From: therightscoop.com, by staff, on May 24, 2017
A new report out this morning details just how much Obama spied on Americans during his administration and it’s a lot. Even the liberal ACLU organization says these new disclosures are some of the most serious to ever be documented:
CIRCA – 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.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
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.
The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.
The admitted violations undercut one of the primary defenses that the intelligence community and Obama officials have used in recent weeks to justify their snooping into incidental NSA intercepts about Americans.
Circa has reported that there was a three-fold increase in NSA data searches about Americans and a rise in the unmasking of U.S. person’s identities in intelligence reports after Obama loosened the privacy rules in 2011.
Officials like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice have argued their activities were legal under the so-called minimization rule changes Obama made, and that the intelligence agencies were strictly monitored to avoid abuses.
The intelligence court and the NSA’s own internal watchdog found that not to be true.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the newly disclosed violations are some of the most serious to ever be documented and strongly call into question the U.S. intelligence community’s ability to police itself and safeguard American’s privacy as guaranteed by the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure.
Mark Levin wants to know where is the special prosecutor:
Obama spied on journalists and the American people, yet we’re supposed to just ignore that he spied on Trump all because of Trump’s tweet? The media pretends like it’s not a big deal at all and even seems to take Susan Rice at her word that her unmasking of details of the Trump campaign’s communications was appropriate.
Yeah, I think we need a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of all of this and pronto.
Riddle me this … suppose the “lamestream” media had treated Barack Obama exactly as they’re now treating Donald Trump – think about it.
If Obama had been subject to the intense scrutiny that President Trump has been subjected to, Obama would have been not only impeached but executed for treason – yes, treason. Did he not provide “aid and comfort” to our enemies?
It is painfully obvious that the media doesn’t like Donald Trump. He’s made them look like the idiots they are when he won the election. He won’t kowtow to them and refuses to play their politically correct games and gives as good as he gets when it comes to disparaging remarks. And perhaps the thing that disturbs them most is that he’s not Hillary Clinton, their figurative “mommy.”
Almost daily we learn more about the illegal, immoral, and unAmerican activities in which our previous president engaged. So far at least, he’s gotten away with all of his covert shenanigans, but we’re learning more and more that, in time, will make it impossible for his supporters to continue their blind worship of our “First Black President.”
Thank God that he termed out, in another few years of concentrating his power, he’d have assumed the presidency for life and the country that many of us knew, fought for, and loved would have perished from the earth.