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  • House Votes to Let Internet Providers Sell User Browsing Data Without Consent

    03/28/2017 3:26:15 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    U.S. News ^ | March 28, 2017
    House Republicans approved legislation Tuesday that would allow internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon to sell browsing information without users' consent. If signed by President Donald Trump as expected, the legislation will undo a Federal Communications Commission rule approved in October that requires consumers to opt-in before ISPs can sell their internet activity records. Democrats presented the legislation as an alarming attack on personal privacy, with two members invoking the apparently common experience of being shown embarrassing ads after making online underwear purchases. “Please leave Capitol Hill for 5 minutes, and find three people on the street who...
  • Surveillance State Goes After Trump

    03/27/2017 10:00:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 24 March 2017 | Dennis J Bernstein
    Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein. ___ Since Donald Trump’s election, former Special FBI Agent Coleen Rowley has been alarmed over how Democratic hawks, neocons and other associates in the “deep state” have obsessed over “resurrecting the ghost of Joseph McCarthy” and have built political support for a permanent war policy around hatred of Russia. Rowley, whose 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11failures, compared...
  • Nunes Had Secret White House Meeting Before Trump Monitoring Claim

    03/27/2017 10:22:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Ken Dilanian and Alex Moe
    The day before he announced to reporters that Donald Trump may have been incidentally monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies during the transition, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met with the source of that information at the White House, a Nunes spokesman told NBC News. "Chairman Nunes met with his source at the White House grounds in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source," said his spokesman, Jack Langer. "The chairman is extremely concerned by the possible improper unmasking of names of U.S. citizens, and he began looking into...
  • Nunes had secret meeting before revealing Trump surveillance info

    03/27/2017 11:43:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 49 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 27, 2017 | Mark Moore
    The head of the House Intelligence Committee met with a White House source the day before he announced publicly that President Trump may have been “incidentally monitored” by US intelligence agencies after the election, according to a report on Monday. “Chairman [Devin] Nunes met with his source at the White House grounds in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source,” his spokesman, Jack Langer, confirmed to NBC News. “The Chairman is extremely concerned by the possible improper unmasking of names of U.S. citizens, and he began looking into this...
  • Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

    03/27/2017 6:30:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    guardian ^ | 3/26/2017 | Julian Borger
    House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the unexplained behaviour of its chairman, Devin Nunes, a former Trump adviser.
  • We Need an Independent Investigation of the Trump Leaks Mystery Now

    03/26/2017 8:05:49 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MARCH 25, 2017 | Roger Simon
    The detective story of our times is unspooling before us and the MacGuffin could affect all of our lives for years to come and the very nature of our republic. That mystery is "whodunit" in the great Trump Transition leak(s) scandal that actually pre- and post-dates the transition itself. Who unmasked Michael Flynn and -- so it seems now -- others and why did he, she or they do it? Who later leaked (selectively) President Trump's conversations with the leaders of Australia and Mexico? Is this the same person or are there several? More importantly, who is watching the watchers...
  • McCain Calls Nunes' Action "Very Disturbing" [semi-satire]

    03/25/2017 10:24:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif) disclosed that "there is substantial evidence that the Obama Administration gathered and disseminated covert surveillance material on the incoming Trump Administration. It seems like this might've been illegal." Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) was outraged by what he termed "an unprecedented violation of our national security. I'm sure that any covert surveillance of Trump ordered by President Obama was only done for very good reasons. By going public with this information Rep. Nunes has betrayed our former President and alerted those who treasonously conspired with the Russians to deny Hillary...
  • House Intel Chair Nunes Cancels Obama Honchos’ Public Testimony On Russian Election Tampering

    03/24/2017 1:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/24/2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    House Intel Committee’s top Dem on Friday blasted GOP chairman Devin Nunes after he cancelled Tuesday’s public hearing with members of the Obama administration. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates all had agreed to testify publicly before the committee on what they knew about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes canceled the public hearing, and then held a news conference to announce President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “volunteered” to be interviewed by the committee. That announcement was nothing but a bright...
  • Trump was right after all about the Obama administration wiretaps

    03/24/2017 1:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jonathan Turley
    On the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Shining, Stephen King must be wondering if Washington is working on its own sequel. For the last couple months, Washington has been on edge, like we are all trapped in Overlook Hotel with every day bringing a new “jump scare,” often preceded by a telltale tweet. Indeed, a Twitter whistle has replaced suspenseful music to put the entire city on the edge of their seats. In this Shining sequel, however, people are sharply divided on who is the deranged ax-wielding villain in this lodge, the president or the press. Ironically, with...
  • Report: FBI Info Suggests Possible Russia-Trump Team Coordination

    03/23/2017 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 23, 2017 | By Alan Neuhauser
    The disclosure came in a report Wednesday night, citing unnamed U.S. officials. FBI suggests that President Donald Trump may have worked alongside Russian officials to release information aimed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The FBI has information indicating that associates of President Donald Trump were in communication with suspected Russian agents and that they may have coordinated on releasing hacked emails and other information to undercut Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, CNN reported Wednesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.
  • Meme: Adam Schiff Learns Trump Won Again!

    03/23/2017 6:25:38 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Reddit - The Donald ^ | 03/22/2017 | Couranto
    When You Learn... Trump Won Again.
  • BOMBSHELL: Intelligence Reports Show Trump Was Monitored By The Obama Admin Post-Election

    03/22/2017 2:43:28 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Intelligence reports show then-President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team may have been monitored by agencies in the weeks after the election via “incidental collection,” a top Republican revealed in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the President-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California), said. Nunes explained “incidental collection” of information regarding the President-elect and his team occurred primarily in November through January according to reports.
  • Fox report: GOP investigators expect evidence showing Obama surveilled Trump team

    03/23/2017 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Fox News reported Thursday that GOP congressional investigators are expecting to see evidence soon showing that the Obama administration surveilled President Trump's transition team. An unnamed source told the news channel that the "smoking gun" evidence will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week. The committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Wednesday announced to the press that he had seen intelligence reports showing that members of Trump's transition team were "incidentally" swept up in legal intelligence collection of foreign targets. Nunes briefed the White House on what he had seen, but the documents or their source have...
  • Mark Steyn / Rush interview just now (10:30am PDT 3.24)

    03/23/2017 10:59:21 AM PDT · by bboop · 14 replies
    self ^ | 3.24.2017 | self
    I just heard Mark Steyn interview ("Pete" did he call him?) someone about Nunez telling President Trump that YES, there was surveillance. Steyn did not identify him before he signed off (!) - he was very good, very sure that Nunes did what was appropriate, very sure that the whole thing was very illegal. Anybody catch his name??
  • Scarborough Suggests White House Used Intel Chair to Change Headlines, ‘Blow up’ House Investigation

    03/23/2017 7:24:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has suggested that—in order to change the headlines and “blow up” the House investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russians—the White House “shoved” House intel committee chairman Devin Nunes in front of the cameras to reveal that communications of President Trump and associates may have been intercepted after the election by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets. Said Scarborough on today’s Morning Joe: “it just looked like, and sounded like from some reporting I did yesterday, that you had the White House desperate to do anything to change headlines this morning, because, again, from the...
  • SERIOUS CLAIM: FBI’S COMEY ‘FALSELY’ DENIED SURVEILLANCE

    03/23/2017 5:41:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 03/23/17 | BOB UNRUH
    'Orwellian Big Brother' intrusion on Trump, other citizens in public and private sector. The lawyer who founded Judicial Watch and later Freedom Watch, Larry Klayman, has sent a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, asking him to look at a whistleblower’s evidence of “systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, again including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly.” That spying was done, Klayman’s letter contends, by the FBI. It’s become a major issue following President Trump’s assertion that...
  • `READ THIS LETTER RE: Unasked Questions About Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery

    03/22/2017 5:51:21 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 41 replies
    freedomwatchusa.org ^ | March 21, 2017 | Dennis Klayman
    .pdf letter to Devin Nunes and Select Committee on Intelligence at link: http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/170321-Final%20Whistleblower%20Letter.pdf
  • FBI Director James Comey Lied To Congress About Trump Surveillance

    03/23/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 74 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The House Intel Chief confirms now that data was collected on the Trump Transition Team while Obama was in office. Further that data was leaked and widely disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community. And even further, some US citizens were “unmasked” and exposed throughout the network. The talk is that the Trump family was being discussed, President-elect Trump’s new agenda was being discussed, and the selection of his Cabinet members was also discussed. This is beyond the pale, and we knew something was amiss; but we had no idea that FBI Director Comey would blatantly lie to Congress. He said, “there...
  • CNN: House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected

    03/22/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 177 replies
    CNN Online ^ | 3/22/2017 | Tom LoBianco
    (CNN) — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through "incidental collection." Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia.
  • US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

    03/22/2017 7:59:36 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | Pamela Brown, Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, according to one source. The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officials. The information is raising the suspicions...
  • Freedom Watch March 21 letter to Chairman Nunes- ( Regarding illegal NSA surveillance)

    03/22/2017 4:38:56 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | March 21, 2017 | Larry Klayman
    Freedom Watch March 21 Letter to Chairman Nunes and other members of House Intelligence Committee Concerning Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and possible FBI cover up of investigation of illegal NSA/CIA surveillance of President Trump and other prominent Americans.
  • Nunes Says More Information Coming Out Friday (Surveillance Related to FISA Order)

    03/23/2017 2:19:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 151 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 22 Mar 2017
  • The House Intelligence chief just tossed a huge wrench into Trump-related investigations

    03/22/2017 11:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2017 | Allan Smith
    Rep. Devin Nunes on Wednesday threw a huge wrench into the middle of the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump, his claims of being wiretapped by his predecessor, and Russia's meddling in the election. And he now finds himself in a central role after making Republicans and Democrats alike scratch their heads over what appeared to be an unprecedented move. Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, called for a sudden 1 p.m. press gathering Wednesday, with its subject unclear. But once it began, he fired off what sounded like a bombshell revelation: The intelligence community, he said, had "incidentally...
  • We All know State Surveillance is High,But its Actually more Prevalent and Sinister Than You Think

    03/22/2017 6:32:39 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Living in the Western world, to some degree or another we have all accepted that a certain amount of the “Surveillance State” will intrude on our lives; but do you know the real depth of surveillance throughout the US and UK? You might be surprised. recent accusations against the Obama administration and their “wire-tapping” of Donald Trump may in fact only be “accusations”, but if we were to consider the sheer scale of day to day surveillance that takes place on almost every citizen, it would be extremely unlikely that he wasn’t at some point surveilled. There are many forms...
  • Trump Team Communications Captured By Intelligence Community Surveillance, Nunes Says!

    03/22/2017 3:49:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is huge news, and thank God it is vindicating President Trump in his saying he was surveilled. Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which...
  • Did Adam Schiff just step in it? Implied other intercepts ?

    03/22/2017 2:20:33 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 45 replies
    3-22-17
    So in watching adam schiff news conference... an a report ask him if the committee has seen the intercepts nunes talking about it and adam schiff states something to the effect " the committee would have to see Nunes has a see if there's some of intercepts they ones they already have"...... already have????
  • House Intel Committee Dem Member: GOP chairman's revelations were 'trumped up'

    03/22/2017 2:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday pushed back on revelations from the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying his claims of incidental U.S. surveillance of members of President Trump's transition team were "trumped up." "If, in fact, this took place, it was incidental and it was done through what is legally allowed by the CIA when they are surveilling foreign persons," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This could be a lot of theater – it looks very trumped up to me – but we'll have to wait and see," she added....
  • Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says

    03/22/2017 10:47:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 208 replies
    Fox ^ | 03/22/2017 | Corey Derespina
    Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January. “I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,”...
  • Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming?

    03/22/2017 1:34:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming in U.S. history? Haven't we always prided ourselves on our smooth and peaceful transitions of power from one elected administration/party to the next? If we didn't know better and understand that this cannot happen in America, the level of organized and criminal interference and obstruction against the duly elected President Trump being put up by former President Obama himself and his new socialist organization, the entire democrat party, the GOP establishment, the entrenched holdovers throughout government, the liberal activist judges and the liberal media might...
  • Serious claim: FBI's Comey 'falsely' denied surveillance

    03/22/2017 12:12:39 PM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 22 March 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The lawyer who founded Judicial Watch and later Freedom Watch, Larry Klayman, has sent a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, asking him to look at a whistleblower’s evidence of “systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, again including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly.” That spying was done, Klayman’s letter contends, by the FBI. It’s become a major issue following President Trump’s assertion that he and Trump Tower were spied upon by the federal government, and the...
  • House Intelligence Chairman: Trump Transition Members Were Monitored By Intel Community Under Obama

    03/22/2017 10:55:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed a number of American citizens who worked on the Trump transition team were monitored, surveilled and unmasked by the intelligence community during the previous Obama administration. Although the monitoring was legal, it was certainly inappropriate. Information collected on these individuals was then widely disseminated, despite being irrelevant to ongoing investigations into Russia. House Intel Chair: Intel community incidentally collected info about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition pic.twitter.com/KWRA76MWam — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 22, 2017 Nunes revelation comes three weeks after President Trump claimed President...
  • Senator says “We Know… for Sure” that Obama Spied on Trump Team!

    03/21/2017 10:08:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 47 replies
    iPatriot ^ | March 20, 2017 | iPatriot
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss the upcoming fight over the GOP healthcare bill and the possibility that President Trump was spied upon. Senator Paul said he couldn’t say if there was (or was not) a wiretap on President Trump, but he did argue that we “know… for sure” that the President’s National security advisor, Mike Flynn, was most certainly spied upon. George Stephanopoulos: “Finally, sir, you’re also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We see the president standing by that claim about President Obama. It’s caused a...
  • Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’......

    03/20/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 17, 2017 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as “THE HAMMER,” according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US Naval facility.
  • Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation

    03/20/2017 8:26:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 5:32 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman
    FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information — and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that...
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • 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?
  • Every Eye Will Be On FBI Director James Comey As He Testifies Today On Capitol Hill

    03/20/2017 3:40:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 187 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify today or rather present the FBI’s findings to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on President Trump’s wiretapping allegations. Unfortunately the findings are highly “classified” and will not be available to the public; however, we will be informed of the outcome of the wiretapping or surveillance findings. I, myself, have researched this enough that I have formed my own conclusion. It does not take a rocket scientist to do it, and I believe from the facts that Trump Tower was under surveillance during the 2016 campaign. THE FOLLOWING WILL TELL YOU WHY I THINK...
  • NSA Documents: Trump Under Surveillance For Years: 'Project Dragnet' Monitored at 18 Locations

    03/19/2017 5:10:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 115 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 hour ago
    Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years. Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the CCP, a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided sections of the database. The electronic surveillance database,...
  • 'Suspicious' Cellular Activity In D.C. Suggests Monitoring of Individual Smartphones

    03/19/2017 4:51:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | Marxh 18 2017 ast | Julia Kimani
    As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity. The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News. ESD America, hired preemptively for a DHS pilot program this January called ESD Overwatch, first noticed suspicious activity around cell phone towers in...
  • Senate Select Committee says no evidence Trump Tower ever bugged by White House.

    03/16/2017 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 48 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 3/16/17 | Fox News
    Just breaking per Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) say so.
  • Just How Far Did Obama Go To Spy on President Trump?

    03/17/2017 6:21:27 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Recent news of Obama’s invasive and deliberate spying on President Trump demands a serious investigation. How was Obama able to spy on the soon-to-be President during his campaign and what were his motives? The FBI, House of Representatives, and the Senate have each launched investigations to uncover more details and unknown variables, but some truths which may come as a shock to the American people. Despite common beliefs, at no time was Obama required to obtain a warrant to spy on Mr. Trump. As Commander in Chief, Obama was well within his legal rights to merely order the NSA to...
  • Why Trump might suspect Obama bugged Trump Tower

    03/16/2017 9:37:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2017 | 7:19pm | Post Editorial Board
    But let’s face it: From the day Trump won election, his foes have waged a by-any-means-necessary campaign to overturn the results. Officials (likely Obama-era holdovers) have broken the law and leaked what they hoped would be damaging info. Groups tied to Obama have stirred up angry protests against Trump and other Republicans. Remember, too: Team Obama has a record of abusing power for political gain, as when the IRS targeted conservative groups.
  • Trump: Wiretap evidence coming “very soon”

    03/16/2017 12:38:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Almost two weeks after Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of surveilling him during the campaign, journalists and Congressional committees still have yet to see any evidence that it happened. Trump told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night to be patient, because the evidence will emerge “very soon” — and that Americans will find “very interesting items … in the next two weeks.” Carlson warned Trump that his own credibility will be on the line:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Trump told host Tucker Carlson that the administration “will be submitting things” to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence “very soon.” The president added...
  • Trump says he will submit evidence of wiretapping to House committee 'very soon'

    03/16/2017 12:24:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2017 | none stated
    President Trump discussed his tweeted accusation that President Obama ordered "wires" at Trump Tower tapped during last year's presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday. Trump told host Tucker Carlson that the administration "will be submitting things" to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence "very soon." The president added that he "will be, perhaps speaking about this next week" and predicted that "you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next 2 weeks." When asked by Carlson why he tweeted about the alleged phone tap before producing...
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur

    03/16/2017 9:23:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/17 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    Understanding the "never happened" and "there's no evidence" surveillance of Donald Trump ”Res Ipsa Loquitur [Latin, The thing speaks for itself.] Generally used in tort law. A rebuttable presumption or inference that the defendant was negligent (or that his actions or inaction caused a result), which arises upon proof that the instrumentality or condition causing the injury (or result) was in the defendant’s exclusive control and that the accident (or result) was one that ordinarily does not occur in the absence of negligence (or action having been taken.) Res ipsa loquitur, or res ipsa, as it is commonly called, is...
  • More Evidence Surfaces – NSA Director Mike Rogers Did Not Aid Obama’s Surveillance Scheme

    03/14/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 142 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | March 14, 2017 | sundance
    Every time I see an interview discussing 2016 surveillance of the Trump Campaign and candidate Donald Trump I keep going back to that November 17th, 2016, Trump Tower visit by NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers. No-one in the Obama chain-of-command knew Director Rogers was going to meet with President-Elect Trump; Rogers did it entirely on his own impetus, and James Clapper was furious in the aftermath.Additionally, Admiral Mike Rogers is still running the NSA. President Trump has made no effort to replace him. “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He...
  • Napolitano: Three sources tell Fox News that Obama used the British NSA to secretly surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 5:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Wire, that’s quite a claim. The president of the United States using a foreign intelligence agency to spy on the other party’s presidential candidate, for the obviously illicit purpose of erasing any domestic paper trail of his actions? “Scandal of the decade” material. And yet it falls not to the Fox News investigative team to break the story but to legal commentator Andrew Napolitano — and not on one of Fox’s marquee shows like O’Reilly or Tucker but on Fox & Friends and Martha MacCallum’s program. You’d think a scoop like this would be in 50-point font...
  • Former Dem Rep Dennis Kucinich: I got wiretapped during Obama admininstration (VIDEO)

    03/14/2017 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    While Congress gears up for an investigation into Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration had tapped lines at Trump Tower before the election, one former member of the House warns not to be too skeptical of the claim. Retired Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told Bill O’Reilly last night that he discovered that a phone call with one of Moammar Qaddafi’s sons and himself got tapped and recorded, even though that violated the separation-of-powers doctrine. Kucinich even holds up redacted transcripts of the call as evidence that the intelligence community had gone beyond its boundaries on at least this...
  • Wikileaks Is About To Take Down Merkel?

    03/13/2017 11:51:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/13/17 | Wikileaks
    Terrified talk in US national security circles that WikiLeaks is going to publish many CIA or NSA intercepts of Merkel tonight or tomorrow.
  • White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s Phones

    03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 13, 2017 | Ted Mann
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