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Exclusive: Congressional Leaks Threaten National Security, DNI Warns

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Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell warned in a letter sent to a top Democratic Senator that leaks to the media after classified intelligence briefings with lawmakers on foreign election interference have presented serious concerns and mounting challenges for the intelligence community giving “our adversaries unnecessary advantage during a critical time for our nation,” stated a letter exclusively obtained by SaraACarter.com. 

The March 26 letter from Grenell to Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee was in response to a request from Warner ensuring that lawmakers and Congressional committees with the appropriate clearances be given “access to all intelligence reporting under compartments relevant to election interference.”

Warner’s request, however, comes with mounting concern in the intelligence community, as well as the White House, over numerous classified leaks to the media, either from personnel within the agencies or lawmakers, politicizing the leaks to target President Donald Trump. Those increased concerns also reflect the ongoing bureaucratic war between those opposed to the administration’s policies and the intelligence personnel that are scrambling to protect classified information they fear will be misused, distorted and leaked to the media by anti-President Trump employees and lawmakers briefed on the top secret matters, numerous officials told this reporter.

“The misuse of secret intelligence for domestic political purposes is not only illegal, it’s incredibly dangerous,” said a U.S. intelligence official. “It weakens our intelligence services, dishonors the sacrifices of and risks taken by the men and women on the front lines of intelligence, and makes political leaders rightfully distrustful. We have to constantly be on guard against such abuses.”

The letter from Warner, as well as the response from Acting Director Grenell, were obtained by this news site and not only reflect those concerns but also warn that classified security leaks play into the hands of foreign enemies intent on sowing chaos during an election year.

Warner asked the DNI, to “keep Congressional oversight bodies fully and currently informed, including by providing Congressional leadership and the intelligence committees access to all intelligence reporting under compartments relevant to election interference.”

“I reiterate my pledge to protect this information, in order to preserve the sources that are so vital to our insight of foreign powers plans and intentions,” Warner added. “I strongly encourage you to ensure that the congressional leadership and congressional intelligence committees receive regular briefings, at whatever compartment levels are required.” Warner’s letter was cc’d to all the directors of the intelligence apparatus, to include CIA Director Gina Haspel.

Grenell responded to Warner in a formal letter on March 26, saying that he is “committed to maintaining the intelligence community’s work, focusing on the delivery of quality and timely information to policy makers, and protecting the IC’s work from political manipulation, including media leaks that call into question the important IC estimates.”

Grenell also warned Warner, “as you are aware leaks of intelligence information following congressional briefings have damaged our accesses, jeopardized our sources, and continue to give our adversaries unnecessary advantage during a critical time for our nation.”

The growing divide was never more apparent than on Monday, when fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson lashed back at President Donald Trump’s decision to fire him Friday. He did so in a statement, first published by The New York Times, asking possible future whistleblowers within the government to report on the administration if they believed they “have learned of or observed unethical, wasteful, or illegal behavior in the federal government.”

Atkinson said in his statement that Americans “are counting on you to use authorized channels to bravely speak up – there is no disgrace in doing so. It is important to remember, as others have said, that the need for secrecy in the United States Intelligence Community is not a grant of power, but a grant of trust.”

But there are growing questions about Atkinson, whose support of an alleged whistleblower led to the House impeachment probe against Trump. The president was acquitted in the Senate on February 5 of all charges stemming from the Ukraine investigation by the House.

Warner rallied to support Atkinson on CNN, saying it was “unconscionable that the president is once again attempting to undermine the integrity of the intelligence community by firing yet another intelligence official simply for doing his job.”

Warner, however, fails to mention that Atkinson has been under investigation by Republican lawmakers for closed door testimony he gave last year regarding the ‘so-called’ whistleblower’s report that led to the House impeachment trial.

The investigations against Atkinson began in January, and were first reported on The Sara Carter Show by ranking House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Devin Nunes.

Nunes said that transcripts of Atkinson’s secret testimony to the House showed that he either lied or he needs to make corrections to his statements given to lawmakers.

Those transcripts have been kept from the public by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA, because it is damaging to their “impeachment scam,” said Nunes on the podcast.

Another U.S. official, who spoke to this reporter, stated that Schiff “doesn’t want the public seeing Atkinson’s transcripts because it blows up their case. Those opposed to Trump in the intel community and in Congress want to abuse their access to classified information as a way of targeting the administration and it is dangerous and it has to stop.”

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More than half of top Medical Schools now mandate Critical Race Theory

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In a win for the woke warriors who care more about feelings than they do science or medical wellbeing, medical schools are being forced to mandate Critical Race Theory (CRT) training.

According to the Critical Race Training in Education database and reported by the Daily Caller:

Approximately 58 of the top 100 medical schools ranked by the U.S. News & World report include CRT in their courses and student training, according to the Critical Race Training in Education database. Of the top schools, 46 provide students and staff with resources by Robin DiAngelo, the author of “Nice Racism,” a book about how progressive white people perpetuate racial harm, and Ibram X. Kendi, the author of several books on antiracism including “Stamped.”

The Critical Race Training in Education database states, “As with our higher education database, some have embraced CRT explicitly, while others have a continuum of programming, such as ‘antiracism,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ that does not easily fit into a Yes/No construct…We provide information from which you can make the most informed decision possible.”

The Daily Caller notes that CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.

The antiracism push in medical education is increasing; to reach diversity, equity and inclusion goals, 35.6% of medical schools are offering incentives to departments who meet the diversity goals set by the institution. In July, the Association of American Medical Colleges released new guidelines on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for medical schools to teach students to consider their “privilege” and patients’ “intersectionality” when providing treatment.

The Daily Caller provides a breakdown on some of the nation’s top Medical Schools:

Harvard Medical School, named the top medical school in the country by the U.S. News & World report, is developing new classes for their masters and Ph.D. programs which will help students “acknowledge the ways in which racism is embedded in science and scientific culture and work to redress these longstanding issues,” according to Harvard Medical School’s website. The school’s Global Surgery and Social Change program requires its students to “participate in and lead informed discussions about antiracism through a dedicated antiracism curriculum” in order to educate students on the “history of racism and colonialism in health.”

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, ranked third in the U.S. News & World report of medical schools, has racial affinity caucusing groups for students to participate in “antiracist work and process the impact of racism on ourselves and our community,” the school’s website reads. In September 2022, the school announced its “Differences Matter Initiative” to help the school “accelerate the achievement of equity and inclusion across the medical profession.”

Duke University School of Medicine, ranked sixth by the U.S. News & World report of medical schools, implemented an antiracism committee to “incorporate teaching racism and racial inequities” through “teaching, research and clinical missions,” the school website showed. The school offers resources including “an antiracist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi” to help further its goal of making the school “an educational and research leader and agent of change towards an antiracist culture.”

The department of surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, ranked 68th for medical schools in the nation, provides “ongoing faculty development sessions in topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion,” the school website stated. Students in the department of surgery will be taught to “eliminate the impact of implicit and explicit bias” within their practice.

 

 

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