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  • 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...
  • Top Democratic consultant on FBI Blagojevich tapes

    01/22/2009 7:31:15 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 1,018+ views
    01/22/09 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and ADAM GOLDMAN
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/ILLINOIS_GOVERNOR_ADVISOR_B?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US rules:link only
  • 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...
  • Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release His Intercepted Communications With Foreigners

    09/19/2017 7:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is calling on the Justice Department to release transcripts of any intercepted communications he may have had with foreigners. Manafort, a longtime Republican political consultant, also called on the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate the leak of details of secret surveillance warrants obtained by U.S. investigators. “Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ — there is nothing there,” Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement. On Monday, CNN reported that investigators...
  • #covfefe - The Power of Trump Fu

    05/31/2017 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Nationalist Pundit ^ | May 31, 2017 | Andrew Zarowny
    Every morning I wake up before 5am Eastern and switch on the TV to watch the early version of ″Fox & Friends″. Aside from enjoying my breakfast with the lovely Heather Childress, I learn what the ′Big News′ item is for the day ahead. The big topic this morning was a Midnight tweet on Twitter by President Donald Trump. The story is that he allegedly misspelled the word ′coverage′ when he wrote ′covfefe′ instead in a tweet about the negative press. As a Shaolin Master Abbott of the Temple of Trump Fu, I saw the true purpose of the...
  • Robert Mueller Will Save America Like ‘Batman,’ Former FBI Colleague Says

    05/21/2017 12:42:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | 12:41pm | Ruth Brown
    Holy congressional probe, Robin! Former FBI chief Robert Mueller is the hero America needs to investigate Russia’s meddling into the 2016 presidential election, his former second-in-charge said Sunday. “A line in New York would be Batman’s back to save Gotham, but I think in this case, Batman is back to save America,” Timothy Murphy told John Catsimatidis during an interview on “The Cats Roundtable.” Murphy served as the agency’s deputy director under Mueller, who was named as a special counsel in the investigation this week, following James Comey’s ouster as FBI director. Murphy insisted any investigation headed by his old...
  • Bill Clinton trolls Trump: 'We just learned that the Clinton Center has been bugged'

    04/23/2017 12:35:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 23, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former President Bill Clinton trolled President Trump on Sunday, joking that the Clinton Presidential Center "has been bugged." "BREAKING: We just learned that the @ClintonCenter has been bugged," Clinton tweeted with a photo of himself standing next to a statue of a grasshopper.
  • [flashback] Rice says she’s ‘available’ to give advice to Trump’s national security team

    04/03/2017 2:11:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    Obama national security adviser Susan E. Rice said Tuesday that she is “rooting hard” for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who will serve in the same key role for President-elect Donald Trump. “While it’s no secret that this administration has profound disagreements with the next one, I intend to make myself available to him, just as my predecessors have for me,” Ms. Rice said. “We are all patriots first and foremost. Threats to our security and democracy should be above partisanship.”
  • Obama Official Who Hinted at Intel Leaks Now Says She’s Victim of ‘Fake News’

    03/30/2017 3:31:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Farkas, President Obama’s former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and now an NBC News National Security Analyst, whined to anchor Kate Snow: “And on the dark campaign of fake news, you know, that's still ongoing. We see even someone like myself get swept up in all of this. You know, when people like me are speaking on behalf of process, people spin to it suit their needs. And I think it may be that the Russians are behind even such fake news today.”
  • Lt. McInerney: ‘Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are Both in Violation of Espionage Act

    03/28/2017 5:06:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    GP ^ | 03/27/17 | Cristina Laila
      Lt. General Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox News to discuss Obamagate and the attacks on Devin Nunes who recently came out confirming that Trump was surveilled between Election Day and Inauguration Day.   Lt. McInerney said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both in violation of the Espionage Act. It’s time for a special prosecutor to go after these two and others involved in their criminal activity.   "McInerney: “Fingerprints that are now gonna start coming out that will show that the Obama administration was heavily listening to what was going on in the Trump campaign.   They...
  • We Need an Independent Investigation of the Trump Leaks Mystery Now

    03/26/2017 8:05:49 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MARCH 25, 2017 | Roger Simon
    The detective story of our times is unspooling before us and the MacGuffin could affect all of our lives for years to come and the very nature of our republic. That mystery is "whodunit" in the great Trump Transition leak(s) scandal that actually pre- and post-dates the transition itself. Who unmasked Michael Flynn and -- so it seems now -- others and why did he, she or they do it? Who later leaked (selectively) President Trump's conversations with the leaders of Australia and Mexico? Is this the same person or are there several? More importantly, who is watching the watchers...
  • BOMBSHELL: Intelligence Reports Show Trump Was Monitored By The Obama Admin Post-Election

    03/22/2017 2:43:28 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Intelligence reports show then-President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team may have been monitored by agencies in the weeks after the election via “incidental collection,” a top Republican revealed in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the President-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California), said. Nunes explained “incidental collection” of information regarding the President-elect and his team occurred primarily in November through January according to reports.
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Officials Possibly Facing Criminal Charges For Unmasking Scheme

    03/23/2017 4:47:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/22/17 | DANIEL CHAITIN
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump's transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities "unmasked" after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain...
  • Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says

    03/22/2017 10:47:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 208 replies
    Fox ^ | 03/22/2017 | Corey Derespina
    Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January. “I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,”...
  • Comey: ‘No Information’ To Back Trump’s Claim Obama Wiretapped Him

    03/20/2017 10:40:33 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/20/2017 | Ken Dilanian
    The FBI is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with a covert Russian operation to interfere with the election, FBI Director James Comey told Congress Monday — and he refuted the president's baseless claim that his predecessor wiretapped his communications. Comey's confirmation in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that the Trump campaign was the subject of a U.S. counterintelligence investigation was a revelation that could shadow the Trump presidency.
  • Who “Wire Tapped” President Trump?

    03/20/2017 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/20/17 | Jim Emerson
    On Jan 20, 2017, Inauguration Day, the New York Times print edition featured on the front page “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides." From the Article: “The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.” And: “Numerous news outlets, including The New York Times, have reported on...
  • Panetta to Trump: Apologize to Obama for wiretapping claim and move on

    03/20/2017 7:03:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/20/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta said Monday that there is no evidence “at all” to back President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, ordered wiretaps inside Trump Tower during last year’s election. The president, Panetta said, owes Obama an apology and ought to admit that “a mistake was made” when he leveled the accusation on Twitter earlier this month. “I don't think there is any evidence here,” Panetta said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked about Trump’s wiretapping allegation. “The president frankly ought to acknowledge that a mistake was made, apologize to President...
  • NSA Documents: Trump Under Surveillance For Years: 'Project Dragnet' Monitored at 18 Locations

    03/19/2017 5:10:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 115 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 hour ago
    Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years. Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the CCP, a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided sections of the database. The electronic surveillance database,...
  • Nancy Pelosi thinks Donald Trump should apologize to Barack Obama over wire-tapping claims

    03/18/2017 11:09:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    President Donald Trump owes former commander-in-chief Barack Obama an apology, says Nancy Pelosi. The House Minority Leader said Friday during a preview of her upcoming "Face the Nation" interview that Trump was wrong for accusing Obama of having his wires tapped in Trump Tower. "It's not just about this allegation that President Trump has made. It's about the frivolity of it all," she said. "I call him the Deflector-in-Chief." Pelosi said Trump concocts stories to deflect from the negativity surrounding him, and it's something he should not be doing as president.
  • FLASHBACK. Remember When Obama Used The NSA To Spy On Congress?

    03/16/2017 8:00:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | March 5, 2017 | streiff
    Since a lot of folks seem certain that the Obama administration would never, ever do anything that came close to breaking the law… I mean other than killing people during Fast & Furious and siccing the IRS on political opponents… it is useful to take a quick look back to the time when the Iran nuclear deal was being discussed in Congress. Via NRO: "According to a bombshell Wall Street Journal article by Adam Entous and Danny Yadron, published online late Monday, the National Security Agency provided the White House with intercepted Israeli communications containing details of private discussions between...