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FBI "has been seriously and systematically abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance.....

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by cOLTER, May 4, 2021.

  1. cOLTER

    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    Well, they are still at it. The once esteemed FBI has been infiltrated by corruption!


    Jordan, Biggs demand answers from FBI on 'widespread' FISA violations after declassified FISC opinion


    EXCLUSIVE: House Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Andy Biggs are demanding answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray after a newly declassified opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court revealed "widespread" FISA violations.

    Republicans, throughout the Trump administration, were vocal about abuses of FISA after the FBI obtained a FISA warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Wray last year called the actions taken to obtain that FISA warrant "unacceptable" and told Congress they "cannot be repeated."

    But, last week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassified an opinion from the FISC – the court with oversight of the FISA system – which Jordan and Biggs said revealed the FBI "has been seriously and systematically abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance authority."


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jordan-biggs-fbi-answers-fisa-violations-declassified-fisc-opinion
     
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    Is this the same Fox News that said that Biden was taking away your burgers?
     
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  3. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    I'm glad that US right-wing news networks are finally cottoning on to the widespread surveillance state that their favored party helped create, now that Republicans are no longer in charge of the Presidency.
     
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  4. cOLTER

    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    Is that how you ignore uncomfortable truths?
     
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    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    It was the FBI under Obama that was abusing the FISA courts in order to undermine Trumps election. Of coarse the Left doesn't care!
     
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    We've known this for 20 years now when Bush and a unified Congress ran the PATRIOT act through. And this is just when they started to get lazy with it and quit looking for excuses to abuse it. But, I can assure you, it goes back to days of Edgar Hoover and the creation of the FBI (and Hoover was known for doing whatever, damn Constitutional law).
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Surveillance is good. Surveillance is good.
     
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    No, it is how I assess that I need another source for the story before I believe it.
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Wasn't it during the Obama administration when Snowden blew the whistle on NSA surveillance?

    Trust no one.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    The FISC report is the “source”. You didn’t mention that so it seemed like contempt prior to investigation.
     
  12. ecco

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    It's May, 2021.

    Jordan, Biggs demand answers from FBI on 'widespread' FISA violations after declassified FISC opinion
    They added that the recently declassified FISC opinion, which was released in November 2020, "only raises more questions about the FBI’s respect for the constitutional and statutory parameters of FISA."​

    Why did it take Jordan so long to jump on this bandwagon? Oh, wait. He was too busy yelling about a stolen election. Then he was too busy getting votes to deny certification of the electors.

    I guess now he had some free time to pursue this really urgent matter.
     
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    The Left doesn’t care because it’s used to go after your political enemies.
     
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    From your ink...
    The opinion further documented that "the government has reported numerous incidents regarding searches of section 702 FISA information without first obtaining court permission." Pointing to the discovery of 40 queries in which the FBI accessed information for investigations involving "healthcare fraud, transnational organized crime, violent gangs, domestic terrorism involving racially motivated violent extremists, as well as investigations relating to public corruption and bribery" — all unrelated to foreign surveillance.
    Yep. It sure looks like they overstepped the lines. We wouldn't want the FBI looking into domestic terrorism.




    There was nothing in the report, or even your screaming Fox story, that found any violations regarding Trumps first election.
     
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    No, the link given was Fox News
     
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    “But, last week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassified an opinion from the FISC – the court with oversight of the FISA system –
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    "Nice" stereotype, plus it avoids what I posted anyway.
     
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    Fits, you didn’t bother to read that the report was just declassified last week.
     
  19. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I'll bet that was not reported when the same thing was happening during the Trump regime.
     
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    The report concerned ongoing FISA abuse during the last year of Trumps presidency. They were probably still spying on Trump.
     
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