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  • BREAKING: CARTER PAGE FISA RELEASE

    07/21/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 158 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2018 | F-I/D-J
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. had abused its surveillance powers. [Read the documents here.]
  • Memos detail FBI’s ‘Hurry the F up pressure’ to probe Trump campaign

    07/06/2018 6:32:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/18 | John Solomon
    Multiple reviews of whether FBI agents’ political bias affected the Russia-Trump collusion case remain in their infancy, but investigators already have unearthed troubling internal communications long withheld from public view. We already know from FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok’s now-infamous text messages with his fellow agent and reported lover, Lisa Page, that Strzok — the man driving that Russia collusion investigation — disdained Donald Trump and expressed willingness to use his law enforcement powers to “stop” the Republican from becoming president. The question that lingers, unanswered: Did those sentiments affect official actions? Memos the FBI is now producing to the...
  • Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

    05/18/2018 9:28:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2018 10:25 PM | Larry Neumeister
    A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her “vague, speculative and conclusory allegations.” The lawsuit U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed had alleged Fox tried to torment Tantaros after she complained about sexual harassment. The lawsuit claimed Tantaros was viewed as a threat by Fox executives after she declined an offer of more than $1 million to remain silent. The suit said Tantaros suspected her emails and telephone conversations were being monitored after she revealed personal information in calls or emails that were then referenced by others in cruel...
  • NBC corrects Cohen story, removes details on wiretapping

    05/03/2018 4:19:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/18 | Brett Samuels
    NBC News on Thursday corrected its report that federal agents had placed a wiretap on phone lines associated with President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The news outlet updated its initial report to reflect that Cohen’s phones were subject to a "pen register," which allows investigators to create a log of phone calls associated with Cohen’s number. Its original story, which reported the wiretap, cited two separate sources with knowledge of the proceedings. However, three senior U.S. officials later disputed the report, prompting the correction. Etc...
  • 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...
  • The un-American cabal [six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force”]

    02/02/2018 10:30:44 PM PST · by TBP · 128 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | James A. Lyons
    While the discredited FBI lead counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, discussed forming a “secret society” which they now claim was a joke, there is a Sept. 20, 2017, article in True Pundit which describes how six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force” headed by CIA Director John Brennan to run the unauthorized surveillance on Trump associates and possibly against Mr. Trump himself. According to the article, after being denied two FISA court warrants applications, this group used the British spy element, headed by Robert Hannigan, embedded at NSA, Ft. George Meade, Md....
  • Sen. Ron Johnson: FBI Informant Says 'Secret Society' Held Secret Meetings Off-Site

    01/23/2018 10:53:39 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/23/18 | DEBRA HEINE
    An FBI informant has apparently informed Congress that a secret society at the FBI was holding secret meetings off-site after the election of Donald Trump. On Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday evening, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) called it "corruption of the highest levels of the FBI." "That secret society — we have an informant that's talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off-site," Johnson said. "There is so much smoke here."
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Grill .... Peter Strzok: Did He Use Steele Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant?

    12/07/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 105 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/07/2017 | Tim Hains
    Rep. Jim Jordan asks FBI director Christopher Wray whether Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired by the Mueller investigation for sending "anti-Trump text messages," was involved with getting a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Jordan posits that Strzok was the agent who used the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant from a FISA court to spy on members of the Trump campaign --snip-- "And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take...
  • Obama Administration Restricts Investigative Powers Of Inspectors General

    07/24/2015 9:22:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times
    July 23, 2015 The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Watchdogs: DOJ memo undermines agency probes

    08/05/2015 2:17:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2015 | Megan R. Wilson
    Agency watchdogs are up in arms over a Justice Department memo questioning the legality of turning documents they say are crucial to their investigations. The new policy protecting certain portions of sensitive documents — announced last month by the DOJ’s office of legal counsel — came under fresh fire from lawmakers during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers in both parties, including the top Republican and Democrat on the panel, disagree with the policy shift, saying it goes against the specific intent of the Inspector General Act of 1978. The law specifies that inspectors general have access to...
  • John Dickerson Asks Adam Schiff About Trump Tower Wiretapping Charge

    09/24/2017 6:54:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when the folks in the mainstream media almost universally mocked President Donald Trump's claim that Trump Tower had been wiretapped? With the recent news that Paul Manafort, who lived and worked in Trump Tower, was wiretapped that charge sure sounds a lot less laughable. Among those treating Trump's claim about Trump Tower being wiretapped more seriously is CBS's John Dickerson who asked Congressman Adam Schiff on today's Face the Nation if Trump was right on this matter.Of course, Schiff denied that Trump was right but Dickerson seemed to have a lot more respect for that claim. As you shall see,...
  • Obama Admin Intelligence Director Makes Unexpected Admission About Trump Wiretapping

    09/22/2017 12:33:49 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 9/21/2107 | V. Saxena
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apparently lent some credibility Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s theory that the Obama administration wiretapped him, telling CNN “it’s possible” the president was in fact recorded during the administration’s investigation of the president’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
  • Sharyl Attkisson explains what we are up against : Intelligence Agencies Politically Weaponized

    09/21/2017 7:56:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2017 | Thomas Lifson
      This is easily the read of the day.  Sharyl Attkisson is the bravest reporter of her generation, so much of a threat to people with access to the capabilities of our intel agencies that she was spied upon and worse.  Today she faces the ugly truth about what recent reports (if true) reveal: Nobody wants our intel agencies to be used like the Stasi in East Germany; the secret police spying on its own citizens for political purposes. The prospect of our own NSA, CIA and FBI becoming politically weaponized has been shrouded by untruths, accusations and justifications. She...
  • House Benghazi committee to review secret Hillary tapes on Libya

    02/02/2015 4:58:20 PM PST · by upchuck · 40 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Updated: 7:29 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. Rep. Trey Gowdy’s decision to seek a review of the materials, first highlighted in a series of Washington Times stories last week, carries consequences for the 2016 election in which Mrs. Clinton is expected to seek the presidency. It could also move the committee to examine the strained relationship...
  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 5:52:51 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20th, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
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  • Wiretaps may prove Trump right — and that’s absolutely terrifying

    09/20/2017 4:01:44 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Yet even as Trump spoke, a threat to his presidency gained new steam. Reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had wiretapped former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort and plans to indict him sent Washington into a new tizzy of speculation. According to CNN, which first carried the wiretapping report, Manafort was surveilled under a FISA warrant, meaning the FBI suspected he was operating as a foreign agent. The network said it is possible G-men listened to the president talking to Manafort because the wiretap continued into this year and Trump and Manafort often talked in 2017. If so, that would...
  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 1:58:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sharyl Attkisson,
    Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election. According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too. But we’re missing the bigger story. If these...
  • obama did wiretap Trump

    09/20/2017 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-19-17 | DrJohn
    It's not called "blind hatred" for nothing. A while back I wrote that democrats were opening Pandora's box.  It is now open and they're really, really not going to like what's coming. Last week, we learned that Susan Rice lied through her teeth: On the same day, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice was interviewed by PBS’s Judy Woodruff and asked to respond to Nunes’ accusation that she had unmasked those Trump officials in the waning days of the Obama administration. Here is the exchange: Woodruff: We’ve been following a disclosure by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in...
  • What the Media Get Wrong About Manafort Wiretapping

    09/20/2017 6:59:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    lifezette ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Warrant came under authority to build counterintelligence operations focused on foreign nations, not criminal cases CNN on Tuesday loudly trumpeted but then overhyped its big scoop in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — that the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was the subject of a wiretap. News anchors around the clock suggested that the wiretap authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court means that political operative Paul Manafort was probably guilty and speculated that perhaps Trump himself was implicated.