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  • BREAKING: Rep Matt Gaetz Calls For Investigation Into BOMBSHELL O’Keefe Video Showing (Now Fired) Alleged CIA Contractor Saying Intel Agencies Coordinated to HIDE Information From Trump While He Was a Sitting President! [VIDEO]

    05/01/2024 7:32:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 5/1/2024 | Patty McMurray
    The Gateway Pundit’s Christina Laila was first to report on the most recent James O’Keefe bombshell video that exposed a CIA contractor admitting that the intelligence agencies were working together to keep top-secret information hidden from President Trump while he was the sitting President! snip.. O’Keefe Media Group’s bombshell undercover footage supports earlier reports by investigative journalists Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi, and Alex Gutentag that revealed how the American intelligence community illegally ran a spy operation against then-candidate Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and illegally acquired intelligence that was later used to justify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official...
  • Ron Paul: FISA exchanges real liberty for phantom security

    04/24/2024 11:41:50 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2024 | Ron Paul
    House Speaker Mike Johnson betrayed liberty and the Constitution by making a full-court press to get a “clean” reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Act through the House. Section 702 authorizes warrantless surveillance of foreign citizens. When the FISA Act was passed, surveillance state boosters promised that 702 warrantless surveillances would never be used against American citizens. However, intelligence agencies have used a loophole in 702, allowing them to subject to warrantless surveillance any American who communicated with a non-US citizen who was a 702 target. Intelligence agencies could then also conduct warrantless surveillance on any...
  • Is This What the Biden Admin Was Really After When It Raided Mar-a-Lago?

    02/15/2024 10:06:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/15/2024 | Matt Margolis
    We already knew that the FBI used the Clinton-funded Steele Dossier to obtain FISA warrants and justify spying on Trump campaign officials in the hopes of thwarting his campaign and undermining his presidency. But this week we learned that the CIA under Barack Obama recruited the intelligence services of foreign allies to illegally spy on 26 associates of Donald Trump before the FBI launched its counterintelligence probe in the summer of 2016. But before we get more into that, let's take a step back. Back in December, CNN reported that a binder "containing highly classified information related to Russian election...
  • McCaskill: Trump Doesn’t Know What FISA or Obamacare Are

    04/19/2024 4:18:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/19/2024 | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill said Friday on “Morning Joe” that former President Donald Trump does not know what the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) or the Affordable Care Act dubbed Obamacare were. McCaskill said, “I don’t think people realize. We always talk about the intelligence community like it’s some kind of big group of folks somewhere. I think people think of spy movies and stuff. The vast majority of people on the intelligence committee are either veterans or active military. They are really hardworking, smart patriots that are trying to keep our country safe. It’s just bizarre to me that...
  • How the FISA Reauthorization Bill Could Force Maintenance Workers and Custodians To Become Government Spies

    04/19/2024 12:42:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | 4.19.2024 | Eric Boehm
    "This bill would basically allow the government to institute a spy draft," warns head of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.Tech companies and First Amendment groups are calling attention to a provision in a domestic spying bill that they say would significantly expand the federal government's power to snoop on Americans' digital communications—potentially by forcing employees of private businesses to become informants. The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a global trade group that represents major tech companies including Google and Microsoft, is calling for last-minute changes to the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA), which could get a final...
  • SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OR) sounds alarm over FISA in the Senate

    04/18/2024 11:26:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 18 | Ron Wyden
    @RonWyden As the longest serving member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I can say with confidence that this bill is the biggest expansion of the government's warrantless surveillance power since the PATRIOT Act. I'm still doing everything in my power to stop it passing the Senate.
  • NSA ’just days from taking over the internet’ warns Edward Snowden

    04/16/2024 5:56:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Coin Telegraph ^ | APR 15, 2024 | Tom Mitchelhill
    The FISA 702 bill has been described by critics as a “dramatic and terrifying” expansion of the United States government’s surveillance powers. . The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is only days away from “taking over the internet” with a massive expansion of its surveillance powers, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In an April 16 post to X, Snowden drew attention to a thread originally posted by Elizabeth Goitein — the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice — that warned of a new bill that could see the U.S. government...
  • BREAKING: RINOS WIN – AMERICANS LOSE: FISA 702 Again Passes House by Vote of 259-128 – Here are The 117 RINOs Who Voted for Warrantless Spying on Americans

    04/15/2024 5:48:25 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2024 | Jordan Conradson
    The House of Representatives on Monday passed a Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider H.B. 7888, which passed on Friday to renew FISA 702 and allow warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans. This was a betrayal of Americans. ..... Snip..... The final vote on Section 702 of the Foreign Surveillance Act was 273-147 on Friday, with 126 Republicans in favor of betraying the American people. On Monday, the legislation was brought back to a vote on a motion to reconsider, requested by Rep. Laurel Lee (R-FL) and demanded by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna in a recorded vote. However, 117 Republicans...
  • House Votes at 6:30 PM Monday Night to Kill FISA Spying on Americans without Warrant – Call Your Representative Today!… Number Below

    04/15/2024 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has not given up following Friday’s disappointing vote by RINOs, Democrats and Speaker Johnson. Rep. Luna sent a letter to all 435 members of Congrees on Monday urging them to protect civil liberties, follow the US Constitution and fix the current legislation to make it constitutional. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna sent this letter to all 435 members of Congress urging them to follow the US Constitution and correct the FISA bill in a vote this evening in the US House of Representatives. Luna asks her colleagues: “Is the 118th Congress going to set the precedent...
  • Rand Paul: 'Speaker Johnson, the leader of the Republicans, voted with the Democrats on FISA and on the spending package'

    04/14/2024 11:32:10 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 14 | Maria
    @RandPaul .@SpeakerJohnson was incredibly wrong to vote w/ Dems against the 4th amend. when he killed the FISA warrant requirement and wrong to give in to the Dems spending demands. As I see it now, I'm not so sure there's a difference between him being in charge and Dems being in charge.
  • Trump Called "Crazy and Reckless" [semi-satire]

    04/14/2024 11:11:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2024 | John Semmens
    Former President Trump's opposition to the extension of an unrevised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was labeled as "crazy and reckless" by former Attorney General Bill Barr. "FISA is an essential tool for our intelligence community to have access to the communications of our potential enemies so they can keep all of us safe." Trump pointed to "the abuse of FISA to spy on me and others who the deep state and the Biden Administration have designated as so-called 'enemies of democracy' needs to stop. Listen, labeling one's political opponents as enemies is the real threat to democracy. It's not...
  • The Deep State and the Biden regime is at war against the American people

    04/14/2024 9:14:10 AM PDT · by Kazan · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2024 | By Patricia McCarthy
    Speaker Johnson has not kept any of the promises he made to obtain his office. He was all in on what was essentially Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s latest big spending bill.The promise to defeat warrantless surveillance of Americans was likewise broken. Apparently, Attorney General Merrick Garland made numerous phone calls to wavering reps. One can only wonder if this is how those calls went: “This is how you will vote and if you don’t, this is what will happen. ....” It is beginning to dawn on the American people that it is the deep state that runs the country and they...
  • Speaker Johnson Bloviates on X About “founding principles” the Day After He Breaks Tie Vote to Support FISA Spying on Americans w/o Warrants

    04/13/2024 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 13, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    An amendment was proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), which would have required a warrant for the FBI to conduct surveillance on Americans under FISA. The floor vote resulted in a tie vote of 212-212. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) then broke the deadlock by casting the tie-breaking vote against the amendment, a move criticized by grassroots supporters. Johnson betrayed Americans and defied the US Constitution. Worse yet, less than 24 hours later Mike Johnson posted on X about America’s founding principles — after giving the regime power to spy on any American at will! The man is either clueless or...
  • Rep. Anna Paulina Luna Initiates Unprecedented Move to Stall FISA Bill — Demands New Vote After House Uniparty Approves Bill Granting ‘Deep State’ the Power to Spy on Americans Without Warrant

    04/12/2024 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12. 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Representative Anna Paulina Luna has called for a rare procedural move to delay the Senate’s consideration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Section 702 extension, pushing for a new vote in the House of Representatives. This move comes in the wake of the House’s approval of a bill that further empowers the ‘Deep State’ by allowing it to surveil Americans without a warrant. On Friday, the House cast a vote of 273 to 147 in favor of extending Section 702 of FISA, a provision originally enacted in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. This legislation permits U.S. agencies to...
  • Eighty-Six House Republicans Vote for Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

    04/12/2024 3:19:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2024 | Sean Moran
    Eighty-six House Republicans on Friday voted against an amendment to require a warrant for surveillance of Americans’ communications. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) proposed an amendment to the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA), a bill that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 is a law that is meant to target foreign adversaries, but often surveils Americans’ private communications without a warrant. The amendment tied at 212-212 in the House; a tie in the House means that the measure fails. Although Biggs’s amendment did receive support from a majority of Republicans, 86 House...
  • ‘He’s Not Resigning’: Speaker Johnson Defiant After Casting Deciding Vote to Continue Deep State’s Warrantless Surveillance

    04/12/2024 1:58:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12 2024 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    House Speaker Mike Johnson’s office told Breitbart News exclusively that he intends to remain as Speaker of the House after he cast the deciding vote against ending the deep state’s warrantless surveillance of American citizens on Friday. Johnson, who is now rushing down to Mar-a-Lago to hope former President Donald Trump gives him a lifeline, is facing serious questions as to whether or not he can continue in the position after a string of major policy failures on his watch. Johnson intends to hold a press conference with Trump to unveil a messaging bill meant to stop illegal aliens from...
  • BREAKING: Speaker Mike Johnson just inexcusably voted against the American people and his voters by casting the tie-breaking vote 212-212 to defeat a FISA 702 amendment requiring a warrant to spy on Americans.

    04/12/2024 10:56:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 211 replies
    X twitter ^ | Apr 12, 2024 | Charlie Kirk
    BREAKING: Speaker Mike Johnson just inexcusably voted against the American people and his voters by casting the tie-breaking vote 212-212 to defeat a FISA 702 amendment requiring a warrant to spy on Americans. This is how the Constitution dies. Brought to you by the House GOP.
  • No warrant, no FISA renewal. Not just no. HELL NO!

    04/12/2024 9:52:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-24 | DrJohn
    "I don't trust you."So said Rep Mike Garcia to FBI Director Christopher Wray. Garcia accused Wray of standing relatively silent and passive about "the biggest national security threat" to the U.S. – referring to the southern border — and refused to give "little credence" in the director’s ability to do his job or lead the "brave agents" below him. "I don’t trust you to protect us," Garcia said. "I think because of your inability to lead and also shape the policies and the DOJ and at the White House, we are now in a more precarious position than we were,...
  • Speaker Mike Johnson Claims Classified Briefing Made Him Flip-Flop on Spy Powers Reform

    04/11/2024 1:59:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday explained his apparent flip-flop on a controversial surveillance law, saying that he now favors limited reforms after receiving a classified briefing. Speaker Johnson was asked by reporters why he changed his opinion on reforming Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial surveillance law that is meant to target foreign adversaries, but often surveils Americans’ communications without a warrant. Johnson this week came out against a warrant requirement for Section 702 and moved not to allow an amendment that would have barred intelligence and law enforcement agencies from purchasing Americans’ private...
  • The 19 Republicans Who Stood Up And Killed FISA

    04/11/2024 4:10:31 AM PDT · by RandFan · 40 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 11 | Kristin Wilson (CNN)
    Burchett Rosendale Good Crane Milla Gosar Cloud Gaetz Mace Luna Boebert Norman Steube Bishop Roy Biggs Ogles Perry Higgins