Yesterday, we brought you the news that the Obama administration had, for years, been lying and spying on innocent Americans. While the Obama administration had promised to abide by new measures that would protect innocent Americans from prying eyes, we recently discovered that they had chosen to ignore those rules and their promises… for years. From 2011 to 2016 the Obama administration knowingly broke the law and trampled the Constitution and only admitted their wrongdoing just a few days before a new President was to be elected. It’s a disgusting revelation and more evidence proving that the Obama administration was among the most corrupt and lawless in American history.
Now, James Rosen of Fox News has more disturbing information on this story and it simply describes a presidential administration that cares nothing about the Constitution or the rights of the American people.
Declassified documents first obtained by the news outlet Circa show the FISA court sharply rebuked the Obama administration. ‘With greater frequency than previously disclosed to the court, NSA analysts had used U.S. person identifiers to query the results of internet “upstream” collection, even though NSA’s section 702 minimalization procedures prohibited such queries.’
Minimization refers to the precautions the government is supposed to take to ensure that its infringement on the rights of citizens is at a minimum. Judges blasted NSA’s institutional lack of candor and added: ‘This is a very serious 4th Amendment issue.’
The documents show it was back in 2011 when the FISA court first found NSA’s procedures to be ‘stautorially and Constitutionally deficient with respect to their protection of U.S. person information.’
Five years later, two weeks before election day, the judges learned that NSA had never adequately enacted the changes it had promised to make.
‘The NSA inspector general and its office of compliance for operations [have been] conducting other reviews covering different time periods, with preliminary results suggesting that the problem was widespread during all periods of review.’
Judge Andrew Napolitano: There is a linear connection between excessive aquisition of data by the intelligence community, distribution of that raw data to people who do not need to know it, availablitiy of unmasking, which is producing the real true names of the human beings whose emails, texts, and phone calls were the subjects of all this, and then ultimately the select revelation of those names!
James Rosen: Sen. Rand Paul called this an “amazing abuse of power” while a spokesman for former President Obama did not return our request for comment.
These disclosures are timely though, because Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, one of the primary means by which U.S. citiznes are caught up in surveillance, is up for reauthorization by the Congress at year’s end.
Will the Obama administration ever be held accountable for their crimes? Each passing day it seems less and less likely that anyone from the administration will ever face justice for the wrongs they’ve committed.