Skip to comments.Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before time runs out
Posted on 01/17/2018 5:32:20 AM PST by deplorableindc
Some lawmakers would like to see the Justice Department prosecute former spy chief James Clapper for inaccurate testimony to Congress about domestic surveillance before it's too late.
Privacy-conscious critics say looming five-year statutes of limitation for perjury and making false statements establishing a March 12 deadline for charges make an urgent case for action, and that nonprosecution would set a dangerous precedent that impedes oversight and executive-branch accountability.
Clapper, director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, testified during a March 2013 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the NSA was "not wittingly collecting any type of data at all on millions of Americans. Months later, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed secret court orders forced phone companies to turn over all U.S. call records on an ongoing, daily basis.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Charge this sh*thole “unwittingly”
Never happen, running the clock out was always part of the plan.
Sessions will obey his masters and do nothing.
He Knew (the truth) and chose to blow smoke.
He works for Trump. Find a different boogie man.
Have you looked in your closet or under your bed?
Whether it’s Clapper, Lerner, Holder or whomever, only way to prevent this $h_+ in the future is to put people in jail.
So does the entire justice department. That does not mean that they do as he says.
I think you might be on to something. I’ll go look for Sessions hiding under my bed. Why don’t you do the same. Since Sleepy isn’t in Washington doing his job he must be hiding somewhere.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for this to happen because it won’t.
Operation Condor How NSA Director Mike Rogers Saved The U.S. From a Massive Constitutional Crisis
Posted on January 5, 2018 by sundance
This outline is the stunning backstory to how the FBI Counterintelligence Division and DOJ National Security Division were weaponized. This outline is the full story of what House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is currently working to expose. This outline exposes the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. This outline is also the story of how one mans action likely saved our constitutional republic.
His name is Admiral Mike Rogers.
Im calling the back-story to the 2016 FISA 702(16)(17) political corruption by the Obama administration Operation Condor. Those of you familiar with the film Three Days of The Condor will note how the real life storyline almost mirrors the Hollywood film. For the real life version, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers plays the role of Condor.
SCIF a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. To understand the larger FISA 702(16)(17) issues in 2016 it is important to focus on the word compartmented.
Intelligence information is housed by compartments. Each intelligence unit holds intelligence unique to that compartment. The FBI Counter-Intelligence Unit would hold the intelligence information specific to their task or assignment; the DOJ National Security Division would hold their own compartmented intelligence; again, specific to their task and objectives. So too would the DOJ, DoD (Pentagon), State Dept., or CIA.
This compartmented structure is what led to the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ODNI. The 911 commission recommended the office to serve as a hub able to ensure intelligence sharing; that is to ensure intelligence was not intentionally withheld from other compartments when needed.
In 2016 the ODNI for President Obama was James Clapper.
It is doubtful the 911 commission ever gave thought to what might happen when intelligence is weaponized as a political tool. The DNI is a political appointment, a cabinet member, of the President. If the executive branch, the President, wanted to weaponize intelligence as a political tool, he/she would have control over such weaponization as an outcome of their political appointees within the: FBI (Comey, McCabe), DOJ (Lynch/Yates), CIA (Brennan), DNI (Clapper), or DoD (Ash Carter), etc.
The civilian (representative) oversight into the compartmented intelligence falls to a very select group known as the Intelligence Gang of Eight.
Four Democrats and Four Republicans (four minority party and four majority party political leaders) for a total of eight. Four from the House and Four from the Senate. Understand the Gang of Eight Here The Gang-of-Eight can, if they choose, interact with the intelligence product with the same level of security clearance as the compartment being reviewed.
Only these eight members can interact with the intelligence product in this way. This ensures their ability to conduct oversight.
It is critical to understand the difference between the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Gang of Eight. Only two members from the House Intelligence Committee (chair and minority), and two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee (chair and vice-chair) are participants. The other four are Speaker of the House, minority leader of House, Leader of Senate and Minority leader of Senate. The latter four are not part of any other intel committee.
On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016.
FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so.
*Very important detail.*
I cannot emphasize this enough. *VERY* important detail. Again, notice how Comey doesnt use FBI Counterintelligence Director WH Bill Priestaps actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch the first three minutes:
Excerpted for the full and incredible story go to the link below.
I’D like him prosecuted also......and a bunch with him.
That’ll never happen. Republicans don’t have the guts.
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