Skip to comments.Schiff Threatens Press Freedom: When the surveillance state exposes a journalist and his sources, there’s an instant chilling effect.
Posted on 12/09/2019 5:46:06 PM PST by karpov
The Federal Bureau of Investigations Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, the bible for agents, has long recognized that journalists, the clergy and lawyers deserve special protections because of the constitutional implications of investigating their work. Penitents who confess to a priest, sources who provide confidential information to a reporter, and clients who seek advice from counsel are assumed to be protected by a high bar of privacy, which must be weighed against the states interests in investigating matters or subpoenaing records. Judges and members of Congress also fall into a special FBI category because of the Constitutions separation of powers.
The FBI and Justice Department have therefore created specific rules governing agents actions involving special-circumstances professionals, which include high-level approval and review. There are also special rules for subpoenaing journalists.
If the executive branch, and by extension the courts that enforce these privacy protections, observe the need for such sensitivity, it seems reasonable that Congress should have similar guardrails ensuring that the powers of the state are equally and fairly applied.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff apparently doesnt see things that way. His committee secretly authorized subpoenas to AT&T earlier this year for the phone records of President Trumps personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and an associate. He then arbitrarily extracted information about certain private calls and made them public.
Many of the calls Mr. Schiff chose to publicize fell into the special-circumstances categories: a fellow member of Congress ( Rep. Devin Nunes, the Intelligence Committees ranking Republican), two lawyers (Mr. Giuliani and fellow Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow ) and a journalist (me).
More alarming, the released call records involve figures who have sometimes criticized or clashed with Mr. Schiff.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
From Schiff to Lois Lerner to Comey to Mueller
to Clinton (both), there is no Law.
They can lie, steal, commit treason, shuttle uranium,
coverup rape and sex trafficking
and there is nothing, NOTHING, you or your
children can do about it. NOTHING.
Dems have become public enemy number one and domestic terrorists. It’s in their DNA. They all come from a bad egg or a bad seed.
The Democrats want to end freedom of the press as a distinct item of their agenda.
It is amazing (not really) that the MSM is not all over this 24/7.
I mentioned this before; betcha you cant find a burner phone for sale within a 200 mile radius of DC today.
How about some lawsuits.
Methinks Schiffs been taking too many anxiety meds.
We been told that although President Trump Didnt Break the Law, He Surely Intended to and Therefore Hes Guilty
CackleImpeaching thought crimesa Xanax liberals dream.
REALITY CHECK-Americans would be shocked to know the types and quantities of drugs elected members can get from their own private tax-funded pharmacy.....
a reality since Obamas press corps reported that flights on Presidential plane, Air Force One, were one big pill party.
Theres a major epidemic among the elected elites when it comes to the anti anxiety drugs........the benzodiazepines like Valium, Adivan and XANAX.
One reported story a year or two back pertains to the Congressional pharmacy........that report alluded to Pelosis case (her unlimited access to botox is obvious).
One of the things needed in the process of Draining the Swamp. MAGA
Did Schiff stop at grabbing phone records of people he hates?
Is Schiff a Cyberstalker?
Cyberstalking is the use of computers or other electronic technology to facilitate stalking.
These are criminal stalkers perpetrate crimes against their targeted victims through electronic and online methodologies.
<><> Facebook and Apple have admitted to allowing government officials to access personal information of their account users.
<><> A device which may be used to abuse surveillance, called a Stingray, acts and looks similar to a cellphone tower but it tricks mobile devices into connecting with it.
<><> After being connected, an operator can take information stored on the device, sometimes intercepting phone calls and text messages.
<><> This method of surveillance can be used on random civilians or in an investigation of a particular person
Surveillance once was a tool to monitor and make sure citizens abide by the law, it has now created even more problems.
With surveillance cameras becoming more advanced these surveillance cameras are leading to bigger issues.
CASE IN POINT-An incident of inappropriate cyberstalking was Pennsylvania parents suing their sons school, alleging it watched him through his laptops webcam while he was at home and unaware. The student and his parents were unaware he was being observed.
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Comcast, Disney, and ATT have no problem with this. Hell, the corrupt operations are facilitating it
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