Wednesday, March 11, 2015

#2293: Marine Links Clintonemail.com Snuff Films And Visa Pay For Play To MI6 Spy In Serco’s Black-Hand Banker’s Bag

Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked U.S. visa payments allegedly collected from snuff-film players through a Clintonemail.com server, to MI6 spy Gareth Williams whose body was found in a bag typically used by clients of Serco's Black Hand* banker, HSBC, to haul drugs and cash through the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

McConnell claims that his sister Kristine Marcy and Hillary Clinton set up the Serco National Visa Center with DOJ Pride insider Janet Reno in 1994 and the three women launched a snuff-film pay-for-play service to eliminate opposition to supranational government by international bankers and a homosexual elite.
"Reporting on the investigation, the news website Great Game India observed last week that for years, "when banks have been caught laundering drug money, they have claimed that they did not know, that they were but victims of sneaky drug dealers and a few corrupt employees." … "Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that a considerable portion of the global banking system is explicitly dedicated to handling the enormous volume of cash produced daily by dope traffickers." … Great Game India traced HSBC back to the 1890s when British intelligence agents operating the drug trade in the Opium Wars launched the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation "as a repository for their opium proceeds."
"New questions emerge over personal emails Hillary Clinton 'chose not to keep'

The former secretary of state said she had preserved official communications but her office said she ‘chose not to keep her private, personal emails'

Hillary Clinton failed to quell mounting criticism over her controversial private email account on Tuesday evening after her office suggested she had erased more than half of her emails before turning them over for release to the American public.

In a statement released after a press conference intended to end a week-long controversy, Clinton's office said that she did not preserve 31,830 of the 62,320 emails she sent and received while serving as Barack Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

"After her work-related emails were identified and preserved, Secretary Clinton chose not to keep her private, personal emails that were not federal records," her office said, in a defiant nine-page explanation for the unusual arrangement that has put her under political fire.

Republicans accused Clinton of blocking transparency. It could not be confirmed whether the deleted archives included messages sent and received by Clinton relating to her family's philanthropic foundation. Donations to the foundation by foreign governments and corporations are the subject of a separate ongoing controversy."
Black Hand* – HSBC's drug-hub navigators with a "License to Track, Film and Kill" for the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537; The Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include the United States’ Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – perhaps – Barack 'Choom Gang' Obama.

McConnell claims that after advising Clinton that Williams was tracking LGBT assets through Clintonemail.com, Serco V-P Maureen Baginski, sold the visas needed by a snuff-film crew to ambush the spy and transport his body in the banker's bag to his New Rodina flat in Pimlico.

Prequel 1: #2292: Marine Links Serco's Black-Hand Visas For Jetway Tracks To HSBC/MI6 Spy In A Clinton Snuff-Film Bag


MI6 Spy In Bag Death Ruled 'Accidental' 
 

Inside Gareth Williams' flat 


Hillary Emails on Personal Server Credibility Questioned
 

SWISSLEAKS - "HSBC developed dangerous clients: arms merchants, drug dealers, terrorism financers"


Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! (Mobile Playback Version)[Note that HSBC is Serco's banker and one of Serco's major shareholders with Her Majesty's Government and its funds] 

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"Membership in Clinton's Email Domain Is Remembered as a Mark of Status
By AMY CHOZICK and STEVE EDERMARCH 4, 2015
Just before Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state in January 2009, she and her closest aides decided that she should have her own private email address as Mrs. Clinton moved away from the Blackberry address that she had used during her 2008 presidential campaign.

Private email would allow Mrs. Clinton to communicate with people in and out of government, separate from the system maintained at the State Department.

An aide who had been with the Clintons since the 1990s, Justin Cooper, registered the domain name, clintonemail.com, which had a server linked to the Clintons’ home address in Chappaqua, N.Y. Obtaining an account from that domain became a symbol of status within the family's inner circle, conferring prestige and closeness to the secretary.

Chelsea Clinton was given one, but under a pseudonym, Diane Reynolds, which she frequently used when she checked into hotels. Huma Abedin, Mrs. Clinton's longtime aide and surrogate daughter, was also given a coveted clintonemail.com address.

And Mrs. Clinton used this private address for everything — from State Department matters to planning her daughter’s wedding and issues related to the family's sprawling philanthropic foundation.

Six years later, as Mrs. Clinton prepares for a 2016 presidential campaign, her exclusive use of her clintonemail.com address while secretary of state has set off intense criticism, because it shielded her correspondence from being searched in response to public records requests at the State Department. The practice has also raised questions about whether Mrs. Clinton’s private email was vulnerable to security risks and hacking.

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At the request of the State Department, Mrs. Clinton turned over about 50,000 pages of emails from clintonemail.com related to the government issues late last year. But her aides have declined to describe the process by which they selected which emails to hand over and which to hold back, and public records experts have expressed alarm that Mrs. Clinton's correspondence was not being preserved as part of the State Department record-keeping system while she was in office.

Late Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton said in a Twitter message that she had asked the State Department to release her emails and that they would review them for release as soon as possible. "I want the public to see my email," she wrote.
"It seems her intent was to create a system where she could personally manage access to her communications," said John Wonderlich, policy director of the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates transparency in government.

"Given all the power she had as secretary of state, a lot of that work would be jumbled together," Mr. Wonderlich said. "Her presidential ambitions and the family foundation would be wrapped up technically in email."

Mrs. Clinton's allies have maintained that she followed protocol in the use of a private email address. A spokesman declined to elaborate on Wednesday about her use of clintonemail.com for matters related to the Clinton Foundation, which has received millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments. The foundation ceased to accept most donations from foreign countries while Mrs. Clinton was at the State Department but began the practice again after she left office in February 2013.
In an email of talking points to supporters, Burns Strider, a senior adviser to Correct the Record, a group that defends Mrs. Clinton in the news media, pointed out that former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, also a likely 2016 presidential candidate, also hosts his own personal email server.

Mr. Bush is a prolific user of email who continued to use his personal jeb.org domain, which his aides could also access, while he was in the governor’s office, said Kristy Campbell, Mr. Bush’s spokeswoman. Under Florida's records laws, emails from Mr. Bush’s personal account have been made public. “His emails were available via public records requests throughout his time in office and have remained available,” Ms. Campbell said.

In earlier years, Mrs. Clinton’s account at clintonemail.com was connected to a server registered to the Clintons' Chappaqua home in the name of Eric P. Hothem. Mr. Hothem, a former aide to the Clintons, now works in finance in Washington, according to regulatory disclosure documents.

Mr. Hothem, whose name was misspelled in Internet records, did not return a message left on Wednesday with an assistant at his office. Mr. Cooper, whose name is on the clintonemail.com domain registration, now works at Teneo Holdings, a corporate advisory firm with a broad array of global business clients partly run by Douglas J. Band, a former adviser to Bill Clinton.

The Clintons eventually decided they did not want all three family members on the same email domain, in part, an adviser said, out of concern that it might look as if Mrs. Clinton's official business at the State Department was too closely overlapping with Mr. Clinton's work as a global philanthropist. Mr. Clinton stuck with presidentclinton.com, which was established in 2002. Chelsea Clinton has now set up chelseaoffice.com. The clintonemail.com domain is set to expire in 2017, when Mrs. Clinton, if successful in her presumptive campaign for president, would take office.


In addition to concerns that Mrs. Clinton’s private emails are not subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act, there are also questions about how secure her personal email address was as secretary of state.

"She obviously would have been targeted when she stepped outside of the secure State Department networks," said Tom Kellermann, a cybersecurity expert with Trend Micro. He said her use of her own email server instead of her government account, with its built-in security systems, would be akin to her leaving her bodyguard in a dangerous place. The unintended consequence, he said, is that Mrs. Clinton may have "undermined State Department security."
On Wednesday, a congressional committee examining the 2012 attacks in Benghazi sent a subpoena to Mrs. Clinton's lawyers for all of her emails related to Libya. The committee sent the broad subpoena because it is seeking to determine whether Mrs. Clinton has handed over all of her correspondence about the attacks. Three weeks ago, the State Department provided the committee with roughly 900 pages of emails that the department said had come from her personal account. The committee also sent letters to Internet firms, telling them they were legally obligated “to protect all relevant documents” related to the Benghazi attacks."

"Security firm Venafi has found that Clinton’s email server may have been open to foreign intelligence snoops when traveling abroad.
On Tuesday, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first extensive comments addressing her use of a personal email address and private email server while in office, saying that she did not use them to communicate anything confidential but that she wishes she had used a government-issued email address instead. She also sought the "convenience" of a single device.

Venafi, a Salt Lake City computer security firm, has conducted an analysis of clintonemail.com and determined that "for the first three months of Secretary Clinton’s term, access to the server was not encrypted or authenticated with a digital certificate." In other words: For three months, Clinton’s server lay vulnerable to snooping, hacking, and spoofing.

"Without a certificate you have no assurances that a website you’re attached to or an email server you go to is the one you’re actually going to," said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi. “There could easily be a 'man in the middle' who could easily intercept communications because they’re not being encrypted."

Without a proper digital certificate to stop them, bad actors can easily wedge themselves between users and the machines they're attempting to access on a network and, in so doing, collect private information, and possibly even steal credentials such as usernames and passwords. Digital certificates—known more technically as X.509 certificates—are the foundation upon which browsers and servers set up secure and private encrypted channels to communicate. From Jan. 13 to March 29, 2009, clintonemail.com lacked one, Venafi’s analysis reveals.
Clinton's office did not respond to request for comment by press time.

"Longterm access is probably ultimately the worst consequence here," Bocek said, raising the possibility that hackers could have obtained Clinton's compromised credentials and used them to continue accessing her email archive even after a digital certificate was added in late March. The most likely threat though, Bocek added, is spying. "If the Department of State had been eavesdropped on while on diplomatic mission that could have jeopardized a whole variety of activities."

In fact, during that three month window during which Clinton's email server apparently lacked encryption, she had traveled abroad. According to a public log provided by the State Department’s office of the historian, Clinton had visited countries and places such as Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Mexico.
"In locations where the countries are known to operate and monitor network communications, like China and other countries, that certainly would be a real threat," Bocek said, mentioning that some parts of the world are “known to have active eavesdropping campaigns."

"Given the intentions of some countries, there is a real risk of communications being eavesdropped on and credentials being compromised," he said.

John Kindervag, an analyst at Forrester Research who saw preliminary results from Venafi's anaylsis, told Fortune that he considered the lack of a certificate protecting clintonemail.com "a pretty significant gap where systems may have been used but been totally unprotected from a security perspective, and therefore that email could have easily been intercepted and read by even the most amateurish attackers."

"It's highly unlikely that a person of that importance isn’t being targeted by people who want to gain access to the computational devices in her possession,” Kindervag said. "By the looks of things at first blush,” he added, “it looks like it was a significant disregard for basic security principles and hygiene."

"You can see from this issue why its important to have digital certificates in use," said Jeff Hudson, CEO at Venafi. "Man in the middle attacks, spoofing, eavesdropping—it proves the point once again that these things are foundational and when not dealt with correctly all kinds of bad things can happen."

To conduct the analysis, Venafi researchers used a tool they’re now launching called TrustNet, which scans the internet and historical sources for information about digital certificates and helps assess their risks and reputations. The company has been compiling its own data base for the past year. You can read more information about Venafi's analysis on the company's blog."

"Interest in women's clothing and sadomasochism would not have prevented Gareth Williams joining MI6, inquest hears
Gareth Williams' apparent penchant for womens' clothing and sadomasochism websites may not have prevented him becoming a spy, a senior MI6 officer has suggested.
By Tom Whitehead, Security editor
12:40PM BST 26 Apr 2012
The woman officer, who can only be identified as SIS F, said vetting processes focused on “trustworthiness, integrity and reliability" in handling "sensitive information".

She said people can have "lifestyle choices" that are "perfectly legitimate" but that the service would want to know about them in case their background puts them at risk.

The insight in to secret service vetting came during the inquest in to Mr Williams, whose naked, decomposing body was discovered in a locked holdall in his bath in a flat in Pimlico in August 2010.

The inquest has already heard Mr Williams had £20,000 worth of womens’ clothing in his flat and had visited websites about claustrophilia - the love of enclosure - and bondage and sadomasochism.

It emerged yesterday that he was also once discovered tied to his own bed wearing only boxer shorts.

Speaking from behind a large screen, the MI6 agent said she could not comment specifically on Mr Williams but added: "There is no template for what that individual should be or what their lifestyle should be.

"Individuals have lifestyle and sexual choices or preferences that are perfectly legitimate.

"Our concern in the vetting process is to identify whether anything in an individual's background lifestyle creates a risk to him."

Asked if Mr Williams would have been required to reveal he had bought the womens’ clothes, she said: "No."

The inquest also heard that Mr Williams had conducted unauthorised searches on the MI6 database that could have put him at risk to "hostile and malign" parties.

The officer did not say what the searches were but accepted such activities could "theoretically" put him at risk if a third party had known but MI6 did not.

However, she said there was no evidence of that and insisted reviews had shown no link between Mr Williams’ work and his death.

The agent added that MI6 was "profoundly sorry" for the delays in realising that Mr Williams was missing.

The spy was missing for a week before the agency raised the alarm and police found his decomposing body.

A member of Mr Williams’ family became distressed after hearing that his line manager, who should have noticed earlier, has not been disciplined.

On Wednesday, the inquest heard how Mr Williams was once found having tied himself to his bed.

The codebreaker had to call for help in the middle of the night after managing to tie himself so tight his bindings were cutting in to his wrists while living in Cheltenham in 2007.

The embarrassed spy had to be released by his landlady and landlord, who were left shocked after discovering him bound and wearing just his boxer shorts.

He insisted he was just "messing around" and trying to see if he could release himself but Jennifer and Brian Elliot believed it had a sexual motive.

A member of staff who worked at the upmarket west London fashion store Dover Street Market recalled him coming in regularly and buying women's items he said were for his girlfriend.

But Elizabeth Guthrie, a friend of Mr Williams, insisted he was not gay and may have bought the clothes as "support" for his female friends.

Ms Guthrie also revealed he had sometimes gone by another name and used different phones.

Earlier in the inquest, Superintendent Michael Broster, from the Met’s SO15 – the counter-terrorism unit – could not guarantee that Mr Williams' work computers had not been tampered with after his death.

He told how he acted as a "conduit" between the Met's murder squad, who were investigating the death, and GCHQ and MI6.

He revealed his GCHQ computer was not handed over until six days after his body was discovered and the MI6 one four days later.

Supt Broster insisted there was nothing to suggest a link between his work and his death but under cross-examination by Anthony O'Toole, representing the family, he admitted he could not “say absolutely definitely"."

"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.
The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.
The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone's hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling. 
….

The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 
Date : 10 November 2014 
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… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 
….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing. …

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