Skip to comments.Obama got expanded authority to exchange FISA-controlled intel with foreign governments – in 2012
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 arent 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 FBIs 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.
Perhaps Obama is in Germany wooing frau-Merkel and arranging for his asylum......
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.
but soon Merkel will need her own asylum
U.S. citizens could still file slander and libel suits in other countries, though.
Can you imagine if they found out Trump did this?
I hear you.
I hope someone gets arrested some day before too long.
So Obama spied in Romney too. 2012....an election year...sharing intelligence
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.
He wanted to establish total control over us. Dictator wannabe.
They thought HilLIARy would win, so they set out to destroy the outsider.
Yeah, that was pretty much my take on it. The IRS was taking direction from someone, auditing Conservative orgs at will.
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.
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