just diligently did his job and performed a public service.” © press Comey's new employer Lockheed Martin pays him upwards of $6 million a year Schweizer continued, “The research that Seamus has done in this book shows that that’s just simply not the case. "It’s a revolving door, and they ought to be seen and recognized as such. "The veneer of, ‘I’ve always done things that are just in the national interest’ is ridiculous. "What you find in this national security and intelligence space is the same thing you find elsewhere in government, which is, a lot of times, individuals, when they’re in government, they create opportunities for their own services within the private sector so when they leave and go into the private sector, they’re set up very well. "It seems pretty clear that some of that has happened with Comey-Mueller.” Schweizer offered recommendations for curbing corrupt exploitation of security clearances by ex-government employees. “You’re not entitled to this,” stated Schweizer. “We appreciate their service to the country, but a guy who has been in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years [gets] a retirement pension, but they don’t get some special access to government information whenever they want and for as long as they want because of public service. "I think the notion of need-to-know is clear.” Schweizer concluded, “If you are not involved in some important government oversight program, some review board, some internal classified think tank effort [like] war-gaming — if you’re not doing something like that — you don’t have an entitled right to have access to this information. "You just don’t. "The number of people with top-secret security clearances in the United States is astronomically high. "It’s way too high. "It numbers into the millions.”
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    25 Aug '18 11:29
    There really should be a movement like this to see how all those in government are getting rich beyond their wildest dreams, like Obama becoming President and going from one million dollars to over 30 million.

    The corruption is staggering.
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    25 Aug '18 11:341 edit
    Originally posted by @whodey
    There really should be a movement like this to see how all those in government are getting rich beyond their wildest dreams, like Obama becoming President and going from one million dollars to over 30 million.

    The corruption is staggering.
    Your jealousy is sticking out all over. What do they call that. Hmm, wait, I can think of it. Give me a minute. Oh yeah.

    Hypocrite.

    BTW did you expect anyone to actually read the BS close spaced piece of shyte?
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    25 Aug '18 12:09
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Your jealousy is sticking out all over. What do they call that. Hmm, wait, I can think of it. Give me a minute. Oh yeah.

    Hypocrite.

    BTW did you expect anyone to actually read the BS close spaced piece of shyte?
    why do liberals defend actions like this? They rail against the rich getting richer but accept crooked politicians stealing from the govt.
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    25 Aug '18 12:22
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    why do liberals defend actions like this? They rail against the rich getting richer but accept crooked politicians stealing from the govt.
    Actions like what?
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    25 Aug '18 13:073 edits
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    why do liberals defend actions like this? They rail against the rich getting richer but accept crooked politicians stealing from the govt.
    Crooked politicians like Hunter and Trump? Oh wait, I forgot, it's all one big witch hunt.
    So how many of Trump's buddies have flipped now? Peckerhead, Cohen, weisselberg, Manafort next. They know where the bodies are buried. What do you think NOW, Trump lover? Wait till Trump Jr and the rest get crim indictments and watch how long it takes for Trump Sr to throw them under the bus. Real nice guy, that mob boss POTUS we have. He THINKS like a mob boss. If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck......
    And you all want to worry about the underlings. Deflection much?
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    25 Aug '18 13:32
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://neonnettle.com/features/1500-comey-mueller-caught-funneling-billions-in-fbi-contracts-to-lockheed-martin

    A pair of leading Government Accountability Institute researchers has revealed that two former FBI Directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, took advantage of their government contacts and security clearance to enrich themselves. Seamus Bruner ...[text shortened]... in the United States is astronomically high. "It’s way too high. "It numbers into the millions.”
    The article is filled with ludicrous errors; Lockhead Martin isn't Comey's "new employer" nor did he work for them from "2003-2009" nor did he become FBI Director in 2009, etc. etc. etc. It's clear Comey made good money at Lockheed Martin (corporate lawyers with Comey's long experience often do) but it's a bit ridiculous to suggest that LM suddenly became a major beneficiary of government contracts because of Mueller and Comey; it has been the biggest dollar receiver of US government contracts for decades.

    The article does bolster the argument that Trump's revoking of Brennan's security clearance will cause him pecuniary damage, something whodey was incredulous about a week ago.
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    25 Aug '18 13:44
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    The article is filled with ludicrous errors; Lockhead Martin isn't Comey's "new employer" nor did he work for them from "2003-2009" nor did he become FBI Director in 2009, etc. etc. etc. It's clear Comey made good money at Lockheed Martin (corporate lawyers with Comey's long experience often do) but it's a bit ridiculous to suggest that LM suddenly beca ...[text shortened]... ty clearance will cause him pecuniary damage, something whodey was incredulous about a week ago.
    your post is full of lies. Below is a message from a whistle blower...not to do with this thread, but shows comey was there in 2007

    https://medium.com/@imispgh/lockheed-whistleblower-when-i-faced-james-comey-5d9b1c3e433c
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    25 Aug '18 13:52
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    your post is full of lies. Below is a message from a whistle blower...not to do with this thread, but shows comey was there in 2007

    https://medium.com/@imispgh/lockheed-whistleblower-when-i-faced-james-comey-5d9b1c3e433c
    I didn't say he wasn't there in "2007"; I said he didn't work for them from "2003-09" as the article said. In fact, he didn't start working for LM until October 1, 2005. https://web.archive.org/web/20130730171944/http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2005/august/LockheedMartinNamesJamesBComeyGener.html

    This is the sort of careless error that makes an article's other claims dubious.
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    25 Aug '18 14:31
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://neonnettle.com/features/1500-comey-mueller-caught-funneling-billions-in-fbi-contracts-to-lockheed-martin

    A pair of leading Government Accountability Institute researchers has revealed that two former FBI Directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, took advantage of their government contacts and security clearance to enrich themselves. Seamus Bruner ...[text shortened]... in the United States is astronomically high. "It’s way too high. "It numbers into the millions.”
    I see Whodey (Mr. Tunnel) vision is at it again. This is chump change compared to what Eric Cantor, former GOP lawmaker makes as he sits on the board of many companies, and that just the tip of the iceberg, so stop sniveling about Comey and Mueller Mr. Whodey, these 2 are playing the same game as everyone else.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-congressional-board-pay/
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    25 Aug '18 16:41
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I see Whodey (Mr. Tunnel) vision is at it again. This is chump change compared to what Eric Cantor, former GOP lawmaker makes as he sits on the board of many companies, and that just the tip of the iceberg, so stop sniveling about Comey and Mueller Mr. Whodey, these 2 are playing the same game as everyone else.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-congressional-board-pay/
    ahhh!...but Manafort wasn't just playing the game like everyone else...got it!
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    25 Aug '18 16:42
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    I didn't say he wasn't there in "2007"; I said he didn't work for them from "2003-09" as the article said. In fact, he didn't start working for LM until October 1, 2005. https://web.archive.org/web/20130730171944/http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2005/august/LockheedMartinNamesJamesBComeyGener.html

    This is the sort of careless error that makes an article's other claims dubious.
    from 2003-09 includes 2007 ya dumb ass.
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    25 Aug '18 16:50
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    from 2003-09 includes 2007 ya dumb ass.
    It also includes 2003 and 2004 when he wasn't working for LM, idiot.
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