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Men accused of impersonating federal agents being investigated for possible ties to Iranian intelligence

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Men accused of impersonating federal agents being investigated for possible ties to Iranian intelligence
The two men accused of impersonating federal agents over the course of several years will remain in jail pending a detention hearing Friday, a federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday.

Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020 and duped actual federal officers into believing their guise. They are each charged with one count of false impersonation of a federal officer and have yet to enter a plea.

Law enforcement sources told CBS News that investigators are looking into the possibility that the two suspects have ties to Iranian intelligence including to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, an elite component of the Iranian military that conducts special operations, or the Quds force.

This story is bizarre; a potential spy novel. I'm looking forward to the details.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?
Democrat voters
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?
Oh, Noes!………:eek:


Why can’t you lot read the links?

“Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020 and duped actual federal officers into believing their guise.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?
It's a Trump era "Op". Don't forget that the SS was compromised by Trump's partisan "stink" in an unprecedented manner.

Link to cached page of this article,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-to-make-changes-to-presidential-detail-to-bring-on-agents-who-worked-with-biden/2020/12/30/d6fb8fe8-49ce-11eb-a9d9-1e3ec4a928b9_story.html

Secret Service to make changes to presidential detail to bring on agents who worked with Biden​

By Carol D. Leonnig
December 30, 2020
"... Some in the Secret Service also came under criticism during Trump’s tenure for appearing to embrace his political agenda.

For instance, some presidential detail members urged other agents and Secret Service officers not to wear masks on presidential trips this year — against the administration’s own public health guidance — as the president felt wearing masks projected weakness, The Washington Post has reported. The Secret Service also took the unprecedented step of allowing the former detail leader to temporarily leave his job to become a White House political adviser. Anthony Ornato was hired as White House deputy chief of staff earlier this year. In that role, he helped coordinate a controversial June photo opportunity in which Trump strode defiantly across Lafayette Square to pose with a Bible after the park was forcibly cleared of peaceful protesters.

Ornato also helped coordinate numerous rallies across the country during the pandemic, per Trump’s wishes. The mass gatherings were blamed for increasing the spread of the coronavirus in some of the communities where they took place and left many in the ranks of the Secret Service infected or exposed..."





May 17, 2021
"MADDOW: What was the ultimate disposition of the Secret Service official agent who was moved into the Trump White House to take a political role ...I had not known that he had moved back to the Secret Service as an assistant director.

LEONNIG
: He`s an assistant director for training. He`s very close to the director, the current director, Jim Murray. At the president`s request, at President Trump`s request, he liked his detail leader so much, Tony Ornato, that he asked him to be almost temporarily assigned on a detail as the deputy White House chief of staff.

In that role, the deputy chief of staff and former Secret Service leader was key in clearing the Lafayette Park outside the White House for the June 1 march that the president had to show how tough he was and that he was a law and order president prevailing over the protesters of George Floyd`s murder. He -- that same deputy White House chief of staff was critical in planning the president`s rallies as COVID spiked. And that ultimately led to 300 Secret Service officers and agents that summer either contracting COVID or being exposed to COVID so they had to quarantine away from their coworkers.

It was sort of an amazing thing. It infuriated so many Secret Service alumni because this is an agency that prides itself on objectivity, political independence. As they say in the agency, you know, the people elect them. We just protect them. But in this instance, you had a Secret Service leader working as a political entity and arm of President Trump...."
 
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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?

Date stamped January 6, 2021, wasn't loser of 2020 presidential election the POTUS on that date?

ByLuke Barr,Jack Date, andAlexander Mallin
April 6, 2022,

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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
In furtherance of his efforts to represent himself to be a member of DHS/HSI, Taherzadeh allegedly sent Witness 2 a photo in an HSI “vest,” according to court documents.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?

Geezus H Christ. Do you ever ****ing read and comprehend?

Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020

You know who was sitting in the White House in February of 2020? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't First Lady Jill Biden's husband.
 

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Oh, Noes!………:eek:


Why can’t you lot read the links?

“Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020 and duped actual federal officers into believing their guise.

Ooops sorry. Didn't see your post after reading her ignorant post.

These Trump devotees just can't help themselves.
 

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Men accused of impersonating federal agents being investigated for possible ties to Iranian intelligence


This story is bizarre; a potential spy novel. I'm looking forward to the details.

Other residents in the building said the two — who held several apartments in the building that they said were "being paid for by DHS" — had access to residents' surveillance cameras, cell phones and other personal information. Authorities later learned that many of the buildings' residents were in the FBI, Secret Service and DHS. Others were members of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy.


This is one mighty weird and scary story.
 

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Geezus H Christ. Do you ever ****ing read and comprehend?

Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020

You know who was sitting in the White House in February of 2020? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't First Lady Jill Biden's husband.
Good one. Sometimes you just have to point out the ignorance.
 

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Geezus H Christ. Do you ever ****ing read and comprehend?

Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020

You know who was sitting in the White House in February of 2020? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't First Lady Jill Biden's husband.
The date February 2020 only tells us when these two began posing as "various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies." We have no idea what all these government positions were.

What we do know is Taherzadeh and Ali were posing as FBI agents sent to Washington to investigate Jan. 6th when they were arrested.

What we do know is these two duped many people including at least 4 secret service agents one being assigned to Jill Biden's security detail.

What we do know is these agents have been put on leave and under investigation in part for allegedly receiving expensive gifts from Taherzadeh and Ali such as rent free apartments including a penthouse, iphones...

What we do not know is a whole lot of things including where these two were getting the money to pay for all of it.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?

Taco trucks. There's gonna be one on every corner.
 

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Geezus H Christ. Do you ever ****ing read and comprehend?

Investigators alleged Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, posed as various officers and employees of the U.S. government, including members of federal law enforcement agencies, since February 2020

You know who was sitting in the White House in February of 2020? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't First Lady Jill Biden's husband.

Biden Detailee Entangled in Secret Service Bribery Scheme
An affidavit filed Wednesday night in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. revealed that one of the Secret Service agents involved in the bribery scheme was a special agent assigned to First Lady Jill Biden’s protective detail. Another was a Uniformed Division officer at the White House.

OOPS!
 

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OOPS!
RealClearPolitics has learned that another Secret Service special agent involved in the alleged bribery is assigned to President Biden’s detail, those agents who accompany the president nearly everywhere he goes and stand by his side during the most sensitive of discussions and private moments. A second Uniformed Division officer caught up in the bizarre scheme was assigned to protect Vice President Harris’s residence, according to sources familiar with the matter.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?
Not assigned. One of the imposters hung out with a person assigned to Jill Biden's protection. Just a clarification.
 

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Incompetence in the Government. Who'd a thunk it. Kinda like Feinstein having a Chinese agent as a chauffeur or Obama's security detail spending all their time servicing hookers.
 

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I heard tonight one of these yahoos was assigned to the protection of the First Lady, Jill Biden.

If White House detail can be penetrated by such characters, in this administration, what is being allowed to pour across our Southern border?
The Article said:
Since February 2020
Vesper said:
in this administration
 

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Men accused of impersonating federal agents being investigated for possible ties to Iranian intelligence


This story is bizarre; a potential spy novel. I'm looking forward to the details.
It sure is. Marcy Wheeler of the Empty Wheel is not sure what call this at point.

"In a nutshell, two men have been arrested for impersonating federal employees after the U.S. Postal Inspection Service began an investigation into the alleged assault of a postal carrier in/near the building raided yesterday in the D.C. Navy Yard area.

I don’t even know how to categorize this story yet. On the face of it I’m going with this being an intelligence story.

Can’t even be certain whose intelligence it is at work if this is indeed an intelligence story:

– one person arrested has a Persian (Iranian?) name;
– the other person arrested has an Arabic name;
– a third person mentioned during the course of reporting has a Russian/Belarusian name and their gender hasn’t been clarified;
– the person with a Persian name is linked to a mess of corporations, some located in the Midwest, linked to yet more persons who may/may not be related to this unfolding case;
– there’s a lot money involved though it’s an open question whose money it is;
– there are expensive professional office spaces involved;
– the suborning or bribery of Secret Service personnel is really, REALLY problematic;
– the amount of detail generated to create this operation/program suggests even more money involved."
 
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