The FISA law itself is corrupt

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While this story is mostly focused on the obvious fact that the Democrats were outright lying when they claimed, before the FISA memo was released, that its release would reveal information that would place the country’s security at risk, it is this tidbit that I want to focus on:

But speaking of stupid, something else occurred that few are mentioning, but may be of more significance than anything. What were these FISA judges thinking who allowed for the surveillance? They actually read the Steele dossier, one would assume. Were they imbeciles or as biased as McCabe, Strzok and the rest of that seedy FBI cabal? Whether they were told that document came from the Clinton campaign or not, it read like an outtake from the back pages of the National Enquirer — and not one of the good issues (John Edwards, etc.). The dossier was ludicrous on its face, yet the supposedly great legal minds of the FISA court accepted it as what appears to be the most important evidence for the case.

Think about that.

What we need, obviously, is the old word transparency. The public needs to see the full details of what went into the FISA decisions — and we don’t need to hear any of that fake palaver about national security. Everybody’s security depends on the FISA court working in a one-hundred percent unbiased manner. Otherwise we’re living a nightmare.

That court, and its workings, and its personnel should be a key part of any investigation going forward. New rules and regulations have to be put in place.

The author is thinking “reform.” We must dig into the workings of the FISA court and fix it so this kind of corruption never happens again.

Bah. What this scandal reveals is that the FISA law, created in 1978 during the Carter administration by a Congress strongly controlled by leftwing Democrats (following heavy election loses to the Republicans after Watergate) is itself a problem, and should be gotten rid of. The idea that a warrant against an American can be issued using secret information that no one is allowed to look at reeks with the possibility of abuse and corruption, which is exactly what we see here.

For example, the eleven judges presently on the FISA court were all appointed during the Obama administration. Though the law says the Chief Justice of the U.S. designates them, the law tilts the scale by requiring that “the judges must be drawn from at least seven of the United States judicial circuits, and three of the judges must reside within 20 miles of the District of Columbia.” Considering the political leanings of the DC area, it seems to me that this is going to make it very easy for the court to lean left politically.

No amount of dressing is going to fix this. The FISA court is essentially a Star Chamber where government operatives can use secret information to manipulate the court to allow them to go after their enemies. It is by definition hostile to every aspect of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and should be dumped.


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  • Cotour

    One key point.

    The FISA law was just re-authorized, and all of this evidence about how corrupt the law in action had become under the Obama administration was known to some key players, but was with held from the public until after the vote to reauthorize it was held.

  • Kirk

    Relevant presidential tweets:

    7:33 AM – Jan 11, 2018: “House votes on controversial FISA ACT today.” This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?

    9:14 AM – Jan 11, 2018: With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!

  • Cotour

    WHERE THE MEMO IS GOING: 18 U.S. Code 242.

    How does this law fit in with the actions of the leadership of the FBI and the DOJ and their clearly established attempts to subvert the law related to the Constitutional rights of D.J. Trump and by extension the people of America who chose to empower him as president?

    18 US CODE 242: Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    Lawyers, lawyers, lawyers, its going to be raining lawyers and indictments.

  • pzatchok

    Oh there are a few courts I would like to change.

    First off I would love to see the federal cicruit coiurt reapportioned. It was basically apportioned by population. But since things have changed in the last hundred years I think its time to change things to reballance them.

    The pacific islands and Alaska could be one court. They have similar problems, at least closer together than the rest of the nation.
    California can be the only place for the 9th court instead of the 9th covering all the west coast and the pacific regions. Could you imagine how powerless Callifornia and the 9th court would become if they couldn’t reach out and tell everyone in the west what to do? Or even go so far as to change california into two different courts. A north and a south.(make that threat if they do not accept a single 9th just for California)

    There is no law stating the President can not do this and now is the best time. Talk about fundimentaly changing America.

  • Cotour

    The FISA law AND the leadership of the FBI is certainly corrupt.

    Your going to love this. Carter page was working as a Russian spy for the FBI?

    Carter Page, being one of the principles in the FBI FISA warrants being issued was working for the FBI before hand, an FBI inside man. Thats why when you see him interviewed he transmits that squrilly can not nail it down persona.

    Just noodle with that for a while and divide it into him becoming one of THEE primary individuals that gave an entre to spy on Trump and his campaign, and president elect Trump..

  • Cotour

    Another one bites the dust.

    The numbers keep piling up on both the FBI and the DOJ.

  • Cotour

    The Huber / Sessions DOJ investigation is probably the best shot at some real and actual justice related to the overt and blatant corruption within the LEADERSHIP of the Obama DOJ, the Obama FBI and within the Hillary Clinton 2016 election machine and the DNC.

    Mr. Huber will have to draw the lines between the Political realm and the Pedestrian realm in order that the profoundly needed justice that the public KNOWS must be administered is administered. IT MUST HAPPEN.

    Attempting to remain somewhat realistic about this situation and the differences between the Political realm and the Pedestrian realm and the law, if there was a scale of justice that ran from 0 to 10, I would be happy with a 5 to a 7.

    Like it or not the law must be reconciled in one way or another, it can not be allowed to be ignored like these over the top abuses of power and weaponizing of government have not occurred and never existed.

    IT IS COMING. (And if it does not show up in some significant way then WE, America and the American people are no better than the worst and most corrupt governments that have ever existed on the planet and there will be no hope for the future)

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