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Asked whether federal workers are dissenting in ways that go beyond previous party changes in the White House, Tom Malinow­ski, who was President Barack Obama’s assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, said, sarcastically: “Is it unusual? . . . There’s nothing unusual about the entire national security bureaucracy of the United States feeling like their commander in chief is a threat to U.S. national security. That happens all the time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry about.”

Joint Unclassified Statement  Before the Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives at a Hearing Entitled “Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act”

Joint Unclassified Statement of

Bradley Brooker
Acting General Counsel
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Stuart J. Evans
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Intelligence
National Security Division
Department of Justice

Grant Mendenhall
Acting Assistant Director for Counterterrorism
National Security Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Paul Morris
Deputy General Counsel for Operations
National Security Agency

Stephen Vanech
Deputy Chief, Office of Counterterrorism
National Security Agency

Before the
Committee on the Judiciary
United States House of Representatives

At a Hearing Entitled
“Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act”

March 1, 2017

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The US Air Force has confirmed that a B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the Andersen flightline. “All seven aircrew members have safelyegressed the aircraft. No injuries have been reported. Emergency responders are on scene,” a released stated. “The B-52 was deployed to Andersen AFB from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the DoD’s continuous bomber presence mission in the Pacific. The aircrew are members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission.”

Guam Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas confirms GFD received a call for additional support for firefighting capabilities and assisting units from Andersen Air Force Base in response to a military aircraft crash on base, reportedly a B-52. San Nicolas confirms they are executing a Memorandum of Understanding between military, federal, and local fire emergency services.

The Office of Civil Defense is also coordinating efforts to send a water tanker to the site. According to Guam International Airport spokesperson Rolenda Faasuamalie, there has been no impact to GIAA Operations.

The Governor’s Office has also issued a statement “We assure the public this does not appear to be an attack, and we highly discourage anyone from spreading assumptions, or any information that does not come from Civil Defense or the military itself.”