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originally posted by: alphabetaone
originally posted by: Justoneman
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Grambler
First off I have seen it presented as the DOJ or FBI.
So, you didn't read the BBC article?
If so, why did he then change the rules so that this info could be spread across multiple agencies?
And you are REACHING because there is plenty of what you asked for provided in this thread,
No, what he asked for is a source that proves the claim...there is nothing but overly dramatic conjecture in this thread.
Cherry pickers anon has openings I bet, well if they actually existed.
Just kidding.. but you do need to check out the actual facts and not the narrow ones that you can point to. Life exists outside of this forum......
Actual facts?! You are one to attempt to educate someone else on obtaining facts?
Here are the facts and I don't need a source to give them to you:
Trump has proven nothing.
Until Trump proves something, this is a non-issue.
That is all.
Those are the facts. Spin away little man...
The nation’s top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless searches of the content of Americans’ communications caught up in collection on foreign targets.
The letter, sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), also disclosed that there are large gaps in how the government tracks searches on Americans’ communications — and that the FBI simply does not track such searches at all.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that the NSA considers 193 foreign countries — containing the vast majority of the earth’s population — to be valid foreign intelligence targets.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Xcathdra
I really do appreciate the fullness of your answer.
So, if I am the FBI I very likely don't have to have a warrant to monitor Kislyak?
But I would to monitor Flynn or Sessions (or Manafort or whomever?)
RT ran an interview yesterday with retired CIA analyst, Larry Johnson. Johnson pointed out that the carefully-crafted denials by US Intel officials that they did not order the bugging of Trump Tower in New York within a month of the November 8 election may actually be true.
Johnson pointed out that a highly-classified job aimed at a domestic target could easily have been done by the British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, then the results shared with both the intelligence community, as well as important American politicians.
[insert] The word in the community is that Admiral Michael Rogers, the Director of the NSA, apparently blew the whistle on the operation when he held a meeting with President-Elect Trump at Trump Towers shortly after the election and told him what he was up against.
originally posted by: Berns4
a reply to: Xcathdra
Yes I have read it. Private banks are not covered by FISA.
FISA laws - 50 USC 36.
As used in this subchapter:
(a) “Foreign power” means—
(6) an entity that is directed and controlled by a foreign government or governments; or
(b) “Agent of a foreign power” means—
(1) any person other than a United States person, who—
(A) acts in the United States as an officer or employee of a foreign power, or as a member of a foreign power as defined in subsection (a)(4), irrespective of whether the person is inside the United States;
(B) acts for or on behalf of a foreign power which engages in clandestine intelligence activities in the United States contrary to the interests of the United States, when the circumstances indicate that such person may engage in such activities, or when such person knowingly aids or abets any person in the conduct of such activities or knowingly conspires with any person to engage in such activities;
(2) any person who—
(A) knowingly engages in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of a foreign power, which activities involve or may involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States;
(B) pursuant to the direction of an intelligence service or network of a foreign power, knowingly engages in any other clandestine intelligence activities for or on behalf of such foreign power, which activities involve or are about to involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States;
(C) knowingly engages in sabotage or international terrorism, or activities that are in preparation therefor, for or on behalf of a foreign power;
(D) knowingly enters the United States under a false or fraudulent identity for or on behalf of a foreign power or, while in the United States, knowingly assumes a false or fraudulent identity for or on behalf of a foreign power; or
(E) knowingly aids or abets any person in the conduct of activities described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) or knowingly conspires with any person to engage in activities described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C).