CBS News October 20, 2016
Government Contractor Charged with Removal of Classified Materials and Theft of Government Property
US Attorneys, District of Maryland
October 5, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland – A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, age 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Martin was a contractor with the federal government and had a top secret national security clearance. Martin was arrested late on August 27, 2016. The complaint was filed on August 29, 2016, and unsealed today.
The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin; and Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office…
The complaint alleges that among the classified documents found in the search were six classified documents obtained from sensitive intelligence and produced by a government agency in 2014. These documents were produced through sensitive government sources, methods, and capabilities, which are critical to a wide variety of national security issues. The disclosure of the documents would reveal those sensitive sources, methods, and capabilities.
The documents have been reviewed by a person designated as an original classification authority, and in each instance, the authority has determined that the documents are currently and properly classified as Top Secret, meaning that unauthorized disclosure reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States.
Washington Post – National Security – NSA contractor charged with stealing top secret data,
October 5, 2016
Washington Post – National Security NSA contractor thought to have taken classified material the old-fashioned way, October 12, 2016
Washington Post – Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data over 20 years, October 20, 2016 (over 500 million pages)
Washington Post – Judge Declines Request for former NSA contractor accused of stealing classified data to be released from jail, October 28, 2016.
Washington Post – Booz Allen Hamilton hires Robert Mueller, former FBI director, to conduct security review – strategy and technology firm to conduct a review of the firm’s security processes after one of its employees was charged with stealing huge amounts of classified data from the National Security Agency.
What a wickedly small world the elites are.
1940’s until today Booz has held government contracts including global government contracts
1998 – IRS hired Booz Allen Hamilton to upgrade security and service strategy
April 25, 2002 – Booz Allen Hamilton partnered with the Clinton Foundation on a Harlem small business pilot program.
2006 – ACLU, Privacy International, and European Commission raised conflict of interest when Booz audited and held contracts in the same agencies in SWIFT program
2007 – WP article talks about the blatant contract cost overrun cost of the no-bid arrangement with consultant Booz Allen Hamilton soared by millions of dollars per month. …department lawyers examined the deal, they found it was “grossly beyond the scope” of the original contract, and they said the arrangement violated government procurement rules.
2008 – 2009 – Carlyle Group bought Booz
2011 – Booz’s DC, Executive Vice President, Gary Rahl, worked with the Clintons on the Clinton Global Initiative
2011 – Anonymous group hacked into Booz, allegedly accessed four gigabytes of Booz Allen source code and deleted those four gigabytes. According to a statement by the group, “We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place.
June 23, 2013 – Bloomberg – Booz Allen, the World’s Most Profitable Spy Organization, James Clapper—President Obama’s top intelligence adviser—is a former Booz Allen executive. The firm’s vice chairman, Mike McConnell, was President George W. Bush’s director of national intelligence.
2014 – Reddit – Booz Allen Hamilton is owned by the Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group are a private equity fund that invests in lots of companies that make money out of the business of war – arms companies, private spy contractors etc.
Significant board members, associates and “consultants” of the Carlyle Group include the Bush’s and a who’s who of ex US government war hawks for the last 40 years. Significant investors in the Carlyle group include the House of Saud and the Bin Laden Family.
6/03/15 – International Business Times – Hillary Clinton’s State Department Increased Chemical Arms Sales To Middle East Countries That Gave To Clinton Foundation, …That firm (Combined Systems Inc) is part-owned by the Carlyle Group, which paid the Clinton Foundation for a Bill Clinton speech in 2012 though the Clinton Foundation did not disclose it at the time. In all, the Carlyle Group has donated at least $350,000 to the foundation, including a fee for a Hillary Clinton speech months after she left office in 2013.
Edward Snowden was an employee of this group.
Today – CIA and NSA still have contracts with Booz
What irony —
The parallel to the Hillary Clinton email scandal is astonishing, except Harold Martin was (a) an employee not one of the elite, (b) the FBI and DoJ jumped on this with all speed apparently, and, (c) this guy had hard copies as well as computer out the wazoo. He held a top security position for twenty years. How the heck did he get out of the agency with so much paperwork and copied documents?
The interlocking contracts and individuals between the government and members of this organization as well as the all of the Clinton Foundation is absurd.
That this organization is still communicating with NSA, CIA and other government groups even with all the possible links to problems is mind boggling.
CIA and NSA have elephant size crap on their face. The point I have is that the CIA political maneuvers are absolutely ignorant given that government cyber security contractors are so careless and can not guarantee that it was Russia targeting our elections given their own activities and breeches of security.
The political activities sheltering Hillary while coming down like a ton of bricks on Harold Martin for the SAME activities in less than two months span of time shows exactly how Obama and his agencies have bent in order to protect her from prosecution. It also points out how much our judicial system has fallen into the gutter for the right of all citizens to expect equal justice under the law but then this is certainly nothing new during the presidential administrations since Nixon.