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Obama’s CIA Secretly Intercepted Congressional Communications About Whistleblowers
Fortis Connect ^ | 11-3-2018 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 11/02/2018 10:23:19 PM PDT by blam

The intercepts occurred under CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The new disclosures are contained in two letters of “Congressional notification” originally written to key members of Congress in March 2014, but kept secret until now.

In the letters, then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough tells four key members of Congress that during “routing counterintelligence monitoring of Government computer systems,” the CIA collected emails between Congressional staff and the CIA’s head of whistleblowing and source protection. McCullough states that he’s concerned “about the potential compromise to whistleblower confidentiality and the consequent ‘chilling effect’ that the present [counterintelligence] monitoring system might have on Intelligence Community whistleblowing.”

The idea that the CIA would monitor communications of U.S. government officials, including those in the legislative branch, is itself controversial. But in this case, the CIA picked up some of the most sensitive emails between Congress and intelligence agency workers blowing the whistle on alleged wrongdoing.

John Brennan, former Obama CIA Director and Homeland Security Adviser

“Most of these emails concerned pending and developing whistleblower complaints,” McCullough states in his letters to lead Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees at the time: Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia); and Representatives Michael Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland). McCullough adds that the type of monitoring that occurred was “lawful and justified for [counterintelligence] purposes” but

“I am not confident that Congressional staff fully understood that their whistleblower-related communications with my Executive Director of whistleblowing might be reviewed as a result of routine [CIA counterintelligence] monitoring.”–Intelligence Community Inspector General 2014

The disclosures from 2014 were released late Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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1 posted on 11/02/2018 10:23:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Obama conducted an 8-year war against whistleblowers the like of which has never been seen before in the USA. That is one of the many things for which he has yet to be held accountable.


2 posted on 11/02/2018 10:29:06 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 2)
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To: blam

Wow! Grassley is on a mission!


3 posted on 11/02/2018 10:31:54 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: blam

A quick flashback. Knowing what we now know about the Deep State and weaponization of the intelligence community, does anyone still believe it was John and Alice Martin who intercepted Newt’s conversation? Remember these two had what they called a “hobby”. Just riding around with a Radio Shack scanner, that just happened to be attached to a recording device, just having fun and seeing what they could pick up. Was a ridiculous story then, an obvious one now.

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/24/us/florida-couple-are-charged-in-taping-of-gingrich-call.html


4 posted on 11/02/2018 10:34:05 PM PDT by NImerc
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To: blam

I’m not at all surprised. The Obama admin hated dissent. And we now know they were not at all shy about wiretapping and scheming to anoint Hillary at any price. Brennan makes me seethe and the whole Russia-collusion thing is such obvious projection. We the people deserve justice, we cannot let the FBI off the hook for what they did. And I say, the FBI was corrupted and thus the immunity deals they struck with Hillary’s allies were obstruction of justice and should be revoked. Besides which there is plenty of evidence against them even if you remove their testimony from the record.


5 posted on 11/02/2018 10:38:43 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks blam.

6 posted on 11/02/2018 10:41:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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I would too if I was the CIA. Why wouldn’t you? All Congress ever does is bluster and stomp their feet. Maybe get Gowdy to say something scornful.
I’d flip em the finger and spy on them too!

Congress could solidly sodomize the CIA anytime they so chose. They could defund them on a 50% vote. They could impeach the director of the CIA. They could literally abolish it with a 50% vote.

But they don’t. People will do what you let them get away with. You train people how to treat you.


7 posted on 11/02/2018 10:56:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: blam

What else would you expect from a magic negro who came from an Irish ladies womb. Mixing NY Times speak with reality here.


8 posted on 11/02/2018 11:00:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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The Obama administration has so much to be accountable for.


9 posted on 11/02/2018 11:04:21 PM PDT by Lopeover (POTUS needs Republicans, the Midterm Election is about allegiance to the America First agenda!)
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To: NImerc
Democrats have used every aspect of the federal government in a war against conservatives and this Constitutional Republic. I'm amazed that we've survived and have Donald Trump.

He may turn out to be a important to the USA as some of the founding fathers.

MAGA!

10 posted on 11/02/2018 11:09:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Odd they didn’t pick up on Aman and Debbie Wassleman Schlitz, (D-FL).

So how interested were they really in “*legal* counter intelligence”? Probably manufacturing intelligence and sticking it where they wanted it and ignoring the real treason blowing up all around them. Oh! They were IT!

Who knew?


11 posted on 11/02/2018 11:18:56 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed & Academia are the FARM TEAM for more Marxists coming, infinitum.)
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To: blam

Will President Trump tweet about this over the weekend? Seems like this could be of use in the mid-terms. This is what happens when you have Democrats heading up your intelligence services.


12 posted on 11/02/2018 11:27:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Not to mention that it’s illegal for the CIA to do ANY spying inside the USA, much less spy ON congress.

Banana Freakin Republic.


13 posted on 11/02/2018 11:38:07 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino

This is all so depressing on so many levels.

We literally have witnessed an ongoing coup d’etat involving the DOL/FBI against Trump & aside from a few journalists & some late night talking head shows on FOX NEWS the public really does not grasp the significance of it.

I feel such a sense of unreality surrounding this entire situation....things in the body politic are so far gone in the republic that it boggles the mind.


14 posted on 11/03/2018 12:18:04 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: blam

“Routine monitoring”? Because they were spying on all our elected reps already as it was.


15 posted on 11/03/2018 12:32:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lopeover

“The Obama administration has so much to be accountable for.”

Obama’s ongoing overt/covert meddling just adds to the list. And no thanks to the media, that’s the part we’re only minimally aware.


16 posted on 11/03/2018 12:55:11 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: blam

....another Odungo...**** you America
and the Constitution. Still believe that all of that 150 billion went to Iran?


17 posted on 11/03/2018 1:11:30 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: NImerc

Thanks for reviving that.......


18 posted on 11/03/2018 1:14:42 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: RitaOK

#11. Just for shits and grins, it wasn’t whistleblowing that Debbie was doing with Aman. Drop the “whistle” and you’ll get my drift.

New documentary coming out next year on Little Debby. Going to be titled “Little Debbie Does Awan” (aka “Debby Loves His Pak”).

She should be in jail but in a separate section. I understand that GITMO is nice at this time of the year.


19 posted on 11/03/2018 1:28:09 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: blam

extrapolating, we can safely surmise that all 17 Republican candidates were surveiled. In fact the Trump Surveilance was rather late in the game


20 posted on 11/03/2018 1:32:50 AM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Invade Honduras. Provide a military government)
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