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FISA – utilized to OK FBI surveillance of
2016 Trump campaign – is unconstitutional

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 12/12/2019 4:42:07 AM

Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 1978 in response to the unlawful surveillance of Americans by the FBI and the CIA during the Watergate era. (Snip) The Constitution requires probable cause of crime to be demonstrated to a judge before the judge can sign a search warrant. That was the law of the land until FISA came along. FISA set up the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and it authorized the judges on that court to issue search warrants based on a lower standard of probable cause. Isn't that contrary to the Constitution? Yes, it is. But a challenge has never reached a non-FISC federal court because

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Basically, what I have concluded since the election of President Trump and his inauguration is that there are "dark forces", or "deep state", previously hidden from US, that want to harm US by ignoring the Constitution by rejecting it with activist judges. The FISA Court, done in secret like a grand jury, except by biased government lawyers, has become the de facto model for the dRATS infanticide party to suddenly rise up and attempt a coup at a current duly elected President without fear of consequences. Executive Orders are quashed and then made to ride through the time-consuming process of going through federal courts. Communism has finally reared its ugly head in our political system.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Petronius 12/12/2019 4:50:37 AM (No. 259628)
The Obama Administration abused FISA for political purposes (as they did with other governmental orgs such as the IRS, FBI, CIA, etc.) just as Americans feared politicians would do all along. If it was Republicans that had used false pretenses to get warrants to spy on Democrats, Dems and the Media would be screaming bloody murder about it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HammerDax56 12/12/2019 5:48:21 AM (No. 259648)
Anybody that buys the ‘non political’ characterization of this anti-Trump Government-run lynch mob (Yes, I used the L word) is functionally illiterate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TruthFetish 12/12/2019 6:00:04 AM (No. 259655)
From the desk of Napolitano! It appears the Dems have at last lost the support of Republican never-Trumper's
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Wizard of is 12/12/2019 6:25:13 AM (No. 259667)
For the first time in a long time Judge Nap has written something consistent with the law as I learned it. He must be back on his meds.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: George R. 12/12/2019 7:05:49 AM (No. 259694)
Having read previous articles from Judge "Nutcase" Napolitano, I have to assume his law clerk penned this one.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 12/12/2019 8:02:04 AM (No. 259737)
I agree. Shutdown the FISA courts. Where is Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and head of the FISA courts on this?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 12/12/2019 8:18:58 AM (No. 259759)
If the FISA Judges weren't "full steam ahead" in support of the FBI Investigation, they would have called the attorneys back into court to face perjury charges! How many Judges tolerate being lied to, over and over, unless they are corrupt as well?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 12/12/2019 9:38:52 AM (No. 259866)
So a local judge who sat on the bench decades ago has become a constitutional scholar...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Faldo 12/12/2019 10:06:02 AM (No. 259890)
I see what Judge Nappy is doing...put all the focus on FISA abuse and forget about all the preceding foreign sweep of intelligence and domestic 'contractor' searches of US individuals that served the personal business/political power interests of his boss.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/12/2019 11:24:28 AM (No. 259999)
The little judge skips over historical context. The Church Commission, back in the 1970s, tried to fashion remedies for CIA intrusion in the U.S. His commission created the wall between CIA and FBI, necessary to address the abuses. (Jamie Gorelick added a huge layer on top of that wall, which helped the filthy islamofascist terrorist pigs on 9/11/01) The Church Commission realized that there had to be a mechanism to cover U.S. bad guy citizens and foreign bad guys, and the FISA Court was created to do that. It required, however,. that the FBI and DOJ had to meet enhanced standards to gain warrants. Coward Comey, Eric Holder, and others, failed to meet those standards, and the FISA Court was compromised.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 12/12/2019 11:31:27 AM (No. 260008)
I liked the headline and was going to read until I saw the byline. No thanks. Judge Nap has smeared himself with .....well you get it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: doctorfixit 12/14/2019 2:57:20 AM (No. 261672)
Napolitano is a Deep Stater and a scourge upon the concept of rule by law. .
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