Archive for August, 2017

AntiFa: we are an Anarcho-Communist cause, don’t call us patriots!

AntiFa finally admits what we already knew. They are a communist cause who hate America. No matter how much the liberal media like CNN tries to do puff pieces on them, they insist on not being called patriots. That’s right, the media and the left actually called these Anarcho-Communist patriots.


Let’s get one thing clear. Antifa is an Anarcho-Communist cause. Those on the left who call us “patriots”, step the FUCK away.  

12:24 PM – Aug 19, 2017

At least this AntiFa Twitter account is honest about who they truly are, unlike the media. This is where we are in the twenty first century in America. The Democrats and media are actually defending communist groups who hate this country for all it stands for. I guess Joe McCarthy was right after all.

Source:   Pacific Pundit

Statements appeared to be short on facts

Like a good soldier, he strapped up and bellied up to make a few statements regarding the horrendous Charlottesville developments.  He misspoke (lied?) in order to promote the PC condemnation of the right. Either he was clueless as to what really happened, or he did not bank on the Virginia State Police stepping up with the facts.
Why do the Left and the MSM continue to rush to judgment, and/or prevaricate when they both eventually step into their own mess. It seems to happen every time.

Virginia State Police Say They Were Not Outgunned in Charlottesville Riot Despite McAuliffe Claim
VSP defend their role in policing white supremacists and Antifa during violence
BY: Stephen Gutowski

The Virginia State Police were prepared for the protests-turned-riots in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday that left three dead and dozens injured despite what Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) has said publicly, a state police spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.
“No, the State Police did not have inferior equipment,” Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager, told the Free Beacon. “Our personnel are equipped, and were equipped, with the necessary protective and tactical gear for their safety and, obviously, to protect those that were in attendance of the event.”
The State Police did not release specifics on what kind of equipment they employed during the event but did say its officers were well prepared for what they faced on Saturday.
“We don’t release our tactical gear or anything of that nature for the protective purposes of our law enforcement,” Geller said. “They had the necessary inventory and gear that they needed for this event. There were no shots fired at the event or anything of that nature but our folks had the proper gear and tactical equipment they needed in order to safeguard themselves and everybody in attendance.”

McAuliffe told the New York Times the protesters had better equipment than the State Police, and that accounted for part of the reason police took what critics have decried as a hands-off approach to the violence….
Virginia State Police referred the Free Beacon to the governor’s office for comment on his thinking but speculated he may have been “speaking in generalities.” The governor’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment. continue

Virginia State Police Say They Didn’t Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim
BY: Stephen Gutowski

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) was contradicted by the Virginia State Police again on Wednesday after he claimed weapons were hidden around Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally turned riot.
During an interview with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe explained why police were often hesitant to try and break up violent altercations between white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Antifa factions. He said the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and prepared to commit violent acts from the start, and police were trying to avoid escalating the violence. He then claimed police had discovered weapons caches throughout the city.
“They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told Mckesson. “This was a powder keg. This was a very volatile situation. And I’ll once again say, I am very proud of our team on the ground. Nobody hurt except for those people hit by the car and you couldn’t stop that.”
However, Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told Reason magazine that no such weapons caches were discovered.
“The governor was referring to the briefing provided him in advance of Saturday’s rally and the extra security measures being taken by local and state police,” Geller said. “As a safety precaution in advance of August 12, such searches were conducted in and around Emancipation and McIntire Parks. No weapons were located as a result of those searches.”
The contradiction represents the second time this week that Gov. McAuliffe has been at odds with Virginia State Police. On Monday, Virginia State Police said they were not outgunned by any of the Charlottesville protesters and were well prepared to handle the event…
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to questions on why the governor and the State Police are at odds on what happened in Charlottesville. continue

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When will they ever learn? The much maligned Trump supporters are neither blind, stupid, nor easily manipulated. In reaction to Charlottesville, feckless talking heads, pundits, and CEOs fell all over themselves in order to prove that they were not racists & could no long defend, support, nor work with the (racist?) President. How predictable.
Following are some recently exposed facts, among many,  that raise red flags and expose the true nature of Antifa.
The tip of the iceberg:
Shaun King Thanks Antifa, Communists and Socialists Who ‘Protected’ Charlottesville

“New York Post columnist, Black Lives Matter activist (and yet, to his dismay, still very much a white guy) Shaun King took to Facebook Thursday to publicly declare his support for Antifa, a left-wing extremist group best known for rioting in the streets and causing havoc while wearing masks.”

Setup? Man behind white-supremacist rally supported Obama

“The organizer of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was until recently a Barack Obama supporter and was also a member of the leftist radical Occupy Wall Street Movement, according to a report from a hard-left activist group.
The details from his recent past have many in the blogosphere and on social media asking: Is the Charlottesville rally organizer really a left-wing plant?
Jason Kessler organized the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally in which white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and other groups battled in the street with “Antifa” and counter-protesters.”

About the man who ran down protesters with his car:.
VIDEO: Protesters Attacked Charlottesville Driver’s Car With Baseball Bat

On August 12, a driver drove his vehicle into a crowd of “anti-racist” protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 other individuals. The suspect has been identified as James Alex Fields, Jr.
Department of Memes reported that police officers in Charlottesville believed the driver was not acting maliciously, suggesting he was scared by the protesters on every side of his vehicle and he did not know what to do.
New shocking video has emerged that corroborates this theory. (emphasis mine)

Citizen researchers have slowed the video down and spotted an African American individual hitting the car with what appears to be a baseball bat before the suspect hit the crowd with his vehicle. One such video posted to Streamable shows the driver slowing down, then accelerating quickly after his rear bumper is struck with the baseball bat.

Freedom of Speech isn’t Just for the Left

“What does the violent force of oppression look like? It looks like the leftist political agitators who have continued their siege on American freedom by using violence against those they disagree. Their war on freedom, on our way of life, and on the first Amendment is no different than the stealing of freedom we witness under the dark scourge of Islamic fascism. The history of the lefts war on rights is by no means a new affair.”

Armed Antifa Protesters Crash Funeral For Charlottesville Victim
Apparently they were expecting some white racists to show up in protest for a funeral? They came armed & ready, for nothing and only served to upset the woman’s family. No matter, they had to have their moment. Now that the dust has somewhat settled, facts, which were initially ignored, are beginning to emerge which bring on many questions. The true character of the left can no longer be rationalized. They are largely confused and unhinged because of extremist ideology, or simply support anarchy and chaos and offer no real solutions. Of course their sugar daddy, Ole George, keeps them well funded to serve his own agenda.

Here is some frosting on the Antifa cake:
This Antifa manual was recovered from Charlottesville
A brief perusal will reveal that indeed, the Antifas are the true fascist. Do they understand this?

The following post should be a real eye opener to those who seek to fool by spreading lies, anarchy and chaos.

Media Stunned – President Trump Support Stronger Than Ever, and Growing
Posted on August 18, 2017 by sundance
If you were to review how CNN and corporate mainstream media talk politics, well, according to their echo-chambered versions of President Trump, each week that passes is the worst week ever in presidential history. Seriously, no joke. President Trump has been in office for 30 weeks, and 20 of those weeks have been called “the worst” by media.
However, if you actually engage with people living their lives and not focused on who the media blame for the latest round of horrid offenses; well, then you might recognize the scope of how over-emphasized and out-of-touch the media perspective really is.
CBS and The Associated Press each found themselves picking their corporate media jaws off the floor when they actually did ask people. You know, ordinary people. Folks like you and me. The media didn’t anticipate the power of common sense to see through their BS.
With the president under fire voters have some things to say, and it’s not what the media thought. CBS Mark Strassmann begins by speaking to three women who voted for President Trump. Watch:

But it’s not just three random republican women that support President Trump. The media pile-on is so gobsmackingly over-the-top, it is only making Godzilla Trump stronger; as The Associated Press found out:

(Via AP) […] Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump’s back and forth response since a car slammed into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19 other people. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” bear responsibility for the violence has sparked anger among many Americans. But many of the people who helped elect Trump seem unfazed by the outcry over his statements concerning the protest and counter protest over removing a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
“I WOULD VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT” – In Sun City, Arizona, a retirement community and Trump stronghold north of Phoenix, 80-year-old John Libby said nothing the president has done since Election Day has changed his support for the man.
“HE HAS DONE NOTHING TO TURN ME AWAY FROM HIM” – Patricia Aleeyah Robinson, a retired truck driver from Toledo, Ohio, said her support of Trump has cost her friendships and strained family relationships. But like many of the president’s most passionate supporters, the 63-year-old black woman said her opinions about Trump have not changed since his response to the violence at the Charlottesville rally.
“He has done nothing to turn me away from him,” said Robinson. She said he doesn’t defer to racists and feels he is the only president who has ever spoken directly to blacks.

“HE SHOULDN’T LET THE PRESS GET UNDER HIS SKIN” – Clemente Ruiz, a 49-year-old truck driver in Lubbock, Texas, said he’s been happy with the job Trump has done. “I’d vote for him again tomorrow,” he said. The son of a Mexican immigrant who became an American citizen, Ruiz said his only criticism of the president is that he is too “thin-skinned.”
“He refuses to let anything go,” Ruiz said. “He shouldn’t let the press get under his skin the way they do.”
“WHY CAN’T I BE PROUD OF MY HERITAGE?” – Steven Damron, 50, a Trump supporter from Spring Hill, Florida, said he agrees with Trump that both sides in Charlottesville were to blame for the violence.
He thinks the president has handled the aftermath well, but believes he should also have singled out groups on the left — such as Black Lives Matter — the way he did with the KKK and neo-Nazis.
“HE SPEAKS HIS MIND” – Wyoming construction contractor Richard Mathern said he voted for Trump because of his business experience and wasn’t fazed he hadn’t spoken out more forcefully against the weekend violence. “Trump, he speaks his mind, there’s no doubt about that. It does tend to tick people off,” Mathern said during a break at a home nearing completion in Cheyenne.
“There’s a lot of hatred down there (in Charlottesville) … But tearing down historical statues is not the answer,” he said.
Ordinary people, average Americans, those living without hyphens from coast to coast, can see right through the media manipulation.

Go here for another short video, more pictures, and many comments from those who see through the MSM manipulation.

Source: The Conservative Tree House

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We knew that the media was biased and largely owned by ole George. There are; however, things revealed in the article below that will probably astound one as to just how deep and detailed the plan to remove Trump went.
At the end of the post is a link to the entire Brock memo, which shows not only contempt for the President and those who elected him, but the spider web of the globalist elites and how far they will go to maintain their grip on planet Earth. The memo is quite long, but just reading the section titles gives the road map while the section contents enumerate the details.

SMOKING GUN! Secret memo from David Brock (Soros-funded Media Matters) implicates Google and facebook in takedown of Trump and right wing blogosphere
by Thomas Madison
We in the right wing blogosphere talk among ourselves, and while we are certain that we have been the targets of liberal weenie Silicon Valley giants Google and fascistbook facebook over the past several months, we have been unable to able to prove it. Now we have a smoking gun, hard evidence, if not proof.

Below is Brock’s confidential memo. Pay particular attention to Page 12, “Collaborating with social media.” I believe the word “collaborating” should be changed to “conspiring.”

I also believe that this raises serious antitrust and First Amendment issues and begs for a class action lawsuit, and that George Soros should be arrested for sedition and his assets frozen.

David Brock, the seasoned liberal operative and Clinton loyalist who founded Media Matters, huddled with more than 100 donors (within hours of President Trump’s inauguration) at the swanky Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. to map out how Democrats will “kick Donald Trump’s ass.”

The Washington Free Beacon attended the retreat and obtained David Brock’s private and confidential memorandum from the meeting. The memo, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” outlines Brock’s four-year agenda to attack Trump and Republicans using Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue.

The memo contains plans for defeating Trump through impeachment, expanding Media Matters’ mission to combat “government misinformation,” ensuring Democratic control of the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, filing lawsuitsagainst the Trump administration, monetizing political advocacy, using a “digital attacker” to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and damage Republicans, and partnering with Facebook to combat “fake news.”

Brock sought to raise $40 million in 2017 for his organizations, and hoped the retreat would lead to the creation of a liberal donor network to rival the network of the conservative Koch brothers.

Below is the confidential memo in its entirety.
Full David Brock Confidential Memo On Fighting Trump by Joe on Scribd

Source:  Powdered Wig Society

Source: Jampol and Aibel: DOJ targets healthcare with FCPA enforcement – The FCPA Blog – The FCPA Blog

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”
The above quote is attributed to Thomas Jefferson and reflected his views, but the source of the actual quote is unknown.
Nonetheless, no matter who did or did not say it, it remains true.
As the post below discusses, the lack of general knowledge in all areas of learning, by most who attended secondary schools and even colleges since the early 1990s is horrifying.This includes the basic physical, biological, and social sciences, the humanities, and math.
For example, here is one for the dingbat files:
California Students No Longer Required To Be Proficient In English Or Math To Graduate.
Obviously, schools are no longer centers of learning, but rather have become a defacto arm of the government utilizing indoctrination and propaganda.
A nation of uninformed useful idiots cannot survive, which is the apparent goal of the enemies within.

Public-Schools Deliberately Graduating Illiterate Students
by DD Jolly
I understand that the education process has changed a lot since I was in public school, but from what I’ve seen and heard, the modern education process is producing generally dumbed-down, illiterate socialists and they are doing it on purpose.
When I was in public school, I knew my multiplication tables up to 15 x 15 by the end of fourth grade. I knew how to read and write cursive by third or fourth grade. By fifth grade, I had been taught the US flag code, division, fractions and decimals. We were taught how to count money and make change.
A couple years ago, I was in a store and the cashier, who I found out was a high school graduate, not only couldn’t she count the change, she didn’t have the ability to realize that two identical items had the same price. She had to call for help, even though I showed her the items were the same and she had the code for the one.
When the year changed from 1999 to 2000, a cashier at a store was so confused, she couldn’t figure out how to write the year 2000.

My own granddaughter just finished her freshman year in high school and still struggles with simple addition and subtraction. Fractions and decimals are a source of difficulty for her as well. She also has very little knowledge of real American history or geography. Talking to her, it’s obvious that she has been thoroughly indoctrinated by the schools’ socialistic brainwashing.
Jim Hudson of Fallston, Maryland (about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore), has found the same thing with his granddaughter, who recently graduated from Fallston High School. He wrote her a note in cursive and handed it to her. She glanced at, slipped it in her pocket and said she would read it later. He found out that she couldn’t read his note because she was never taught in school how to read cursive.
Hudson was appalled and spoke out at a school board meeting, telling the board:

“I am appalled that a graduate of high school in this county couldn’t read a note I wrote. You … on purpose graduated students who are illiterate.”
“I was dismayed. They are illiterate on purpose. Why are you doing it to these children?”

Typical of public school officials these days, Joseph Licata, Chief of Administration for the school district basically dismissed Hudson’s complaint, explaining that the district doesn’t require students to learn cursive, but never fully explained why. He issued the following response to Hudson’s complaint:

“We have no response to Mr. Hudson’s comments other than we are sorry he feels that way based on his experience with one graduate of our school system, but we thank him for his input.”

One comforting fact is that not all public-school educators feel the same as Licata and the Fallston schools. Kim Parsons, a counselor at a high school in West Virginia, told the media:

“When you see a 17 or 18-year-old student struggle to sign their name, it can be painful.”

There is a key reason that the modern public-school system in America is graduating illiterate kids. The dumber the general public, the easier it is to brainwash them into accepting socialism and their anti-American agenda. It also makes them more gullible to believe most of the lies and propaganda published by the anti-American mainstream media.
If you doubt this, consider who voted for Hillary Clinton and how they reacted when she lost. Younger voters were so distraught, they almost couldn’t function. Then there was a recent poll that revealed that 44% of millennials prefer socialism over capitalism. This is why the public schools are dumbing down your kids. (emphasis mine)

Source: Great American Politics

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We did this once. Must we do it again? Do we have a choice?

The Constitution and the rule of law must be defended one way or another. Period

Former Navy SEAL Craig ‘Sawman’ Sawyer warns of ‘gruesome massacre’ if Trump removed from office

In a Facebook post published Friday, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, combat instructor and the owner of Tactical Insider, warned of a “gruesome massacre” if President Trump is removed from office.

“I’m hearing serious rumblings of a hostile, illegal coup against our democratically elected President by seditious, deep-state subversives funded by Soros & other globalists. Very disturbing,” he wrote, adding:

Patriots, this would be nothing less than an act of war against the American people. It would be the removal of our boldest defender & last possibility of maintaining our protective Constitution. Under the boot of globalists, life as we know it, would immediately decline to the model that suits the globalist interest – Marxist/Socialist/Communist. They get complete control, you get zero. Freedom, Gone! Liberty, Gone! This agenda is evil and simply cannot be allowed, at ANY cost.

Like ALL military, law enforcement and government officials, I took an oath to defend our Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. By abandoning the rule of law and conducting a coup against the President & policies WE THE PEOPLE elected, they have made themselves enemies of the United States.

After observing that all patriots, regardless of position, have a duty to protect the Constitution, Sawyer minced no words detailing what he believes would happen to those involved in Trump’s removal and he explained why:
Anti-American subversives involved in ANY WAY in an unconstitutional coup against our President will be run down and executed immediately by the world’s most supreme warriors. There will be nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, no mercy, no sense of humor. Harsh examples will be made. My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.

And, he added, it won’t take very long: “It will likely only take a few hours. Lessons will be learned. History will take note. Order restored.”

“Patriots, We The American People stand united as one, against ALL enemies,” he said. “We are peace-loving people who abide by the rule of law. Prepare yourselves in case this ridiculous insanity actually gets played out and the rule of law goes out the window under their gross miscarriage of our legal process. Shaking my head…” 

Many will die as before. 

As we reported Friday, actor James Woods warned that a civil war would break out if Democrats like Maxine Waters — who has made it clear she is willing to sacrifice national security to hurt Trump — succeed in removing Donald Trump from office.

Sadly, Democrats aren’t the only ones involved in what many now trusee as a coup d’etat against Trump. Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are doing their level best to sabotage Trump.

It should be clear that any attempt to remove Trump from office would result in unrest the likes of which we have not seen in years.

As of this writing, Saywer’s post, which starts with a call to prayer for the nation and the president, has been shared over 400 times.

What do you think? Do you agree with Sawyer? Let us know in the comment section below.

James Woods warns of civil war if Democrats succeed in removing Trump
Mad Maxine Waters wants confidential leaks to continue even if it hurts America — Video
Mad Maxine Waters threatens to impeach Putin, says she’ll go after Pence when Trump is out — Video
Do liberals really want a second bloody civil war over Donald Trump?
Buchanan: ‘We are approaching something of a civil war’

Entire post: Conservative firing Line

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‘Bomb Italian ships!’ Shock as Muslim general THREATENS Italy over migrant rules

It’s war. A different kind of war, but an invasion nonetheless. Al hijrah — immigration jihad. If the Europeans continue to refuse to recognize reality, they are defeated. War is war and refusing to fight is surrender.

LIBYA has ordered its military to bomb Italian ships in a shocking threat to naval fleets heading to the coast to help with the migrant crisis.
August 4, 2017, By Vickiie Oliphant, The Express:
The Italian government authorised the country’s navy to carry out the mission on Wednesday, in a bid to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea and heading to Europe.
But the presence of Italian ships in Libyan waters provoked furious reactions from the north African country.
And General Khalifa Haftar, who controls most of the east of Libya, ordered his forces to bomb any ships engaged in the upcoming naval support mission according to a tweet by news site Al Arabiya.
The tweet read: “#Haftar orders bombing of #Italian warships requested by Sarraj.”

Gen Haftar’s forces are thought to be unlikely to open fire on the naval rescue mission ships.
But the threat could further complicate the already delicate project and further strain relations between the general and the country’s UN-backed government in Tripoli.
The Libyan National Army said in a statement: “Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, issues orders to the Libyan naval bases in Tobruk, Benghazi, Ras Lanuf and Tripoli to confront any marine unit that enters the Libyan waters without the permission of the army.”
The order comes a few hours after Libya’s parliament in Tobruk also expressed its opposition to the Italian naval operation.

Ministers claimed the problem with the agreement for joint action to fight human traffickers is that Libya believes the presence of foreign ships would be a “violation of their national sovereignty”.The shocking warning comes after two Italian fishing boats were attacked by a vessel in Zarsis, off the border between Libya and Tunisia, in international waters.The boat, which apparently belonged to the Tunisian customs authorities, desisted and left.
The presence of Italian ships in Libyan waters provoked furious reactions
Italy agreed initially to deploy two ships, in the operation to help the Libyan coastguard and target people smugglers.The Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said there would be “no harm done or slight given to Libyan sovereignty”, before stressing the mission would not be a “blockade” preventing migrant boats from leaving.More than 94,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy so far this year according to the UN – a record number.(Additional reporting by Maria Ortega)

Source: The Geller Report

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Bombshell report: Obama admin’s police state tactics revealed
by Chris Pandolfo
For some time now Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin has referred to the Obama administration’s widespread spying as “police state tactics.” It’s even worse than previously thought.

An explosive report by The Hill’s John Solomon reveals that the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated the law during the Obama administration for years by improperly collecting intelligence on American citizens and then neglecting to immediately delete this intelligence, obtained by unauthorized spying.

The wide scope of the Obama administration’s civil liberties violations is detailed in several declassified memos obtained by The Hill via a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The NSA or FBI disclosed these violations to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department’s national security division during President Obama’s term between 2009 and 2016, according to The Hill.

Put simply, there are several instances when the NSA mishandled the same sort of incidentally collected intelligence on American citizens as that collected on members of the Trump transition team during the 2016 election. And these civil liberties violations followed a 2011 rules change by President Obama that loosened restrictions on intelligence agencies, ostensibly to fight terrorism.

Per the Hill:

Section 702 [of the NSA’s warrantless spying program created by Congress in 2008] empowers the NSA to spy on foreign powers and to retain and use certain intercepted data that was incidentally collected on Americans under strict privacy protections. Wrongly collected information is supposed to be immediately destroyed.

The Hill reviewed the new ACLU documents as well as compliance memos released by the NSA inspector general and identified more than 90 incidents where violations specifically cited an impact on Americans. Many incidents involved multiple persons, multiple violations or extended periods of time.

One report cited by The Hill describes how an NSA analyst ran the same unauthorized search for an American “every work day” between 2013 and 2014. Improper searches using the NSA’s vast database of collected information are just the beginning of widespread civil liberties abuses.

There also were several instances in which Americans’ unmasked names were improperly shared inside the intelligence community without being redacted, a violation of the so-called minimization procedures that President Obama loosened in 2011 that are supposed to protect an Americans’ identity from disclosure when they are intercepted without a warrant. Numerous times improperly unmasked information about Americans had to be recalled and purged after the fact, the memos stated. (Emphasis added)

In 2011, President Obama secretly reversed restrictions on the NSA’s power to use information intercepted from Americans’ emails and phone calls, permitting the agency to search for Americans’ communications in its massive databases. The FISA court that gave Obama the permission to do this also extended the length of time the NSA can retain intercepted information from five to six years, reversing a 2008 ban on this kind of surveillance collection.

Obama expanded the NSA’s power to spy on American citizens. As a result, names of American citizens who were surveilled by the NSA were improperly shared with the intelligence community “without being redacted.” Further, the NSA has not always told the other intelligence agencies that the information it shared was improperly disseminated.

The NSA also admitted it was slow in some cases to notify fellow intelligence agencies when it wrongly disseminated information about Americans. The law requires a notification within five days, but some took as long as 131 business days and the average was 19 days., the memos show.

To be clear, this means that Obama’s NSA spied on American citizens, collected data it should not have had, and then shared that data with an intelligence community that did not know it shouldn’t have it. Private information about American citizens that should have been deleted immediately potentially was widely circulated among government intelligence bureaucrats – members of the so-called “deep state” – who should never have seen that intelligence.

In sum total, these memos reveal the NSA under the Obama administration violated the law numerous times by over-collecting data it wasn’t permitted to receive, by failing to provide documentation justifying the collection of that data, by engaging in “overly broad” searches for information, and failing to destroy improperly collected data as required by law.

Now put this into context with evidence that the members of the Trump transition team were surveilled and that data on Trump officials was incidentally collected by American intelligence agencies. Given the widespread violations of civil liberties protections detailed by these memos obtained by the Hill, is it not reasonable to ask to what extent were Trump officials subject to the same kind of abuses? What data was collected on Trump officials? Was it immediately deleted or was it shared within the intelligence community? If it was shared, with whom? Potential leakers?

Clearly a congressional investigation into the Obama administration’s spying, as demanded by Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin, is warranted now more than ever.

Source: Conservative Review

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Seymour Hersh

This story has been around since February but, of course, was not picked up by the MSM.
The time, energy, and cost associated with this red herring investigation are a disgrace to all who knowingly promulgated trumped up accusations and bald faced lies.
After a couple of months, it became obvious that there was no there, there. Never mind, swamp denizen extraordinaire Comey purposely leaked a lie so that a special prosecutor would be appointed. One was, Robert Mueller, and “Oh Lordy”, he turned out to be an old butt buddy, of Comey’s.
As things move on, Mueller’s blatant hiring of pro Clinton attorneys, resulting in a dubious number of needed “investigators”, gravely calls into question his objectivity.
This entire costly circus must end. Rumors of a coup attempt for various reasons by the disgruntled and furious, whether true or not, seek to destroy the legitimacy of this duly elected  President. Coupled with Democrat obstruction as well as some apparent betrayal and/or ineptitude by the GOP, many good things that have been accomplished go unnoticed and/or ignored by the MSM. The “free press” dutifully and breathlessly concentrates on shady and questionable side shows while continuing to spit out newsspeak, as so ordered to do.
The attempted prestidigitation and sleight of hand by the President’s enemies have been seen through and exposed for what they are–treacherous lies.
The electorate is no longer listening, and now distrusts the MSM. Enough already!
The following post is long but packed with details and information.

Seymour Hersh: Spy chiefs invented Russia-collusion story
Famous journalist claims they lied to Obama and lied about Trump
by Garth Kant

WASHINGTON – The entire Russia collusion story was a fiction made up by intelligence chiefs who lied about President Trump, and lied to President Obama and the media, according to a person on a just-released audio recording who is almost certainly legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

Further, the person who recorded the audio is almost certainly financier Ed Butowsky, who hired private investigator Rod Wheeler to investigate the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich last July.
Wheeler filed a defamation lawsuit against Butowsky and Fox News on Tuesday over a story the network retracted about the investigation.
The text of Wheeler’s lawsuit described a conversation between Hersh and Butowsky in which the reporter said: “I have somebody on the inside who will go and read a file for me. And I know this person is unbelievably accurate and careful. He’s a very high level guy.”

formerWND did some digging and discovered those identical words appear on the audio recording, apparently verifying they were spoken by Hersh and taped by Butowsky. Judging by a report in the Washington Post, the conversation happened during, or before, February.
The audio was first posted late Tuesday afternoon on a site called Big League Politics then went viral after it was linked on Twitter by WikiLeaks.
Hersh, himself, acknowledged speaking with Butkowsy, during an NPR interview Monday in which he referred to the Seth Rich angle as gossip and said Butowsky “took two and two and made 45 out of it.”
But Hersh did not disavow what he said about the Russia collusion narrative.
On the recording, the reporter called the entire story that the Trump presidential campaign and transition team colluded with Russia “a Brennan operation.”
Hersh accused CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and current NSA Director Michael Rogers of peddling “disinformation” and misleading Obama and the press.

Former CIA Director John Brennan
Former CIA Director John Brennan

And he added, “Trump’s not wrong to think they all f—ing lied about him.”
Hersh suggested Rogers falsely told the press that American intelligence agencies even knew who in the Russian military intelligence service “leaked it,” in apparent reference to the hacked Democratic emails that embarrassed the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.
He also dismissively called Brennan an “a—hole,” Rogers a “f—ing moron” and Clapper “sort of a better guy but not a rocket scientist.”

Hersh ascribed a simple motive to the subterfuge by the top spies: They wanted to keep their jobs by assuring Clinton won the presidential election.
“With Trump they’re gone. You know, they’re done – they’re going to live on their pensions, they’re not going to make it.”
Hersh also explained why the story came to dominate the news cycle, portraying his colleagues in the establishment media as, essentially, too gullible.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

“I worked at the New York Times for years and they have smart guys but they are totally beholden on sources. If the president or the head of the (unintelligible) tells them something they actually believe it,” he said.
And, speaking of those highly placed sources, he said, “These guys run the f—ing Times.”
Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for exposing the My Lai massacre and has become one of the nation’s best-known and most-accomplished investigative reporters.
According to his biography in the New Yorker, in addition to Hersh’s Pulitzer, his journalism and publishing awards include five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes for investigative reporting.
Hersh made on-the-record comments critical of the Russia collusion story to The Intercept on Jan. 25, flatly saying he did not believe the assessment by the intelligence community that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a hacking campaign designed to elect Trump.
He also blasted the major media for uncritically accepting the claims by Obama’s intelligence officials as facts.
“The way they (the media) behaved on the Russia stuff was outrageous,” Hersh said two days after Trump was inaugurated. “They were just so willing to believe stuff.”

trump putin source:
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump

Hersh told the Intercept that if he had been covering the story, “I would have made Brennan into a buffoon. A yapping buffoon in the last few days. Instead, everything is reported seriously.”
The reporter zeroed in on questionable aspects of the intelligence assessment that would become highly relevant when Brennan and Clapper finally testified before congressional committees months after the inauguration of Trump.
“What does an assessment mean?,” asked Hersh. “It’s not a national intelligence estimate. If you had a real estimate, you would have five or six dissents. One time they said 17 agencies all agreed. Oh really? The Coast Guard and the Air Force — they all agreed on it?”
He continued, “And it was outrageous and nobody did that story. An assessment is simply an opinion. If they had a fact, they’d give it to you. An assessment is just that. It’s a belief.”
Hersh’s critique of the flimsiness of the intelligent assessment parallels the analysis made by a prominent former CIA analyst after Clapper revealed during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on May 8, that it was not true that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies had compiled, and agreed with, the findings.
As WND reported, Clapper not only reveled that just three agencies, the NSA, FBI and CIA,   were involved in the assessment.
He also revealed that those agencies did not do the assessment themselves.

Former CIA officer Fred Fleitz
Former CIA officer Fred Fleitz

The analysis and conclusion were made by an irregular and hand-picked panel of what were called experts, who actually may have been, according to former CIA officer Fred Fleitz, highly politicized.
Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years at the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff.
As someone intimately familiar with the inner workings of the intelligence community, Fleitz penned an article for Fox News on May 12, that spelled out what really happened.
He had written previously that when the U.S. Intelligence Community issued an ‘Intelligence Community Assessment’ (ICA) on January 6, 2017, that found Russia deliberately interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump’s candidacy, he “was suspicious because it reached unusually clear judgments on a politically explosive issue with no dissenting views.”
Fleitz was then surprised to hear Clapper explain in his May testimony that two dozen or so “seasoned experts” were “handpicked” from the contributing agencies and drafted the ICA “under the aegis of his former office” (the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.)
Wrote Fleitz, “This process drastically differed from the Intelligence Community’s normal procedures.”
Describing just how unusual that was, he said, “Hand-picking a handful of analysts from just three intelligence agencies to write such a controversial assessment went against standing rules to vet such analyses throughout the Intelligence Community within its existing structure.”
Furthermore, “The idea of using hand-picked intelligence analysts selected through some unknown process to write an assessment on such a politically sensitive topic carries a strong stench of politicization.”
Fleitz also noted that former FBI Director James Comey had testified that the report’s conclusion of Russian interference was based on logic, not evidence.

Former FBI Director James Comey
Former FBI Director James Comey

“So we now know,” surmised the former CIA officer, “this was a subjective judgment made by a hand-picked group of intelligence analysts.”
“One has to ask how these hand-picked analysts were picked. Who picked them? Who was excluded?”
Fleitz called it a major problem that “the process gave John Brennan, CIA’s hyper-partisan former director, enormous influence over the drafting of the ICA.”
“Given Brennan’s scathing criticism of Mr. Trump before and after the election, he should have had no role whatsoever in the drafting of this assessment. Instead, Brennan probably selected the CIA analysts who worked on the ICA and reviewed and approved their conclusions.”
In other words, it seems Fleitz thought it not impossible that Brennan rigged the report to arrive at the conclusion he wanted.
Which makes Brennan’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on May 24, all the more relevant, because even though he testified he saw no evidence of collusion, the former CIA director admitted it was he who set in motion the FBI’s investigation into whether the Trump team colluded with the Russians.
Fleitz wants Congress to investigate the spies. He wrote:

“The unusual way that the January 6, 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment was drafted raises major questions as to whether it was rigged by the Obama administration to produce conclusions that would discredit the election outcome and Mr. Trump’s presidency. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees therefore should add investigations of whether this ICA was politicized to their investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

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