Exposed: Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

Barack Obama's team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

Barack Obama’s team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

Source: Barack Obama’s team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

Good read: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Trump’s triumphal romp through Saudi Arabia

Trump’s triumphal romp through Saudi Arabia

BARRY FARBER: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Separate me, please, from those scribes who try to pretend their work is all shrewd analysis marinated in the astringent juices of their own genius. Cut it out! We’re all just guessing.

And here are the rules for this great profession of “guessing.” If you’re a good guesser, you’re allowed to keep on guessing. If you guess wrong about something big, you’ve got to quit guessing for a while, something like sitting in the penalty box in hockey. In this space you may have read that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination when there were 16 others in the running. Later you may have read right here that Trump would win the election. So, leave me alone. I’m allowed to guess again!

You know there’s been talk, fearsome talk, about a new American civil war. We’ve already had that new civil war. And Trump is the winner.

It’s true what they say about Trump Derangement Syndrome. The mask is off. The Democrats don’t give a gnat’s kidney about pre-existing conditions or immigration or sanctuary cities. They’re still recoiling from Trumpogenic election-night trauma, and they want American life to return to “normal,” meaning Trump apologizes for his effrontery and goes back full-time into real estate and Hillary becomes president. Nothing short of that will do, but they’re just beginning to see and sense that they’re not going to achieve that absurd goal.

Read it all: Death of the ‘impeach Trump’ movement

Fake News: Trump Asked Intel Heads to Counter FBI Investigation

The non-Fake News version of the story, when it comes out, probably goes something like, “President Trump asks intel heads to counter leaks and unauthorized surveillance. Obama appointed and hired spooks refuse to stop leaking and surveillance to try to keep the “Russia!” narrative alive in hopes that the President never finds out about the political wet-work performed at the behest of the Democrat campaign team.”

Or

The non-Fake News version of the story might ever go something like, “Trump asked intel heads confirm what several Senators, Representatives, and Intelligence Department heads have claimed over and over on national TV, that there is no evidence of Russian-Trump election collusion.”

Hey, making up the news is fun! No wonder the media all do it!!!

I’m not linking to WAPO: Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads to Counter FBI Investigation

President Donald Trump reportedly asked the heads of American intelligence agencies to counter the FBI’s investigation of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian entities.

At what point does the media’s credibility run out?

Update: Former CIA Chief Squashes Accusations Trump Tried to Shut Down Investigation

Testifying before Congress on Tuesday, Obama’s former CIA chief John Brennan squashed liberal accusations that President Trump had pressured the intelligence community to shut-down their investigation in to Russian election interference.

The ranking democrat on the House Intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, asked Brennan point-blank if the President had pressured anyone to “drop” the investigation of Michael Flynn.

“Have any members of the [Intelligence Community] shared with you their concerns that the president was attempting to enlist the help of people within the intelligence community to drop the Flynn investigation?” asked Schiff.

“No Sir,” said the former CIA chief.

“Are you aware of any efforts the president has made to enlist the support of intelligence community personnel to push back on a narrative involving the collusion issue?” pressed the democrat.

“I am unaware of it,” Brennan told the committee.

Nothing.

Yea that’s what I thought.

This seems Important, so why is there nothing in my Main Stream “News Feed” this morning? Kim Dotcom: ‘I Knew Seth Rich. I Know He Was the Wikileaks Source’

“I was involved.”

Source: Kim Dotcom Claims He Knew Seth Rich

Infamous internet entrepreneur/hacker Kim Dotcom has offered to give the United States Congress “written testimony with evidence that Seth Rich was Wikileaks source” — if Congress agrees to include the Seth Rich case in their Russia probe.

Seth Rich is the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down in Northwest D.C. near his home last July. Police have called it a “botched robbery,” but — curiously — nothing was stolen from him, including “his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.”

Some random thoughts from various commentators:

Here’s to hoping that special counsel Robert Mueller will look into this.

Kim Dotcom is at least a named source going on the record. That makes his testimony 100% more credible than anything broadcast by the news media.

Kurt Schlichter gives Trump an A+ simply for not being Felonia von Pantsuit

 

Kurt Schlichter pens a very funny and very true article at townhall.com: Donald Trump Has Done An Amazing Job At His Most Important Job

Looking at it objectively, as a guy who opposed Trump until he dispatched Ted Cruz, I have to consider all the facts and ponder the evidence carefully before awarding Donald Trump the grade of A+.

He has done an incredible job of doing exactly what I had hoped he would do in the off chance he defeated that naggy harridan and her corps of gender indeterminate hipsters, coastal snobs, race hustlers, aspiring libfascists, media scum, and wussy pseudo-conservatives terrified that a Hillary loss would mean people might expect them to do more than wear bow ties and go on NPR to prattle about Burke in their high-pitched, nasal voices.

There can be no serious debate. Donald Trump has done a truly outstanding job of not being Hillary Clinton.

Read the entire hilarious article here: Donald Trump Has Done An Amazing Job At His Most Important Job – Kurt Schlichter

Hat Tip: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.

 

Appellate Court’s Obamacare Death Spiral starts May 22 – That’s tomorrow! Unless President Trump intervenes …

Trump should simply drop the prior administration’s appeal and end illegal O-Care cost-sharing subsidies tomorrow.

The president is out of town this week, isn’t he?

Source: Trump Can Put Obamacare into Death Spiral on May 22 – Breitbart

Obamacare will go into a death spiral on May 22 if the Trump administration chooses not to continue fighting in court to preserve cost-premium subsidies that were ruled illegal last year.

On May 12, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled House v. Burwell that the Obama Administration’s payment of cost-sharing subsidies without congressional approval was a violation of the Constitution’s Appropriations Clause.

The Obama odministration appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia District, where it was renamed House v. Price to reflect the current Secretary of Health and Human Services. Monday, May 22 is the last day for the Trump administration to give notice to the Appellate Court if it wants to continue the appeal.

If Trump drops the appeal and ends the illegal cost-sharing subsidies, Obamacare Silver Plan healthcare premiums will jump by 19 percent. But the national average for Obamacare Silver Plan patient deductibles would also more than quadruple from $709,to $3,064, according to the amicus brief filed by America’s largest hospital groups.

This is why President Trump has been so supremely confident that he would be signing a new heath care law “very quickly”.

Update: White House seeks 90-day delay in Obamacare subsidy suit – POLITICO

The legal motion in a case that was filed by House Republicans during the Obama administration is expected to be filed later Monday.

President Trump holds ALL of the cards here. He is giving Congress 90 more days, but Politico didn’t bother to report what this reprieve cost Congress. We’ll soon find out but not because it will be reported in the main stream media, you’ll have to look here at the Whitehouse Website to see that kind of reporting.

Every Mention of “Trump impeachment” should be accompanied by mention of abolishment of the 9th circuit

The media does this all the time. Tying talking points into every news article no matter how tenuous the connection .

Not only should all right-side articles include mention of abolishment of the 9th circuit, there should also be talk of a federal hiring freeze, plus a 20% pay cut for government Jobs, as well as talk of changes that could be a expected by a constitutional convention.

Source: Alan Dershowitz Starts Warning Democrats About “Nothingburger”… | The Last Refuge

Darnit, shuddup Dersh, you’re giving away the play.  Lefty Alan Dershowitz rightly points out the appointment of a “special counsel” is tantamount to putting cheese on a nothingburger.   There is no legal risk to President Trump within any of the moonbat declarations currently gripped like political life-preservers by his opposition.

However, Dershowitz also recognizes the danger to his like-minded colleagues in political office.  The only criminal acts factually evidenced so far are the intelligence leaks.

Constitutional brinkmanship works both ways. Mutually assured destruction was what kept the cold war from going hot.  It will work in politics too.