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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:09 AM

DHS official whose office compiled 'intelligence reports' on journalists and protesters has been rem

Source: Washington Post

A senior Department of Homeland Security official whose office compiled “intelligence reports” about journalists and protesters in Portland, Ore., has been removed from his job, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Brian Murphy, the acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, was reassigned to a new position elsewhere in the department, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-official-whose-office-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-and-protesters-has-been-removed-from-his-job/2020/08/01/f01247be-d3ff-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html?tidr=a_breakingnews&hpid=hp_no-name_hp-breaking-news%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar



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Reply DHS official whose office compiled 'intelligence reports' on journalists and protesters has been rem (Original post)
reACTIONary Aug 1 OP
C_U_L8R Aug 1 #1
Hong Kong Cavalier Aug 1 #2
GemDigger Aug 1 #4
Thomas Hurt Aug 1 #3
Nitram Aug 1 #5
lonely bird Aug 1 #6
Marcuse Aug 1 #7
RainCaster Aug 1 #9
Scarsdale Aug 1 #8
40RatRod Aug 1 #10
PatrickforO Aug 1 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 1 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 1 #13
stillcool Aug 1 #14
NoMoreRepugs Aug 1 #15
riversedge Aug 2 #19
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 1 #16
Efilroft Sul Aug 1 #17
riversedge Aug 2 #18

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:14 AM

1. Rearranging the deskchairs on the Trump SS.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:20 AM

2. I heard...

...that Brian Murphy is moving to Hollywood and starring in a reboot of "The Fall Guy".

<insert rimshot emoji here>

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:52 AM

4. No emoji but...



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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:31 AM

3. Another "bad apple", "we didn't know" con in progress here folks.

I imagine Murphy will gladly throw himself on his sword though.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:54 AM

5. Glad to see that it was acknowledged that collecting intelligence on reporters and

domestic protestors exercising their first amendment rights is prohibited.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:08 PM

6. They got caught

That is the only reason the guy was shuffled away.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:13 PM

7. Drumpf doesn't like intelligence.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:49 PM

9. DFT doesn't have intelligence

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:16 PM

8. He has likely been

promoted, given a large raise.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:52 PM

10. But, ...

...was he just removed from his job and given a different one. I would not trust these assholes.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:55 PM

11. Kicked the incompetent monster upstairs, did they?

With these new revelations about WHY the Trump 'administration' refused to develop and implement a coordinated national response to the virus, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say there needs to be some fucking punishment for these people.

A sound defeat at the polls is no longer enough. These monsters are guilty of crimes against humanity. Concentration camps, escalating demonstrations, fomenting violent racism, allowing 150,000 Americans to die.

When I look at Trump I don't see an orange buffoon. I see a demonic parasite pulling apart the social, economic, political, and moral fabric of this republic.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:59 PM

12. Should have been fired and never hired again. . . nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:16 PM

13. Lock him up!!!!!

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:33 PM

14. a new position elsewhere..

Murphy had previously told Senate committee staff that his office did not collect, analyze or exploit information on the electronic devices or accounts of protesters. On Friday, Democratic senators sent Murphy a letter asking him to confirm that was true.----------------------------------------------

Recently, Murphy tried to broaden the definition of violent protesters in Portland, in a way that some officials felt was intended to curry favor with the White house.
In an internal memo, Murphy announced that the label “violent opportunists,” which his office had used to describe people who were attacking law enforcement personnel and property, would be changed to “violent antifa anarchists inspired,” according to an internal memo.

Murphy argued that the violent protesters weren’t merely taking advantage of a moment but had “overwhelmingly” been linked to radical ideologies “driving individuals toward violence.” That conclusion was undercut by an earlier DHS analysis that found there wasn’t enough information about the Portland protesters for the department to know how they might be connected to anti-fascist or anarchist groups and what precisely was motivating them. Many of the protests in Portland have been peaceful and in response to police violence around the country.


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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:38 PM

15. If Biden wins they are going to have to buy out the

entire World’s supply of brooms to clean out the “trash” left by the RUMP in every part of our government.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 05:35 AM

19. and do directly to landfill

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:15 PM

16. DHS appears to have either accessed a Portland protest Telegram chat or evaluated patterns ...

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⁩. DHS appears to have either accessed a Portland protest Telegram chat or evaluated patterns of Telegram communications, neither of which they should have been able to collect.



Murphy told Congress that DHS did not collect protesters’s data. An internal DHS memo seems to contradict him.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:55 PM

17. I'm so old, I remember when "removed from his job" meant kicked out of the organization.

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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 05:15 AM

18. says Murphy intended to curry favor with the WH-changed description to "violent antifa anarchists.".

There is a lot of detail in this WP article about Murphy. He should be fired. Period.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-official-whose-office-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-and-protesters-has-been-removed-from-his-job/2020/08/01/f01247be-d3ff-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html

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...............Recently, Murphy tried to broaden the definition of violent protesters in Portland, in a way that some officials felt was intended to curry favor with the White House.


According to an internal memo, Murphy announced that the label “violent opportunists,” which his office had used to describe people who were attacking law enforcement personnel and property, would be changed to “violent antifa anarchists.”


Murphy argued that the violent protesters were not merely taking advantage of a moment but had “overwhelmingly” been linked to radical ideologies “driving individuals toward violence.” That conclusion was undercut by an earlier DHS analysis that found there was not enough information about the Portland protesters for the department to know how they might be connected to anti-fascist or anarchist groups and what precisely was motivating them. Many of the protests in Portland have been peaceful and in response to police violence around the country.

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