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ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənscoun·ter·in·tel·li·gence

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  1. counterintelligencenoun

    intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism

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  1. Tony Blinken:

    [Putin] managed to sow doubt about our electoral system. He managed to help defeat the candidate that he despised Hillary Clinton. He managed to get the first national security adviser adviser fired, he managed to instigate instigate multiple counterintelligence investigations and now he's managed in effect to cause the president to fire the FBI director who is investigating him because of concerns about collusion with Russia.

  2. Ambassador Sondland:

    I can not remember in my career any time where an ambassador in a high counterintelligence environment like Kiev would have such an unsecure conversation with a sitting president. This just should not happen.

  3. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker:

    We have to be on guard, at the Department of Justice, especially at the FBI, we had a unique view as to how to interrupt their effort. Justice Department's a counterespionage, counterintelligence, all of the kind of things that you do when other countries are trying to interfere in your domestic elections.

  4. Thomas Waldhauser:

    We are taking significant steps on the counterintelligence side so that we have all the defenses that we need there, there is no doubt about that.

  5. Fiona Hill:

    I mean, some of it was comical, but it was also, for me and for others, deeply concerning. And I actually went to our Intelligence Bureau and asked to have( redacted) sit down with him and explain that this was a counterintelligence risk, particularly giving out our personal phone numbers, all of those communications could have been exfiltrated by the Russians very easily.

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