I was watching Lawrence O’Donnel tonight zero in on the Norway question that Kristjan Nielson played down, or, fenced with. Lawrence mentioned Ancestry.com as a source of Nielson’s background that could have come from Denmark from where the Christensen family came from. Is there a blood tie? However, I suspect Norway. The name Kristjan is also Christian – a follower of Christ.
This blonde Christensen is an expert on Cyber Warfare and Security. She owned her own company and hawks her abilities. If anyone knew the Russians were hacking us in order to alter our elections, then this follower of Christ was on it. Why is she not cooporating to THE MAX? Why didn’t she come forward a year ago and offer her services to Congress and the Senate? Maybe she did not know, and is embarrassed? Maybe she knows much, and did not want to embarrass her customers? Perhaps she in running the Trump Administration and helping in the cover-up because many hidden truths, if revealed, would lead to the political destruction of the United States, and, the Democrats would ask for a NEW ELECTION, which would send a very damaging message to our enemies.
Does Putin keep tabs of Kristjan? Have they ever met? As the CEO of a private company that is PAID TO PROECT those who can afford the fee, you would want to cater to rich people, verses poor people from shithole countries. For Khristjan to pull her cyber-wagons around the Trump Family Empire, and tell most Americans to go to hell and fend for yourself, is as low as you can go in a Democracy.
This Nordic Warrior is the Praetorian Guard. She is loyal to Emperor Money. She is Hitler’s Dream Girl. She will be questioned again. I would ask her if she feels obligated to protect millions of voters registered as Democrats.
The Praetorian Guard (Latin: cohortes praetoriae) was an elite unit of the Imperial Roman Army whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Roman emperors. During the era of the Roman Republic, the Praetorians served as a small escort force for high-ranking officials such as army generals or provincial governors. With the Republic’s transition into the Roman Empire, however, the first emperor Augustus founded the Guard as his personal security detail. Although they continued to serve in this capacity for roughly three centuries, the Guard became notable for its intrigue and interference in Roman politics, to the point of overthrowing emperors and proclaiming their successors. In 312 the Guard was ultimately disbanded by Constantine the Great.
Kristjan has heard, and read, “tough language” before. She looks for “tough language” in Cyberspace. I bet she has a memory like Rena. Why wasn’t she asked if she heard Trump go off, before? How about Bannon, when he heard a pretty Norwegian Blonde is replacing him? General Kelly and Kristjan are in charge of our Democracy. This is why these Nazis are cleaning house. This is their Final Solution. This is Vietnam all over again, and the War between the North and the South.
How much talk did Kristjan hear from her father about a superior race? Kelly hated Bannon and knew his boss would chose a Skirt – a Pussy – over Sloppy Steve. You do understand this blonde dish is a Master Spy? Hitler would have married her – down in his bunker. What if those attorney messages about Executive Privilege were not aimed a Steve, but, that Dame? Who can our President……..trust? He’s surrounded my spooks! How long has Kirstjan dreamed of being the President of the United States. My guess is, since she was nine. Her parents and their history is not given by Wikipedia.
She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at the George Washington University and is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Naval Analysis Safety and Security.
The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, CCHS develops innovative strategies to address and confront current and future threats.
CCHS was established in early 2015 and integrates the activities and personnel of the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) and the GW Cybersecurity Initiative.
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I find it absolutely hard to believe that she does not remember the language used by the President of the United States of America,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said after the hearing.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she “did not hear” President Donald Trump say the specific word “shithole” during a meeting with lawmakers last week that she attended.
“I did not hear that word used, no sir,” Nielsen testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, when asked if Trump used that word or similar language to disparage African countries in the meeting with Trump and lawmakers on immigration policy.
“The conversation was very impassioned, I don’t dispute that the President was using tough language, others in the room were also using tough language,” Nielsen said
I have been very patient with this line of questioning,” she said, saying she was testifying to discuss threats to the homeland. “I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I’d like to move forward.”
This week we learned, via the Intercept, of Erik Prince’s proposal to provide the Trump Administration with a private intelligence outfit. According to the Intercept, “The Trump Administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies.” The Intercept’s sources indicate that “the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering ‘deep state’ enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.”
Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham, a Democrat and Republican respectively who were in the meeting, have confirmed to the press the reports that Trump said the words “shithole countries” to describe individuals from African nations and had disparaging remarks toward Haitians being part of an immigration deal — all as part of a conversation about how the US accepts immigrants.
Other lawmakers in the room, Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, have said they don’t recall hearing that word used. Trump has denied using the word, though he has said the conversation was tough and has spoken privately with friends about the remark playing well with his base.
Asked whether it was possible Trump used the term even though she didn’t hear it, Nielsen said: “Anything is possible.”
During his portion of questioning at Tuesday’s hearing, Graham said in reference to the immigration fight, “This has turned into an s-show and we need to get back to being a great country.” Graham also said, in words directed to Trump, “close this deal.”
Booker’s impassioned speech
One of the newest members of the Judiciary Committee, New Jersey Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, used his full time for questioning to talk about the consequences of the President’s words, clearly getting emotional at times.
He took Nielsen to task, quoting Martin Luther King Jr. on the ills of bystanders remaining silent.
“This is very personal to me,” said Booker, who is black. “I sit here right now because when good white people in this country heard bigotry or hatred, they stood up.”
“Why am I frankly seething with anger? We have this incredible nation where we are taught it doesn’t matter where you are from, your race, your color, your religion, it is about the content of your character,” he said. “The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African nations and Haitians with them most vulgar language … that language festers.”
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicit,” he added.
He noted that a recent Government Accountability Office report found that 73% of violent incidents since September 11, 2001, were the result of white supremacy and right-wing violent extremists.
“The fact pattern is clear of the threat in this country,” Booker said. “I hurt. When Dick Durbin called me, I had tears of rage in my eyes … and for you not to feel that hurt and that pain, and to dismiss some of the questions from my colleagues … that’s unacceptable to me.”
Illustrating the Threat: Cyber
But the threat is more than bombs and guns; it’s also playing out across our nation’s computer networks. We are under constant attack by a wide range of adversaries with an even wider range of capabilities.
There are nation-state actors with extremely sophisticated tools.
There are global criminal organizations that operate like a legitimate businesses, right down to customer service support.
There are even lone wolves, cyber terrorists that simply buy malware on the internet.
Their motivations vary, from military to espionage, from financial to political—and sometimes, they just want to wreak havoc.
They target our government networks. They target our critical infrastructure. Systems throughout America are being bombarded on a daily, even hourly basis—our water treatment plants, our transportation systems, our electric grid, our financial sector and beyond.
These attackers steal intellectual property, personal data, and health information. They are thieves, vandals, saboteurs, enemies of democracy, and potentially so much more.
We live in an interconnected world—that’s not a trend, that’s reality. We rely on technology for everything from programming our coffee makers to running global corporations. This reliance brings risks.
What would happen to our economy if the stock market couldn’t process trades?
What would happen to our transportation system if the navigation satellites suddenly went down?
What would happen if a major American city lost power?
Cyber threats present a tremendous danger to our American way of life. The consequences of these digital threats are no less significant than threats in the physical world. And so every day, we prepare to fight what many people can’t even imagine.
Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., is standing by his description of last week’s White House immigration meeting at which he and others have said Trump used “shithole” when speaking about African nations.
Asked Tuesday about Trump and some Republicans challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters, “Politics ain’t beanbag. I understand that. But I’ll tell you this: I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened.”
The Illinois Democrat also said he and a handful of other senators who crafted a bipartisan immigration deal are working to win over additional supporters. Trump and some Republicans have said the senators’ agreement is insufficient.
For her part, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump is “not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system,” as the fall-out continued from the president’s reported use of the vulgarity.
Responding to Democrats’ assertions that Trump’s comments were “racist,” Sanders called the claim “outrageous,” citing their previous embrace of Trump. She said: “Why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV. Why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?”
Founder and President, Sunesis Consulting; Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience
Kirstjen Nielsen is an internationally recognized expert in risk management, security and resilience. She has worked in the homeland and national security sectors for more than two decades. Working at the crossroads of policy, strategy, risk, and operational environments, she has a unique blend of operational and enterprise perspective on policy and strategy development, mission execution and the role of technology as an enabler and force multiplier.
Ms. Nielsen is the Founder and President of Sunesis Consulting, LLC, an emerging risk and security management consulting firm. Ms. Nielsen guides government and private sector entities in identifying and understanding emerging threats and risks trends and provides a global perspective to support the development and adoption of best practices to ensure resilience in the face of evolving risk, increasing digitization, and multi stakeholder environments. She is the appointed Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience and serves as a civilian expert for NATO, advising on cybersecurity and the creation and use of public-private partnerships to address transglobal risks. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at the George Washington University and is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Naval Analysis Safety and Security.
Prior to founding Sunesis Consulting, LLC, Ms. Nielsen was the General Counsel and President of the Homeland Security and Private Sector Preparedness practice at Civitas Group, a strategy and management consulting firm focused on the security and government sectors. Previously, she was commissioned by President Bush to serve as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Senior Director for Prevention, Preparedness, and Response on the White House Homeland Security Council. As a senior advisor, her responsibilities included the development, coordination, and oversight of U.S. Government homeland security policy and the development of numerous Presidential homeland security policy documents on issues ranging from cybersecurity to public alert and warning to improvised explosive devices to information sharing. In that role, she also advised the President and White House senior staff on homeland security threats and risks, and served as the crisis manager for major events and emergencies. She has also held positions at the Transportation Security Agency and the U.S. Senate, and practiced corporate transactional law for Haynes and Boone.
Ms. Nielsen has created and managed multiple organizations in government and in the private sector and served clients in both sectors as a management consultant, and thought leader/ subject matter expert. Her areas of expertise include cybersecurity, homeland and national security (ranging from natural disasters to man-made threats), business continuity, incident management, critical infrastructure security and resilience, and threat and risk trend analysis. She has extensive experience assisting government and corporate clients with assessing, developing and executing security doctrine, strategy, policy and plans; optimizing organizational development to address emerging risks, mission and markets; designing and conducting stakeholder requirement analysis, outreach and communications; and facilitating internal and external training and exercise programs.
Ms. Nielsen graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a Juris Doctor.
Kirstjen Michele Nielsen (born May 14, 1972) is an American attorney, government official and national security expert who is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Prior to the cabinet post, Nielsen served as Principal Deputy White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump from September to December 2017, and chief of staff to John F. Kelly during his term as Secretary of Homeland Security from January to July 2017. On December 5, 2017, she was confirmed by the Senate, and was sworn in the next day.
Early life and education
Growing up in Clearwater, Florida, Nielsen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999.
Nielsen served during the George W. Bush administration as special assistant to the president and as senior director for prevention, preparedness and response at the White House Homeland Security Council. She also set-up and led as Administrator of Transportation Security Administration‘s Office of Legislative Policy and Government Affairs. Before serving in the Trump administration, she was a senior member of the Resilience Task Force of the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security committee at George Washington University and served on the Global Risks Report Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Nielsen previously served as John F. Kelly‘s Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security. She had informally performed the role of White House Deputy Chief of Staff since Kelly assumed the office of White House Chief of Staff on July 31, 2017, at which point Elaine Duke became acting Secretary of Homeland Security.
Secretary of Homeland Security
On October 11, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Nielsen to be the new United States Secretary of Homeland Security, replacing acting secretary Elaine Duke. On December 5, 2017, the Senate confirmed her nomination, by a 62–37 vote. On December 6, 2017, she was sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security.