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  • Obama Administration Illegally Spied on Americans, Court Documents Reveal; MSM Silent

    05/26/2017 9:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Despite the fact that a report released Wednesday unearthed how the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated the privacy rights of Americans, the three major left-leaning broadcast news networks neglected to shed light on the issue during their evening broadcasts. According to a Circa News report, previously top-secret documents have revealed that Obama's NSA engaged in "some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community."Circa reports that the documents show that over 5 percent of searches seeking upstream internet data on the NSA's section 702 database "violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence...
  • Police can request ID,run background check on car passengers,Utah Supreme Court says

    05/07/2017 3:25:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 90 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | MAY 7, 2017 | LUKE RAMSETH
    The Utah Supreme Court has ruled police are allowed to ask for a passenger's identification and run a background check on them during a traffic stop — even without suspecting criminal activity.In a 5-0 decision this week, justices overturned a 2014 district court ruling that argued such police actions were "beyond the scope of a routine traffic stop." The ruling stems from a case involving Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremy Horne, who stopped a car for an improper lane change. Horne collected IDs and ran a background check on the driver and the passenger, George Matthew Martinez Jr.
  • President Obama's team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election

    05/04/2017 4:07:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Circa News ^ | May 3, 2017 | by John Solomon
    During his final year in office, President Barack Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election. In all, government officials conducted 30,355 searches in 2016 seeking information about Americans in NSA intercept metadata, which include telephone numbers and email addresses. The government in 2016 also scoured the actual contents of NSA intercepted calls and emails for 5,288 Americans, an increase of 13 percent over the prior year and a massive...
  • NSA official: Reports that British spied on Trump 'arrant nonsense'

    04/17/2017 12:40:07 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat March 18, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    NSA official: Reports that British spied on Trump 'arrant aren't nonsense'There. Headline fixed. A top National Security Agency official called allegations that President Barack Obama directed a British spy agency to wiretap Donald Trump during the presidential campaign "arrant nonsense." NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told BBC News in an interview published Saturday that the claim showed "a complete lack of understanding in how the relationship works." Each side is barred from asking for such prohibited actions, he added.
  • US spy agencies intercept and unmask congressional figures as often as once a month

    04/05/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    CIRCA ^ | Sara Carter
    The U.S. government’s foreign surveillance sweeps up American lawmakers and their staffers so routinely now that Congress is alerted as often as once a month that its employees involved in intercepted conversations have been unmasked and their identities shared with intelligence or law enforcement agencies, Circa has learned. The so-called Gates notifications -- named for former CIA Director Robert Gates -- go to the Gang of Eight leadership team in Congress. 2 of 29 The Gang of Eight includes the House speaker and minority leader, the Senate Republican and Democratic leaders and the bipartisan heads of both chambers' intelligence committees....
  • Reports in unmasking controversy were detailed, had info about 'everyday lives'

    04/05/2017 5:48:47 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 236 replies
    The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents. "This is information about their everyday lives," Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. "Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”
  • Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

    04/03/2017 8:38:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 403 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Richard Pollock
    Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. “What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday. “The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova...
  • It’s been A Long Time Since Someone As Disgusting As Susan Rice Held High Public Office

    Hopefully sheÂ’ll finish out her career someplace like Leavenworth, if this is trueÂ… Susan Rice, who served as the National Security Adviser under President Obama, has been identified as the official who requested unmasking of incoming Trump officials, Cernovich Media can exclusively report. The White House CounselÂ’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining RiceÂ’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them. Upon learning of RiceÂ’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey...
  • Susan Rice on Trump’s wiretapping claim: ‘Nothing of the sort occurred.’

    03/23/2017 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | March 22, 2017 | BY JESSICA YARVIN
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 election. “Nothing of the sort occurred,” Rice told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, in her first interview since stepping down as national security adviser when President Barack Obama left office. Rice also took aim at the Trump White House in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday. “False statements from the White House are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security,” Rice wrote. In the PBS NewsHour...
  • Report: Obama NSA Advisor Susan Rice Requested the Unmasking of Incoming Trump Officials

    04/02/2017 6:37:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 296 replies
    Senior Fox News Correspondent, Adam Housley revealed on Friday that Intel Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) knows who unmasked the identities of Trump and his close associates. Sources also told him that the unmasking was purely for political purposes to embarrass Trump and had NOTHING to do with national security. Now this.. According to activist and author Mike Cernovich the leaker and unmasker is Susan Rice.
  • Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel

    04/03/2017 7:38:14 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 30 replies
    Bloomberg View ^ | April 3, 2017 | Eli Lake
    <p>White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel (Bloomberg = LINK ONLY)

    04/03/2017 7:45:31 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    LINK ONLY per Moderator / Publisher Request.
  • Unmasking Susan Rice and her NSC dead-enders

    04/03/2017 7:40:05 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/03/17 | Monica Showalter
    Journalist/activist Mike Cernovich reports that former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice obtained intelligence reports showing the identities of innocent Americans who incidentally spoke to foreign officials under security sweeps for spying or intelligence activities. Under U.S. law, U.S. persons are protected from such disclosure, which could be dry-cleaners asking envoys to pick up their laundry or wrong number phone messages spilling their guts about their mothers-in-law. If such U.S. persons get swept up in surveillance, they are protected. But only if they remain 'masked,' which is the law of the land. Cernovich says the White House Counsel's office...
  • Eli Lake: Susan Rice Requested Unmasking of People Connected to Trump Transition

    04/03/2017 9:26:33 AM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Susan Rice, who was former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, did not respond to a report from Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake that on multiple occasions, she made requests to unmask United States citizens connected to President Donald Trump’s transition team. According to Lake, Rice did not respond to an email seeking comment on the story. The breaking news helps confirm some of President Trump’s accusations that senior Obama officials were involved in disseminating classified information about his transition team to the media, fueling new details about the congressional investigations into Russia’s meddling in the election.
  • High-Ranking Obama Officials Unmasked Private Citizens for Political Gain

    03/31/2017 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Rob the Ugly Dude · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/31/17 | Adam Housley
    Video of report that aired on Fox today - New sources were motivated to come forward by a report at the New York Times yesterday which apparently outed two people who helped Rep. Devin Nunes access information during a meeting in the Old Executive Office Building. Housley’s sources claim the two people who helped Nunes “navigate” to the information were not his sources. In fact, Nunes had been aware of the information since January but had been unable to view the documents themselves because of what Housley’s IC sources describe as stonewalling by the agencies in question.
  • NSA To Provide "Smoking Gun" Proof Obama Spied On Trump

    03/23/2017 4:13:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | March 23
    Yesterday, Republican Devin Nunez Nunes held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which he told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Not surprisingly, the comments ruffled some liberal feathers and the mainstream media launched an immediate smear campaign calling for Nunes to resign his post immediately. Now, according to Fox News sources, congressional investigators expect that a potential “smoking gun” from the NSA establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the...
  • Obama didn't know it when "FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began last summer"? (vanity)

    03/21/2017 3:12:17 AM PDT · by granada · 34 replies
    vanity ^ | 2017/3/21 | Granada
    And no surveillance (including wiretapping) on Trump?
  • Obama’s Surveillance Of Team Trump: A Probable Paper Trail

    03/09/2017 9:08:46 AM PST · by LS · 78 replies
    In the shifting saga of how members of the Trump campaign/administration ended up having their phone conversations tapped under the Obama administration, the American people have been fed a series of shifting excuses on how the Obama administration would never violate the laws concerning surveillance of US Persons. We were told the President cannot order such surveillance (which we know is a false statement, see here and here). Then we were given the impression by the Fake News Media these “intercepts” were under a FISA court warrant. But later we learned the FISA court rejected the application by Team Obama...
  • Dennis Kucinich: I'm no fan of Trump's but he's got a point about wiretapping

    03/10/2017 6:14:16 AM PST · by Raebie · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2017 | Dennis Kucinich
    President Trump’s assertion that his phones at Trump Tower were tapped last year has been treated as hilarious—and in some circles as beyond contempt. But I can vouch for the fact that extracurricular surveillance does occur, regardless of whether it is officially approved. I was wiretapped in 2011 after taking a phone call in my congressional office from a foreign leader. That a secret recording had been made of this call was revealed to me by the Washington Times in 2015, a full two years after I left office. The newspaper’s investigative reporters called me, saying they had obtained a...
  • Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

    03/09/2017 4:50:45 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 50 replies
    1776 Coalition ^ | 3/9/2017 | Mary Kay Mallonee and Eugene Scott
    FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Americans should not have expectations of “absolute privacy,” adding that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI. “There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach,” Comey said at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity. He made the remark as he discussed the rise of encryption since 2013 disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed sensitive US spy practices. “Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in America,” Comey...