Skip to comments.Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporterís confidential files during raid
Posted on 10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter.
A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the August raid allowed law enforcement to search for firearms inside her home.
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Welcome to the USSA Police State Comrade.
Any opposition to this regime will be destroyed, zeros mantra. He is mentally unstable and should be removed from office for crimes against the constitution!
Actually, she made the mistake of living in the Peoples Republic of Maryland.
This was an August raid and we are just finding out about it now???
but yet the media whorenalists will still put on the kneepads for Obama
Do the press really think they’re going to have any of their First Amendment rights left when these bozos are done?!??!! How shortsighted can they be???
Once we start ceding living in certain areas as “mistakes” all is lost. Because their areas only seem to grow and ours only seem to shrink BECAUSE OF THIS VERY LINE OF THINKING.
Hello!!! It’s 2013. Who keeps paper files anymore?
While the police and DHS were wrong to seize them, the should have been kept in an encrypted laptop.
How soon, if ever, with the MSM realize they have hitched their wagon to a team of communist horses?
It is doubtful as it seems the communist indoctrination, started in our public schools, is stronger than being raised a Muslim. You see everyone else as an infidel to your religion of socialism/communism/Marxism/progressive.
I has to be brainwashing as these people are not that stupid yet they actually believe they are not communists but behave exactly like communists. They are clueless.
What kind of an investigative reporter leaves notes with her sources in them laying around at her residence?
There aren’t too many more lines to cross. Why does having a gun allow the SWAT team to come into your home and collect data? Things like this are when the nightmare becomes frightening.
Based on the info presented...not sure if she has a case or not. It would appear on the face of things that the seizure of documents would be inconsistent with a search for firearms. However, back in my LEO days, I never requested or executed a search warrant that did not include some verbiage like “or any other materials or objects evidencing violations of local, State, or Federal ordinances, statutes or laws.”, in the description of what was to be searched or seized.
To that end, this one still seems a bit shaky. Certainly worth a vigorous challenge.
“Any opposition to this regime will be destroyed, zeros mantra. He is mentally unstable and should be removed from office for crimes against the constitution!”
That won’t stop this. He’s only the visible face.
Issa gave the “green light” for all corruption in the USA
from Fast&Furious, to the BC coverup,
to the Benghazi coverup, to the IRS coverup,
to the NSA coverup.
In charge of the coverup? Issa.
And keep digital backup media in a separate place. I don’t think the Feds were after depriving her of the info. Instead, they wanted to know what she knew and from whom. Then they track down the sources and silence them. They also deliver a rather pointed message to the jouralist.
It’s how things work in the beginning. In the next step, people simply disappear.
Easy to read one page.
Ok... They went in to her home in search of firearms and came out with confidential paperwork?
Anyone else see something wrong here?
Most of the media are already too afraid to speak out against the regime. They are afraid of a police raid at their homes and the IRS showing up. NSA is already tracking all their emails and phone calls, so they are on pins and needles now and watching what they say.
WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT WHICH STATES ALL WARRANTS MUST BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHAT IS BEING SEARCHED FOR.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Particulary describing is important. You can't just say "whatever we find we might think is illegal".
Putin is laughing at us right now.
Agreed, he was placed there for a diabolical reason.
I wonder how many national socialist, true believers were surprised to find their sons sent to Stalingrad and their daughters worked to exhaustion in state run factories.
When you dream of an all powerful state it might take a bit of wisdom to realize it’s a nightmare.
Is “resisting arrest” a felony now?
“The document notes that her husband, Paul Flanagan, pleaded guilty in 1986 to resisting arrest in Prince Georges County. The warrant called for police to search the residence they share and seize all weapons and ammunition because he is prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.”
This is why a number of us feel that this unnecessary loophole create in the CGA of ‘68 was a bad idea. No one likes the idea of violent felons having easy access to firearms, but this is the alternative.
From my view, this is a great danger/evil than the violent felon. At least against the felon, I would have some defense options.
I would imagine someone who doesn’t believe we live in a police state. If she is really an “investigative reporter”, she should have known better. How much more will Americans put up with before we go Egyptian?
Extra backups for work at at my home.
Extra backups for home are at my place of work.
Portable 2 TB drive with both are in an undisclosed location for tertiary backup.
All this and I have absolutely nothing anyone would be interested in but me.
Im a Kentucky girl, she said. I come kitchen trained, and firearm ready. I grew up with guns and Ive always been around guns.
Hudson has been a reporter in Washington, D.C. for nearly 15 years and was nominated twice by The Washington Times for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a freelancer for Newsmax and the Colorado Observer. While at the Times, Hudson reported extensively on the air marshal program specifically about whether Homeland Security officials had lied to Congress and reported protecting more flights than they really were. Using her sources inside the government, Hudson has also reported for years about possible terrorist dry-runs on airplanes.....
I am not saying hell will be frozen over, but ice several inches will have been formed there.
It seems it’s the beginning of disposing the useful idiots.
If I remember correctly and anyone who reads this please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, when Eric Holder was working for Clinton and Reno, this tactic was used to raid Waco. A judge from a neighboring County issued a warrant citing child welfare that was used for BATFE to raid the compound for weapons.
All investigative reporters need to keep long lists of individuals in the administration, with their names, addresses, and phone numbers, and they need to make sure they call those numbers. Maybe even meet with some of them. They also need to put their names down in appointment books on specific dates and times that they know or suspect certain individuals may potentially be available. The reporters need to lay a whole bunch of false trails to potentially incriminate administration hacks that they actually have never even met. Clog up the investigative resources. The investigators will never be able to figure out which one or two out of twenty false leads are actually whistleblowers. And if the administration ends up firing some of their own loyalists, well, that’s only good, isn’t it?
I never requested or executed a search warrant that did not include some verbiage like or any other materials or objects evidencing violations of local, State, or Federal ordinances, statutes or laws., in the description of what was to be searched or seized.
Just making sure they had the right Audrey Hudson house -- unbelievable.
I hope she wasn't wearing a skirt during the raid or she should be asking for those pictures back as well.
I would imagine someone who doesnt believe we live in a police state. If she is really an investigative reporter, she should have known better. How much more will Americans put up with before we go Egyptian?
The frogs in the pot are starting to notice the water
is getting warmer. Perhaps 2014 “change will come”.
The reporter was an idiot.
If you have sources inside the regime, you keep a thousand different copies of your material hidden in different locations around the globe... not a single copy located in your own home.
Unfortunately I believe that you’re right.
MIKE HASTINGS IS WATCHING FROM ABOVE.
Still a crazy story...?
When Hastings died, he was researching intimidation of reporters by by John Brennan at the CIA.
Yep. Even though they were a FFL 7/SOT 2 armorer and had just had an inspection in the months leading up to the raid.
While the IRS becomes the KGB, Homeland Security becomes the Gestapo. For most Americans, if the well-groomed people on the evening news aren’t talking about it, it’s not happening.
Back in the late 1990s...I worked in an Air Force shop, and came to work early one morning around 6AM, and OSI had some guy at the door and trying to prevent me from entering our work area. I responded that I was the facility custodian and asked where was their paperwork for this ‘search’. They got hyper, but calmed down enough to ask me....where are the file cabinets. That was their big thing...they had some authorized base search paperwork and wanted out file cabinets to clean out completely. This had something to do with several contractors and the officer running their contract.
I looked at the guy and just started laughing. I responded...every single document that we generated...was digital and sitting on the base server. We had actually gotten rid of all paper documents and the cabinets. They were in disbelief and ran off to the base communications center, with the aim of confiscating the server and it’s RAIDS. The comm officer only noted they could have a back-up copy....but no one was walking out of the center with hardware or hard drives.
Based on cops and their present knowledge level...they all believe that people are still in some paper age and massive records will be gleaned. It’s just not happening.
Eventually they will go after the well-groomed as well.
All of them!
Where do you think they would keep them?
Do you believe they should operate from some secret hideaway?
I agree, this is a fishing trip. It's a circular argument. "We have a lawfully signed search warrant, describing particularly the things to be seized, including any materials evidencing violations of law, which we need to comb through in order to discover, that will provide evidence which will give us reasonable suspicion upon which to issue the original search warrant."
There oughta be a law against this sort of thing. Oh, that's right, there is - it's the Fourth Amendment. Never enforced, though.