~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton on Sunday night during his “Swamp Watch” segment exposed the corruption and dirty dealings of former FBI directors and long-time bff’s James Comey and special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.
Hilton went from Lockheed Martin to Booz Allen Hamilton to Bridgewater Associates. One of the most interesting parts of the segment was Robert Mueller’s connection to Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
Allow me to back track four months when during an interview, Tim Cook, who allegedly prides himself on Apple’s “strong stance” when it comes to protecting the privacy and data of its customers stated the following:
“We care about the user experience. And we’re not going to traffic in your personal life. I think it’s an invasion of privacy … Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty … [I]n something that is unique to America, you know, this is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press, and privacy is right up there for us….”
Of course, this is no newfound revelation on the part of Cook. Just two years earlier, Apple refused to comply with a California judge’s order to unlock an I-phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino Islamic terrorists by granting the FBI backdoor access to the device.
In an open letter to Apple customer’s posted on to its website, Cook wrote:
The US government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create,” Cook wrote in an open letter posted on Apple’s website. “They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.
Yet when special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, asked former client, Apple (Tim Cook) for access to Paul Manafort’s data, Tim Cook without a second thought granted his former attorney, i.e., Mueller access to Manafort’s iCloud account. So much for the sanctity and privacy of Apple’s customers.
And, that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to former FBI Directors, James Comey and pal, Robert Mueller. Below is the segment in its entirety.
Fox News – The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton
Aug. 12, 2018 – 7:03 – Mueller and Comey are model public servants, we’re told.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joins ‘The Ingraham Angle’ to discuss whether counter-intelligence tools were used to target of informal or low-level Trump associates to get information on higher-ups.
How on earth we the people find ourselves in this situation? If you’re reading this post, no need to answer because you have been aware for some time as to exactly how we got here.
S. Noble has an extensive post up this morning over at Independent Sentinel breaking down the FISA Court and the shenanigans of Barack Obama and administration up to and through the 2016 presidential election season to and beyond Election Day 2016.
They are called the second Supreme Court. There is no oversight, they go unchecked, have vast powers, and rarely turn down a request. Their appeals court is made up solely of Clinton appointees. Former president Obama greatly expanded the powers of the court.
The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
If true, the Obama administration allowed Trump Tower to be investigated as if they were foreign spies within the United States. It centered around Manafort, J.D.Gordon and Carter Page. Page never even met Trump, Paul Manafort, who also worked for Presidents Ford and Reagan, George H.W. Bush and candidate Bob Dole, was fired, and J.D. Gordon who served as the spokesman for the U.S. Navy and worked in the Pentagon under David Rusmfeld and Robert Gates, advised the campaign on national policy.
Most requests to the court are made by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Its powers have evolved to the point that it has been called “almost a parallel Supreme Court”[…]
This morning President Donald Trump in a series of tweets which has the heads of Progressives and their propagandists exploding, Alinsky style called out Barack Obama’s wiretapping his phones in Trump Tower, NYC in the fall of 2016. See below:
The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs……
The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches…
Jay Sekulow, of ACLJ reported on Obama’s soft coup several weeks back.
Sekulow: President Obama, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch should be held accountable for this.”
Remember back in 2013, when Senator Ron Wyden called out DNI director, James Clapper for lying about the FISA warrants?
…Technically, a FISA warrant is required to intentionally target the communications of American citizens or people inside the U.S.
When the NSA does get a warrant from the FISA court it can resemble a blank check.
In the case of a 2010 warrant obtained by the London Guardian, the warrant was only one-paragraph long and did not contain detailed legal rulings or explanations….
Is President Trump paranoid? Is he unhinged? Nope, there are millions of Americans who believe that Obama and his revolting band of globalists are conspiring to de-legitimize President Trump with the endgame being his removal from power.
What gives us that idea? Eight years of nasty tactics and an endless war on Americans who stood in the path of Obama’s agenda by a malignant narcissist and liar-in-chief.
FISA WARRANTS, SPYING ON CIVILIANS, TRUMP TOWER.
As pointed out in an article earlier today by Redstate, the odds are that Barack Obama gave intelligence the tools and the order to go after then civilian, Donald J. Trump in Trump Tower.
It seems virtually certain that FISA warrants were requested. The only thing we really don’t know is whether the warrants were granted. We do know that the FISA court rejects 0.03% of warrant requests. So it is safe to presume that if the warrant was requested it was granted.
And, if we are being honest, Trump is now in a position to know the answer to that question because his Attorney General can answer it. Hence, we have to treat Trump’s tweet-storm on this as more than bluster, it is more akin to an on-the-record statement of fact than a mere accusation….
Less than 24 hours after Barack Obama’s meeting with Trump last December, the Obama administration went into hiring mode meaning that a hiring freeze agreed upon between Obama and Trump the day before, Obama never intended to honor. Obama lied.
Both hires would interfere with AG, Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice on several levels. Furthermore, both hires might suggest that Obama does not expect to be away from the White House for long. Just saying and as for those breadcrumbs that Obama left behind, they had nothing to do with Obama being a good American and everything to do with Obama preserving his legacy to which President Trump has taken a sledgehammer. See: Former U.S. Attorney Claims FBI Has Names of CIA Leakers.
Since the day after the presidential election, Progressives have talked about impeachment and the 25th amendment, no doubt a talking point to appease their base.
Mind you, these are the same useful idiots who rioted in the streets of America over the past eight years at the whim of a dog whistle from Obama and who believed the media’s lies that Hillary Clinton was ahead in the polls until well past midnight on Election Day although the facts said otherwise.
And let us not forget that eight years of the Obama administration provided overwhelming ammunition to impeach Obama but the cowards in the Republican Party would simply not go there.
END OF SIDEBAR.
Two weeks ago, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D–OR 3rd District) had the audacity to pen an op-ed on the options should a sitting president become incapacitated, correction ordained to be so incapacitated.
Not since the 1997 blockbuster “Air Force One” has the 25th Amendment received as much attention as it has in the weeks following the inauguration of Donald Trump….
Blumenauer’s op-ed is dated February 15, 2017, thirty-one days after Trump’s inauguration. Hardly enough time to reach such an assessment.
…Under this provision of the Constitution, a president can temporarily relinquish and reclaim the powers of the office…
Why would President Trump “relinquish” his powers of the office?
…It also provides that the vice president, together with the majority of the cabinet or with some “other body” approved by Congress, may determine if the president is incapable of fulfilling his or her responsibilities and remove them….
“’other body’ approved by Congress”? Whom would that be? Barack Obama?
…The erratic behavior of Donald Trump has raised new questions about his mental and emotional capacity to discharge the tremendous burdens of the most powerful position in the world….
Erratic? Who’s erratic? President Trump has for decades overseen an enterprise that spans across the globe and in order to do so, he had to adapt to regulations of different nations.
It is the president who has the ability to launch nuclear weapons, unleashing untold devastation on the world. …Presidents can create diplomatic chaos or move markets with the most carefully crafted declarations, let alone late-night tweets with the grammar and misspellings of a fifth-grader and decidedly unpresidential tone….
As for late night and early morning tweets, if the mainstream media engaged reported the news rather than engage in yellow journalism, POTUS would not need to dispatch tweets or go over their heads to get his message out to the people. At the same time, to tweet or not to tweet is the president’s prerogative.
As far as who and what is presidential, it is not up to the elitists aka critters in Washington, D.C.’s swamp to affirm what is and what is not “presidential.”
Progressives, their Commie snowflakes three and half months later still crying in their corn flakes and #FakeNews propagandists and Obama are appalled that they can no longer able to control the narrative.
Putting everything into perspective, do we believe that Obama is that much of a narcissist that he would sabotage President Trump? And do we believe Obama capable of such an act?
Paul Joseph Watson is correct, the time is long past for a purging and it is no wonder that Trump officials are calling for a purging of Obama operatives.
It is obvious that said ideologues are operatives working for Obama not the sitting president of the United States and it is based on their ideology, disloyalty to POTUS45, loyalty to his predecessor that they must go.
Inside the White House, the chatter about Obama officials in the government has heightened in recent weeks, one administration official said. And advisers are saying it is time to take action.
“His playbook should be to get rid of the Obama appointees immediately,” said Newt Gingrich, a top surrogate. “There are an amazing number of decisions that are being made by appointees that are totally opposed to Trump and everything he stands for. Who do you think those people are responding to?”
Obama Operatives Obstructing the President’s Agenda.
According to Newt Gingrich, “ninety-five percent of the bureaucrats” oppose the President’s agenda not to mention career civil servants whose job it is has nothing to do with their like or dislike of President Trump and therein lies the threat.
Greasy Chuck Schumer is stalling (still) the confirmation of the President’s appointees to give Obama operatives more time in pushing their former bosses (former? Really?) agenda while at the same time sabotaging President Trump’s agenda.
Schumer’s actions block appointments of 2,000 vacancies within the Trump administration but it does not end there.
…two months before the end of Obama’s term, his education department abruptly stripped authority from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which is one of the oldest national accreditors of academic institutions in the country…
Secretary Betsy DeVos is now leading the Department of Education, but Obama-appointed lawyers in the department are still enforcing these unreachable mandates for career training institutions….
DHS’s handbook exposes the war on terror for what it truly is; propaganda. Below are a few excerpts taken from DHS’s guide book “Expert Recommendation 7” section.
The experts we consulted suggested defining the challenge of our times as “A Global Struggle for Security and Progress.” It is unlikely that this phrase will replace existing monikers such as “the war on terror” or “the long war,” which are more widely used both within and outside the government.
Moreover, as a comprehensive descriptor, the phrase may not sufficiently reflect the need to promote public vigilance andrally support for the USG’s anti-terrorism mission.
…the experts we consulted debated the word “liberty,” but rejected it because many around the world would discount the term as a buzzword for American hegemony. But all people want to support “progress,” which emphasizes that there is a path for building strong families and prosperity…