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Constitutional Law Attorney Says Mueller’s Seizure Of Transition Emails “Likely Violated The Law”

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have inappropriately taken possession of “many tens of thousands” of emails from the Trump transition team, obtained through the General Services Administration – the government agency responsible for hosting the transition email system which used a “ptt.gov” address, without getting the necessary search warrants […]

The Deep State’s Christmas Present To America: Surveillance That Never Ends

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance. I’m not referring to the kind of surveillance carried out by that all-knowing and all-seeing Jolly Old St. Nick and his informant the Elf on the […]

Top NSA Whistleblower Claims “Russiagate” A Fake To Increase War-Spending

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, William Binney is the mathematician and Russia-specialist, who quit the NSA in 2001 as its global Technical Director for geopolitical analysis, because of the lying about, and manipulations of, intelligence, that he saw — distortions of intelligence by the George W. Bush Administration — in order […]

How Many Americans Are Swept Up In The NSA’s Snooping Programs?

Authored by Jonathan Haggerty and Arthur Rizer via TheHill.com, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper famously (or infamously) told Congress the National Security Agency did not “wittingly” collect data on Americans. That turned out to be false. More recently, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the current director of national intelligence, Dan Coats whether the […]

NSA Whistleblower Accuses Agency Of “Mass Electronic Surveillance”

While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was burnishing his credentials as a master of the corporate turnaround during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US intelligence agencies were testing out their capabilities for mass electronic surveillance according to a recent Associated Press report. Ex-NSA spy Thomas Drake has alleged as much in a […]

President Obama Sought NSA Intel On 1000s Of Americans During The 2016 Election

Authored by John Solomon via Circa.com, During his final year in office, President Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents in the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election. The data, made available […]

NSA Reportedly Halts Warrantless Surveillance Of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

In a somewhat shocking admission, if it is true, officials have told The New York Times that the National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program. The so-called "about the target" collection from network switches was first reported by The New York Times in 2013, but the issues surrounding […]

Court Rules Facebook Can’t Challenge Demands for User Data (and Can’t Tell Users)

Via The Daily Bell Facebook is not exactly the champion of user privacy, but at least in one case, the company did go to bat for its users. Facebook took New York law enforcement to court over secret warrants that allowed authorities to collect user data. Unfortunately, Facebook just lost their case in the New York courts. […]

Spygate: America’s Political Police Vs. Donald J. Trump

Via Justin Raimondo of AntiWar.com, Everyone is suddenly talking about the Deep State – the configuration of spy agencies, career bureaucrats, and overseas spooks whose murky omnipresence has been brought to light by President Trump’s contention that he was “wiretapped” by his predecessor. With his usual imprecision, Trump managed to confuse the issue by ascribing […]

Former NSA Whistleblower: “Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored”

Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA's global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was wiretapped and monitored… he was. As we noted previously, Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior […]