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Obama got expanded authority to exchange FISA-controlled intel with foreign governments in 2012
libertyunyielding.com ^ | 4/5/19 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 04/06/2019 11:08:32 AM PDT by a little elbow grease

A secret memo granted broad rights to the FBI to share information gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act with foreign officials.

Two-way exchange of information with foreign officials could allow the politicized targeting of Americans, since foreign nations aren’t obligated to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

The efforts by the Justice Department to gather information on Trump aides repeatedly involved figures associated with foreign agencies.

Foreign allies strongly opposed President Donald Trump declassifying information illuminating the investigation into Russian collusion.

A 2012 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court motion contained a little-noticed provision expanding the FBI’s ability to share information with foreign officials, which could have laid the groundwork for abuses against U.S. citizens, Rep. Louie Gohmert said.

“This motion and order would allow the FBI to collude with foreign governments about U.S. citizens,” Gohmert, a Texas Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The potential for the U.S. government to spy on citizens — including for potentially political purposes — by partnering with foreign governments has come under renewed scrutiny following a pattern of Trump campaign associates being seemingly targeted abroad or by using their contacts with foreigners.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; authority; crime; fisa; nsaeavesdropping; obama; spying
Looks like the 'Usurper in Chief' had been doing things way before DJT came along.
1 posted on 04/06/2019 11:08:32 AM PDT by a little elbow grease
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To: a little elbow grease

Perhaps Obama is in Germany wooing frau-Merkel and arranging for his asylum......


2 posted on 04/06/2019 11:18:49 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: a little elbow grease

This is damn criminal evasion of the law. American law does not allow our Intel agencies to conduct domestic spying. We live in a police state that exceeds anything the Stasi ever did by exponential factors.


3 posted on 04/06/2019 11:21:25 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Bshaw

but soon Merkel will need her own asylum


4 posted on 04/06/2019 11:38:50 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: a little elbow grease
Two-way exchange of information with foreign officials could allow the politicized targeting of Americans, since foreign nations aren’t obligated to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. citizens could still file slander and libel suits in other countries, though.

5 posted on 04/06/2019 11:47:48 AM PDT by Fedora
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Can you imagine if they found out Trump did this?


6 posted on 04/06/2019 11:55:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: DesertRhino
"This is damn criminal evasion of the law. American law does not allow our Intel agencies to conduct domestic spying"

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I hear you.

I hope someone gets arrested some day before too long.

7 posted on 04/06/2019 11:55:51 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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To: a little elbow grease

So Obama spied in Romney too. 2012....an election year...sharing intelligence


8 posted on 04/06/2019 12:03:11 PM PDT by Pete Dovgan
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To: a little elbow grease
sure, he simply gives a list on names to the Five Eyes, etc he wants dirt on and they do the dirty work while he reciprocates in the same fashion
9 posted on 04/06/2019 12:10:09 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: a little elbow grease

FISA has lost all credibility. It needs to be scrapped and replaced with something that provides actual oversight and accountability to ensure that American’s civil liberties are protected. The fact that nobody is even suggesting this tells me that the coup is still running the show even though they’ve failed to take Trump out so far.


10 posted on 04/06/2019 12:20:01 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: a little elbow grease

He wanted to establish total control over us. Dictator wannabe.


11 posted on 04/06/2019 2:07:54 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: a little elbow grease

They thought HilLIARy would win, so they set out to destroy the outsider.


12 posted on 04/06/2019 2:11:10 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: a little elbow grease

Yeah, that was pretty much my take on it. The IRS was taking direction from someone, auditing Conservative orgs at will.


13 posted on 04/06/2019 2:42:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: All



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14 posted on 04/06/2019 3:08:06 PM PDT by onyx (Join 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY!)
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My greatest concern is that there are still those who are shocked by this at this late stage in the life cycle of the nation.


15 posted on 04/06/2019 5:10:11 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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One of the only real reporters left in this country.


16 posted on 04/06/2019 5:41:15 PM PDT by databoss
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One of the only real reporters left in this country. ----

Agreed.

17 posted on 04/07/2019 2:43:49 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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