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Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists
Townhall ^ | October 14, 1029 | Beth Baumann

Posted on 10/18/2019 7:03:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch last week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department. The group believes prominent conservative journalists, public figures and those with ties to President Donald Trump were being monitored by the State Department in Ukraine under the direction of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama.

"Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources," the watchdog group said in a press release. "Yovanovitch reportedly ordered monitoring keyed to the following search terms: Biden, Giuliani, Soros and Yovanovitch."

Specifically, Judicial Watch believes the following people were being monitored:

The FOIA includes any documents relating to the "monitoring of any U.S.-based journalist, reporter, or media commentator by any employee or office of the Department of state between January 1, 2019 and the president."

Although the watchdog group is waiting for the State Department to return paperwork outlining this specific issue, those on the list aren't surprised at the possibility.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ambassadors; conservatives; deepstate; foia; intelligence; jackposobiec; marieyovanovitch; obama; russia; sebastiangorka; spying; statedept; trump; ukraine
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Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists And Trump Allies

1 posted on 10/18/2019 7:03:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Apologies for splitting the list item about McFaul in two.

PING!


2 posted on 10/18/2019 7:05:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pompeo should be all over this... firing the perps.


3 posted on 10/18/2019 7:10:11 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I can certainly believe it too.


4 posted on 10/18/2019 7:10:46 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Barak had spies working in every campaign.


5 posted on 10/18/2019 7:40:30 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: bray

The Greatest Fraud Ever was a seditious traitor fully supported by seditious traitors in both parties. If only there was justice.


6 posted on 10/18/2019 7:44:26 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reefucation Camp???)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What was her FR handle?


7 posted on 10/18/2019 8:30:36 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: DoodleBob

MD4BUSH?


8 posted on 10/18/2019 8:31:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Interesting...I was thinking it was amybouzaglo
9 posted on 10/18/2019 8:41:55 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This time with the right link.
10 posted on 10/18/2019 8:43:10 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MinuteGal

One of my relatives was an economic adviser in the State Dept. working on deals with other countries, his whole career. He was stationed to U.S. Embassy posts all over the world during his career. A brilliant man who spoke 7 languages, he was a total lefty his whole working life, and his fellow State Dept. counsels, advisers, diplomats, worker bees were for the most part also total lefties.

We argued politics via email after he retired (he lived in Virginia where many retired State Department employees live) and he spoke the liberal party line until the day he died. We also suspected he was a spy for the State Dept. when placed in various country embassies. The State Dept. is infested with Dems/Socialists/Commies/Pinkos/Fascists/Libs throughout its halls. It needs to be fumigated from top to bottom.

Many of the more minor employees are appointments and/or fans of Obama. After all, the pool of Civil Service employees the gov’t departments hire from live primarily in liberal Wash. D.C. and its environs. The State Dept. is a total combo of Deep State and Swamp simultaneously.

I’m sure Pompeo is well aware of this, and he will be fighting internal resistance to Trump’s policies and undermining and subterfuge by his own employees throughout his term. The deeply buried and impregnated throughout liberal bureaucracy consisting of lifer career employees are really running the show in this country, and they are all global socialists.

It reminds me of ancient Rome when for a period of time there was a huge turnover of Emperors due to assassinations, coups, etc. and it was the bureaucracy that provided continuity and held the gov’t together, basically running the levers of State. In our U.S. these bureaucrats are unfortunately the deep Swamp, riddled with socialists, and running the show by subterfuge.


11 posted on 10/19/2019 8:08:46 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Trump 2020, 2024, 2028, ad infinitum)
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To: All; flaglady47; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Cobra64; bray; hal ogen; Trump Girl Kit Cat; Bob Ireland; ..
"THE STATE DEPARTMENT SPIED ON CONSERVATIVE JOURNALISTS...."

Folks, read post # 11 above by Flaglady47 for a brilliant analysis of our State Department. It's 100% accurate. Like Flaglady, I also had an inside-the-State Department connection going way back in years.

People think that now that Pres. Trump (along with Secy. Pompeo) is in office that the State Dept. has been cleansed. It has NOT....and a firmly-entrenched cadre of dedicated Far-Left career staff and employees are still sabotaging the President and our country in every covert way they can...and they've been doing it for ages, going back to the fifties, even earlier.

Remember, (and you all know the problem) no one can willy-nilly fire federal employees (many careerists have been working there for 3 or more decades).....so President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have my thoughts and prayers every day that they can successfully deal with and root out internal sabotage in State.

Remember, the Deep State is a Dark Swamp, with crocodiles, reptiles and other dangerous creatures slithering around and under the murky mud and mire...and State is one of the darkest black pools in the Swamp, not only in Washington DC but in its embassies and offices around the globe.

Leni

12 posted on 10/19/2019 1:10:28 PM PDT by MinuteGal ( MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !)
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To: MinuteGal; All

If they can’t be fired, just move their office space to airplane hangers with no tasks to perform and zero communications.


13 posted on 10/19/2019 1:18:52 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: flaglady47

Yep, Presidents get to make appointments good or bad. That’s our process.
If President Trump in in office for eight years he’ll get to make many also.


14 posted on 10/19/2019 1:38:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: MinuteGal

If Trump can make the VA something approaching a fire-at-will agency, why can’t he do the same with the State Dept.?


15 posted on 10/19/2019 2:10:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Good question. I know he's changed many things at the VA including vets' choice of non-governmental facilities...but I haven't heard of many mass firings at the veterans hospitals.

The administrative staffs at the vets hospitals were probably told to shape up, follow the new Trump regulations or it's sayonara, and they are complying.

That's my guess. VA culture is a little different than State.

Leni

16 posted on 10/19/2019 2:23:48 PM PDT by MinuteGal ( MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !)
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To: flaglady47; MinuteGal

I have little doubt that the entire DC bureaucracy, and not just the State dept, is full of liberals. Because liberals love big gov’t and gov’t jobs. Conservatives are found more in the entrepreneur class, and hard working employees in private sector.

It is extremely difficult task to clean house of party hacks from the federal bureaucracy. As we all know it is not easy to fire gov’t workers. But it behooves for the president and the various department heads to at least purge the top level employees loyal to previous admins.


17 posted on 10/19/2019 4:14:03 PM PDT by entropy12 (You are either for free enterprise or for government price fixing. Can't be for both as convenient.)
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To: MinuteGal; bitt
***a firmly-entrenched cadre of dedicated Far-Left career staff and employees are still sabotaging the President and our country in every covert way they can...and they've been doing it for ages, going back to the fifties, even earlier***

FDR seeded State back in the 40's and there has been no broom to effectively sweep the closets clean. One of my biggest guffaws was back in the GW Bush Admin; some ignorant media portal lamented that Prez Bush was interfering with State Dept policies. Cabbage and spinach for an uninformed populace.

My son and I had dinner tonight with JanMatch; great fun. Thanks for your help.

18 posted on 10/19/2019 8:29:29 PM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrap Party is the enemy of freedom.They use all the seductions and deceits of the Bolshevics)
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To: entropy12
Total agreement here.

Leni

19 posted on 10/20/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal ( MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !....MAGA ! ! !)
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