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  • Whistleblower organization seeks to compel DOJ to disclose why it spied on congressional staff

    05/02/2024 4:24:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 4:32pm Updated: May 2, 2024 5:41pm | John Solomon and Steven Richards
    A whistleblower organization has initiated a court action to force the Department of Justice to disclose why it spied on congressional staff, setting up a landmark legal battle on an issue that has rankled both Republicans and Democrats.Last fall, several current and former congressional oversight staff were belatedly informed that the Justice Department seized phone and email records in 2017 in an internal investigation, raising concerns about separation of powers between two branches of government.Jason Foster, who is now the founder and chair of Empower Oversight, the group which sued in court this week to unseal the court documents in...
  • These White Boxes Hiding in Plain Sight All Over the World May Be a U.S. Government Spy Tool

    10/30/2013 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/30/2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    The German newspaper Der Spiegel over the weekend revealed that not only did the U.S. monitor the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, it also allegedly utilized the American embassy in Berlin as a listening station by means of a windowless structure filled with hi-tech gadgetry on the roof to monitor cellphone and other sensitive communications.An Israeli intelligence analyst has now discovered similar mysterious white structures positioned on the rooftops of many key American embassies including in Beijing, Moscow, and Tel Aviv and published the photos to support his claims. While the structures appear to have a solid exterior, they...
  • New Report Confirms Brad Raffensperger’s Office Committed a Crime in Jan. 2021 (Trump's Phone Call Was Illegally Recorded)

    03/09/2024 1:33:04 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 9, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist confirmed our reporting from February last year. A new book from Mike Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman admits that a widely misunderstood phone call, on which Willis’ political prosecution rests, was illegally recorded. That means the entire prosecution could crumble with defendants having a new avenue to challenge Democrat lawfare.
  • Bennie Thompson slams RFK Jr.’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ defending wiretapping of MLK Jr.

    01/15/2024 6:30:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday blasted comments from presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in which he defended the government’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. “The racist campaign to spy on Martin Luther King, Jr in an effort to discredit the civil rights movement and stifle America’s march toward racial equality is indefensible,” Thompson, the former chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said in a statement first given to The Hill.
  • 'Politically... they had to do it!' RFK Jr DEFENDS his dad and JFK's spying on and wiretapping of Martin Luther King Jr during the civil rights movement - a day before the US celebrates MLK Day

    01/14/2024 11:40:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/24 | Alex Hammer
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has defended his family's role in the secret government surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. Kennedy's comments came on the eve of the MLK Jr holiday, on a campaign stop in Atlanta. He defended his father Robert F Kennedy and JFK for permitting the eavesdropping - calling it a necessary step amid the political tensions of the era. The FBI began wiretapping King's home in Atlanta on November 8, 1963 - with then-AG Robert Kennedy's written approval. It remained in place until April of 1965, while another in his office stayed until June of 1966. Some...
  • Court rules automakers can record and intercept owner text messages

    11/09/2023 7:19:59 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    The Record. ^ | November 8th, 2023 | Suzanne Smalley
    A federal judge on Tuesday refused to bring back a class action lawsuit alleging four auto manufacturers had violated Washington state’s privacy laws by using vehicles’ on-board infotainment systems to record and intercept customers’ private text messages and mobile phone call logs. The Seattle-based appellate judge ruled that the practice does not meet the threshold for an illegal privacy violation under state law, handing a big win to automakers Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and General Motors, which are defendants in five related class action suits focused on the issue. One of those cases, against Ford, had been dismissed on appeal previously....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Previous Target of DOJ’s Trump Legal Hit Squad Alleges Witness Payoff Scheme

    06/20/2023 12:37:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 6/19/2023 | BY CATHERINE SALGADO
    Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith is overseeing the current investigation into and indictment of Donald Trump. But as USA Today reported, Smith “built [his] reputation” in his previous role overseeing the prosecution of former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.). And according to Renzi himself, in exclusive comments to PJ Media, there’s evidence tying Smith to illegal wiretaps, jury influencing, payoffs for false testimony, and other highly questionable behavior. The newly published allegations led Donald Trump to call Smith “deranged.” Renzi was convicted on bribery and extortion charges, to which he pleaded “not guilty,” and was later given a full presidential...
  • Lawsuit Claims TikTok Violates Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Surveillance Rules

    12/20/2022 12:21:23 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | 20 Decenber A.D. 2022 | Beth Brelje
    TikTok records every keystroke, click, swipe, and text communication—including information written but not sent by the user—when users enter other websites through the app. That level of surveillance not only goes beyond user expectations, but in some states, it is a violation of wiretapping laws, a class action lawsuit filed last week in Pennsylvania alleges. The case claims TikTok violates the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act, which bans the interception and recording of private communications without prior consent of all parties to the conversation. For example, to record a phone conversation, both parties must agree to the recording....
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for "Russia Hoax" Records Declassified and Ordered Released by President Trump

    08/09/2022 9:40:32 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08 August 2022
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for records ordered declassified and released by President Trump the day before he left office. The records relate to "Crossfire Hurricane," the controversial spy operation against President Trump, his 2016 presidential campaign, and other Trump associates, and have yet to be made public by the Biden administration.
  • Disgraced, and under criminal investigation, former FBI General Counsel James Baker took custody in 2015 of whistleblower evidence documenting the use of Hammer and Scorecard by Biden in the 2012 election. What happened to the evidence I wonder?

    11/07/2020 4:11:32 PM PST · by PK1991 · 18 replies
    American Report ^ | October 31, 2020 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    FBI General Counsel James Baker, testifying under oath before a joint Congressional committee, stated that he took possession of Dennis Montgomery’s evidence. Baker dispatched FBI Special Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett to the FBI Miami Field Office in August 2015 to pick up Montgomery’s computer hard drives. Baker testified before Congress in October 2018: "So his client was an individual named Dennis Montgomery, who I believe, to the best of my recollection, he said that he had been a U.S. Government contractor and, in the course of that work, had come across evidence of unlawful surveillance by the government...
  • Meet the FBI Analyst Behind The Decade’s Biggest Political Disinformation Campaigns (rotten FBI)

    07/27/2022 7:14:56 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/26/2022 | Chuck Ross
    An intelligence analyst behind the FBI’s botched Trump-Russia collusion probe is now accused of using the bureau’s authority to discredit reports about Hunter Biden’s criminal activity months before the 2020 presidential election. Meet Brian Auten. The FBI analyst is hardly a household name, but whistleblowers who contacted the office of GOP senator Chuck Grassley say he was behind an August 2020 report that FBI officials used as part of a "scheme…to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation."
  • Sen Chris Coons: FBI has transcripts showing collusion between Putin, Trump campaign [total b/s]

    03/04/2017 11:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2017 | John Sexton
    There’s a caveat to this claim: Sen. Coons hasn’t actually seen the transcripts. Nevertheless, Coons tells MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell he “believes” they exist.“Is the FBI Director being forthcoming enough with the intelligence committees?” Mitchell asks. Sen. Coons replies, “I think it’s important that the outcome of that counter-intelligence investigation be fully shared with the intelligence committees, both in the House and the Senate.“There are transcripts that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence and senior Russian political leaders, including Vladimir Putin, were cooperating, were colluding with the Trump campaign at the highest levels to...
  • New DOJ Notes Reveal FBI Panic After Trump Tweeted He Knew He Was Being Spied On

    05/10/2022 7:27:57 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-10-2022 | Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times,
    Newly released notes taken by high-level Department of Justice (DOJ) officials during a March 6, 2017, meeting with FBI leadership expose some of the lengths the FBI engaged in to cover up its spying on the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. The notes were released on May 8 by lawyers representing former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of an effort to clear him on charges of having lied to the FBI. The notes, in reality, appear to do little to exonerate Sussmann but do provide quite a bit of information on the FBI. The meeting at...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • Vatican spy story takes center stage as fraud trial resumes

    02/18/2022 2:12:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | February 17, 2022 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican spy story takes center stage as fraud trial resumesVATICAN CITY — The Vatican's big fraud and extortion trial resumes Friday after exposing some unseemly realities of how the Holy See operates, with a new spy story taking center stage that is more befitting of a 007 thriller than the inner workings of a papacy.According to written testimony obtained Thursday, one of Pope Francis' top advisers brought in members of the Italian secret service to sweep his office for bugs and commissioned intelligence reports from them, completely bypassing the Vatican's own police force in the process.The reported actions of Archbishop...
  • Wow President Trump Behind This? Triple Electronic 4th Dimensional Chess Move or CIA Stupidity?

    03/06/2017 5:59:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    Gold Trench ^ | 03/06/17 | Admin
    A website administrator appearing to be Emily McMullin (sister of Ex CIA #nevertrumper Evan McMullin) set up fake website under the Trump Organization Brand three days after the FISA court warrant to wiretap Republican nominee Donald Trump was denied. -June 29th, 2016 Evan McMullin, Emily McMullin or someone who wanted to frame the McMullin family bought the domain ( from was purchased three days after the first FISA court warrant to wiretap Trump Tower was requested and denied. Who is (the creator of Emily McMullin? You remember Evan McMullin right? He tried to split the Republican voter...
  • Clinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia: Durham

    02/12/2022 3:58:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2022 | Brooke Singman
    First on Fox: Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to establish an "inference" and "narrative" to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says. Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussman has pleaded not guilty.
  • New report by Durham 'definitively shows' Hillary Clinton funded the Russia collusion hoax

    02/13/2022 1:29:23 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 66 replies
    BlazeMedia ^ | Feb. 12, 2022 | SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
    According to a report just filed by Special Counsel John Durham, lawyers for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign paid a technology company to “infiltrate” servers belonging to Trump Tower and the White House in order to fabricate a narrative connecting Donald Trump to Russia. Durham’s filing focuses on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of Michael Sussman, a former lawyer for the Clinton campaign. Sussman has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. He has pleaded not guilty. The indictment against Sussman alleges that he told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker, less than two...
  • Danchenko Indictment: How Dossier Non-Source Sergei Millian Was Framed

    11/12/2021 9:58:03 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    Realclear ^ | 11/10/2021 | Paul Sperry
    In January 2017, Igor Danchenko, a primary source for the Steele dossier, told FBI officials in a debriefing that one of his sources for derogatory information about Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia was merely an anonymous voice on the other end of a phone call that lasted 10-15 minutes. The voice, Danchenko claimed, was someone he assumed to be Sergei Millian, an immigrant from Belarus, president and founder of an organization called the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. As thin as that sourcing sounds, the truth appears to be worse. According to a new criminal indictment, Danchenko lied to FBI...
  • FBI spied on Giuliani, Trump iCloud chats during impeachment hearings, says lawyer

    05/01/2021 8:16:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 01, 2021 | Rowan Scarborough
    Rudolph W. Giuliani says that the FBI secretly spied on his Apple iCloud account beginning in late 2019 when he was having regular messaging conversations with his client, President Trump, during House impeachment proceedings. Mr. Giuliani said the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan on Thursday informed his attorney, Robert Costello, that covert wiretapping took place. Mr. Giuliani, once the mob-fighting top prosecutor in New York and then the city’s mayor, said an assistant U.S. attorney made the disclosure because the operation will have to be detailed in court. The penetration happened under the Trump administration and then-Attorney General William P....