Who out there knows who Robert Storch is?

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2:14 PM – 28 Dec 2017

Some thoughts on the NSA OIG (Robert Storch) confirmed with no fanfare and little notice..

NSA Finally Gets an Independent Inspector General
Robert Storch was confirmed by the Senate after more than a year and nominations from two presidents.

Robert Storch was confirmed by the Senate after more than a year and nominations from two presidents.
He’s the now former Deputy to DOJ OIG Horowitz, so this guy is a *legit* protector of whistleblowers. Mind you, this guy has a reputation as far as I know as a straight arrow.

What’s interesting is that Obama waged a years long fight to STOP Horowitz at DOJ from becoming a truly independent IG and this man is his deputy, yet, he nominated him to over see privacy concerns and protect NSA whistleblowers. Let’s unpack that for a moment-

Why would Obama do that, and why would Trump keep his nomination for doing that? Go back to Vault 7 and other publishes from Wikileaks (WL). Remember the HAMR and the 7 dwarfs? One of which was outed in a Reddit post by a former contractor for Amazon as being at their data center

Who ran/owns the HAMR to replicate NSA’s capabilities secretly? Clapper as ODNI, and Brennan as DCI. Rogers would have known about it and known it was being used against all political enemies of Team Obama and Team Clinton.

That’s what he would have been warning about. This was set up because Obama lost control of NSA. They werent doing the spying. Go back to the open committee hearing with ODNI Coats, NSA Dir Rogers, and #2 DOJ Rod Rosenstein (RR).

What did Rogers and Coats say?

That NSA knew who all 31 employees at NSA including Rogers who could unmask were, have the docs to ensure it was approved and tracked, and he could produce those records.

Remember, why was Bill Binney drummed out of NSA? Who did it?

‘Frontline’ Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today’s NSA
PBS looks at the origins of the agency’s surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.

Hayden, his Dep Dir, and NSA IG George Ellar who was removed for not protecting but prosecuting NSA whistleblowers.

And this:

This is likely one of the reasons that Bill Binney asked to speak to POTUS. I’m certain this was a topic of conversation between him and PDJT. I’m also certain that Adm Rogers wanted this as well. Look for something very similar to come at State Dept.

In short, this guy is a mirror of Horowitz who is going to ensure and guarantee that 1) whistleblowers will stop NSA abuse and fully bring the agency under control and back into bounds of law, and 2) what ELSE does an OIG do?

What didn’t State Dept have during the entire time of Hillary Clinton? Investigate CRIMES. This is setting up any leaker or deep state operative abusing powers at NSA to be dealt with.

Now you understand why Brennan and Gen Mike Hayden are apoplectic, and losing their minds on twitter starting two weeks ago.

The NSA is ours. That swamp is being drained, it will return to the Rule of Law and the weaponization of NSA led by Clapper, Brennan & Hayden will not only be ended, it will be PROSECUTED.



Obama names first-ever independent #NSA watchdog
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Robert Storch is an American lawyer and government official. He is currently the Deputy Inspector General at the United States Department of Justice, the DOJ Office of the Inspector General Whistleblower Ombudsperson, and chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Whistleblower Ombudsman Working Group. He is President Donald Trump’s nominee to become Inspector General of the National Security Agency.
Education:Harvard University, Columbia Law School


Office of the Inspector General

“President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration”. The White House. June 16, 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the White House.

Robert P. Storch of the District of Columbia to be Inspector General for the National Security Agency.  Mr. Storch has been the Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) since March 2015.  He also is the DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Whistleblower Ombudsperson and chairs the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Whistleblower Ombudsman Working Group.  He previously was Senior Counsel and Counselor to the Inspector General, and Acting Deputy Inspector General from 2014 to 2015.  Mr. Storch worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York from 1995 to 2012, most recently serving as Deputy Criminal Chief and Counsel to the U.S. Attorney.  From 2007 to 2009, he was posted as a DOJ Resident Legal Advisor in Ukraine.  He previously served as Chief of the Appellate Division and Senior Litigation Counsel, and as the District’s initial Anti-Terrorism Coordinator.  Earlier in his career, he worked at the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division at DOJ and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Florida.  He has received a number of commendations, including from the Assistant Attorneys General for the Criminal and the Civil Rights Divisions of DOJ and the Director of the FBI.  Mr. Storch received his AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard, and his JD from Columbia.  He clerked for the Hon. William D. Keller in the Central District of California, and then worked at the law firm of Covington and Burling before joining DOJ in 1987.


Justice Department deputy inspector general Robert Storch testifies about whistleblower protections at a congressional hearing in February. (CSPAN)

“NSA May Finally Get Independent Internal Watchdog”. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

President Donald Trump nominated Robert Storch on Monday to be the National Security Agency’s first independent internal watchdog — nearly three years after Congress passed legislation to make the NSA inspector general’s office free from NSA leadership.

Storch currently is deputy inspector general at the Justice Department, where he participated in reviews of U.S. surveillance practices and created a whistleblower ombudsman program that encourages tips about wrongdoing.
“It’s very important for inspectors general generally to have an appreciation for the importance of whistleblowers and of the importance of encouraging people to come forward,” says Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

“In the intelligence community… it could be argued it’s even more important because so much of that information is classified,” Horowitz says. “In each of those intel agencies, the inspector general is always an appropriate source to report wrongdoing, so having someone in those positions that encourages that kind of dialog is very important.”


General Information

Deputy Inspector General  – Justice Department
Spokesman for the Office  – IG
Initial Anti-Terrorism Coordinator  – District’s
Director  – Federal Bureau of Investigation
A.B.  – Harvard College
J.D.  – Columbia University School of Law
Senior Counsel To the Inspector General  – U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
Counsel To the U.S. Attorney  – U.S. Attorney’s Office