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Jack Valenti
Does any sane human being truly believe that President Johnson, the Warren Commission members, law-enforcement officers, CIA, FBI, assorted thugs, weirdos, Frisbee throwers, all conspired together as plotters in Garrison's wacky sightings? And then for almost 29 years nothing leaked? But you have to believe it if you think well of any part of this accusatory lunacy.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
Mike Pompeo, John Brennan, Julian Assange and Michael Hayden, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about CIA. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 210 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 436 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Mike Pompeo is: “Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are the cudgels of a despotic theocracy, with the IRGC accountable only to a Supreme Leader. They're the vanguard of a pernicious empire that is expanding its power and influence across the Middle East.”.
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Adam Schiff

I was deeply disappointed to learn that CIA Director Pompeo today asserted that the intelligence community had found that Russian interference in our election did not affect the outcome. In fact, the Intelligence community made no such finding, nor could it. This is not the first time the Director has made statements minimizing the significance of what the Russians did, but it needs to be the last.feedback

James Clapper

This report does not – repeat does not – assess the impact of Russian activities on the actual outcome of the 2016 election or draw any conclusions in that regard one way or the other.feedback

John Brennan

I think the prospects of military conflict in the Korean peninsula are greater than they have been in several decades. I don't think it's likely or probable, but if it's a 1-in-4 or 1-in-5 chance, that's too high. Yeah, I guess I would.feedback

Kevin Strouse

I also discovered very quickly that the skills required for being a top-notch Agency analyst are far different than what is necessary to be a successful Congressional candidate. CIA analytic briefings are usually dry and stuffy. They focus on data, nuance, and uncertain outcomes. Policy recommendations are a big no-no. Briefings are presented dispassionately. Suffice to say, the way CIA analysts are trained to give briefings and answer questions will not get people on their feet cheering. Voters expect their elected leaders to be definitive and show passion and convictions for their beliefs.feedback

Kevin Strouse

While very comfortable discussing foreign policy issues, I often knew things I could not discuss publicly. Over the course of the campaign, media reporting surrounding the intelligence community often drove voter interest in the topic, and usually not in a good way. I was frequently asked about the Intelligence Community spying on American citizens after Edward Snowden began leaking classified information about NSA programs in June 2013. I also was often asked about the attack on the US diplomatic post in Benghazi….feedback

Elissa Slotkin

I am out there every day talking with Trump voters. For the first two minutes of the conversation … they think I am a Republican because of my CIA and DOD experience. Then they ask what I am running as. I say I am running as a Midwestern Democrat and that I have worked for Democrats and Republicans proudly. People will then say they consider themselves independent. That's Michigan.feedback

Abigail Spanberger

We'd ask ourselves: what information do we not have? What information are the analysts looking for? Then on the operations side, we'd look to figure out how to get that information. My role was to encourage people to take great risks so that our government could act wisely and make decisions based on that information.feedback

Abigail Spanberger

There is a lot of concern among people living in our district about where we find ourselves on the international stage. I believe very firmly that the United States of America is the world's superpower, and we have a responsibility to be a stabilizing force.feedback

Philip Rucker

[O]fficials said Tuesday that [Trump] was regularly briefed on the incident during that period. They declined to provide details. The White House did not receive detailed information from the Defense Department about the four dead soldiers until Oct. 12, and that information was not fully verified by the White House Military Office until Monday, according to a senior White House official[.] … At that point, the official said, Trump was cleared to reach out to the four families – both in letters that were mailed Tuesday and in personal phone calls to family members that day.feedback

Abigail Spanberger

It is wholly unfortunate that the president – at least through his actions and words – isn't appreciating what they do. At the end of the day, it's a nonpartisan institution. To be a professional intelligence officer is really a unique path. They have a job to do: to serve the American people. So they just continue to do their jobs.feedback

Abigail Spanberger

As a former CIA officer, the idea that the legislative body would put through a bill without so much as a CBO score was shocking to me. It runs antithetical to everything I believe in.feedback

Kevin Strouse

Many regarded my intelligence background with skepticism. Some believed I had spent my time bombing people in Pakistan from unmanned aircraft, while others assumed that I had overthrown foreign governments. … In one instance I was presumed accountable for the Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War, an impressive feat since that effort preceded my birth by two decades. Also, I was constantly asked if I watched Homeland, if I liked Homeland, and if I was trying to 'be' Homeland ….feedback

Mike Pompeo

In recent years, the IRGC has become more reckless and provocative, seeking to exploit the vacuum left by instability in the Middle East to aggressively expand its influence. It openly vows to annihilate Israel. And when you look at the death and destruction inflicted in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq by Tehran and its proxies, the threat is clear: Iran is mounting a ruthless drive to be the hegemonic power in the region.feedback

Mike Pompeo

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are the cudgels of a despotic theocracy, with the IRGC accountable only to a Supreme Leader. They're the vanguard of a pernicious empire that is expanding its power and influence across the Middle East.feedback

Mike Pompeo

We do not have evidence of a direct link to Iran, but we are closely examining this tragic incident.feedback

Mike Pompeo

For unlike ISIS and its mirage of a caliphate, Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world's largest state-sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic Republic is Iran's version of what the caliphate ought to look like under the control of an Ayatollah and his praetorian guard, the IRGC.feedback

Sumit Ganguly

Anybody who works with Centra knows they're in effect working for the U.S. government. If it said CIA, there are others who would fret about it. I make no bones about it to my colleagues. If it sticks in their craw, it's their tough luck. I am an American citizen. I feel I should proffer the best possible advice to my government.feedback

Gene Coyle

If they see a conference in Vienna, they might say, Professor Smith, that would seem natural for you to attend.'.feedback

Gene Coyle

Smith might say, I am attending it, I'll let you know who I chatted with. If I bump into an Iranian, I won't run in the opposite direction.' If he says, I'd love to attend, but the travel budget at the university is pretty tight,' the CIA or FBI might say, Well, you know, we might be able to take care of your ticket, in economy class.feedback

Gene Coyle

There's one slight problem. If you're going to send a CIA guy to attend one of these conferences, he has to talk the talk. It's hard to send a history major. Yes, I have a PhD in plasma physics.' Also, that's a very small world. If you say you're from the Fermi Institute in Chicago, they say, You must know Bob, Fred, Susie.'.feedback

John Booth

When you go to one of these conferences, if there are intelligence or defense agency principals there, it's invisible on your CV. It provides a fig leaf for participants. There's still some bias in academia against this. I don't go around in Latin American studies meetings saying I spent time at a conference run by the CIA.feedback

Karsten Geier

I'm surprised there's so much open intelligence presence at these conferences. There are so many people running around from so many acronyms.feedback

Yong Suk Lee

There's a clarity of purpose in what Kim Jong Un has done. The last person who wants conflict on the peninsula is actually Kim Jong Un. We have a tendency in this country and elsewhere to underestimate the conservatism that runs in these authoritarian regimes. All politics is local. North Korea is a political organism that thrives on confrontation.feedback

Yong Suk Lee

The only way they [China] are going to to put pressure on North Korea is if they are convinced of the seriousness of the U.S. purpose. One of the big stumbling blocks for dialogue is that if we do come to a good place, North Korea is going to have to explain to its people that 'suddenly we are friends with the United States.' North Korea exists to oppose the United States so how are you going to explain to your population what you're last 60, 70 years of sacrifice was all about. At the end of the day, all politics are local. He wants to rule for a long time and die peacefully in his own bed.feedback

John Brennan

Taking a knee during the national anthem shows respect for the flag and for all those who fought and died for it and, at the same time, concern about problems within American society that need to be addressed. Pejorative and caustic comments about the practice show a disregard for one of the most important foundational principles of our great nation – freedom of expression – as well as ignorance of the corrosive impact of conscious and unconscious racial and class bias within our society.feedback

John Brennan

Mr. Trump's words, and the beliefs they reflect, are a national disgrace, and all Americans of conscience need to repudiate his ugly and dangerous comments.feedback

Nina Burleigh

Her name first appears on the White House logs in October 1962. She was by his side … She was often signed in when Jackie was away….feedback

Nina Burleigh

The evidence against him was strong but circumstantial (no gun was ever found), but my investigation led me to believe Crump was entirely capable of violent behavior. His long post-acquittal record included stints in federal prison for repeat arsons and the rape of a 13-year-old.feedback

Ben Bradlee - The Washington Post

Like everyone else, we had heard reports of presidential infidelity, but we were always able to say we knew of no evidence, none.feedback

Nina Burleigh

It's hard to say. My research led me to believe Kennedy was a sex addict … and like the 'Mad Men' of the TV show. She was very upper class, and ahead of her time in terms of modern art, personal style, using marijuana and LSD – very much a precursor to the culture we associate with the 1960s.feedback

Nina Burleigh

I don't think Leary was 100 percent a credible source on this but he said she knew JFK had to die because he was looking to make peace with the Russians, which the military industrial powers opposed. Their marriage fell apart over the grief. Maybe, nobody knows. She would sometimes seat them together. Either that meant she trusted her or she thought Mary was keeping Kennedy entertained in a good way.feedback

Ben Bradlee - The Washington Post

It was clear that the lover had been the president of the United States, though his name was never mentioned.feedback

Nina Burleigh

Mary was raised on Park Avenue … educated at the finest schools, a debutante, basically an American princess. She met JFK at a prep school dance. They were teens. He supposedly cut in on her date. White House counsel Myer Feldman told me, Mary was almost a part of the furniture.' . It's known that she smoked pot. I also interviewed Timothy Leary in California months before his death. He confirmed to me what he had written, that she came to his place in upstate New York and asked him to try it with her, then took some back to – Leary believed – turn on powerful men.feedback

Nina Burleigh

She was shot in the head. Passersby heard screams and a witness looked over the wall and saw a man standing near her body. The police came and shortly arrested a black male [Ray Crump Jr.] soaking wet who said he fell into the Potomac while fishing. … No gun was ever found. Her murder just ten days after the Warren Commission report was released makes a lot of people suspicious that she had to be silenced. She lived in a world of secrets … the secrets of spies running complicated international plots, trying to control a dangerous world at the dawn of the nuclear age.feedback

Nina Burleigh

In Bradlee's memoir, he revealed that he caught CIA counter intelligence master James Angleton breaking into Mary's studio the night of the murder and looking for her diary. Bradlee found the diary looked at it.feedback

Nina Burleigh

I was told in the last few years of her life, she told friends that she thought people were breaking into her house, rifling through her things. I'm not sure she ever said she was afraid for her life. She was a bold and fearless sort of woman.feedback

Zeke Johnson - Amnesty International

The last thing the U.S. should be doing right now is expanding a global, secret killing program. By its own admission, the U.S. government's use of drones has meant the deaths of civilians and there has been insufficient accountability.feedback

Bill Roggio

It's impossible to know with Yemen, it's impossible to know with Iraq and Syria, [how many CIA strikes have occurred].feedback

George Tenet

Karzai might have [died], too, if Greg V. hadn't thrown himself on him, knocking him to the ground just as the bombs struck. It turned out to be an eventful Wednesday. That same day, he was selected to be the interim prime minister of Afghanistan.feedback

George Tenet

Greg V. took command of the situation, sprinting from one defensive position to another, telling the Afghans that this was their chance to prove their worth and make history. If necessary, die like men!' he shouted. Backbones stiffened; Karzai's forces repulsed the Taliban attack.feedback

George Tenet

Greg quickly contacted CIA headquarters and made the case that Karzai represented the only credible opposition leader identified in the south. His survival, Greg said, was critical to maintaining the momentum for the southern uprising.feedback

Michael Morell

Ms. Manning was found guilty of 17 serious crimes, including six counts of espionage, for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, an entity that CIA Director Mike Pompeo says operates like an adversarial foreign intelligence service.feedback

Rosemary Haefner - CareerBuilder

If crafted well, your resume is one of the most valuable marketing tools you have. In a matter of seconds, it can make or break your chances of moving along the hiring journey with a company. That's why it's important to be proactive with your resume and avoid embellishments or mistakes. Take advantage of the tools available to you – the worst thing you can do is send a generic copy out to employers and then sit and hope for a response.feedback

Douglas W. Elmendorf

I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility. I see more clearly now that many people view a visiting fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that consideration when offering invitations. My conscience and duty to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency will not permit me to betray their trust by appearing to support Harvard's decision with my appearance.feedback

Michael Morell

Senior leaders in our military have stated publicly that the leaks by Ms. Manning put the lives of U.S. soldiers at risk. I have an obligation in my conscience -- and I believe to the country -- to stand against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information.feedback

Nancy Hollander

Of course she's not posing harm to anybody anywhere. She did a public service.feedback

Michael Morell

Unfortunately, I cannot be part of an organization – The Kennedy School – that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information, Ms. Chelsea Manning, by inviting her to be a Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics. It is important to note that I fully support Mrs. Manning's rights as a transgender American, including the right to serve our country in the US military.feedback

Dan Schawbel

Even though the economy might be doing better in terms of unemployment, there's still a skills gap.feedback

Jaclyn Jensen

Sometimes a small lie is the path candidates take, but it's ill-advised given the ability to verify the areas people choose to lie in.feedback

Dan Schawbel

If you want to construct a powerful resume, it's about focusing on your accomplishments.feedback

Richard Rochford

Look, you know it's time to go. If you refuse to leave, you can be, you know, arrested and charged with trespassing, you can be banned from the property,' . I'm explaining to him the ramifications for not leaving. Again, you know, he said, at some point in time, F--- you, I work for the CIA, you can leave now, I'm done, you know, I'm done talking to you.feedback

Tom Cruise

I don't agree with what he was doing, but you can't help but be utterly fascinated by it. One of my favorite authors is Mark Twain, and Seal reminds me of one of his characters. It's not every day you get to play a character who is a devoted husband and father and a drug runner, a CIA operative working for the DEA.feedback

Ryan Trapani

The director has never been asked by the president to do anything inappropriate.feedback

Ryan Trapani

The FBI and special counsel's office are leading the law enforcement investigation into this matter – not CIA. CIA is providing relevant information in support of that investigation, and neither the director nor CIA will interfere with it.feedback

Valerie Plame Wilson

From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.feedback

Lindsey Graham

President Trump inherited a mess. All those smart people who are criticizing his rhetoric and his policy, how well did you do?feedback

Joe Dunford

As a military leader, I have to make sure that the [US] president does have viable military options in the event that the diplomatic and economic pressurization campaign fails. Even as we develop those options, we are mindful of the consequences of executing these options.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I don´t think military action is imminent, but we´re on a collision course with North Korea. I think it´s absolutely the right rhetoric. I have President Trump´s back on this.feedback

Dianne Feinstein

No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history. I believe that is the intent of the chairman in this case.feedback

J.G. Collins

You're asking an 18- or 19-year-old kid to replicate the recipes of a CIA-trained chef in a kitchen – chopping, cooking, serving, – with very limited supervision and to maintain some fairly stringent food safety standards.feedback

Ned Price

If the media reports are true, the President of the United States just confirmed a CIA covert action program. On Twitter.feedback

John Brennan

I must say there are disappointments that I see in terms of what Mr. Trump is doing on the international stage that I think pose serious questions about how he is keeping safe our national security.feedback

John Brennan

So these types of comments are just disgraceful, never should have happened and the person who said that should be ashamed of themselves.feedback

David Ignatius

Another chapter paramilitary action ending in an untidy mess.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

There are too many employees of the CIA and the Pentagon's espionage unit working under the roof of the American diplomatic mission whose activity does not correspond at all with their status. We don't want to resort to extreme measures. (But) if it's the only way to make our American partners understand we will have to act.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!feedback

Donald J. Trump

To move forward in working constructively with Russia! Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe. Questions were asked about why the CIA & FBI had to ask the DNC 13 times for their SERVER, and were rejected, still don't have it. Fake News said 17 intel agencies when actually 4 (had to apologize). Why did Obama do NOTHING when he had info before election?feedback

Lindsey Graham

He is literally the only person that I know of that has any doubt about what Russia did in 2016. The more he talks about this, the more he throws our intelligence communities under the bus.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Why did he do nothing about it? He was told in early August by, presumably, the CIA that Russia was trying to get involved or meddling pretty strongly with the election [but] he did nothing about it. The reason is: he thought Hillary was going to win. And if he thought I was going to win he would have done plenty about it.feedback

Adam Schiff

Yes, I'm sure that's the big talk at G20. Not climate change or trade, but why didn't John Podesta give a server that wasn't his to the CIA.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The thing I have to mention is that Barack Obama when he was president found out about this in terms of if it were Russia. Found out about it in August. Now the election was in November, that's a lot of time. He did nothing about it. Why did he do nothing about it? He was told it was Russia by the CIA as I understand it, as it was reported and he did nothing about it.feedback

Mike Pompeo

I have heard the tales of daring. Thank you for your service to the country. We had lost 6,000 feet in 18 seconds.feedback

Mike Pompeo

People like Mr. Billings are amazing. This history that Mr. Billings and those after him have built upon are at the very center of what the CIA does today.feedback

Mike Pompeo

The targets are different today, the technology is different today, but the mission – to go do the most difficult task on behalf of America's national security – remains the same.feedback

Mike Pompeo

We had lost 6,000 feet in 18 seconds. No, we don't want to do that. We've got to get together for a common cause.feedback

Michael Hayden

If American espionage cannot protect the special tools that it possesses, it doesn't matter that they are good people working for good purposes under good oversight. If they cannot protect the tools, I just can't mount the argument to defend that they should have them. This is the one that, unless resolved, I think actually could constitute a legitimate argument to do less.feedback

Ryan Trapani

CIA's mission is to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries. It is CIA's job to be innovative, cutting-edge, and the first line of defense in protecting this country from enemies abroad.feedback

Brad Smith

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Bruce Klingner

This is a significant step but really a first step in what should be a much more extensive program against the Chinese entities that are violating U.S. law. For whatever reason, the U.S. has not taken action against China the way we had against other nations for their involvement with Iran.feedback

Bruce Klingner

North Korean officials…told a U.S. official at the time 'you finally found a way to hurt us.feedback

Bruce Klingner

The medium to small banks, could be designated depending on the available evidence. Trump had, I believe a naive view of what President Xi Jinping had agreed to at the Mar-a-Lago summit.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

While today's actions are directed at Chinese individuals and entities, we look forward to continuing working closely with the government of China to stop illicit financing involving North Korea. We are in no way targeting China with these actions.feedback

John Singleton

He's not Scarface. He's just a little kid who's trying to make his way into a business that could kill him at any moment. Then [the government] created unjust laws to punish small amounts of crack cocaine, as opposed to powder cocaine. We're not straight pointing the finger at the CIA on the show, but we are saying they looked the other way. It wasn't like a diabolical plot to destroy the black community, but we know that was the aftereffect.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win.....and did not want to 'rock the boat,' . He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good. The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia ... under a magnifying glass, they have zero 'tapes' of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it, . But nobody wants to talk about that, . Obama didn't do enough to address the situation. The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before they even – before the election. And I hardly see it. It's an amazing thing. To me, in other words, the question is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? He should have done something about it. But you don't read that. It's quite sad.feedback

Mike Pompeo

I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase. We have an important obligation to perform counterintelligence that is protecting secrets that America steals from somebody stealing it back from us. And there have been failures.feedback

Mike Pompeo

Today, we find it with enormous influence, influence that far outstrips where it was six or seven years ago. Whether it's the influence they have over the government in Baghdad, whether it's the increasing strength of Hezbollah and Lebanon, their work alongside the Houthis in Iran, the Iraqi Shias that are fighting along now the border in Syria -- certainly the Shia forces that are engaged in Syria. Iran is everywhere throughout the Middle East.feedback

Mike Pompeo

In some ways, I do think [leaking has] accelerated. I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase. It's tough. You now have not only nation states trying to steal our stuff, but non-state, hostile intelligence services, well-funded – folks like WikiLeaks, out there trying to steal American secrets for the sole purpose of undermining the United States and democracy.feedback

Mike Pompeo

To share Edward Snowden's vision of America as the problem is to come down on the side of President Obama's diminishing willingness to collect intelligence on jihadis.feedback

Dana J Boente

The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious, and these charges should send a message to anyone who would consider violating the public's trust and compromising our national security by disclosing classified information.feedback

Evan McMullin

Sometimes, I will wear what at the agency we would call a 'light disguise' when I go out in public–like a hat and glasses. My CIA tricks aren't working. Maybe I've got to pull out one of my masks. I didn't expect to see [it] here in the United States in my lifetime.feedback

Frauke Koehler

We are grateful for all information that sheds light on the allegations.feedback

Ron Wyden

This nominee told members of our committee that she had not yet studied whether the CIA's torture techniques were legal. She told us that she would read the report and now the report is gone.feedback

Tom Cotton

The general counsel of the CIA will help Director (Mike) Pompeo navigate the many twists and turns of the thorny legal terrain as our intelligence community defends our country against a wide range of threats: terrorism; cyberwarfare; and good, old-fashioned espionage. We need people of the highest caliber serving at our national-security agencies. And there is broad agreement that Courtney Elwood fits the bill.feedback

Carlos Santana

With everything happening in the world with augmented intense fear everywhere – and getting worse and worse – this is an antidote. When you listen to this music you give people courage, clarity, conviction and consistency of believing that there's something more than the fear that CNN, the CIA, the Pentagon and Hollywood are selling constantly. This is the opposite of that.feedback

Hina Shamsi

It would be a travesty for agencies to return the CIA torture report instead of reading and learning from it, as senators intended. The landmark investigative report documents horrific abuses and also details of CIA lies to the White House, Congress, the courts, and the public about its torture program.feedback

Mike Conaway
Adam Schiff

As part of our ongoing investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, on Wednesday we approved subpoenas for several individuals for testimony, personal documents and business records. We hope and expect that anyone called to testify or provide documents will comply with that request, so that we may gain all the information within the scope of our investigation. We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead.feedback

John Brennan

It should be clear to everyone that Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election process. And that they undertook the activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning they not do so. I said that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or whom they might support in the election, cherished their ability to elect their own leaders without outside interference. I said American voters would be outraged by any attempt to interfere in the election.feedback

John Brennan

I believe I was the first U.S. official to brace Russia on this matter. My assessment is it was both.feedback

John Brennan

It should be clear to everyone Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning that they do not do so. I saw information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation by the bureau (FBI) to determine whether or not such cooperation or collusion was taking place. I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign.feedback

John Brennan

I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about, because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

[I have been] detained for seven years without charge while my children grew up and my name was slandered. I do not forgive or forget. My legal staff have contacted the UK authorities, and we hope to engage in a dialogue on what is the best way forward. To some extent Britain has been exploited by the process it entered into with the EU, where it agreed to extradite people without charge.feedback

Steven Hall

President Trump can legally share classified material with any foreign leaders he likes, as it appears he did recently in an Oval Office meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and its ambassador to the United States. But the information Trump reportedly shared with the Russians was originally passed to U.S. officials by another country’s intelligence service [].feedback

Chad Sweet

It is absolutely in our interest to have the Russians align with us. It is entirely appropriate for the president to be discussing this common threat against both of our countries. As a CIA official as well as Homeland, I think it is inappropriate that leaks are coming out clearly from someone in the White House.feedback

Fred Fleitz

It was a significant advance in terms of missiles that seem to be able to carry a fairly heavy warhead and carry it a fairly significant distance. It's going in both directions. I suspect the North Koreans also have tried to find scientists – maybe former Soviet scientists – to try to help them develop these [weapons] programs. I think there's some very tough times ahead coming as this missile program progresses. If the missile looks very likely to strike Japan from North Korea, we have to shoot it down. Or what if the missile is going out towards Hawaii. We can't assume that it's a test.feedback

Todd Harrison

If you took that same missile and launched it on a trajectory that was optimized for range, you could actually get a range of over 4,000 kilometers (or 2,485 miles).feedback

Fred Fleitz

I think it's a terrible idea because of the possibility of retaliation against Seoul.feedback

John Sipher

Some we think because the targets they're going after are particularly interesting that we want to it use, and so that balance is taken very seriously.feedback

John Sipher

But there are certain cases that are so important we want to use those vulnerabilities for the short window that we can.feedback

John Sipher

There is a process in place, a White House driven process where the intelligence community comes and says these are things that we found, flaws we think we might be able to use. Most serious leaders in the intelligence community understand that just using these type of things and not working with a private partnership, this causes a bigger problem. They understand the importance of the U.S. commercial sector and that we need to get those things and help them be patched.feedback

Emily Orton - Darktrace

You can buy these things and launch them. The barriers of entry to hacking are going down.feedback

Emily Orton - Darktrace

There are stockpiles of the most sophisticated cyber exploits up for sale. There is a whole marketplace if you want to hack and you don't have to be good at it.feedback

Brad Smith

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. (...) We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Brad Smith

We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the US military intelligence organisation National Security Agency (NSA) has affected customers around the world. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call.feedback

Brad Smith

This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. [Governments] need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world.feedback

Han Song Ryol

These terrorists plotted and planned in detail for the use of biochemical substances including radioactive and poisonous substances as the means of assassination. These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA ... while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader.feedback

Mark P. Denbeaux

Abu Zubaydah will take the stand, unafraid of the truth that will emerge, confident that the world will come to know that he has committed no crimes. The failure to charge him after 15 years of torture and detention speaks eloquently. To charge him would be to reveal the truth about the creation of America's torture program.feedback

Fidel Castro

If surviving assassinations were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.feedback

Peter Kornbluh

He lobbied for a coup at the highest levels of the Nixon White House. He became the leading Chilean collaborator in CIA covert operations to overturn the democratic institutions of his own country.feedback

Jim Himes

We're going to want to get through our entire witness list independent of what the Senate may do. The Judiciary Committee over there obviously has questionable jurisdiction over people like Clapper and [former CIA Director] John Brennan.feedback

Eric Denece

CIA or people in intelligence are absolutely capable of carrying out a cyber-hack as if it is Russian.feedback

Barry Pollack

The Department of Justice should not be treating the publication of truthful information as a reason for a criminal investigation of the publisher. Democracy has always depended on journalists being able to inform the public of what their government is doing.feedback

Mike Pompeo

They have pretended that America's First Amendment freedoms shield them from justice. They may have believed that, but they are wrong.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

If they follow those rules, if they follow the First Amendment, they shouldn't be pursuing a prosecution.feedback

Trevor Timm

Every newspaper worth its salt has published classified information, and who believes the Trump administration, with its press hatred, would stop there?In an unprecedented and dangerous move that threatens the press freedom rights of all journalists, the US Justice Department has indicated it is preparing to charge WikiLeaks with a crime and may attempt to arrest its founder Julian Assange. The charges may stem from the publication of US State Department cables in 2010 and their more recent of disclosure of CIA hacking tools.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It has encouraged its followers to find jobs at CIA in order to obtain intelligence... And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States, while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations. It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is -- a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

The media has a long history of speaking truth to power with purloined or leaked material - Jack Anderson's reporting on the CIA's enlistment of the Mafia to kill Fidel Castro; the Providence Journal-Bulletin's release of President Richard Nixon's stolen tax returns; the New York Times' publication of the stolen 'Pentagon Papers'; and The Post's tenacious reporting of Watergate leaks, to name a few. I hope historians place WikiLeaks' publications in this pantheon. Yet there are widespread calls to prosecute me.feedback

Barry Pollack

The fact of the matter is – however frustrating it might be to whoever looks bad when information is published – WikiLeaks is a publisher, and they are publishing truthful information that is in the public's interest. Democracy thrives because there are independent journalists reporting on what it is that the government is doing.feedback

Bruce Klinger

In my discussions with Trump administration officials, I get much less of a concern that we're about to do some kind of a military strike, then the view one gets from the public statements. Mr. Trump, the vice president and others have all made a series of really ominous statements that would seem to indicate we're on the cusp of some kind of military action. But I think behind the scenes, it's far more calm.feedback

Sean King

I want to know what help China is giving us on North Korea because as far as I see it, they're not doing anything. Japan "has any interest in pursuing that.feedback

Bruce Klinger

North Korea is going to overshadow his first two stops; he will be wanting to explain to both our allies the perimeters of the recently completed trump policy on North Korea. And also seek their views on how best to address the North Korea threat.feedback

Bruce Klinger

Japan has moved on. Japan is in the twenty-first century, they fully bought into the [Trans-Pacific Partnership] and they want to talk about things like intellectual property rights, entry into the retail and financial sectors. But we've somehow gone back to the 1980s. And we want to talk about things like autos, agriculture, currency – even though we've just let China off the hook on that case.feedback

Bruce Klinger

President Trump has made it very clear that he doesn't like multilateral free trade agreements as much as some of us will like the TPP to have been passed.feedback

Dennis Wilder

You'll actually see in that parade transporters that the Chinese provided to the North Koreans for their logging industry. That's just one indicator of the kinds of equipment Chinese continue to give to the North Koreans that frankly aids and abets the North Koreans and what they're doing.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

I am today surrounded by talented and committed patriots. These are men and women who signed up for a life of discretion and impact - for a career in service to their country, ” said CIA Director Mike Pompeo at his first public speech. He was speaking of the professionals throughout the intelligence community who work just as soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen do to protect their fellow Americans. Pompeo explained.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

On Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivered his first public speech. As a preliminary matter, Pompeo should provide some confidence that regardless of the temperament and views of the president, the CIA remains a professional, serious organization with a clear sense of its mission. He believes in and can attest to the professionalism of CIA employees. Moreover, he is prepared to defend them, no matter who the accusers.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. But I assure you that this man knows nothing of America and our ideals. We know this because Assange and his ilk make common cause with dictators today. Yes, they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy; in reality, however, they champion nothing but their own celebrity.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. In Kansas, we know something about false wizards. No, don't laugh. I mean that.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. They are voracious consumers of the product we develop. They ask really hard questions. While we do our best to quietly collect information on those who present very real threats to our country, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden seek to use that information to make a name for themselves. As long as they make a splash they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service and has encouraged its followers to find jobs at the CIA in order to obtain intelligence. It directed Chelsea Manning in her theft of specific secret information. And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations. It's time to call our WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. Assange is a narcissist who has created nothing of value. He relies on the dirty work of other to make himself famous. He is a fraud – a coward hiding behind a screen.feedback

Mike Pompeo

While we do our best to quietly collect information on those who possess very real threats to our country, individuals like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden seek to use that information to make a name for themselves. As long as they make a splash, they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security. Need further proof that the fix was in from Pres. Obama on down? BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by Wikileaks.feedback

Mike Pompeo

I am quite confident that had Assange been around in the 1930s and 40s and 50s, he would have found himself on the wrong side of history. We know this because Assange and his ilk make common cause with dictators today. Yes, they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy; in reality, however, they champion nothing but their own celebrity. Their currency is clickbait; their moral compass, nonexistent. Their mission: personal self-aggrandizement through the destruction of Western values.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

Our most recent disclosures describe the CIA's multibillion-dollar cyberwarfare program in which the agency created dangerous cyber weapons, targeted private companies' consumer products and then lost control of its cyber arsenal.feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

It is important to note that CIA is legally prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so.feedback

Michael Hayden

Frankly, we did that. President Obama did that with the deployment of THAAD. We planted this high-end air defense system in South Korea that has obvious implications for the Chinese because the radar fans go all the way through Manchuria. There are things like that, actions we could take that are logical and useful to defend against this particular kind of threat that we should not forgo merely because it would upset the Chinese.feedback

David Ignatius

When Gen. Michael Hayden visited a secret intelligence facility in the United States a decade ago while he was CIA director, the staff gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.”.feedback

Tom Cotton

Typically, we wouldn't see transcripts of intercepts to begin with. Those transcripts are part of the raw intelligence that analysts at the NSA and CIA and other intelligence agencies use to produce finished products that then we would review. Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy.feedback

Werner Stiller

The CIA Resettlement Group put a pile of color brochures in front of me and told me to choose a city. I'd always wanted to see the Mississippi so I chose St. Louis.feedback

Dean Boyd

Dictators and terrorists have no better friend in the world than [WikiLeaks founder] Julian Assange, as theirs is the only privacy he protects. The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries.feedback

Jake Williams

It's one thing to say, I got hacked.' It's another thing to say, I got hacked by the CIA. I suspect this could cause some foreign policy issues down the road. If you're trying to false flag an operation as Chinese, you wouldn't want to hide those code strings, you'd want everyone to see them.feedback

Dean Boyd

Dictators and terrorists have no better friend in the world than Julian Assange, as theirs is the only privacy he protects.feedback

Jeremy Bash

And for the Justice Department to agree to give somebody like him immunity it means they want him to turn and testify against someone higher up in the food chain. Who is higher up in the food chain, higher than the national security adviser? There's really only one person. And so this shows that the jeopardy of criminal liability actually extends all the way to the top. Immunity from what? What is he in jeopardy of being prosecuted for?feedback

Jeremy Bash

The image I have in my head of the White House is a runaway train. The brakes are out ... that is how much trouble we're in. You can only give somebody immunity, full immunity, if it's worth it. They have to believe it's worth it in this case.feedback

Jeremy Bash

It would not surprise me at all if what the prosecutors said to Flynn's lawyers is, We haven't reached any conclusions on the Russian matter but we have your guy dead to rights for not registering under the laws requiring registration as a foreign agent and second of conspiring to engage in kidnapping. You better come in and make a deal.feedback

Nicholas Weaver

This appears to be one of the most technically damaging leaks ever done by WikiLeaks, as it seems designed to directly disrupt ongoing CIA operations and attribute previous operations.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump’s belly-flop on health care may be a single, albeit humiliating defeat, or, Democrats certainly hope, the beginning of a series of catastrophic failures that render him isolated and enfeebled. As former CIA director for President Obama and chief of staff for President Bill Clinton Leon Panetta put it in an NPR interview, “The last thing you want is another loss that makes it that much tougher to be able to govern.” Unfortunately, Trump faces a series of challenges over the next several months and the potential for more losses.feedback

Devin Nunes

We want to clarify press reports that the CIA has a new assessment that it has not shared with us.feedback

Will Strafach

It's too old. And even if it wasn't too old, it requires you to get to a device that is en route to somebody specific.feedback

Jeff Pollard - Forrester Research

The most concerning part of this is that it highlights that it doesn't matter how secure you keep a device. You have to understand that there could also be something that gets delivered to you in a device that you purchased.feedback

Rich Mogull - Securosis

The most notable part of this latest WikiLeaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to – exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests.feedback

Chuck Barris

I think anything would have been possible without my shows. I think The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game began the momentum for what eventually became Fear Factor, The Jerry Springer Show, Joe Millionaire, and so on. But if I wasn't there, somebody else would have been.feedback

Chuck Barris

When I started out I was trying to find good talent but all I found was bad talent ... so I said let's do a show with bad talent.feedback

Chuck Barris

Everything was dealing with people, and no right and wrong answers, and no scripts. I'll never answer that question.feedback

Chuck Barris

Critics had harassed me for 15 years saying that I'd lowered the bar of civilization. I couldn't deal with this anger, and I had to get it out of my system. So I found a hotel that had monthly rates. I thought I'd take about a month before I went back to California, and I would write it out.feedback

Chuck Barris

I was never on drugs, but everybody thought I was. When they saw 'The Gong Show,' and I would come out, they all thought I was whacked out of my mind. But I never did drugs. I had a public company.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

1. “The last thing that we should be doing is cutting the budget for biomedical research.”.feedback

Rand Paul

I spent nine and a half years as an undercover officer. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 in the morning collecting intelligence to protect our homeland. … The men and the women in the CIA, they do their job regardless of who is in the White House. Same for NSA. Same for FBI. These men and women are putting themselves in harm's way.feedback

Devin Nunes

That is very possible, and we don't have the answers to those questions yet. We had a deadline of Friday for the NSA, FBI and CIA to get us those names that were unmasked through the FISA system. We didn't get those names on Friday, and until we get those names, we can't rule this out.feedback

Michael Hayden

There are some bad people in the world who have Samsung TVs too. There are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV to learn that person's intentions.feedback

Sean Spicer

He's able to get it and there's no American fingerprints on it. Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command - he didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice - he used GCHQ.feedback

James Lankford

There are some theories out there that this is what's called incidental collection, where there's collection of a foreign individual who calls into the United States, and they happen to gather up U.S. persons on that, as well. But there are even some problems even in that theory. If there's incidental collection, you have to minimize Americans that are in it, to make sure the U.S. citizens are protected in their rights. They feel very strongly they have some of this information. Obviously, it's going to come from the FBI and from the CIA.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Wednesday was arguably the worst day of the Trump presidency - at least since he went to the CIA headquarters to insist his inauguration crowd was bigger than President Obama’s. His second Muslim travel ban was put on hold by another federal judge. His health-care bill is taking on water. In his Michigan appearance he did not even mention it. In Tennessee he seemed intent on getting it behind him. (The Post reported, “Though health-care reform was a major promise of his campaign and a signature pillar of the Republican Party’s platform for most of the last seven years, Trump made it clear Wednesday that he would much rather be dealing with the tax code than with health care, which he recently said ‘nobody knew’ could be so ‘complicated.'”).feedback

Tim Shorrock

When WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 files about the CIA’s global hacking programs this month, it dropped a tantalizing clue: The leak came from private contractors. Federal investigators quickly confirmed this, calling contractors the likeliest sources. As a result of the breach, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange said, the CIA had “lost control of its entire [].feedback

Dean Boyd

CIA is focused solely on providing the President and other policymakers with the best intelligence possible to protect the nation against adversaries. That's a full-time job. We're working quite well with the National Security Council on a range of issues confronting the nation and foresee no change in this collaborative relationship.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We are in a cyberwar and our government hasn't woken up and done anything about it. The CIA can't even protect against some of these guys, so my sympathies are with Yahoo. I don't know how good Yahoo's security was, but it is really hard to detect these nation-state hackers.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI, and he didn't use the Department of Justice.feedback

Stephen Colbert

If WikiLeaks is to be believed, the latest dump from WikiLeaks says that the CIA is looking at me and listening to me through my TV. Uh, is the CIA listening to me through my microwave oven and through my TV and through my cellphone? Are they doing that, sir? I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American.feedback

Stephen Frasier

Unless it's a voice-activated microwave oven connected to the internet I can't think of a way.feedback

Nathan White

The NSA leaks were shocking because they revealed mass surveillance that impacted all of us. We're not seeing that here – at least not yet.feedback

Stuart Madnick

How dangerous is it to you if the vulnerabilities persist, or how valuable are the vulnerabilities if the CIA can use them? We need to decide as a nation.feedback

James Lewis

The insider story has some odd bits: this sort of information is supposed to be compartmentalized, meaning that one person shouldn't have access to all of it. The agency has extensive new safeguard to detect such a leak after the Snowden incident.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it. WikiLeaks discovered the material as a result of it being passed around a number of different members of the US intelligence community, out of control and in unauthorised fashion.feedback

Andrew Komarov

It is professionally written, which may demonstrate a pretty serious level of malware development.feedback

Vladimir Rusev

The CIA is trying to undermine Trump. They want to destroy him. We offer our support to him.feedback

Anthony Glees

What people in that world always say is the Americans have the money, but it's the British that have the brains.feedback

Ryan Kalember - Proofpoint

It seems like the CIA was doing the same stuff cybersecurity researchers do, which is compile lists of vulnerabilities and try to figure out which ones are being exploited in the wild and which ones could be.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

The technology is designed to be unaccountable, untraceable; it's designed to remove traces of its activity.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out. There's absolutely nothing to stop a random CIA officer. The technology is being designed to be unnaccountable, untraceable; it's designed to remove traces of its activity.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorist, hostile nation states and other adversaries.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have, so that fixes can be developed and pushed out.feedback

Stewart Baker - National Security Agency

The unauthorized release of classified documents does not mean it's unclassified. Doing business with WikiLeaks and reviewing classified documents poses a real risk for at least their government contracting arms and their cleared employees.feedback

Robert Cattanach - Department of Justice

They don't want to be seen as endorsing or supporting an organization with a tainted reputation and an unclear agenda.feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity.feedback

Cindy Cohn - Electronic Frontier Foundation

I am not a fan of WikiLeaks, but I don't think it is fair to throw rocks at everything they do. What WikiLeaks is demonstrating is that the CIA does not have the best interests of these companies at heart. We all should have better security, and certainly at this point, not trying to fixing them makes no sense.feedback

Stewart Baker - National Security Agency

The unauthorized release of classified documents does not mean it's unclassified.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

And CIA does not do so. The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries. Such disclosures not only jeopardize U.S. personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm.feedback

Alex Rice - HackerOne

This is a critical step that WikiLeaks should have taken immediately upon receipt of such information.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

To give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out, so that people can be secured.feedback

Joseph Lorenzo Hall

I think a number of companies will welcome this gesture and work hard to develop updates or at least mitigations that may make some of these flaws harder to exploit. If WikiLeaks gives you a gift, you probably want to be careful with it!feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity.feedback

Adriel T. Desautels

When vendors receive information about a vulnerability, they look at it from a political perspective. Especially with highly complex ones, they can sit in the hands of a vendor for years, two to three years, until they receive external pressure to move on something.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have quite a lot of exploits that we want to disarm before publishing.feedback

Dean Boyd

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states, and other adversaries.feedback

Sean Spicer

And make no mistake about it I think the president has talked before that anybody who leaked classified information will be held to the highest degree of law. We will go after people who leak classified information. we'll prosecute them to the full extent of the law. This is playing with our nation's national security is not something that should be taken lightly under this administration.feedback

Chris Wysopal - Veracode

The clear move is to notify vendors. If WikiLeaks has this data then it's likely others have this data, too. The binaries and source code that contain zero days should be shared with people who build detection and signatures for a living.feedback

Adriel T. Desautels

That's a huge problem. Our capabilities are now diminished.feedback

Andrew Komarov

We have never seen the authentic tools from Vault 7 leak on the 'black market,' and I assume that the leak is organized from one of the subcontractors or civilian employees working for CIA in specific areas.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.feedback

Geng Shuang

We urge the U.S. side to stop listening in, monitoring, stealing secrets and internet hacking against China and other countries.feedback

Heather Adkins - Google

As we've reviewed the documents, we're confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities.feedback

Sean Spicer

It is our policy as a government not to confirm the authenticity of any kind of disclosure or hack.feedback

Heather Adkins - Google

As we've reviewed the documents, we're confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android (operating systems) already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities. Our analysis is ongoing and we will implement any further necessary protections.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has a lot more information about what has been going on with the cyberweapons program. After considering what we think is the best way to proceed and hearing these calls from some of the manufacturers, we have decided to work with them to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details that we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out, so people can be secure.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with [manufacturers] to give them exclusive access to the additional technological details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out. Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details. This is an historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it.feedback

Michael Costello - Cisco Systems

Between the time that we notified them and the release date, it was approximately one line of code per week.feedback

Ewen MacAskill

The reporting of the latest Wikileaks material shows the media have now grasped the surveillance threat. But tougher official oversight is what’s really needed. A glance at Wednesday’s newspaper headlines about the hacking capabilities of security services in Britain and the US would have cheered privacy advocates. “Spy in your TV” was the splash in the Sun. The Mirror, also on the front page, had “MI5 bugging smart TVs”. The Times, again on the front, had: “Thousands of CIA spy files posted on internet: British intelligence helped hack TVs and phones”. And the Mail: “How our spooks helped the CIA create ‘spy TVs’”.feedback

Daniel Prieto

This is the double-edged sword of the digitization of everything. Think back to the James Bond movies with a guy in the backroom with a camera that looks like a cigarette lighter taking 20 pictures of a weapons design system. Nowadays, one thumb drive can contain hundreds of thousands of pages.feedback

Varun Badhwar

Yes, I think anything connected to the internet is hackable, is something that can be compromised and ultimately you've got to be mindful of where you want your devices placed inside of your homes, offices and across your personal life.feedback

Will Donaldson

They're tapping into cars. They're tapping into home TVs. They're tapping into every device that you would carry that has a battery in it basically. Because of that, it's so prevalent. There's just so many holes. We're just getting started looking at them. I think Samsung was one of them that they listed, that they could turn it on remotely but it wouldn't put the power light on. So anybody in that room would then be discussing or talking and being monitored without their knowledge or consent.feedback

Konstantin von Notz

The matter has to be investigated immediately. These are all very significant criminal activities.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions. This is a wonderful capability. You give the intelligence community $53 billion a year. You've got to get something for your money.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

Basically the 'Internet of things' is vulnerable and has been deployed without thinking of security first.feedback

Matt Holden

At this point, I am so used to reading stories about accounts getting hacked that it is to be expected. So long as I conduct myself in a way that would mean I have nothing to hide, then I'm not worried about the government taking a look.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We don't know about the CIA role, but we do know anything with a chip in it that is connected to the Internet is vulnerable to hacking.feedback

Andrew Marshello

Today's leaks definitely concern me, but at this point I have accepted that security risks are an inherent part of our modern technology. Since that tech is so integrated into our society, it's hard to take the reasonable step – cutting out smart devices, messaging apps, etc. – without sacrificing a part of social life.feedback

Ed Mierzwinski

You shouldn't be too concerned about the CIA hacking you unless you're doing something illegal. But this should be a wakeup call for the average consumer.feedback

Scott Vernick

What everybody should be asking is whether any of this was shared with local law enforcement.feedback

Eva Velasquez

People have fatigue in this area, especially when talking about data breaches, and to a degree, hacking. People love their fun toys and devices.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions. This is a wonderful capability. You give the intelligence community $53 billion a year. You gotta get something for your money.feedback

Stephen Colbert

If WikiLeaks is to be believed, the latest dump from WikiLeaks says that the CIA is looking at me and listening to me through my TV. Uh, is the CIA listening to me through my microwave oven and through my TV and through my cellphone? Are they doing that, sir? If they were, would you say yes? Is that a true answer? I don't believe you. I can't wait for the tapes to come out.feedback

Michael Hayden

No. So the only part of the U.S. government that can grant the authority to do that is a federal judge. And if I were to want to do that as director of NSA, I'd have to go to the judge, and I'd have to prove to a level of probable cause that the intended target of the surveillance was either the agent of a foreign power or was involved in some sort of criminal activity. That's what I wondered, what happened on Saturday morning.feedback

Michael Hayden

Look, we're all Americans. We're all distrustful of government. It's in our DNA, even the former director of this-and-that --.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The exploitation of user endpoints (mobile phones, personal computers, etc) is actually not a new technique, but one that has existed since the first malware was created. This unfortunately is not something that cryptography is designed to defend against, as encryption by itself cannot guarantee the security of end-user devices.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The core cryptographic algorithms and techniques used by ProtonMail and other encrypted services remain secure.feedback

Christine Levinson

We believe people can survive for ten years under any circumstances. In the worst places, people survive. We know Bob is alive.feedback

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Of course, if it becomes clear what his goal was, or if he was indeed on a mission, then perhaps specific assistance can be given.feedback

Christine Levinson

Iran is responsible for Bob. They know where he is and what happened to him. They've had him for 10 years. And we need the United States government to meet with them and find out what's necessary to get Bob home. I'm hoping that the Trump administration will be able to do that.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

There is an extreme proliferation risk in the development of cyber 'weapons'. Comparisons can be drawn between the uncontrolled proliferation of such 'weapons', which results from the inability to contain them combined with their high market value, and the global arms trade.feedback

Christine Levinson

We believe people can survive 10 years under any circumstances. In the worst places, people survive. We know Bob is alive. Everyone else has gotten out of Iran, but Bob has been left behind every single time. It's now time for him to be returned home to his family.feedback

Dan Levinson

I'm not as worried about his health. I understand people thinking it being over 10 years and fearing the worst, but we don't believe that.feedback

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Of course if it becomes clear what his goal was, or if he was indeed on a mission, then perhaps specific assistance can be given.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We don't know about the CIA role, but we do know anything with a chip in it that is connected to the Internet is vulnerable to hacking. Basically the 'Internet of things' is vulnerable and has been deployed without thinking of security first.feedback

Roger Lanctot - Strategy Analytics

You have a lot of car companies trying to design cars to be better suited to automation, which means they're more attractive to hackers.feedback

Nicholas Weaver

By doing this dump in such detail, whoever has released this data has basically given the CIA a road map about how to find this data was taken in the first place because now they know where it was taken from and what time it was taken - probably the single day if not hour and that leads you to how it got taken and who took it.feedback

Ted Lieu

If these documents are true, it means the CIA arsenal of cyber weapons is now out there in the public domain, and who knows who now has access to some very intrusive hacking tools. It is very disturbing to anyone who cares about privacy ... It should also put to rest any argument about encryption back doors. You can't just give encryption keys to the good guys and hope they don't get to the bad guys. Our best protection is to have no security defects in the products we use.feedback

Malcolm Nance - NBC News

I don't think this came from software. I think this came from screen grabs that were done on a non-secure computer – thats why I think it was a low level guy. It appears to be a hit operation on the CIA by Julian Assange [the WikiLeaks founder]. Why would it come out in such a precision release? Wikileaks have done many releases like this in Donald Trump's favour during the election campaign.feedback