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The Obama’s Administration’s FISA
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Posted By: MissMolly, 12/13/2019 4:23:11 AM

Perhaps if Democrats would momentarily shelve their obsession with Donald Trump, they’d comprehend the staggering abuse of power they’re defending these days. Because much of Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz was jaw-dropping. Horowitz’s testimony, in fact, sounded little like the media depiction of the IG report only the day before. Most major outlets had stressed that the IG had found no bias in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. But failing to uncover explicit instances of bias and exonerating the FBI aren’t the same thing. Worse, most of the media had buried the lede. An honest headline would have read something like: “Obama’s FBI cooked up

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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer 12/13/2019 5:04:40 AM (No. 260656)
FTA: 'What, for instance, stops Republicans from cobbling together their own salacious “dossier,” sending it to friends in the executive branch and law enforcement, using it to obtain FISA warrants, leaking it to a compliant media, all while propelling an investigation that smears a bunch of their adversaries for political reasons?' I'll tell you what: there would be NO 'compliant media' for a Republican version of the conspiracy/coup the Commiecrats cooked up against our President. A fraudulent, slavering media is essential to the process.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 12/13/2019 5:17:26 AM (No. 260661)
The media will be all over this... right???
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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete 12/13/2019 6:12:45 AM (No. 260684)
Time to take a close look at the crimes of Obama and his band of criminals. The crooked media went after Trump even before he was sworn in but looked the other way for eight years of crimes by the 'bama reign !!! Of course 'bama is black and a democrat and Trump isn't. Does that explain anything?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bluehouse 12/13/2019 6:32:12 AM (No. 260690)
What is the FISA court doing about the fraud perpetrated on it? What is Chief Justice John Roberts doing? Roberts appointed and is responsible for all 11 FISA court Judges who allowed illegal spy ring on Trump.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Deety 12/13/2019 6:45:53 AM (No. 260696)
The "MSM" not only acted as Lightbringer's paid bodyguards, they actively worked to cover up any and all crimes (high or otherwise) he and his administration were committing, and they are still at it. It use to be, cover ups of crimes were also against the law. But why the total, eternal, unquestionable Free Pass for the "MSM" when they demonstrably do this dirty work? Why?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janylou 12/13/2019 7:24:48 AM (No. 260716)
FTA: A person would need to suspend his disbelief to believe that a government lawyer would risk fabricating this kind evidence in such a sensitive case without any partisan intent. By any standard, though, it is corruption.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: marlon 12/13/2019 8:22:14 AM (No. 260757)
How come we never heard why FISA judge Contreas was fired?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/13/2019 8:30:29 AM (No. 260772)
The judges that renewed the FISA warrants again and again at best are incompetent or at worst complicit in this vendetta against President Trump and his supporters. The FISA court should have condemned those who presented these specious warrant applications to them. To date, they have done nothing. Maybe they just like having the DoJ/FBI make them look like drooling idiots. #Rubber stamp
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 12/13/2019 8:33:26 AM (No. 260778)
Just think of the "dossier" we could create for Barry without straying from the realm of indisputable fact! How's that "Scandal Free" administration looking now? It was indeed wire to wire scandal, well actually well beyond the official finish line.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 12/13/2019 8:38:36 AM (No. 260784)
#4, I’ve been asking that question since this entire story broke almost 3 years ago. If I were a FISA judge, I would be outraged that the FBI lied to me and used me as a dupe in their little conspiracy. The fact that we’ve heard nothing from these judges tells me that they are never-Trumpers and are part of that same conspiracy.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cobieone 12/13/2019 8:40:31 AM (No. 260787)
The Zero IRS scandal was huge. I thought it was one of the most egregious partisan acts by a presidential administration in the history of this nation. But it pales in comparison to this DOJ scandal. Without question, the biggest scandal in US history!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/13/2019 9:04:13 AM (No. 260805)
The Dog Which Didn't Bark The one name which is never mentioned in any of this - - even less than Little 0bie - - even on conservative blogs - - is that of the FBI's boss - - the head of the Department of Justice - - the vaunted Attorney General - - - - Lowretta Lynch. However - - I truly believe that she is so dumb - - so incompetent - - so clueless - - that she really didn't know about these treasonous actions. Can you say "Affirmative Action"?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Remnants 12/13/2019 9:11:16 AM (No. 260810)
#4 - Heard someone on some show - thanks to talk radio - raise the question of whether Chief Justice Roberts should recuse himself from the Senate trial since he is responsible for the FISA court judges, and the FISA applications play such an important part in the Democrats' case.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 12/13/2019 9:27:04 AM (No. 260832)
I hope that Barry and Valerie are sitting in their living room having coffee, looking out at the cold ocean and wondering how long it will be before the FBI comes for them. More likely they are sitting there with the same smug looks on their evil faces knowing that they can buy almost anybody off now. Mooch would be sitting across from them with Mama Robinson and discussing what the hell a FISA court is and what the color the new drapes should be.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: fysammy 12/13/2019 9:38:25 AM (No. 260844)
Just the tip of the Deep State iceberg!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: HotRod 12/13/2019 9:44:15 AM (No. 260852)
Many in the media, including TV, print, and digital are complicit in the crimes that have been, and will be uncovered. The First Amendment does not protect anyone from crimes they commit. Like the democrats have been harping: No one is above the law! Those people involved must be prosecuted, along with their government partners in crime. Much of the the media is corrupt!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/13/2019 10:02:21 AM (No. 260884)
Just because Obama managed to have his name avoid attachment to the problems, his administration was full of scandal and high crimes. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, FISA, releasing terrible terrorists for the release of an American deserter terrorist wannabe, and so on. How about that river that Obama's EPA destroyed in the Southwest late in his presidency? How much wildlife, water life died, and farmer's left high and dry were there? Not enough bandwidth to list all the crimes and scandals of Obama.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimJr 12/13/2019 10:09:36 AM (No. 260896)
The FISA abuse in the Trump case is the fallout from a massive coverup campaign. It wouldn't have been necessary if Trump hadn't won. The real, and so far under reported, scandal, is the weaponization of the organs of Government to attack the "enemies" of the political "elite" (i.e. uniparty or "Deep State"). First and foremost to remember, this was done withe full support and cooperation of most of the major players in the Obama administration, including Obama himself. Along with the IRS, notable the FBI and CIA were engaged in domestic political spying and other shenanigans. Much of what we are seeing was put into place prior to the 2012 election, but was not needed because Willard was such a weak candidate. Trump really shook things up and the full weight was thrown against him when we secured the Republican nomination. The Cabal went nuts when Trump was actually elected President. With Trump and not Hillary as President, their seriously illegal activities were not going to be safe from discovery and/or prosecution (like the Hillary and House and DNC e-mail debacles). The CIA/FBI engaged 2 assets, Misfud and Halper to plant "Russia, Russia, Russia" information then with assistance of like-minded foreign governments maneuvered the railroading of Page and Papadopalous. New(ish) and uncooperative NSA chief Admiral Rogers dropped the first real bob on the conspirators when he briefed Trump on the illegal use of NSA intercepts directed toward him and his transition team. Subsequently, Trumps' transition team decamped to Trump's New Jersey golf club and Admiral Rogers was fired by Obama. The Page FISA warrant was necessary to provide cover for the illicit NSA intercept collection that had been going on with regards to the Trump campaign (the "insurance policy"). Flynn had to be taken out because he is a true patriot and as such he was too dangerous to the conspirators to have remain in Trump's confidence. The conspirators managed they're only victory when the maneuvered having then AG Sessions recuse himself and getting Muller appointed as Special Council. 22 months later and $35 million later, that imploded in their faces. They needed something else - enter the "Whistleblower". Conveniently, the Intel IG changed the "whistleblowwer" rules just in time to allow the reporting of rumor and hearsay. Hmm. Now it's "Ukraine", "Quid Pro Quo" and "bribery" (all that despite the lack of actual evidence). On to the Impeachment! With the IG report we are getting the first widely-covered look in the swamp, Here's hoping that results of the Barr and Dunam investigation drops before the next election. I want to see a bunch of "perp walks".
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Reply 19 - Posted by: red1066 12/13/2019 10:12:36 AM (No. 260905)
I won't be happy until the new owners of a 12 million dollar beach house in Martha's Vineyard are frogged marched in orange jump suits right into federal prison.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Luckyx3 12/13/2019 10:21:11 AM (No. 260919)
please let SOMEBODY be held accountable - god knows, the list is long enough
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Reply 21 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 12/13/2019 1:26:59 PM (No. 261155)
Rope Tree Kenyan Justice Who’s next? s/
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 12/13/2019 2:20:44 PM (No. 261209)
L-Doughters comments.....cogent,witty,profound & pizzed off.....make my day. They should be paid handsomely and replace the 'nattering nabobs of negativism' ! Alas, Spiro....we hardly knew ya.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/13/2019 3:15:28 PM (No. 261243)
And they wanted to impeach Nixon for 18 minutes of missing tapes and some underlings spying on the opposition.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/13/2019 4:21:04 PM (No. 261320)
The Senate needs to call Obama to testify. "What did the President know and when did he know it?" "Revenge is a dish best served cold"... and Richard Nixon will be pleased.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 12/13/2019 5:30:17 PM (No. 261393)
"Massive scandal"?? And exactly how many people have gone to prison? By my count.....ZERO. So, I see it as not so massive, and a minor PITA for the leftists, so far. I really, really hope that AG Barr will treat it as a massive criminal conspiracy and put about 3 dozen top folks at FBI, CIA and DoJ in prison for about 20 years each. But until then.....it isn't much of anything, at least from a legal standpoint. Just a lot of handwringing and jawing.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Fireball27 12/13/2019 7:07:57 PM (No. 261479)
Remember FISA is part of the anti terrorism "Patriot Act" called for after 9/11. Recall how vocal the left was that the Patriot Act was a dangerous thing and shouldn't be passed. We on the right never thought for a second that the government would abuse the act to spy on our own people, much less political rivals. We never thought someone as crooked as Hillary and Obama could do what they did. I think if we start pointing out how the "Patriot Act" was abused by the Obama administration, we might get through to some of the lefties who were against it in the first place. They were right, the act could be used against Americans. We just never believed our government would turn against us, ala Obama and his minions.
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