FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians - Launches Manhunt For "Insider" Who Leaked CIA Docs To WikiLeaks

Tyler Durden's picture

Having exclaimed that WikiLeaks is "a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," laying the blame for every embarrassing leak at Moscow's footsteps, the FBI and CIA have admitted that they are searching for an "insider" (not a Russian) who exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

As CBS News reports,  a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider -- either a CIA employee or contractor -- who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.


Much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency, but sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material. Investigators are going through those names.


The trove was published in March by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks.

In his first public comments as director of the CIA just last week, Mike Pompeo railed against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

“It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” he said.

WikiLeaks has said it obtained the CIA information from former contractors who worked for U.S. intelligence. The CIA has not commented on the authenticity of the WikiLeaks disclosures or on the status of the investigation.

It seems once again that WikiLeaks' facts were 'facts' and CIA/FBI 'facts' were 'fake'.

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VWAndy's picture

 Never mind they violated all our privacy laws. Dont worry about how all our security systems are weakend. Or how these back doors make all of us less safe.

  Starting to understand how things really work in this government yet. It sure aint like they told us is school.


Reaper's picture

Those who can't be trusted, like Pompeo, can't even trust their lackeys.

IranContra's picture

Cleaning up. If Comey doesn't come clean, he will be prosecuted. At some point, he must be replaced.

Here is an interesting news: According to Iraqi webite, Kushner set up measures to cleanse Iraq from thousands of named Iranian officers who are sabotaging the fight against ISIS among other things.

Kushner de-Iranifying Iraq

Putin agreed with Trump about expelling Hezbollah and all Iranian militias from Syria and Iraq. The De-Iranification of Arab lands has started since Trump took office. Arab-hating racist Obama gave all Arab lands to Iran. Trump is reversing that. Obama also gave Afghanistan to Iran.

Many Israelis were complicit in helping Iran take over Arab lands and develop nuclear weapons. Kushner is loyal to Trump, and Like Netanyahu, is no longer accepting the neocon lie that Iran can be trusted by Israel and the Arabs.

11b40's picture

Who's fight against ISIS are we talking about?  The feckless facade the U.S. has put forward over the past 6 years in Syria and Iraq, or the cleansing one the Russians started 2 years ago with Assad?  Or maybe the one the Kurds are waging?  Or how about the McCain/Graham "rebels" fighting ISIS?

If Kushner can remove Iranian influence from Iraq, give the boy a lifetime acheivement award and put him on solving poverty next.

Not sure why you posted an article written in Arabic.  Guess we all just have to take your word for what it says.

DuneCreature's picture

Should we use nukes on ISIS, IranContra?

Won't that contaminate Northern Virginia and Tel Avi?

Live Hard, Not To Mention Endanger Barry's New Bunker Pastel Paint Job, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

"FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians..."

Well I, for one, am just completely SHOCKED that the FBI seems to be the last one to have figured this out.  We need to increase their budget allocation so that they can start doing their job. 

stant's picture

Man hunt? What if it's transgendered?

Savyindallas's picture

If the mole is a transgender, we must forgive him. They have suffered so much discrimination and hate from evil Christian white guys  -can you blame him(or it)? Wouldn't you have done the same if you were a victim of the white male heterosexual dominated CIA culture? Give the man (or it) some safe space. 

Savyindallas's picture

Now let's not give up on the "Putin did it" phenomenon. The CIA mole could have been a Putin agent. Let's not let this temporary setback stop us from WW3 with Russia  - The Zionists and Christian zionists must have their Armeggeddon. It's biblical prophecy  -God demands it!

IranContra's picture

When traitors rule, exposing their secrets is patriotic, but when patriots rule, exposing state secrets is subversion.

truthseeker47's picture

So US intel has finally come around to looking for the leak exactly where Assange told them to look?

US intel agencies are a national embarrassment.

TheLastTrump's picture

Aaaaaaaaaannnnnddd we're coming right back towards WWII loose lips sink ships, and WWI, Alien & Sedition Act.


The govt will have to tighten up their ship or lose it. The Democrats are already frantically working to censor & control the narrative for the 2018's.


IF real war comes, this place will be illegal.

bshirley1968's picture

"The govt will have to tighten up their ship or lose it."

What are you talking about?  Tighten up their ship? What?  Lose it?

The gov of diarreah in DC hasn't tightened up anything since Watergate.  You don't lose things like that, they are taken from you.

friendly manitoba's picture

Trump should pardon Snowden and kaitlyn ... then watch the leaks turn into floods - soon we would no the truth and the really evil folk could wack themselves

bshirley1968's picture

This is a "page 11" item.  Nothing to see here.

Nothing come of this.  What passes for law enforcement and justice dept in this country can falsely accuse people anytime they want on the front page.  Forced retractions of accusations will be found on page 11 or higher.

The land of morons and dickheads.

DirtySanchez's picture

The flow of information is virtually unstoppable.

If/when Assange is apprehended or murdered, disgusted men and women will continue to act as whistleblowers, and provide unimaginable damning evidence as to what is actually happening; as opposed to the story being told.


SantaClaws's picture

The FBI and CIA claim it must have been an insider.  But could it not have been an outsider with vastly more sophisticated IT abilities than the FBI and CIA can imagine?

Bay of Pigs's picture

They know who did it and that's why Seth Rich is already dead.

Joe A's picture

How about them investigating if these tools were not illegally used to spy on Americans?

williambanzai7's picture

Patriot, not traitor...

sauldaddy's picture

Bullshit CIA psychops. Wikileaks has been compromised. The last CIA leaks was just rehashed from the Snowden Leaks. The only thing that was new was that the CIA mask there hacks with Russian and Chinese signatures . Anybody with any IT experience could of told you that from the beginning. They are trying to make future whistle blowers think it is legit so they can bust them when they start new leaks. Julian Assange has not been seen in public since last year. He's toast.

LibertyVibe's picture

Pompeo disappeared as soon as he was appointed. I wonder where he had he "soul" transplant done? I didn't know they had developed that technology yet. How sad.

LibertyVibe's picture

This headline is kind of misleading though. The FBI isn't admitting anything.

GlassHouse101's picture

Save your search, IT WAS SETH RICH!

VWAndy's picture

 Im still waiting for them to explain the shot in JFKs neck.

DuneCreature's picture

The FBI launches an investigation?!?

You have to be shitting me.

The leakers are Brennan, Clapper and Barry OSoreToe using THE HAMMER at Ft Washington MD. ............ Look it up, Slippery Jim. Do your fucking homework. .......... Oh, wait! That Dennis Montgomery deposition is laying right there on your desk!

Ooooooor maybe it was those other bad guys! .. Or maybe both!

OOoh oh oh! How do those other bad guys do it? ... I just don't understand!

We have the FBI. ... We have the DoJ! ... We have the NSA that listens to everything! .... We even have the NGA that knows just where we are all the time! .... .......... I just don't get it. ...... We have the Metro police... We have the Capital Hill police! ..... We have the US Marshals! ... We even have police on fast horses, The US Park Police!

OOOOOOH! But how do the criminals do it and get away with it Francis Scott free!!!! .... Scott towel free! ... Free bird free! .... Big Bird free! ... And he can't even fly!!!!

EVERY .......TIME! ... .They get away! Oh,Oh,Oh, the horror the shame! ...... I don't understand it!!!

Is there no one to protect us? ........ No one, NO ONE AT ALL!

Where is the DHS??????? ..... Where is the ARMY MPs????? ... Where is the Border Patrol? ... How about ICE? ... Or ISIS?

How's come Israel gets all the effective security and WE GET NONE? ..... We pay and pay and pay and what do we get? .... Slippery Jim Comey arresting granny for selling little specks of moon dust?

Where are all the Gene Hackmens and Dirty Harrys who always get their man?

Wait! ... What's this? .... What's this name on this folder?

O-P-E-R-A-T-I-O-N .... T-A-L-P-I-O-T

Let's open this up and read it. ...... It might be what all the good cops are busy working on.


Nope! .... No weapons of mass destruction under there.

No weapons of mass destruction here either.

Maybe over here.

What are we looking for again? ... That's right, leaks.

Check your shorts, James, and then check Jeff's.

Live Hard, An Evil Plot To Top All Evil Plots Is Hard To Choke Down Without Lube Or A Top Notch Lawyer To Force Feed It To The Nation,....................Where In The World Is Jeff Sessions?, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Librarian's picture

So the FBI is launching a "manhunt".

Does this mean they are assuming the perpetrator's gender?

Am I doing this right?  It's much harder to troll these days then when the Internet first started.

/The younger generation has it much too easy these days... My bitnet messages had to travel uphill both ways, etc etc.

VWAndy's picture

 Funny how they skipped right over the violation of their oaths to the American people to uphold the laws.

Helix6's picture

Riiiight!  Like people who lied their way into office are going to uphold their oaths.

VWAndy's picture

 At some point people are going to have to accept things as they truly are. Dance around it if you want. Its comming.


 Edit  I think deep down most everyone already knows. Its just one more step on the path to actually doing something about it.

Helix6's picture

You can bet that this is one story that will never see the light of day on the MSM.

majormike2010's picture

If the government can't even control leaks from their own agencies, what makes anybody think that government employees cannot spy on political opponents?

RedDwarf's picture

FBI, CIA, NSA, the Deep State is all butthurt over the truth of their crimes and treason being exposed.  Not that they should care, no one is going to hold them to account.

frontierland's picture

The "aPhABeT sOuP iNTElliGenCe AGenCieS" are finally admitting what us Russian Agents been saying all along... 

Burying what the holessley deluded Anti-White's have been hysterically screeching since the last Russian hosted Olympics.

LOL123's picture

Isn't former CIA/NSA Edward Snowden in Russia... I read he was pretty good with computers and definately has an affinity for dropping unclassified materials... Just wondering out loud....doesn't CIA/Mossad ect have agents in Ukraine and all around the world? Didn't Obama adm. Open the Traffic of ordinary citizens into a data base cloud for later retreival...lol the "insider" isn't at a physical place but in cyber space ... The net can also work in reverse...

Expat's picture

Well, thank God Trump is in the White House now!  He's a man of the people, a man of his word, and a lover of peace and democracy.