Key Source of National Security Leaks Identified – the DOJ’s Chief of Counter Intelligence 2

Late last night we learned that Obama holdover Mr. David Laufman is the primary source of the national security. Laufman, is Chief of Counterintelligence, National Security Division, ‎National Security Division, at U.S. Department of Justice. In his capacity, Mr. Laufman has all classified information (at every level) regarding espionage pass across his desk and within his office. Until now, the leaks have wrongly been blamed for the most part on the FBI, which as a result has led to a morale issue with the FBI. Because of this inaccuracy, the agency has been frustrated by the accusations that they are being blamed as the source of the leaks and having been accused of playing politics.

Mr. David Laufman

Further, as I have stated prior and from a number of discussions that I have had with career national security professionals, it is more than obvious that under the Obama administration the DOJ has been completely politicized, both intentionally and by virtue of the Obama administrations political appointees — which has led to major conflicts both and also within the FBI. While I won’t address it in this discussion, be aware as note “for the most part” the leaks have been blamed on the FBI. That’s not to say there are other Obama holdovers in other critical intelligence organizations who are also leaking sensitive information to the mainstream media. We will certainly work on addressing such as we continue to investigate this massive and potentially Constitutional crisis-level scandal that makes all of the previous major U.S. government scandals from the Pentagon Papers to Iran-Contra combined look like kindergarten play.

Following up, it also need to be mentioned that Mr. Laufman, politics and loyalties to the Obama administration are well apparent in that he is on record to had donated to Obama’s presidential campaign fund in past election cycles. Further and even perhaps more damning is the fact that he was the DOJ official who investigated Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, which was supposed to be and promised to be an independent investigation. Unfortunately, the mainstream media knew this as well, which now raises the question, how could a major Obama donor have been trusted to investigate an internal Obama administration et al, Hillary Clinton’s Email scandal and be independent and impartial. Furthermore, that in and of its self is another scandal in the making. As a result, the left-wing mainstream media failed miserably in its effort to check this aspect and or vet its sources prior to, and in the end, never explored such relationships involved in the investigation, which should have been their first and foremost responsibility.

An even more devastating, as we look further into this developing story, is the fact that as Chief of Counterintelligence, Mr. Laufman, within the scope of his responsibilities and prosecution of his position, he has the exclusive power and authority to kill any and all investigations into national security leaks — an authority that essentially states that he can do so ‘under the guise of protecting national security information,’ as well as, being necessary to  protecting sources and methods. It appears together, this is a power he has been exercising specifically in this case, as well as others.

As I have been covering and pointed out continuously, is the fact that both President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Director of the Office of National Intelligence, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, NSA Director Mike Rogers, the Secretaries of Defense, State and Homeland Security and his new National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster must “clear-out” all of the former administration Obama holdovers such as David Laufman, if the Trump administration expects the leaks to stop and not only that, but to ensure other internal sabotage of Intelligence, the contamination of policy, processes and procedures are prevented.

Finally, in the end, President Trump and his senior leadership must, repeat must, immediately and at a minimum; review, rescind, and revert Executive Orders and other national security policy directives and memorandums back to their former and or original status to that when Mr. Obama first took office.

Jim Waurishuk is a retired USAF Colonel, serving nearly 30-years as a career senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer and special mission intelligence officer with expertise in strategic intelligence, international strategic studies and policy, and asymmetric warfare. He served combat and combat-support tours in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as on numerous special operations and special mission intelligence contingencies in Central America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He served as a special mission intelligence officer assigned to multiple Joint Special Operations units, and with the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Task Force, as well as in international and foreign advisory positions. He served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) during the peak years of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism. He is a former White House National Security Council staffer and a former Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. He served as a senior advisor to the Commander U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and is Vice President of the Special Ops-OPSEC -- which provides strategic and operational security analysis and assessments to governmental and private entities, as well as media organizations on national security issues, policy, and processes. He currently provides advisory and consulting services on national security, international strategic policy, and strategy assessments for the U.S. and foreign private sector and governments entities, media groups and outlets, and to political groups, forums, and political candidates. He is an author and writer providing regular commentary and opinion to national and local TV, radio networks, and for both print and online publications, as well as speaking engagements to business, political, civic and private groups on national security matters – focusing on international strategic policy and engagement, and strategic intelligence, and subject matter expertise on special mission intelligence and operations, counter-terrorism, and asymmetric warfare and conflict.