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  • Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Was ‘Hacked’ By Obama Officials

    10/13/2018 10:41:17 AM PDT · by gaijin · 95 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 12, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    (this story is 1 year old) Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper. Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump. (continues at source)
  • Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ

    09/23/2018 12:19:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Brett Samuels
    Republicans on Sunday seized on reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year proposed secretly recording President Trump, in order to renew calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged bias within the Department of Justice (DOJ). “[Trump] shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying. He said he did not do the things alleged, but there’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it in [Hillary] Clinton’s favor; after the election they’re trying to...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Rod Rosenstein's coup attempt to depose Trump should not go unpunished

    09/21/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday, are the equivalent of an attempted coup -- a plot to overthrow the president. As the Times reveals, Rosenstein was furious that Democrats blamed him for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Rosenstein, who had volunteered to write the firing memorandum, was “regretful and emotional.” His behavior was described as “erratic.” He blamed Trump. So, in an apparent act of vengeance, he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him. He solicited others to wear wires, including Andrew McCabe, who...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

    08/31/2018 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 31, 2018 | Staff
    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...
  • Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

    08/09/2018 5:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Rep. Devin Nunes was secretly recorded telling supporters that the Republicans have to keep control of the House to protect President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, according to a report. “If [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones,” Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at a private fundraiser July 30, NBC News reported Wednesday. “Which is really the danger. … I mean we have to keep all these seats,” he continued. “We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all...
  • Democratic candidates told not to use ZTE, Huawei devices: source

    08/04/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not sell Huawei or ZTE (000063.SZ) products, saying they potentially could be used to spy on Americans. Earlier this year they pushed AT&T (T.N) to drop a deal with Huawei to sell its smartphones in the United States.
  • The Valerie Plame Precedent

    12/21/2005 10:43:04 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 34 replies · 1,766+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 22, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    Finally, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle -- if President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16th when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al Qaida suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that (President) Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was...
  • Judge Strikes Down Secretive Surveillance Law

    03/18/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
    A federal judge this week struck down a controversial set of laws allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seek people's records without a court's approval, saying the strict secrecy orders demanded by the laws are not constitutional. Judge Susan Illston, of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the laws, which underlie a tool known as a "national security letter," violate the First Amendment and the separation of powers principles. In her order, Judge Illston ordered the government to stop issuing national security letters or enforcing their gag orders, although she said enforcement of her judgment...
  • Justice Department Admits It Misled Court About FBI’s Secret Surveillance Program

    11/14/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    National Journal Group ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Communications, DOJ Objects to Preservation Order

    07/13/2018 12:28:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch obtains the first court-ordered production of Strzok-Page communications from the FBI (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 87 pages of records from the Department of Justice revealing former top FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page’s profanity-laced disdain for FBI hierarchy and policies. The DOJ, meanwhile, is resisting Judicial Watch’s request for a court order to preserve all responsive Page-Strzok communications. Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump text messages became center-stage amid allegations of bias at the Bureau, and both have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary and the Oversight and...
  • From 9/11 to Spygate: The National Security Deep State

    06/14/2018 9:37:14 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 4, 2001, Robert Mueller took over the FBI. At his confirmation hearings, fraud had overshadowed discussions of terrorism. And as FBI Director, Mueller quickly diverged from the common understanding that the attacks that killed 3,000 people had been an act of war rather than a crime. In 2008, Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, who had been unleashed from Guantanamo Bay, carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. Al-Ajmi had been represented by Thomas Wilner who was being paid by the Kuwaiti government. Wilner was a pal of Robert Mueller. And when the families were having dinner together, Mueller got up...
  • Ignoring the Samantha Power bombshell

    06/07/2018 7:21:11 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 06, 2018 | Jay Latimer
    One of the challenges of Spygate is that it's such a sprawling, complicated tale, filled with competing narratives and motives open to interpretation. We understand that this is a serious situation – possibly the biggest scandal in U.S. history. But how can one get the message across to the average American without his eyes glazing over? To cut through the complexity, it helps to focus on specific actions by individuals that we all can agree are suspect. This brings us to Samantha Power. Of all the political stories from 2017, surely the most curious is this: why is everyone ignoring...
  • James Clapper made 'unmasking' requests to identify U.S. citizens 'once every couple of weeks'

    06/07/2018 10:35:25 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday he would make “unmasking” requests to reveal the identity of a U.S. citizen every “couple of weeks” during a more than six-year period. His comments about unmasking were made to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked about then-President Barack Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Powers’ testimony in which she said other people had used her name to make unmasking requests. Mr. Clapper said he did not know how that could happen, and that during his time as DNI director, he would make a unmasking request “once every couple of weeks, something...
  • The Reality of Trump’s Nomination Accelerated Spying Earlier than Thought

    05/28/2018 5:58:21 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 5/27/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    On March 16, 2016, I posted on www.freerepublic.com that Trump would easily win enough delegates for the nomination, estimating he would finish with 1,300 (at a time when Nate Silver’s vaunted 538 and the Hill still said Trump would “fall more than 100 delegates short of 1,237.” In reality, Trump had 1,400 delegates at the Republican Convention. Why does this matter? It matters greatly as more and more evidence of Deep State/FBI spying on the Trump campaign emerges. It matters even more because in May 2017, Senator Ron Paul said that “we have several sources telling us that mambers of...
  • Caller: You Can Listen to a Pen Register

    05/04/2018 2:19:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 5/4/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To New York City. John, great to have you. I’m glad you waited. How are you doing, sir? CALLER: Okay. I’d like to speak about the pen register on Michael Cohen’s phone. RUSH: Yes, sir. On his office and home and apartment and so forth? Yeah. CALLER: All right. Let me explain about how a pen register works. It’s the same… It is a wiretap. The only thing is the court order doesn’t allow you to listen in. But you can listen in illegally. You can attach a listening device — a phone — and a recording device on...
  • Meanwhile, There's A War On

    01/12/2006 4:15:22 AM PST · by saveliberty · 45 replies · 1,082+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 1/11/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Meanwhile, There's A War On by John HinderakerWe noted here the mysteriously under-covered story of the three would-be terrorists who were arrested in Italy after vowing to launch an attack on America that would dwarf September 11. A reader sent us a link to this article, which has more: The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely...
  • CIA nominee Hayden to face senators

    05/18/2006 2:40:53 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 19 replies · 294+ views
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2006 | Pam Benson and Cheryl Bronson, CNN
    Discussion of a classified government wiretap program is expected to dominate Thursday's confirmation hearing for Gen. Michael Hayden, tapped by the White House to be the next CIA chief. Ahead of the hearing, details of the National Security Agency's wiretap program were given for the first time to the intelligence committees of both the House and Senate on Wednesday. Previously only a handful of senior senators and congressmen were told about the domestic spying operation authorized by the president, which is run outside the court system. The wiretapping will be a "central" topic of discussions on whether to approve Hayden...
  • Counterterrorism Agency: Every Citizen a Suspect

    12/15/2012 10:59:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | December 15, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterroism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the records that will be subject to seizure and examination by the NCTC include “flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign exchange students and many others.” Prior to the promulgation of these new regulations, such records were stored on only those citizens suspected of terror-related activity or as part of ongoing criminal investigations. Furthermore, this information...
  • Wow! #NeverTrump Candidate Evan McMullin Attended GOP Mtgs. in June — Audio Leaked to WaPo

    05/19/2017 2:44:48 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Apparently, #NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin attended the June 15 House leadership meeting. McMullin then announced he would run for president against the Republican primary winner Donald Trump in August. Republican leaders now believe McMullin taped the meetings. Earlier this week McMullin confirmed to the Washington Post that a tape leaked to the liberal rag was accurate. Republicans trusted this clown — Now they are worried he is going leak more audio from their meetings — trashing Trump no doubt — to the liberal media.
  • Rand Paul denounces 'disgraceful' ex-CIA chief Brennan over anti-Trump tirade

    03/18/2018 10:01:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday blasted former CIA Director John Brennan for suggesting that President Trump will be remembered as a “disgraced demagogue,” saying that Brennan spying on Americans while running the agency was disgraceful. “This man had the power to search every American’s records without a warrant,” Paul tweeted Sunday. “What’s disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American.”