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115837 No. 115837 ID: 505f46
nigger gonna be in a cell with OJ before long

Two leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the FBI and the Justice Department to hand over any warrant applications related to possible wiretaps of Donald Trump and his team after the president accused his predecessor of illegally tracking his conversations.

Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the top Republican and Democrat on the Judiciary Committee’s crime and terrorism panel, wrote Wednesday to FBI Director James B. Comey and acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente asking for “copies of any warrant applications and court orders — redacted as necessary . . . related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower.”

Boente was recently put in charge of such issues at the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from matters pertaining to the Trump campaign.

“We would take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very seriously,” Graham and Whitehouse wrote. “We would be equally alarmed to learn that a court found enough evidence of criminal activity or contact with a foreign power to legally authorize a wiretap of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower.”

Trump’s weekend accusation that the Obama administration had ordered wiretaps of his phones, delivered via Twitter, sent members of Congress into a frenzy this week. Some Republicans quickly responded positively to the president’s demands for a congressional investigation, while Democrats and other Republicans expressed alarm that Trump had made such an accusation without providing any evidence to support it.

Comey has already asked the Justice Department to refute Trump’s accusation. White House officials have tried to deflect that, calling for a congressional investigation — and refusing to answer questions about what evidence the president’s accusation rests upon until such an investigation commences.

Several members of Congress have said that Trump needs to publicly explain the substance behind those allegations before Congress should dig into it. The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, meanwhile, have agreed to include an examination into potential wiretaps in their ongoing probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections — though they acknowledged that there is no evidence yet that such wiretapping took place.

Graham and Whitehouse have both been critical of the Trump team’s alleged ties to Russia and have pledged to run an investigation of their own from their perch on the Judiciary Committee panel.

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>> No. 115838 ID: 478b5b
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Ben Garrison post-ironically? Go sit down before you hurt yourself.
>> No. 115839 ID: b70387
Trump was already aggravated about how the Russia allegations were distracting from his big speech. Now he's sending Congress on a wild goose chase looking for nonexistent wiretaps. When do the legislative achievements start happening?
>> No. 115840 ID: 111d07
>Now he's sending Congress on a wild goose chase looking for nonexistent wiretaps.

He's not sending Congress. They're sending themselves at their own convenience, that's hardly Trump's fault.
And you know they're non-existent because... he's Donald Trump and you're biased against him?

It's not that ridiculous. The President has the authority to obtain any information that the NSA has (see video) without touching a FISA court or obtaining any kind or warrant. And we already established before these Vault 7 leaks that the NSA knows your average strokes per minute during you fap sessions thanks to Snowden's leaks years ago. So Obama could have easily obtained electronic and telecom records that the NSA had on Trump and done so without a warrant or any type of oversight. You put that past him?

>When do the legislative achievements start happening?

And why must the achievements be limited to legislative to be valid in your opinion? And why is Trump responsible for Congress being Congress?
>> No. 115841 ID: 111d07
Video timestamp didn't work. Fast forward ~3:10 in for the segment where the Judge explains it.
>> No. 115844 ID: b70387
Because he's Donald Trump and he started this whole clusterfuck with three early-morning tweets, presenting no evidence whatsoever, when, as the president, everything from the executive branch is available to him and he can declassify it at will.

Legislative achievements and court appointments have a chance of outlasting this administration. Trump is clearly setting the agenda.
>> No. 115848 ID: 111d07
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>Because he's Donald Trump and he started this whole clusterfuck with three early-morning tweets, presenting no evidence whatsoever

He was literally quoting Mark Levin and Breitbart, so claiming he started it is patently false to begin with.

As for no evidence, well, Vault 7 rather showcases doubt. Also, it would have been possible for Obama to have done so and without FISA or a warrant as I pointed out.

>when, as the president, everything from the executive branch is available to him and he can declassify it at will.

1.) No, Presidents can not declassify "at will." Especially in this circumstance, he might not legally be able to because it could potentially violate the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (we don't know the circumstances or what would come out from declassification, so it is not out of the realm of possibility). Meaning at best a zebra-striped set of documents that you and others will no doubt still not be content with.
2.) This assumes there is evidence tying Obama that he can declassify when generally the Director of the NSA is not going to write down "and today I gave President Obama a transcript of Presidential candidate Trump's email correspondences for the last 2 years without a FISA court ordered warrant." That said, you know damn well that some entity in the IC has Trump's private information - just as the same that we know that they have a few hundred million other American citizens' private correspondences.

Also, since at no point was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing, it wouldn't be the first time where supposedly President Obama was kept out of the loop conveniently just enough to claim plausible deniability while those in his administration acted "on their own accord" and suddenly felt the need to resign and find the nearest bus to throw themselves under. Officially unofficially, that is.
>> No. 115850 ID: b70387
>He was literally quoting Mark Levin and Breitbart, so claiming he started it is patently false to begin with.
And he just repeated it to all the world. If it stayed with them, it would have remained an irrelevant assertion.

>Meaning at best a zebra-striped set of documents that you and others will no doubt still not be content with.
If such a document says someone in the executive branch was specifically spying on Trump, that would be enough for me to think Trump maybe wasn't just mindlessly repeating something he saw in the media without thinking of the consequences. If any of what he said is true, there are still better ways he could have handled it. Collecting evidence and determining what could safely be made public before opening his big mouth, for instance.
(Of course, the NSA is hoovering up data on everyone, but actually accessing collected data on specific individuals is another step.)
>> No. 115852 ID: 22c903
>CIA has been puppetting presidents and hacking the globe


ok, now YOU are being the master troll good sir :)
>> No. 115853 ID: b70387
As in, it wouldn't have entered the national conversation like it has.

CIA has hacking tools because that's their job. Doesn't mean they're using them on domestic politicians.
>> No. 115855 ID: 22c903
Their Job is to gather intelligence. of which there are a plethora of more ethical ways than colluding with tech companies to keep gaping security features open just so they can get through
>> No. 115857 ID: d4c8ee
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>we should give up whatever advantages we have because gentlemen don't read each other's mail!
>> No. 115859 ID: 334c17
Is that an advantage when you can't trust your secrets to your own state?
>> No. 115860 ID: 22c903
A race to the bottom ethically hurts everyone involved. The old saying an eye for an eye makes the world blind applies here except in its new form,

if you watch your target masturbate through his webcam he will also watch you masturbate through your webcam.
>> No. 115866 ID: b430d1
"President Obama himself said he was going to stay in Washington until his daughter graduated. I think we ought to pitch in to let him go someplace else, because he is only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is going to totally upset the new agenda. It just doesn’t make sense. And people sit back and they say to me, 'My gosh, why can’t you guys get this done?' I say, 'We've got a new CEO, we've got some new heads in the different departments, but the same people are there, and they don't believe that the new owners or the new managers should be running the ship.'"

Mike Kelly, Chairman United States House Committee on Ways and Means and 4 term Congressman

>> No. 115879 ID: 9723b1
>Now he's sending Congress on a wild goose chase looking for nonexistent wiretaps.
If the wiretaps are nonexistant, how did "UNNAMED INTELLIGENCE SOURCES" know that Trump was bought out by Russia?

You personally supported and vouched for "UNNAMED INTELLIGENCE SOURCES" in other threads so... the leaks must have been real.

Can't have your cake and eat it too.
>> No. 115885 ID: d4c8ee
Be sure to unplug your microwave at night so that OBUMMER can't take photos of you with it!

>“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway said as the Trump presidency marked its 50th day in office during the weekend. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”

>Conway went on to say that the monitoring could be done with “microwaves that turn into cameras,” adding: “We know this is a fact of modern life.”

>Conway did not offer any evidence to back up her claim.
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>no evidence

because it makes the media lemmings research for themselves and makes the media look twice as stupid when they do.

>> No. 115895 ID: d4c8ee

>First, let’s take Conway’s assertion literally. Microwaves (the waves) can be used for certain types of imaging, as in radar, but a microwave oven can’t be used as a camera unless it literally has an outward-facing webcam onboard. No such microwave appears to exist. That’s in contrast to the case of the spying Samsung TVs, referenced by Conway, that each come with a built-in, internet-connected microphone.

>But what if we were to take Conway not literally, but seriously? Asked whether a microwave could be turned into not a camera, specifically, but a listening device, Stephen Frasier, a microwave imaging and radar researcher at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, let out several seconds of sustained laughter.

>“Unless it’s a voice-activated microwave oven connected to the internet I can’t think of a way,” says Frasier. Outside of a failed smart microwave Kickstarter, no microphone-equipped microwaves appear to exist. In fact, a quick check of major appliance manufacturers including GE, LG, and Samsung shows that internet-connected microwaves are a rarity. Even those that might exist in early-adopting kitchens would be far more likely to be conscripted into a botnet than used as a listening device.

>Let’s go for the full benefit of the doubt though, and assume that Conway meant microwaves as in literal radio frequency waves. Those can, in fact, be used for imaging and communication. Consumer microwave ovens use these same waves to heat food. Does that mean we’re onto something?

>Not quite. The whole purpose of those cooking devices is to hold the waves in, not let them out. “The actual oven where you put your food is what we call a cavity. It’s basically a closed box. Even though you can see through the front door, the microwaves can’t penetrate through that,” says Frasier. “Maybe if you’re licking the door you might get a little exposure, but they’re in there to cook your food.”

>Outside the confines of a kitchen appliance, microwaves can be used for surveillance in a certain sense; they’re useful for monitoring systems like air traffic control, meteorological radar, and satellite Earth observation. Spies have even used them to create microphones. But these are purpose-built bugs, just like any other clandestine listening device.

>“I can’t conceive of an effective way to do any of it from your microwave oven,” Frasier says.
>> No. 115914 ID: f9b63c
That's why Reichel Madcow received some papers, and decided to air them before even checking the contents. Her first time reading was on air, it was hilarious.

We should send her The Aristocrats joke labeled as Trumps tax returns.
>> No. 115924 ID: d4c8ee
>The top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said today that there is no evidence of any wiretap at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the presidential campaign or transition.

>Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that there is "no basis" for President Trump's accusations that then-President Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Tower "whatsoever."

>Schiff said it "deeply concerns me that the president would make such an accusation without basis."

>The committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said, "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower."
>> No. 115944 ID: d4c8ee
Senate concurs.
>The leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday flatly refuted President Trump's claims that his New York offices were wiretapped by the Obama administration in advance of the November election.

>“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a joint statement.
>> No. 115951 ID: 9723b1
Learn to read:
>“Based on the information available to us,
They are saying no one informed them, it's called covering their ass when the truth comes to light.

Which again brings us to a key question:

>Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified
>On Monday, Trump’s national security adviser was forced to resign after The Washington Post reported on leaks of classified intelligence revealing that Flynn had engaged in talks with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition period, while Barack Obama was still president.
>> No. 115957 ID: cce514
Is the Krokodil starting to rot your brain? Flyn got caught because the FBI monitors the communications of foreign diplomats.
>> No. 115969 ID: d4c8ee
>The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT on March 6, the week after Trump's original accusation that Obama was responsible for an illegal wiretap.

>On March 13, Napolitano told hosts of Fox News' Fox & Friends that Obama circumvented the American intelligence community to ask "the British spying agency" for "transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump" without "American fingerprints." Napolitano's claims were cited by White House press secretary Sean Spicer while defending Trump's baseless claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

>On March 14, Media Matters uncovered the link between Napolitano's claims and an interview Johnson gave to RT. The New York Times confirmed Media Matters' reporting that Napolitano used Johnson as "one of the sources" for his "claim about British intelligence." The Times also noted Johnson's direct involvement in spreading false rumors that video existed of Michelle Obama using a racial slur against white people. From the March 17 article:

>Mr. [Andrew] Napolitano's unlikely leap into global politics can be explained by his friendship with Mr. Trump, whom he met with this year to discuss potential Supreme Court nominees. Mr. Napolitano also has a taste for conspiracy theories, which led him to Larry C. Johnson, a former intelligence officer best known for spreading a hoax about Michelle Obama.

>Mr. Johnson, who was himself once a Fox News contributor, said in a telephone interview that Mr. Napolitano called him on Friday and requested that he speak to The New York Times. Mr. Johnson said he was one of the sources for Mr. Napolitano's claim about British intelligence.

>Mr. Johnson became infamous in political circles after he spread false rumors in 2008 that Michelle Obama had been videotaped using a slur against Caucasians. In the interview on Friday, Mr. Johnson acknowledged his notoriety, but said that his knowledge of surveillance of Mr. Trump came from sources in the American intelligence community. Mr. Napolitano, he said, heard about his information through an intermediary.
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