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  • John Brennan Shouldn’t Be Lecturing America, He Should Be The Focus Of A Congressional Inquiry

    03/22/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/22/2018 | By David Harsanyi
    Former CIA chief John Brennan is a liar. And he’s not the kind of garden variety dissembler that we see in Washington all the time, either. Rather, Brennan is the kind of man who feels comfortable brazenly misleading the American people about an attack on democracy, and then shamelessly lecturing them about civic decency. You may recall, as director of the CIA, Brennan oversaw an operation of illegal spying on a staffer of the legislative branch of the United States government. At least five agency officials under his watch broke into Senate computer files, viewing drafts of a report on...
  • Fusion centers spying on patriots in all 50 states

    03/21/2018 4:49:13 PM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 11 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 20, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy. At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque. Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, is leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies.
  • Gov't "Fusion Centers" Spying on Patriots in all 50 States

    03/21/2018 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    FPM ^ | 3/20/18 | Leo Hohmann
    Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy. At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque. Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, is leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies. As a Jewish American, she was concerned about a major expansion of the Islamic Association...
  • Rand Paul denounces 'disgraceful' ex-CIA chief Brennan over anti-Trump tirade

    03/18/2018 10:01:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday blasted former CIA Director John Brennan for suggesting that President Trump will be remembered as a “disgraced demagogue,” saying that Brennan spying on Americans while running the agency was disgraceful. “This man had the power to search every American’s records without a warrant,” Paul tweeted Sunday. “What’s disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American.”
  • Weekly Update: New JW Lawsuits on Dossier

    03/17/2018 9:49:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against DOJ for Documents on Top Officials’ Ties to Clinton Dossier Creator Fusion GPS Charm City Corruption: City with Highest Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, just becomes more tragic as we learn new details of the local sheriff’s department response – actually, its lack of response. This week, Judicial Watch released Broward County Sheriff’s Office...
  • A Little Known Tweak To FISA Rules In 2015 Has Big Implications For The Carter Page Warrant

    03/16/2018 7:55:03 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 15 March 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Congress requires the FISA court to maintain a pool of lawyers friendly to civil liberties who are willing to challenge the Justice Department's applications for a spy warrant. But the court almost never uses them. . . snip That reform, if properly implemented, could have averted the current scandal surrounding the FISA court order authorizing a wiretap of former Donald Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page — but only if the Obama Administration had also properly disclosed that the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign had funded the Steele Dossier.
  • Obama's 2012 campaign hired Fusion GPS to dig dirt on Mitt Romney, book claims

    03/15/2018 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign hired controversial research group Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a new book claims -- raising questions about Democrats’ possible long-standing ties to the group. Fusion GPS is the opposition research firm behind the “Trump dossier,” which contained what former FBI Director James Comey described as "salacious" and "unverified" allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump. The dossier cited Russian sources who said Russia had information that compromised Trump. The firm was retained by Marc Elias, an attorney representing both the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It...
  • Rep. DeSantis: Indictments Could Come Fast If FISA Warrant Probe Happens

    03/11/2018 12:46:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies ^ | 3/11/2018 | sandy fitzgerald
    If Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations that the FBi misused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to obtain a warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, indictments could start quickly, Rep. Ron DeSantis said Friday. "If this guy goes after this the way [Robert] Mueller is scorching the Earth, you have a flurry of indictments based on what we already know," the Florida Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." DeSantis said he's been advocating that the special counsel be someone from outside Washington and the Department of Justice. "When you...
  • Sketchy Business – Chairman Nunes Reveals Fusion GPS Connection to Obama White House…

    03/09/2018 7:54:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 9, 2018 | sundance
    Well this latest twist is sketchy as hell. In December last year we learned about Nellie Ohr working for Fusion GPS and channeling Clinton/Steele ‘dossier’ information to her husband Bruce Ohr who worked in the DOJ National Security Division. Today Fox News is revealing that Fusion-GPS #2 man-in-charge, Neil King Jr., was/is married to President Obama’s White House Policy Adviser, Shailagh Murray; who was also Joe Biden’s Deputy-Chief-of-Staff. WASHINGTON – House Republicans are expanding their investigation of the Trump dossier, seeking answers from Obama administration officials including a former staffer for Vice President Joe Biden whose husband works for the...
  • Breaking: Australian Labor Party Sent Operatives to Work Against Trump During 2016 Campaign (TRUNC)

    02/28/2018 6:33:17 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2/28/2018 | Jim Hoft
    It is well documented that the Australian Labor Party sent staffers to work against Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The story was well documented and raised a bit of a stink in Australia because the operatives were funded by Aussie taxpayers. When will Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indict these foreign nationals? This makes the Russian influence pale in significance. In February 2016 Project Veritas released video of Australian Labor Party activists assisting Democrats in the US. The activists are seen assisting the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is a clear violation of FEC laws. Will Robert Mueller indict this foreign...
  • Trump sends Congress record high 'black budget' spy funding request

    02/27/2018 11:43:28 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 27, 2018
    President Trump sent Congress the largest-ever publicly disclosed request for spy agency funding, the administration revealed Tuesday. Details about the so-called “black budget” are slim, but Trump is requesting $59.9 billion for non-military intelligence agencies and $21.2 billion for military intelligence in fiscal 2019. The civilian spy request is 3.8 percent higher than what Trump requested last year, and the military figure is 2.4 percent higher than last year’s request.

    02/26/2018 5:45:21 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 1/25/2018 | ALICIA POWE
    WASHINGTON – It’s a mysterious court that hides behind a hulking vaulted door and impenetrable concrete walls – and it’s where the federal government makes some of its most secretive decisions concerning Americans’ basic liberties. If you dare ask where the secret court is located, employees at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. – where the court reportedly relocated in 2009 – won’t tell you. That’s because the super-secret court is far beyond the reach of any journalist or curious American citizen. biometric-hand-scannerFortified with biometric hand scanners, wooden and metal doors and walls reinforced by concrete, it’s...
  • Video Series Part 1 – The FISA Court and Federal Contractor Spying… (and Part 2)

    02/22/2018 5:29:38 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    We are proud to provide a unique series of high quality production videos highlighting the core issues around ongoing investigations by HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley. These exclusive videos are assembled from our research and prior outlines. Much of the content you will already know; however, most people don’t. The goal is to distill our research into short high-quality ‘special report‘ type video segments that are easily digestible, and will help educate people on what the importance of what is happening. The videos are created by John Spiropoulos a former...
  • The Russians Didn't File A FISA Warrant

    02/19/2018 4:55:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 2/18/18 | Sundance
    Interesting interview. The Russians didn’t keep Hillary out of Wisconsin; the Russians didn’t make Hillary use personal email; the Russians didn’t hire Fusion-GPS; the Russians didn’t pay Christopher Steele; the Russians didn’t make a dossier or deliver work product to the State Dept; the Russians didn’t do the unmasking of campaign officials. The Russians didn’t apply for a FISA warrant; the Russians didn’t lie to a FISA court; the Russians didn’t leak Mike Flynn monitored phone calls; the Russians didn’t use DOJ and/or FBI databases to download FISA 702(16)(17) queries and extract the data to private contractors; the Russians didn’t...
  • Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Spying on Americans?

    02/17/2018 6:58:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan
    Under the Constitution, there are three branches of government. The FBI is not one of them. Instead, the FBI was created to assist the president in his job to enforce laws. Members of the FBI are called “agents” because of their agency relationship with the president. During World War II and then the Red Scare, the FBI's mission expanded to gather intelligence against spies. Here, too, the FBI was assisting the Commander in Chief. Even the word “intelligence” connotes this fact. The purpose was to help the president act intelligently against domestic threats. The FBI’s domestic intelligence gathering function caused...
  • CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

    02/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2018 | Will Racke
    Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. ....The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson’ argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise. “In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private,” she wrote. “There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure...
  • Byron York: Why are the Comey memos secret?

    02/14/2018 9:40:48 PM PST · by mojito · 32 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 2/14/2018 | Byron York
    If there is an obstruction of justice case to be made against the president in the Trump-Russia affair, James Comey is in the middle of it. President Trump's decision to fire the FBI director is often cited as Exhibit A for obstruction, and the foundation for that case is a set of seven memos Comey wrote describing conversations he had with the president between Jan. 6 and April 11, 2017. The memos are critically important. Portions of them have been leaked to the press, given to a Comey friend, discussed in congressional testimony, and read by a few Capitol Hill...
  • Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress

    02/14/2018 7:17:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies
    On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed. Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: “the House Intel Committee has not interviewed a single witness in over a month”. [Video Here, quote @03:47] This statement is rather enlightening. A month earlier, January 4th, 2018, an agreement was finally made between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for complete disclosure of all unreadacted documents.....AND a list of witnesses who Nunes...
  • Obama & Rice Asked Brits to Spy on Trump

    02/14/2018 6:48:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 95 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 14, 2018 | The Still Report
    Synopsis: This is certainly one of THE most important stories I've ever done. Within the last hour we received what appears to be an official British TOP SECRET signals intelligence document dated Nov. 17, 2016, showing that President Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice were the ones who first requested electronic spying on the candidate Donald Trump, just 7 days after Trump won the Republican nomination in late August, 2016. The secret document, which has no redactions, was sent by Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ, to Boris Johnson, the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth...
  • Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones

    02/14/2018 9:04:20 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Fast Company ^ | February 14, 2018 | By MG
    Six intelligence officials, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they would not recommend that U.S. citizens use smartphones from the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, reports CNBC. As FBI director Chris Wray told the committee: “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information....