Michael Chertoff

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Person.png Michael Chertoff   C-SPAN NNDB Powerbase SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep state actor, lawyer, businessman)
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
NationalityUS, Israeli
Alma materHarvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science
Children • Philip Chertoff
• Emily Chertoff
SpouseMeryl Justin Chertoff
Founder ofThe Chertoff Group
Member ofAtlantic Council/Board, BAE Systems, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Covington & Burling, Freedom House, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Henry Jackson Society/International Patrons, Knights of Malta, Trilateral Commission
A long-standing US Republican Party apparatchik and dual US/Israeli citizen who has held senior US legal and national security positions.

Employment.png United States Secretary of Homeland Security Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
February 15, 2005 - January 21, 2009
Preceded byJames Loy
Succeeded byJanet Napolitano

Michael Chertoff is a lawyer and deep state actor. He traded on his posting and position in the George W. Bush administration as United States Secretary of Homeland Security to become a businessman. He started The Chertoff Group with Chad Sweet.

United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey

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Chertoff was United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey when the 1993 WTC Bombing occurred.

Operation Green Quest

Chertoff was picked by the White House to head Operation Green Quest, a multi-agency initiative to investigate the funding of "terrorism". While doing this job (for about a month) Chertoff also acted as the defense attorney for Magdy Elamir, who was being investigated for funneling some million dollars to terrorists.[1]

United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Chertoff was United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 15th February 2005 – 21st January 2009.


“"As of Sept. 10th, each of us knew everything we needed to know to tell us there was a possibility of what happened on Sept. 11th . . . We knew the World Trade Center was a target . . . We knew an airplane could be used as a weapon."”
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Chertoff Group

Full article: Stub class article The Chertoff Group

After leaving the job as Secretary of Homeland Security, he headed The Chertoff Group. He has attracted criticism for promoting TSA X-ray scanners as "ex-Secretary of Homeland Security", even as his company was dealing with customers who stood to benefit from their rollout.[3]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Michael Chertoff and the sabotage of the Ptech investigationarticle14 January 2005Jeff WellsHow the investigation into the part Ptech played on 9-11 was killed.