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  • Durham Bull

    05/29/2023 6:35:28 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2023 | Allan J. Favish
    Special Counsel John H. Durham's "Report on Matters Related to Intelligence Activities and Investigations Arising Out of the 2016 Presidential Campaigns" continues the practice of allowing government officials to escape accountability for their abuse of American citizens. In June 2017, the United States Department of Justice applied to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court for the third renewal of a surveillance and search warrant on part-time Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The DoJ's application was based in part on the credibility of former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. Steele produced a so-called "dossier," which was a 35-page collection of...
  • FBI abused spy law but only like 280,000 times in a year

    05/23/2023 3:36:46 AM PDT · by LuigiBonnafini · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Mon 22 May 2023 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    The FBI misused controversial surveillance powers more than 278,000 times between 2020 and early 2021 to conduct warrantless searches on George Floyd protesters, January 6 rioters who stormed the Capitol, and donors to a Congressional campaign, according to a newly unclassified court opinion.
  • VIDEO: 2017 FLASHBACK: Dan Abrams Mocked Robert Barnes for Alleging FISA Corruption

    05/22/2023 2:41:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 22, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEODan Abrams went full shmuck on Robert Barnes back in 2017 for daring to suggest that the FISA system might have been corrupted by the Obama FBI. Of course, now we know in the wake of the IG report and the Durham report that Barnes was absolutely right. And still no APOLOGY from Dan Abrams.
  • A Cabal of Sociopaths

    05/21/2023 4:18:30 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 May, 2023 | Clarice Feldman
    The continued life of this Constitutional Republic is in grave danger from the cabal of sociopaths in critical positions of power. If we learned anything this week, we’ve learned that the continued life of this Constitutional Republic is in grave danger from the cabal of sociopaths in critical positions of power, and that it is because scaremongers and a supine press and judiciary have permitted enactment of dangerous legislation and illegal conduct to go on and on unpunished. Worse, the perpetrators are being richly rewarded for their violation of law and public trust. FISA Friday the FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...
  • FBI improperly used warrantless search powers more than 278,000 times in 2021, FISA court filing reveals

    05/19/2023 5:30:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2023 | Brooke Singman
    The queries targeted people involved in Jan. 6 and George Floyd protests, and donors to a failed congressional candidate ... The FBI improperly used warrantless search powers against U.S. citizens more than 278,000 times in the year ending November 2021, according to an unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) filing. U.S. citizens covered in that improper effort included people involved in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021; George Floyd protesters during the summer of 2020; and donors to a failed congressional candidate, the filing said. ... The court filing, which spanned 127 pages, was unsealed Friday by the FISC,...
  • FBI Audit Reveals 8,000 Unjustified Searches Of Americans' Communications

    05/17/2023 9:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/17/2023 | Lawrence Wilson
    The FBI conducted thousands of queries on digital data collected on U.S. citizens in 2021 and 2022 despite having no warrant and no justification under the FBI’s own rules, according to an internal report released on May 10.The audit, conducted by the FBI Office of Internal Auditing (OIA), was intended to examine the agency’s compliance with rules for querying data the government routinely collects on U.S. citizens under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).FISA allows the government to collect electronic data, including phone calls, text messages, and emails of foreigners overseas, even if the communications...
  • “The Impossible Must Be Possible”: How the Durham Whodunit Became Who Didn’t Do it

    05/19/2023 6:09:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | May 19, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    Below is my column in the New York Post, which turned out to be the theme for the cover. The Durham Report highlighted two scandals. First, there was a comprehensive effort of the political and media establishments to perpetrate one of the great hoaxes in history — a political hit job that ultimately derailed an American presidency. Second, there was no real accountability for that effort for the main players from Clinton to Comey to Congress. It was much like The Murder on the Orient Express. The question is not “whodunit” but who didn’t. Spoiler alert: they all did it...
  • Durham’s Much-Needed Record Of Deep-State And Dem Corruption Proves Conservatives Were Spot-On

    05/16/2023 8:13:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 16, 2023 | Margot Cleveland
    The special counsel’s report provides the summary Americans need to understand the breadth of the malfeasance.. Special Counsel John Durham released his long-awaited report on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation Monday. While the 306-page report includes some new details of the Russia-collusion hoax, the Clinton campaign’s role in the plot, and the FBI and intelligence agencies’ misconduct, much of the content merely rehashes what conservative media have reported for the last five years. Still, our country needed a public record of the events that represent one of the biggest political scandals in American history, and on that front Durham delivered. FBI’s...
  • Trump says there 'must be a heavy price to pay' for Comey, Democrats after release of Durham report

    05/15/2023 3:40:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2023 4:57pm EDT | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump said Monday that former FBI Director James Comey and Democrats need to be held accountable for spending years investigating alleged collusion between Trump and Russia now that Special Counsel John Durham has released a report that says the Trump-Russia probe never should have been launched. "I, and much more importantly, then American public have been victims of this long-running and treasonous charade started by the Democrats — started by Comey," Trump told Fox News Digital. "There must be a heavy price to pay for putting our country through this." Durham's report found that the Department of...
  • Document Leaks Indicate Extent of U.S. Electronic Snooping: Classified material shows U.S.A. eavesdrops on allies as well as enemies

    04/16/2023 5:39:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/16/2023 | Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON—The classified documents that investigators say were leaked by a junior member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard indicate the extent to which U.S. spy agencies rely on clandestinely intercepted communications to keep tabs on their adversaries and allies alike. In vivid examples, the documents track foreign governments’ military movements, diplomatic efforts and clandestine weapons sales, as well as debates in friendly capitals and more. The powerful eavesdropping program that enables some of that intelligence gathering is due to lapse at the end of the year. To persuade Congress to renew the program, Biden administration officials had been debating whether...
  • Confronted by FBI abuses, Congress ready to add civil liberty protections to key surveillance law

    03/27/2023 7:24:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 26, 2023 | John Solomon
    After years of evidence that the FBI has abused its spy authorities, Congress is embarking on a bipartisan effort to revamp a key surveillance law to better protect civil liberties, including appointing special lawyers to advocate on behalf of Americans secretly targeted by the government. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Section 702 powers allow the government to rummage through phone records in terrorism and counterintelligence probes without a warrant and have long raised deep concerns, starting with ACLU litigation years ago and continuing through the bungled FISA warrant that unlawfully targeted the Trump campaign and adviser Carter Page during the...
  • The Biden Justice Department Stands Accused of Hiding This Evidence of Biden-China Corruption

    03/14/2023 7:19:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    realclearinvestigations ^ | 3/15/2023 | paul sperry
    The Justice Department is not disclosing to the public or Congress links between President Biden’s son Hunter and brother James and a corrupt Chinese government agent who doled out millions of dollars in bribes. It has scrubbed the connections from court documents and is suggesting it doesn’t have evidence clearly in its possession. In addition, the department appears to be trying to silence another disreputable partner from coming forward to tell what he knows about the Bidens' Chinese connection. In 2016, FBI counterespionage agents began collecting voluminous evidence against Chinese national Chi Ping “Patrick” Ho, who was suspected of paying...
  • FBI May Have Used FISA To Spy On The Congressman Overseeing FISA, Whose Renewal Is ‘Top Legislative Priority’ For Biden (Rep. Darin LaHood)

    03/11/2023 8:27:55 AM PST · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 3/9/2023 | luke rosiak
    The FBI may have abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to spy on the very congressman tasked with overseeing FISA, according to revelations at a congressional hearing Thursday. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said at a committee hearing that he has reason to believe that he is the unnamed congressman who, a recently declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) admitted, FBI agents wrongfully conducted a search on. LaHood is leading a working group tasked with oversight and renewal of Section 702 of FISA, Fox...
  • Rep. Biggs tells FBI director GOP lawmakers undecided on reauthorization of FISA over past abuses

    02/16/2023 6:42:10 AM PST · by CFW · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/23 | Kerry Pickett
    Rep. Andy Biggs told FBI leadership that he and his colleagues are reconsidering their support of the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, based on findings from a report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The Arizona Republican sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday regarding the agency’s use of “backdoor searches” to access FISA data to get information relating to U.S. citizens.
  • CHRIS WRAY NEEDS TO RESIGN: FBI Began Covertly SURVEILLANCE of Rudy Giuliani One Month After He Was Hired as President Trump’s Personal Attorney

    12/04/2022 4:15:57 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/4/2022 | Joe Hoft
    According to information coming out now, the FBI was surveilling Rudy Giuliani for two years and watching his email. In 2020 they saw his emails to/from John Mac Isaac and to/from Miranda Divine and Steve Bannon and knew the laptop story was coming and when the New York Post was going to release it. The FBI went to Twitter and “pre-seeded” the idea to them that there was going to be “hacked material” for Russia relating to Hunter and Joe Biden and they needed to deal with it accordingly. No doubt that the FBI went to Facebook and Google as...
  • Rep. Jordan Eyes Eliminating FISA, ‘Major Changes’ at FBI, DOJ if GOP Wins Control of Congress

    10/11/2022 2:06:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 10, 2022 | 3:51pm EDT | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) says there need to be “major changes” to the Justice Department and FBI, and FISA should be allowed to expire, if Republicans win control of Congress in November. “I think we should not even reauthorize FISA (The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), which is going to come in the next Congress,” Rep. Jordan said in a Fox News Channel interview on Sunday. At the very least, Congress needs to change the FISA process, Jordan said. FISA was intended to facilitate the gathering of foreign, not domestic, intelligence information. But, conservatives have become increasing concerned about abuses of...

    09/14/2022 3:18:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies
    Conservative Patriots ^ | September 14, 2022
    n FBI agent whose identity was withheld in the document’s release on Friday claimed that earlier this year, they “observed markings reflecting the following compliments/dissemination controls: HCS (Human Intelligence Control Systems), FISA, ORCON (originator controlled), NOFORN (not for release to foreign nationals), and SI (special intelligence)”. Meanwhile, according to The Epoch Times, former White House adviser Kash Patel told the Wall Street Journal in mid-August that he thinks some of the FBI’s papers were relevant to the Russia probe. That means other people might be implicated by the information. Patel described the raid as politically motivated. “It had to do...
  • Russiagate: Special Counsel Durham's Motion to Unseal Steele 'Primary Source' Evidence is Granted

    09/13/2022 8:15:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | 9/13/2022 | kyle becker
    "[O]ne of the biggest revelations in the motion is that Danchenko himself was a confidential paid human informant!" Special Counsel John Durham's request to unseal a motion in limine pertaining to the trial of Igor Danchenko, who has been identifed as the "primary source" behind ex-British spy Christopher Steele's dossier, has been granted. A motion in limine is a "pretrial motion asking that certain evidence be found inadmissible, and that it not be referred to or offered at trial," according to Cornell's Legal Information Institute. The Special Counsel's motion to include the evidence against Danchenko reveals that the FBI was...
  • Judge dismisses Carter Page’s FISA abuse lawsuit against James Comey and others

    09/02/2022 3:45:41 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 1, 2022 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A federal judge dismissed Carter Page’s lawsuit against fired FBI Director James Comey, the FBI, and others involved in the improper Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act snooping that had relied on British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier. Judge Dabney Friedrich relied on her interpretation of the criminal statutes that Page alleged the FBI officials had violated when she ruled against the onetime Trump campaign associate who was surveilled under FISA. Friedrich was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by then-President Donald Trump in 2017. “Page alleges that the individual defendants violated §§ 1809(a) and 1810 both by...
  • Carter Page Receives Devastating News in His Fight Against DOJ Corruption

    09/01/2022 8:16:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/01/2022 | Bonchie
    It’s been out of sight, out of mind for so long that most probably forgot about Carter Page’s lawsuit against DOJ and the various government officials who forged the FISA warrant targeting him. Unfortunately, on Thursday, Page received some devastating news about his quest for accountability.Judge Dabney L. Friedrich, who was appointed by Donald Trump, dismissed the lawsuit.Judge Friedrich has dismissed Carter PAGE's long-running lawsuit against DOJ, the FBI and many individuals involved in the FISA warrants used to surveil him.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 1, 2022I’m no lawyer, so I’m not going to attempt to dissect why exactly what...