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Sharyl Attkisson: You Know The Obama White House Spied On Me Too (No Doubt About It) ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 09/21/2017 5:11:21 PM PDT by Kaslin

Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson decided to offer her two-cents in light of the recent revelation that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was indeed wiretapped before and after the 2016 election. Mr. Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, though it’s still unknown if any surveillance occurred there, but what is highly plausible is that conversations between him and Donald Trump were recorded, and we know that the FBI was monitoring the former campaign manager’s phone calls. The wiretaps were given the green light by the FISA court, which signs off on such surveillance activities in secret. Yes, it looks like the media is once again eating crow on the whole notion that there’s zero evidence to suggest Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. All of this occurred when Barack Obama was still president. 

Attkisson also mentioned that the Obama administration also spied on her (allegedly), and that there seems to be a pattern ever since the intelligence collection protocols were changed by the Obama administration back in 2011. The journalist has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the intrusion into her laptop, which she alleges involved a keystroke-monitoring program used by a U.S. intelligence service.  In her op-ed, she also lists other people who have been spied on, some of whom are former members of Congress (via The Hill):

Intel agencies secretly monitored conversations of members of Congress while the Obama administration negotiated the Iran nuclear deal.

In 2014, the CIA got caught spying on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, though CIA Director John Brennan had explicitly denied that.

There were also wiretaps on then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in 2011 under Obama. The same happened under President George W. Bush to former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.).


I have spent more than two years litigating against the Department of Justice for the computer intrusions. Forensics have revealed dates, times and methods of some of the illegal activities. The software used was proprietary to a federal intel agency. The intruders deployed a keystroke monitoring program, accessed the CBS News corporate computer system, listened in on my conversations by activating the computer’s microphone and used Skype to exfiltrate files.

We survived the government’s latest attempt to dismiss my lawsuit. There’s another hearing Friday. To date, the Trump Department of Justice — like the Obama Department of Justice — is fighting me in court and working to keep hidden the identities of those who accessed a government internet protocol address found in my computers.


It’s difficult not to see patterns in the government’s behavior, unless you’re wearing blinders.

Attkisson makes the point that yes, of course there are instances where wiretaps and unmasking of American identities caught up in intelligence surveillance must occur to protect national security interests, but what’s been unearthed over the past several months seems to be that community going off the reservation. These people aren’t elected, and they’re not constrained by the constitutional institutions aimed at keeping government power from going haywire (i.e. the courts). That makes for a very dangerous situation.  

Life comes at you fast.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 19, 2017

KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; 0bamawhitehouse; 2011; attkisson; media; obama; paulmanafort; sharylattkinson; spying; surveillance; wiretap

1 posted on 09/21/2017 5:11:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Absolutely they did! The Kenyan Dictator was all about intimidation.

2 posted on 09/21/2017 5:11:58 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

He sure was.

3 posted on 09/21/2017 5:14:25 PM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: Kaslin
If they're willing to spy on a President-Elect of course they're willing to spy on a troublesome reporter.I hope she sues! The discovery process would be fun to watch.
4 posted on 09/21/2017 5:18:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: Kaslin

Funny thing was the “progressives” at first tried to say she was a tech idiot woman:

“Your key was probably STUCK IN THE DOWN POSITION and all this fancy ‘oh, no, hacker breaking in..!’-crappola was all in your womanly mind..!”

They really said that.

5 posted on 09/21/2017 5:19:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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6 posted on 09/21/2017 5:19:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (DACA: Their dream, our nightmare... will the rule of law prevail or not?)
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To: Kaslin

Obama surveilled Congress, and the GOP can’t find the courage to do anything about it.

The legislative power is the essence of republics. The exec and judiciary are appendages to lawmaking.

As goes the legislative, so goes the republic.

Just keep voting. Pretend.

7 posted on 09/21/2017 5:19:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (
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8 posted on 09/21/2017 5:20:53 PM PDT by upchuck (The consensus that matters is one that drums up support to enact legislation into law. ~ A. McCarthy)
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To: Kaslin

With the exception of sessions & rosenstein, bout everyone else in DOJ is a hold over from obammy adminisration.

So, same people fighting her case then are still there fighting her case.

The deep state swampers?

9 posted on 09/21/2017 5:23:34 PM PDT by thinden
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To: Jacquerie

Just keep voting. Pretend.
= = = = = = =

Like one variation of an old saying

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”

By Emma Goldman?

10 posted on 09/21/2017 5:28:11 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""If the earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything over the edge by now")
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To: Kaslin
11 posted on 09/21/2017 5:30:48 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Kaslin



12 posted on 09/21/2017 5:33:09 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

Remember Maxine said Obama has Data on everyone and he took it to to his Garage Command Post

13 posted on 09/21/2017 7:25:50 PM PDT by butlerweave (it's the children are)
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To: Kaslin

When do the arrests start?

14 posted on 09/21/2017 7:33:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: xrmusn

Hmmm, I’m not sure.

15 posted on 09/22/2017 1:27:20 AM PDT by Jacquerie (
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To: Kaslin; SaveFerris; ExTexasRedhead
Michael Hastings, Tom Clancy, Andrew Brietbart, and Anthony Scalia were unable to comment.

16 posted on 09/22/2017 2:56:06 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: SkyPilot; null and void

It’s just another one of those amazing coincidences for Obama.

Just in time for him to appoint a gun-grabber to the SC, before he heads out the door. Amazingly, the Republicans would have none of it. I’m actually surprised.

We even had at least one FReeper going, oh this is as good as we will get so let it happen. Hmmmmm.....

Another amazing coincidence.

17 posted on 09/22/2017 12:14:34 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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