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  • Where is soon to be ex Judge Emmet Sullivan's Response

    06/01/2020 9:37:20 AM PDT · by unclejohncornbread62dUALclose · 59 replies
    Me | 06/01/2020 | Me
    Due today I thought.
  • House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate

    05/28/2020 1:15:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The House voted Thursday to request a conference with the Senate over a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs after it failed twice this week to vote on the legislation. The 282-122 vote allows negotiations between the House and Senate to begin as Congress tries to reach a deal on legislation to reauthorize three lapsed surveillance programs and make some changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, Court. The Senate will also have to vote to formally launch a conference committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) talked on Thursday morning...
  • Gohmert: Justice Department LIED to Congress about FISA

    05/28/2020 11:20:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 May 2020 | Louie Gohmert
    Wow. Gohmert is on FIRE on the House floor! ------- @RepLouieGohmert Go re-read the Fourth Amendment. We're not supposed to authorize searches & seizures against Americans without the proper due process, without probable cause, without particularly describing the places to be searched & what to be seized & the #FISA court has violated that. Click Excerpt Link for Video! -
  • The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort…

    05/28/2020 8:26:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 23 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sundance
    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.” Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive...
  • House cancels planned Thursday vote on FISA

    05/28/2020 7:00:09 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 May 2020 | BY JORDAIN CARNEY AND CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that he is cancelling a vote on a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs, marking the second day in a row that the legislation has been punted. "At the request of the Speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act," Hoyer said in a statement. He also appeared to acknowledge that the bill would not have enough support to pass, noting that Republicans who previously supported it were now expected to oppose it. "The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for the bill in March have...
  • Pelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat

    05/27/2020 10:04:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Jordain Carney and Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yanked a vote scheduled for Wednesday night on a bill reauthorizing lapsed surveillance programs after opposition from Republicans and progressives made it unclear if it could pass. “Members are advised that votes are no longer expected in the House tonight,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) office announced shortly after 9:30 p.m. A Democratic aide confirmed that there would be “no further votes” in the House on Wednesday. The decision to pull the vote comes after House Democratic leadership vowed on Wednesday to give the legislation a vote and worked furiously behind the scenes to...
  • House FISA bill suddenly on life support

    05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo and Jordain Carney
    A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment. House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but it’s suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber — despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March. Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill. An update from...
  • When President Trump Veto's the FISA Bill...

    05/27/2020 8:08:38 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    27 May 2020 | RandFan
    ... I will make my first donation to FreeRepublic of $50 via PayPal. I feel it could not have happened without FreeRepublic getting the word out. Make no mistake people with influence read this site. So that's why I'm going to chip in. I will keep my word @JimRob! Maybe someone will match me?
  • Breaking: Justice says it will recommend President Trump veto FISA bill

    05/27/2020 7:39:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/20 10:16 AM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Justice Department said on Wednesday that it opposes House-proposed changes to surveillance reform legislation and will urge President Trump to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. The statement, from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, is the latest setback for the legislation, which is currently scheduled to get a vote on the House floor on Wednesday, after Trump on Tuesday night urged GOP opposition to vote against it. The veto threat from the Justice Department is a marked shift from March, when Attorney General William Barr helped negotiate the initial version of the bill with House leadership. The...
  • Rand Paul Warns: Fake FISA Reform moving in the House [Now!]

    05/27/2020 6:34:15 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaulFISA fake reform moving in the House - @realDonaldTrump should veto FISA fake reform as long as it still lets this secret court abuse Americans!
  • Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

    05/26/2020 8:41:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Morgan Chalfant and Jordain Carney
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether he would support the bill and less than a day before it is...
  • Trump to VETO surveillance Bill?

    05/26/2020 6:11:55 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/20 07:42 PM EDT | MORGAN CHALFANT AND JORDAIN CARNEY - MORGAN CHALFANT AND JORDAIN CARNEY
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether or not he would support the bill and less than a day before...
  • The Curious Flynn-Kislyak Call Gets Curiouser

    05/26/2020 2:12:28 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 31 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 5/26/20 | Julie Kelly
    The infamous phone call between then-incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, like so many tales of Russian collusion, is not as it first appeared. In light of new evidence, it’s likely there’s no truth to the running narrative about the December 29, 2016 phone call that has been the basis of Flynn’s legal nightmare for more than three years. The case against the three-star general, concocted by Barack Obama’s corrupt FBI, centers on the accusation that Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Kislyak and later lied about it to the FBI. And now that we know...
  • GOP Sens. ‘Increasingly Concerned’ Surveillance Of Trump Campaign Began Before Crossfire Hurricane

    05/20/2020 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Two top Republican senators have expanded their request for records related to the “unmasking” of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to include information prior to the start of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane operation, which began in July 2016. On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those in the White House involved in revealing Flynn’s identity as a U.S. citizen corresponding with a foreign actor, as requested by Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Flynn had held discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition as the...
  • Trump says he was ‘purposely’ hands off on FISA bill, but will ‘be studying it’

    05/19/2020 3:29:59 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2020
    President Trump says he intentionally stayed out of negotiations on legislation to reform federal surveillance laws, but that he will closely review the final product before signing. “They have a lot of views on FISA. I didn’t get involved. I purposely said to Mitch, 'You do what you want. We’ll take a look,'” Trump said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) The Senate voted 80-16 last week to pass a bill with modest reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after rejecting deeper change pushed by privacy advocates including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
  • Links to Brennan in the 2012 Expansion of FISA

    05/16/2020 10:23:51 AM PDT · by independentmind
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | April 7, 2019 | J.E. Dyer
    This past week, Luke Rosiak reported for the Daily Caller News Foundation on a concern expressed by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) about a 2012 motion before the FISA court to expand the sharing of intelligence collected under FISA authority. Gohmert’s concern is certainly an arresting one. He seems to hint, as quoted by Rosiak, that the motion’s real objective was somewhat buried by being inserted toward the end. And that probably isn’t an unfair reading. But the motion, in hindsight, has plenty of sizzle to it simply on its face. It has the potential to explain a lot, and to...
  • Obama Did It.

    05/15/2020 8:11:11 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 136 replies
    The Dan Bongino Show ^ | May 15,2020 | Dan Bongino
    On the Dan Bongino show today, he discussed an issue with has had a lot of theories advanced about it: Where did the FBI get the transcript of the phone conversation between Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador Kislyak? There are a limited number of legal ways to get this conversation and the names of the two people, one a foreign national, one a US citizen: Go to a court and get warrant. There needs to be a worthy reason that is a violation of the law, and that is presented to the judge when applying for the warrant. It...
  • Senate votes to reauthorize intel programs with added legal protections (FISA)

    05/14/2020 11:59:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday passed legislation reauthorizing three intelligence programs that lapsed earlier this year amid a GOP stalemate. Senators voted 80-16 on the bill, which pairs the reauthorization of the USA Freedom provisions with some changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as the FISA court. The Senate changed the bill, which originally passed the House in March, as part of a two-day floor debate. Senators added more legal protections for some individuals targeted by the court. The proposal, which was spearheaded by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), would increase the role of outside legal...
  • Devin Nunes on Obama officials' unmasking requests: 'What the hell were they doing?'

    05/14/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2020 | Talia Kaplan
    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., asked on Wednesday “what the hell” Obama administration officials were doing after they purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period. The House Intelligence Committee ranking member asked the question on “Fox News @Night” after a list of names from that controversial process was made public on Wednesday. “It appears to me like what they were doing is a lot of them went wild after Trump won. They got poisoned with this Russia hoax,” Nunes said. “That's why you had Obama ambassadors across the globe unmasking,...
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Timeline of FBI’s FISA Abuse in Trump Campaign Investigation

    05/13/2020 7:16:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    In pursuit of surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, the FBI consistently ignored exculpatory evidence In its pursuit of establishing surveillance on the Trump campaign, the FBI turned its attention to Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the spring of 2016, culminating in the issuance of a FISA warrant—which allows for some of the most intrusive spying methods on an American citizen. As part of this process, the FBI relied extensively on the flawed Steele dossier, leading an FBI legal counsel to note that this was “essentially a single source FISA.”