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Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before time runs out
Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 17, 2018

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clapperlies; jamesclapper; nsa

1 posted on 01/17/2018 5:32:20 AM PST by deplorableindc
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To: deplorableindc

Charge this sh*thole “unwittingly”


2 posted on 01/17/2018 5:36:16 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: All

Never happen, running the clock out was always part of the plan.


3 posted on 01/17/2018 5:38:56 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

Sessions will obey his masters and do nothing.


4 posted on 01/17/2018 5:39:39 AM PST by djpg
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To: Blue Highway; bitt; LucyT; Nateman; jazusamo
Yes, charge Clapper, the serial liar.

He Knew (the truth) and chose to blow smoke.

5 posted on 01/17/2018 5:40:00 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: djpg

He works for Trump. Find a different boogie man.

Have you looked in your closet or under your bed?


6 posted on 01/17/2018 5:46:37 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.p)
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To: deplorableindc

Whether it’s Clapper, Lerner, Holder or whomever, only way to prevent this $h_+ in the future is to put people in jail.


7 posted on 01/17/2018 5:47:32 AM PST by Renkluaf
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To: gov_bean_ counter

So does the entire justice department. That does not mean that they do as he says.


8 posted on 01/17/2018 5:58:36 AM PST by djpg
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


9 posted on 01/17/2018 6:02:08 AM PST by hardspunned
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To: deplorableindc

Don’t hold your breath waiting for this to happen because it won’t.


10 posted on 01/17/2018 6:13:34 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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To: deplorableindc

11 posted on 01/17/2018 6:19:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (America had regime change 20 Jan 2017! ISIS collapsed! Are Iran/Our media, the DNC/FBI/DOJ/CIA next?)
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To: deplorableindc

Clap on.
Clap off.
The Clapper.


12 posted on 01/17/2018 6:20:10 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: deplorableindc

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 man’s action likely saved our constitutional republic.

His name is Admiral Mike Rogers.

I’m 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 doesn’t use FBI Counterintelligence Director WH “Bill” Priestap’s 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.
http://archive.is/Cc7Mn


13 posted on 01/17/2018 6:25:17 AM PST by Grampa Dave (America had regime change 20 Jan 2017! ISIS collapsed! Are Iran/Our media, the DNC/FBI/DOJ/CIA next?)
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To: deplorableindc

I’D like him prosecuted also......and a bunch with him.


14 posted on 01/17/2018 6:27:18 AM PST by jch10 (Media: prostitutes for the Democrat Party.)
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To: deplorableindc

That’ll never happen. Republicans don’t have the guts.


15 posted on 01/17/2018 6:57:14 AM PST by Rob the Ugly Dude
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