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Former CIA director blames millennials for WikiLeaks dump because they don’t understand ‘loyalty’

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According to former CIA Director Michael Hayden, it’s the millennials who are to blame for leaking government and intelligence secrets. That’s what he told the BBC in an interview about the recent WikiLeaks dump of sensitive CIA materials earlier this week.

“This seems to be an incredibly damaging leak,” he said, later blaming millennials for the dump. “We have to recruit from a certain demographic. I don’t mean to judge them at all, but this group of millennials and related groups simply have different understandings of the words loyalty, secrecy, and transparency than certainly my generation did.”

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“Culturally, they have different instincts than people who made the decision to hire them,” he added, specifically citing Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in 2013, and Chelsea Manning, who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010.

However, there were several high-profile whistleblowers who came before Snowden and Manning.

For instance, in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers as an employee of the State Department. The documents revealed a U.S. government study of its involvement in the Vietnam War and detailed government decision-making in regards to the war.

Former FBI special agent Mark Felt aided Richard Nixon’s political collapse by working with Washington Post reporters as a secret informant on Watergate stories. He used the pseudonym “Deep Throat.”

While millennials may be more skeptical of widespread government surveillance, as reported by the Intercept, leaking government documents is a practice that dates back to a time before millennials.

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Impeachment hearing explodes with applause as Jackie Speier highlights Trump’s daily lies

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Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway on Thursday argued that it was not illegal for Republicans to "out" the White House whistleblower.

Conway cited a Washington Post "fact-check" that gave "Three Pinocchios" to the claim that the whistleblower has a statutory right to anonymity.

Following his time, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was questioned by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

During Speier's questioning, she was interrupted by Conaway, who brought up The Post giving "Three Pinocchios."

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Conservative attorney dismantles GOP arguments against impeachment: ‘Trump’s abuse threatens your freedom’

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A conservative attorney knocked down Republican arguments against impeachment one by one in a viral tweet, and urged others to support the removal President Donald Trump.

Bryan Gividen, an appellate attorney from Dallas, touted his conservative bona fides by describing himself as a "pro-religious liberty, pro-life, would snort Cocaine Mitch’s judicial confirmations" if he could -- but still said he supports Trump's impeachment.

"At this point, there is no question that President Trump directed U.S. officials to withhold security funding to the Ukraine so Ukraine would investigate the Bidens," Gividen began. "That is the kind of abuse of the President’s authority we should not tolerate."

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Trump turns bizarre handwritten notes into all-caps Twitter rage spasm: ‘I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO!’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote down his impeachment inquiry talking points in sharpie marker.

While leaving the White House for a visit to Texas, Trump read his notes to reporters, but refused to take questions.

During the flight, Trump then tweeted out his notes to his 66.9 million Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1197200696044654593

....”I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO! TELL PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!” Later, Ambassador Sondland said that I told him, “Good, go tell the truth!” This Witch Hunt must end NOW. So bad for our Country!

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