Wednesday, December 6, 2023

How To Join The E-Mail Lists

By Tim Gamble

Both of my websites have email newsletters, each with hundreds of happy subscribers. If you want to join them, it is simple: Just click the link below for the list you want to join (or join both!). A form from Follow.It, which manages my email lists, will open. Enter your email address where you want the newsletter to be sent, then click the Follow button. Simple. Quick. Easy.  

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Did you click one of the above links?  You MUST click a link for the form to open up. 

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DHS Conducted ‘Real-Time Narrative Tracking’ to Take Down Social Media Posts During 2020 Election

By Tim Gamble

12-6-2023 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced yesterday it received 44 pages of records in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that show a close collaboration between DHS’s Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) and the leftist Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) to engage in “real-time narrative tracking” on all major social media platforms in the days leading up to the 2020 election.

The records discuss “takedowns” of social media posts and the avoidance of creating public records subject to FOIA.

The records also show that the EIP, which was initially called the Election Misinformation Partnership in the days leading up to the November 3, 2020, election, tasked staffers with monitoring online election content 24 hours a day with a priority being “disinfo that is going viral.”

Judicial Watch obtained the records thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after DHS failed to respond to its October 5, 2022, request. Judicial Watch is asking for:

All records of communication between the CISA and the EIP. This includes all “tickets” or notifications to the Partnership regarding election-related disinformation on any social media platform. All records regarding the July 9, 2020, meeting between DHS officials and representatives of the EIP. All records of communication between the CISA and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and/or Stanford University’s Internet Observatory regarding any of the following: The Election Integrity Partnership The 2020 U.S. election Online misinformation and disinformation Any social media platform The Election Integrity Partnership was created in July 2020, just before the presidential election. According to Just the News:

The consortium is comprised of four member organizations: Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, and social media analytics firm Graphika. It set up a concierge-like service in 2020 that allowed federal agencies like CISA and State’s Global Engagement Center to file “tickets” requesting that online story links and social media posts be censored or flagged by Big Tech.

Three liberal groups — the Democratic National Committee, Common Cause and the NAACP — were also empowered like the federal agencies to file tickets seeking censorship of content. A Homeland-funded collaboration, the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, also had access.

The newly obtained records include an undated PowerPoint presentation titled “Election Misinformation Partnership.”

Several pages in the presentation discuss “takedowns,” including:

Example Flow 5: Sourced from Platform 

Days after 11/03, Facebook notifies EMP of an impending takedown of a group of pages exhibiting coordinated inauthentic behavior. Since the election, these pages have consistently pushed a narrative encouraging Americans in key states to call for invalidation of election results. Facebook will take these pages down in one hour, and is already briefing relevant state and local election officials.


Notes: Given that information is platform-verified, and Facebook has a direct relationship with local election officials, EMP’s involvement can be smaller with the initial dump. EMP should follow up with election officials and the platform in case either stakeholder wants for further research.

The presentation discusses the avoidance of creating public records subject to FOIA:

Best way to collaborate

What’s the best way to collaborate?

CISA can’t create their own Slack channels, but can participate in others’. Listservs are bad (public records requirements). Jira is fine. CISA has privacy concerns: can’t monitor people’s individual accounts; ensure CISA doesn’t participate in discussions or notes concerning U.S. persons. Setup: SIO will have dedicated Slack, something like Jira or Salesforce (will ask for donation), separate from Stanford and destroyed once over. We’ll intake info by email, but direct people to private forms SIO and CISA have distributed. Info from there will go into queue -> be triaged, assigned SLA. A slide in the presentation titled “Stanford Internet Observatory Calendar” details its monitoring plan: “November: Full Time, Election: 24/7 monitoring in shifts. Heightened monitoring during voting times. Emphasis on voter suppression tactics. Election November 3, 2020. December: Full Time, Post-Election: Full time monitoring continues, but not 24/7. Emphasis on narratives around election legitimacy (EX: mail in ballot theories). Release brief post-mortem.”

A portion of the presentation labeled “Summarized notes” states:

Overview: CISA has limited capabilities to identify, track disinfo narratives + attempts to undermine confidence in elections

SIO does = good partnership Major goal: prevent a crisis of confidence in 2020 elections E.g., where Russia doesn’t change any votes (or changes just a few), but claims they changed many more and hysteria is blown out of proportion Scope: Keep scope narrow: focus on election-related disinfo that has the potential to impact the public’s voting patterns

Partnerships and Relationships SIO [Stanford Internet Observatory] would be the coordinators, working w/ Graphika [], DFRLab [Digital Forensic Research Lab], and [redacted’s] team at UW [University of Washington].

Mutual trust is key: don’t want to need NDAs, legal red tape. Need to build out workflow management system: JIRA/Slack/other communications channels, shared processes and definitions, etc. [Redacted] envisions Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners: Tier 1 is intake (of tips, disinfo reports, etc.): consisting of people either digging for narratives, or processing info received from other partners. Think students, election officials, etc. who are looking for disinfo. Workflow: check that info against protocols, do some initial data aggregation, triage it into the workflow management system. o Tier 2 is the 4 orgs [redacted] I team at Stanford, Graphika, etc.

Workflow: take stuff off the workflow management queue, process it. Need to sketch that out. SLA for different times of the calendar based on the level of severity obtained by triage. E.g., a report from the general public will have less priority than a report from an on-the-ground election official; a report for disinfo that is not popular will have less priority than disinfo that is going viral.

General public = more turnaround time, but election officials = less turnaround time: need to get back to them fast.

SIO has good relationship w/ platforms who already care. See the Secondary Infektion (Russian disinfo op) report. Think through all the platforms that might have been useful there (e.g.,

communicating with Twitter at stage x would have stopped the spread).

Meanwhile, CISA has strong relationships w/ election officials. CISA is happy to introduce SIO to them, do outreach. Just keep CISA in the info-sharing pipeline. ***

CISA’s concern starts 45 days out operationally, when military/overseas voters start mailing.

Start hunting, messaging at beginning of September. Lower SLA (higher turnaround time/less priority), but start looking for search terms and taking tips. The days leading up to/right after Election Day will be much more intense. It’ll be an effective SOC, maybe a physical one, but in a much larger space. A July 10, 2020, email sent from a redacted sender to CISA officials Allison Snell, Brian Scully, Matthew Masterson, Geoffrey Hale, and several other persons whose names are redacted, states:

July will be big to get things going on both the CISA and SIO front, so we will be sure to keep open lines of communication. Thank you again for everyone’s help in getting this going, looking forward to getting to work here!

Action Items:

CISA (@ who I will be reaching out to).

El-ISAC [] connection: introduction to (redacted) heading social media reporting (@Masterson, Matthew) CFI plug-in: discussions how to best integrate reporting into CISA/CFI’s ops center and send tips back to SIO (@Scully, Brian). Legal: get an initial proposal for OCC (@ Snel, Allison).” The presentation includes a slide regarding the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO):

The Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) is a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching, and policy engagement for the study and abuse in current information technologies, with a focus on social media.

Key capabilities:

Experienced disinformation research team of analytical and technical talent. Real-time narrative tracking capabilities for all major platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, potential for TikTok). Additional API or historical access to ‘fringe’ platforms (Gab, Parler, 4Chan). Established and collaborative node within the third-party misinformation research ecosystem.” The presentation gives an example of a scenario the CISA-EIP collaborators could be faced with:

Example Flow 3: Stickier [formatting in original]

#BidenStoleMichigan is trending on Twitter on election day. Groups of seemingly-local accounts tweet @MISecofState to demand the Michigan election results be declared invalid, citing a fresh Epoch Times article alleging shady connections between Michigan’s SoS, Bill Gates, and Joe Biden. Their tweets are relatively few, but see high engagement shortly after posting and spread around right-leaning Twitter. Researchers trace the origin of the article to posts on 4chan and Parler encouraging Michiganders to confront @MlSecOfState on Twitter over the story and calling for the Michigan results to be declared invalid.


Notes: This scenario has a geographical component, but seems targeted to ideological groups online. While particular election officials are targeted, the political nature of the content makes counter-messaging difficult. A government-only response would be even stickier however.

In a June 26, 2023 report, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government writes about CISA:

Founded in 2018, CISA was originally intended to be an ancillary agency designed to protect “critical infrastructure” and guard against cybersecurity threats. In the years since its creation, however, CISA metastasized into the nerve center of the federal government’s domestic surveillance and censorship operations on social media. By 2020, CISA routinely reported social media posts that allegedly spread “disinformation” to social media platforms. By 2021, CISA had a formal “Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation” (MDM) team. In 2022 and 2023, in response to growing public and private criticism of CISA’s unconstitutional behavior, CISA attempted to camouflage its activities, duplicitously claiming it serves a purely “informational” role.

“These records show the lengths to which a ‘Homeland Security’ Deep State agency went in its effort to censor and suppress Americans during and after the 2020 election,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “That it took a federal lawsuit to extract these disturbing records should raise additional worries about what else this Biden administration is up to.”

 Separately, in August 2023, Judicial Watch filed two FOIA lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for communications between the agencies and Facebook and Twitter regarding the government’s involvement in content moderation and censorship on the social media platforms.

In June 2023, Judicial Watch sued DHS for all records of communications tied to the Election Integrity Partnership. Based on representations from the EIP (see here and here), the federal government, social media companies, the EIP, the Center for Internet Security (a non-profit organization funded partly by DHS and the Defense Department) and numerous other leftist groups communicated privately via the Jira software platform developed by Atlassian.

In February 2023, Judicial Watch sued the U.S. Department Homeland Security (DHS) for records showing cooperation between the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) and social media platforms to censor and suppress free speech.

Judicial Watch in January 2023 sued the DOJ for records of communications between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and social media sites regarding foreign influence in elections, as well as the Hunter Biden laptop story.

In September 2022, Judicial Watch sued the Secretary of State of the State of California for having YouTube censor a Judicial Watch election integrity video.

In May 2022, YouTube censored a Judicial Watch video about Biden corruption and election integrity issues in the 2020 election. The video, titled “Impeach? Biden Corruption Threatens National Security,” was falsely determined to be “election misinformation” and removed by YouTube, and Judicial Watch’s YouTube account was suspended for a week. The video featured an interview of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Judicial Watch continues to post its video content on its Rumble channel (

In July 2021, Judicial Watch uncovered records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which revealed that Facebook coordinated closely with the CDC to control the COVID narrative and “misinformation” and that over $3.5 million in free advertising given to the CDC by social media companies.

In May 2021, Judicial Watch revealed documents showing that Iowa state officials pressured social media companies Twitter and Facebook to censor posts about the 2020 election.

In April 2021, Judicial Watch published documents revealing how California state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube)) to censor posts about the 2020 election.

Source: Judicial Watch press release dated 12-5-2023
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Monday, December 4, 2023

20 Years!!!!

By Tim Gamble

The year is 2003. The month is December. Twenty years ago. 

The importance of that date? I wrote my very first prepper-related article, posted to a blogging platform that no longer exists. 

Twenty years writing on issues related to preparedness, survival, homesteading, politics, economics, and current affairs. It has been an interesting ride, to say the least.

Since that very first article on my very first blog, I've written at least 2,000 articles (probably a lot more), published to 3 blogs and 2 websites. I was also the owner / moderator of the very successful Yahoo Group, Surviving the End, for those who remember that group. 

Well over 1,000 of those articles are still available on and

More articles will appear on both of those websites, as I have to plans to "retire" from the Internet anytime soon. Please join me for what the future holds in store. 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Give the Gift of Life - First Aid Kits (and Training, too)!

By Tim Gamble

Looking for a great gift idea? Consider giving the gift of life in the form of first aid kits, supplies, and training. My recommendations: 

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Friday, December 1, 2023

2016 Joe Biden Email Shows Hunter Biden Copied on Ukraine President Information

12-01-2023 Washington, DC – Judicial Watch announced today it received five pages of records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that show then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter received a May 26, 2016, email detailing a scheduled “8:45 am prep for a 9 am phone call with Pres Poroshenko,” who was then the president of Ukraine. Joe Biden’s email address is the now-known alias, Hunter Biden’s email account is disclosed as Hunter Biden was on the board of the controversial Ukrainian firm Burisma at the time.

The email, with the subject line “Friday Schedule Cards” was sent by John S. Flynn, who was Joe Biden’s assistant:

Boss–8:45am prep for 9am phone call with Pres Poroshenko. Then we’re off to Rhode Island for infrastructure event and then Wilmington for UDel commencement. Nate will have your draft remarks delivered later tonight or with your press clips in the morning.



The email also contains information on U.S. military troops under the heading “Daily US Troops Update”:

 # US Troops Died in Iraq/Afghanistan: 6,745

# US Troops Wounded in Iraq/Afghanistan: 52,392

US Troop Levels:

Afghanistan (Security Assistance, Advisory and CT): 10,000

Iraq (Security Assistance): 4,000

The email was obtained by a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the National Archives for Biden family records and communications regarding travel and finance transactions, as well as communications between the Bidens and several known business associates.

In August 2023, James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee called on the National Archives to provide then-Vice President Joe Biden’s records regarding his duties that overlapped with his son’s activities in Ukraine. Chairman Comer is pursuing communications in which Joe Biden used a pseudonym, as well as those in which Hunter Biden, Eric Schwerin, or Devon Archer are copied.

“This is another smoking gun. It blows out of the water the notion that there was any distance between Joe and Hunter Biden on the Burisma influence-peddling scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Source: Press release from Judicial Watch dated 12-01-2023. 
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Mystery pneumonia in China - Reasoned Analysis and Recommendations

By Tim Gamble

Cross-posted from Dystopian Survival due to the importance of the topic.

You are all aware by now of a "mystery disease" (or is it?) in China especially attacking children. Reports are that hospitals in China are being overwhelmed. There is a lot of speculation, clickbait headlines, and fear-mongering about this outbreak in the alternative media and with various prepper and survivalist channels. Much of it from people who simply don't know what they're talking about. So, what is the truth? 

Here is the best analysis I have found so far from someone, Dr. John Campbell, who does know what he is talking about, has done his research, and isn't into fear-mongering or click-baiting people. Please watch his video, and then read my opinion and recommendations below.

Mystery pneumonia in China

My Opinion: This outbreak is probably related to weakened immune systems due to the extended and extreme lockdowns in China, rather than a second planned bio-attack or bio-lab leak. This does not mean that this outbreak isn't serious or potentially deadly. Nor does it mean that "they" won't somehow take advantage of the situation, especially if it grows, to try to do a new round of lockdowns, facemasks, vaccines, and other nonsense. "Never let a good crisis go to waste" is one of the favorite proverbs of the elites. It doesn't matter if the crisis is on purpose or coincidental. 

My Recommendations: Don't panic. Just be aware of how this situation progresses, and continue to work your preparedness plan (you do have one, right?), which should include stocking up food, water, and other supplies, including OTC medications for respiratory problems (Amazon link) and fever reduction (Amazon link). I personally stock up on various Theraflu otc medications and mucus relief/decongestants as part of my regular preparations. 
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Avoid These 5 Woke Companies This Holiday Season

By Tim Gamble

As the holiday shopping season gets into full-swing this week, a conservative consumer group, Consumers' Research, is issuing a Woke Alert on five companies, asking folks to think twice before spending money with them. The woke companies are Best Buy, Activision, Target, Nordstrom, and Home Depot. 

According to Consumers' Research, the USA's oldest consumer watchdog group, these companies have especially woke ESG polices, including race-based hiring, training, and promotion practices, pushing LGBTQ+ books and merchandise for young children, and supporting controversial LGBTQ+ youth programs. More information on these companies can be found on the Consumers' Research website at

Consumers' Research is also asking folks to contact these companies and tell them to stop their woke ways:

Best Buy: You can call Best Buy here at their customer care line at 1-888-BEST-BUY (1-888-237-8289) or email them at

Activision: You can contact Christy Um, the Senior Director, Global Communications at

Target: You can contact the Target Media Hotline at (612) 696-3400, email them at or call their customer service line at 1-800-440-0680.

Nordstrom: You can contact Stephanie Corzett at: or call them at 1-888-282-6060.

Home Depot: You can email Home Depot at: public or call them at 1 (888) 237-2889.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Time For The #NoShame Movement

By Tim Gamble

One of the tactics successfully used by the Far Left and the Woke Mob instilling shame and self-hate into people for not being "woke" enough. We are being taught to feel shame in being American, to be ashamed of being White, ashamed of being Asian (for being too successful), ashamed of being male, ashamed of being straight, ashamed of being a serious Christian, ashamed of supporting traditional values, traditional family, and traditional (only two) genders. 

Have a good job? A successful career? A happy traditional marriage? Shame. Shame. Shame.

Want a secure border? Shame. Own a car with a gas engine? Shame. Like your gas stove? Shame. 

Want criminals to go to jail for their crimes? Shame. Want a gun for hunting or self-defense? Double shame. Don't want the school system to change your child's gender without your knowledge or permission? Triple shame. 

Disagree with any part of the woke, socialist or LGBT agendas? You should be ashamed of yourself for being such a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, greedy, white-privileged bigot.   

The Epoch Times recently released a documentary touching on this subject: How Schools Are Teaching Children to Hate Their Country, Their Neighbors, Themselves. The white rap star Eminem has famously stated that "Being white is so embarrassing, I just want to kill myself." 

They want you to feel shame. They want you to hate yourself and your country. They want to put you in a position so you feel you need to prove that you are not really a bad person. All so you will willingly acquiesce to all their demands. 

It is time for a #NoShame movement.

#NoShame in being an American.

#NoShame in respecting our Founding Fathers, or the principles upon which they founded our great nation. 

#NoShame in respecting the Constitution, or believing in the Rule of Law. 

#NoShame in being White or Asian. Everyone should be proud of their particular heritage. 

#NoShame in being Straight.

#NoShame in being a Man. 

#NoShame in being Conservative. 

#NoShame in being a serious Christian or following the Bible.

#NoShame in believing in the biological fact of two genders.

#NoShame in being your children's parent. YOU are their parent. They belong to YOU, not their teacher, not the school system, not society, and sure as hell not the government!

#NoShame in wanting secure borders or an end to illegal immigration (which is NOT anti-immigrant, despite jhow they intentionally misconstrue it). 

#NoShame in wanting the many benefits of cheap and plentiful energy.

#NoShame in supporting the Second Amendment, or demanding your right to defend yourself and your family. 

#NoShame in questioning "The Science" or questioning "The Experts." Remember, if it can't be questioned, it is propaganda, not science. 

#NoShame in exercising your Free Speech, even if others don't like what you have to say. 

#NoShame in having a good job, making good money, or working hard to provide for yourself and your family.

Don't fall for their shame tactics. #NoShame
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Sunday, November 19, 2023

They are coming for your chickens... and it starts with registration!

By Tim Gamble

Cross-posted from

Zac at An American Homestead just posted an extremely interesting video I am recommending people watch: Confiscation In Tennessee Happening Now! - PROOF (click title to watch the video on YouTube). He's talking chickens, but the tactics used (required registration for a fake permit - see video for a full explanation) can be applied to anything else they want to control, from your guns to your gold & silver. As Zac says, registration ALWAYS leads to confiscation. 

Register your family's vaccine status? Register your rain-water collection? Register your garden? Actually, the USDA wants you to register your backyard garden (you can registrar it on the USDA website by clicking here, but please don't). Don't worry. It is not required. Yet. 

Always think twice before registering whatever the government wants you to register. It is always about control, including eventual confiscation if they disapprove of it.  

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

More on the FBI targeting of traditional Catholics.

[Tim's note: As you read this article, ask yourself, who is next?  Traditional Orthodox? Traditional Baptists? All believers who refuse to conform to the World?]

11-14-2023 (Washington, DC)
– Judicial Watch announced today that it, along with CatholicVote Civic Action, received 131 heavily redacted pages of records from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) showing top officials rushing to craft a public response to the leaked FBI intelligence memo that revealed its targeting of Catholics who adhere to traditional beliefs on church issues.

Judicial Watch received the records in response to an April 2023 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit it filed along with CatholicVoteCivic Action against the FBI and the Department of Justice after their failure to respond to March 2023 requests for records about an FBI intelligence memo targeting “radical traditionalist” Catholics.

In February 2023, an FBI intelligence document was leaked that revealed FBI targeting of Catholics who adhere to traditional beliefs on abortion and other cultural issues. The Catholic News Agency reported: “The leaked document has been condemned by several federal and state officials, as well as clergy, including Bishop Barry Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond, who recently called the memo a ‘threat to religious liberty.’”

The newly obtained records include a February 8, 2023, email with the subject line “Media Request: FBI Richmond Document cites SPLC” from the FBI’s National Press Office alerting FBI officials regarding media inquiries:

We have inquiries from the Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation) about an article written by [redacted]. It references a January intelligence product from the Richmond Field office. After speaking with SC Goodwater, I am alerting all of you so we can get a copy of the actual document and hear any recommendations on how to respond. I am attaching a cut and paste of the [redacted] article.

Miriam Coakley of the Office of General Counsel then forwards the email on to other FBI officials, noting, “Adding InTo [Insider Threat Office], SecD [Security Division] and OPR [Office of Professional Responsibility]. The date of the leaked domain perspective appears to be 23 Jan. 2023.”

Further along the chain, an official in the Office of Public Affairs forwards the chain to more people, saying, “Adding Pamela Bryon from the DI. [Deputy Asst. Director of Intelligence Pamela Byron.] Any info on how this product came about would be appreciated.”

In a heavily redacted reply, Byron responds:

As mentioned on FBINET, the type of product leaked is a Domain Perspective (DP) – the purpose of DPs is to offer information and/or highlight how a shift or new development in an AOR (domain) related to an environmental variable could impact the threat. Environmental variables include demographic shifts, technology development, economic conditions, special events, social/cultural conditions, etc. In particular the analysis in DPs (as in FBI products in general) is focused on the activity of identified or potential threat actors, not on the environmental variables themselves, and how those threat actors react to shifts in the environment, and the subsequent impact on the threat posed by those actors.

In that context, there are a couple of things to note with this situation: [redacted].

We stand by to assist on any other questions.

The records include a February 9 email with the subject line “Coordination of Draft statement regarding leaked RH intel document” from Office of Public Affairs official Douglas Goodwater to top FBI officials, including FBI Chief of Staff Johathan Lenzner, Asst. Dir. for Intelligence Tonya Ugoretz, Asst. Dir. for Counterterrorism Robert Wells and others:

Draft/pre decision, Coordination for media statement – DI/CTD/OGC [Directorate of Intelligence/Counterterrorism Division/Office of General Counsel]

Potential statement for review/edits-: [Redacted].

Asst. Director for Public Affairs Catherine Milhoan then responds:

All, we have received two new inquiries in addition to the three last night and are making the decision to respond in the next hour. We want to get our statement out before this picks up any steam.


Please review the draft and let us know if you have any edits or concerns.

Later in the email chain, Stanley Meador, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Richmond Field Office, replies, “Looks good. One small suggestion in yellow. I would send it out. It is migrating onto Fox.”

On February 10, 2023, FBI Chief of Staff Jonathan Lenzner emails FBI colleagues with the subject “intel piece that has been withdrawn,” saying, “I don’t know if we are there yet, [redacted].”

Lenzner then follows up on February 13, writing, “Looks like at least one religious organization is speaking out publicly:”

Ryan T. Young, the Executive Assistant Director of the Intelligence Branch replies to Lenzner, “Not a good look … Real frustrating when it is self-inflicted. I’ll be back in town Wednesday. We can look into next best steps.”

“After seven months of delay and more to come, Joe Biden’s FBI remains committed to one thing: covering up their un-American spying on Catholic citizens,” said former Congressman Huelskamp, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to CatholicVote. “By fully withholding more than 200 pages of public documents, the Biden administration is more interested in hiding the truth than ending this unconstitutional witch hunt of Catholics and other faithful Americans.”

“The FBI launched a vicious spy effort against Catholics and sought to spy on parishioners as they sat in church pews,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These records show top FBI officials were panicked in response about their domestic spying abuse leaking out.” is a community of patriotic Americans who believe that the timeless truths of the Catholic faith are good for America. It makes its mission “to inspire every Catholic in America to live out the truths of our faith in public life.”

Source: Judicial Watch Press Release dated 11-14-2023.
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