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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon4/21/17 9:21 AM 
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April 21, 2017

        This is the same "phony" dossier that had Trump involved with "golden showering" prostitutes in a hotel in Russia, but CNN does not bother to include such tidbits in their story.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fbi-dossier-carter-page-warrant/2017/04/18/id/785090/

FBI Used Trump Dossier to Get Carter Page Warrant

The FBI last year convinced a judge to grant a warrant to secretly monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page by using a memo alleging deep ties between President Donald Trump and Russia,CNN Reports.

The secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) granted the FBI the warrant. The dossier, published in January, made explosive allegations that the Russian government had been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Trump for years. It also contained allegations that Page had been offered the brokerage of a 19 percent stake in Russia's state oil company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

"Sechin's associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft," the dossier said. "In return, Page had expressed interest and confirmed that were Trump elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted."

Page has disputed any wrongdoing.

To include the dossier in the FISA application the FBI would have had to corroborate the information in the memos, CNN reports. The FBI obtained its warrant to monitor Page in the summer of 2016.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon4/23/17 8:30 AM 
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April 23, 2017

          “Each leak is potentially criminal and certainly unethical…Landmark respectfully urges this Court to exercise immediately its authority to direct the federal government to investigate the sources of these pervasive leaks.”

http://www.dailywire.com/news/15593/breaking-mark-levins-landmark-legal-foundation-ben-shapiro#

Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation Asks FISA Court To Order Investigation Into Anti-Trump Targeting, Leaks

On Thursday, Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation filed an amicus curiae – a “friend of the court” request – to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, requesting that the FISA Court direct a full-scale investigation into the Obama administration’s alleged leaks of classified information to the press, as well as allegations of improperly targeting political opponents with FISA requests.

Among the questions Landmark seeks to have answered through a court-ordered investigation:

  • Has the FISA Court been used “as a subterfuge to surveil private citizens”?
  • Did government officials seek FISA warrants “as a pretext to conduct an investigation for the purpose of affecting an ongoing national presidential campaign and subsequent transition of an incoming president?”
  • Did the FBI tell the FISA Court that it had purchased intelligence from British spy Christopher Steele?
  • Did the FBI tell the Court that the intelligence from Steele had originally been gathered as part of an oppo research project on Donald Trump?

As Landmark points out, “Each leak is potentially criminal and certainly unethical…Landmark respectfully urges this Court to exercise immediately its authority to direct the federal government to investigate the sources of these pervasive leaks.”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon4/24/17 6:12 AM 
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April 24, 2017

            "Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy...in 2011 Brennan purged all mentions of Islam and jihad from law enforcement counter-terror training materials"

tp://www.wnd.com/2017/04/obama-entangled-in-brand-new-political-espionage-scandal/#vUozIEubTLYYloLW.99

Obama entangled in brand-new 'political espionage' scandal

Campaign collusion with foreign powers points to key member of ex-president's circle

While the claims of collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia seem to have dropped abruptly off the media radar, there is a new report of collaboration between a U.S. political campaign and foreign powers.

But the campaign was that of Hillary Clinton, and the chief architect was Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, the report says.

“One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s,” writes George Naumayr in the American Spectator.

“Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy,” Newmayr wrote.

“He used their phone intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.”

The Spectator said Brennan’s CIA “operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump.”

An official in the intelligence community told the Spectator that Brennan’s “retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with ‘Hillary for president cups’ and other campaign paraphernalia.”

The Spectator cited a London Guardian report that the criminal leaks against Trump originated in the British press, including claims from Estonia that the Kremlin was funneling cash to the Trump campaign.

“Any other CIA director would have disregarded such a flaky tip, recognizing that Estonia was eager to see Trump lose (its officials had bought into Hillary’s propaganda that Trump was going to pull out of NATO).”

The Guardian said it was “Britain’s spy agencies” who alerted their counterparts in Washington “to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.”

Britain’s intel network, the paper said, “played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation.”

The Spectator report documents that Brennan, “to ensure that these flaky tips leaked out,” then disseminated them on Capitol Hill.

“All of this took place at the very moment Brennan was auditioning for Hillary. He desperately wanted to keep his job and despised Trump for his alleged ‘Muslim ban,’ a matter near and dear to Brennan’s heart. Not only was he an apologist for the Muslim Brotherhood, but Brennan’s Islamophilia dates to his days in college, when he spent a year in Cairo learning Arabic and taking courses in Middle Eastern studies.”

Said the Spectator: “Were the media not so completely in the tank for Obama and Hillary, all of this political mischief would make for a compelling 2016 versions of ‘All the President’s Men.’ Instead, the public gets a steady stream of Orwellian propaganda about the sudden propriety of political espionage.”

FrontPage Magazine pointed out that on March 16, Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano accused GCHQ of working with the Obama administration to spy on Trump, citing unnamed sources.

“The United States and United Kingdom are in fact parties to a multilateral intelligence cooperation pact. This five-way intelligence alliance among the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada is called Five Eyes (FVEY). It obligates the countries to work together in the area of signals intelligence (SIGINT). SIGINT is the gathering of intelligence related to communications between individuals (COMINT) and or from electronic signals not directly used in communication (ELINT).”

FrontPage Magazine also cited the “raft of subversives” that Brennan brought into the CIA when he took over.

“Not surprisingly, Brennan is one of the key reasons the Obama administration did so little to combat jihadists domestically. After Muslim lobbies supposedly put pressure on him, in 2011 Brennan purged all mentions of Islam and jihad from law enforcement counter-terror training materials. He assured those groups that the Obama administration’s worse-than-useless ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ program had been ideologically purified and pretended the miniscule white-supremacist movement was just as big a threat as head-cutting Muslim savages.”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon4/28/17 8:37 AM 
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April 28, 2017

        I point out that this phony dossier was shown to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance warrant to surveil Trump associates.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/trumps-personal-attorney-launches-legal-action-buzzfeed-publishing-fake-russian-dossier/

Trump’s Personal Attorney Launches Legal Action Against Buzzfeed for Publishing Fake Russian ‘Dossier’

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen launched legal action against Buzzfeed for publishing a fake Russian “dossier” on rumored Trump contacts with the Russian government.

The sloppy report accused Cohen of traveling to Europe to meet with Russian agents.

The Washington Times reported:

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, says he has instructed his own attorney to investigate legal action against BuzzFeed, which posted an opposition research “dossier” that accused Mr. Cohen without proof of a conspiracy with Russian agents.

Mr. Cohen told The Washington Times that he also is considering a lawsuit against former British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the gossipy 35-page dossier that the liberal news website posted on Jan. 10.

Mr. Steele was paid by a Hillary Clinton supporter, via the Democratic Party-linked firm Fusion GPS, to gather dirt on candidate Trump last summer and fall. GPS circulated the Steele memos to reporters and Democrats.

But it was not until BuzzFeed posted the dossier that some people named in it learned that they were accused of wrongdoing.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon5/28/17 6:23 AM 
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May 28, 2017

        "The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later."

http://circa.com/politics/barack-obamas-team-secretly-disclosed-years-of-illegal-nsa-searches-spying-on-americans

Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.

The admitted violations undercut one of the primary defenses that the intelligence community and Obama officials have used in recent weeks to justify their snooping into incidental NSA intercepts about Americans.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon6/6/17 8:14 AM 
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June 6, 2017

         "She was charged with removing and mailing classified materials to a news outlet,"

Federal worker busted for leaking top-secret NSA docs on Russian hacking

Federal worker busted for leaking top-secret NSA docs on Russian hacking

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon6/11/17 6:50 AM 
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June 11, 2017

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/james-comey-admitted-to-leaking-trump-memo-that-could-be-a-problem/

James Comey Admitted to Leaking Trump Memo; That Could Be a Problem

During his testimony at Thursday’s Senate hearing, former FBI Director James Comey said that he gave his notorious memos regarding his encounters with President Donald Trump to a friend in order for them to turn them over to the press. That could be a problem, according to George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley.

Turley wrote in a blog post that Comey’s memos could be considered government records, as well as evidence in a criminal investigation. Turley also added that Comey’s use of a government computer to draft the memos could make them government documents. The professor cites a federal statute that says anyone who “sells, conveys or disposes “any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof” without permission.

Additionally, Turley wrote that Comey may have been bound by non-disclosure agreements, and he told LawNewz.com that there are also Justice Department guidelines against releasing materials.

 

 
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RETROSPECTIVE - MARCH 20, 2017

           "Leaks of classified information are serious, serious federal crimes for a reason," Comey said during his opening statement. He added that those behind the leaks "should be investigated and where possible prosecuted in a way that reflects that seriousness so that people understand it simply cannot be tolerated."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/20/comey-says-leaks-could-constitute-espionage.html

Comey says leaks could constitute 'espionage'

In a rare public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey suggested on Monday that recent leaks of classified information to the press are not only criminal – they likely fit the definition of espionage.

Monday’s hearing was billed as a discussion about the committee's investigation into possible Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. It quickly became clear, though, that questions about leaks were also weighing heavily on the minds of lawmakers.

"Leaks of classified information are serious, serious federal crimes for a reason," Comey said during his opening statement. He added that those behind the leaks "should be investigated and where possible prosecuted in a way that reflects that seriousness so that people understand it simply cannot be tolerated."

Joining Comey for questioning was National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. During the hearing, lawmakers discussed the leaking of information about former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign last month after less than a month on the job.

Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Comey that he remains "extremely concerned" about what he called "widespread illegal leaks.” When Nunes asked whether giving classified information to the press could be considered a violation of the Espionage Act, the FBI director responded with a flat out "yes."

Comey seemed a lot less sure when pressed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on whether journalists could be prosecuted for publishing the same kind of classified information.

"That's a harder question," Comey said. "I don't think a reporter's been prosecuted -- certainly in my lifetime, though."

Journalist Carl Bernstein, best known for his work on the Watergate scandal, suggested on Twitter on Monday that "many intel members now decrying 'leaks' of classified info have themselves 'leaked' classified info knowingly."

 

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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon6/14/17 7:26 AM 
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June 13, 2017

          And when the leakers are caught going beyond what is legal, and "breaking" laws, are you, the Democrat underground, going to pay their legal fees, or serve their time for them in jail, or try to fix their destroyed lives?

                                   Reality Winner  Document leaker Reality Winner

http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/dem-congressmens-guide-explains-how-to-leak-secrets/#cdkIvz3a0SUJFUXy.99

Dem congressmen's guide explains how to leak secrets

Federal employees targeted on official government website

WASHINGTON – More than three months before the Justice Department announced a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor had been arrested for leaking top-secret information to a news outlet, two Democratic members of Congress launched a taxpayer-funded, official government website to show federal employees how to leak government information to the media.

In an article headlined “Federal Employees Guide To Sharing Key Information With The Public,” Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Don Beyer, D-Va., are encouraging whistleblowers, specifically within President Trump’s administration, to continue leaking to the media.

“Now more than ever we need whistleblowers to come forward. I created an official website on how to leak to the press,” Lieu tweeted with a link to his official congressional website.

In an act of defiance toward the Trump administration, Lieu and Beyer released a statement in February accompanying their instructions for federal employees and White House staffers who want to leak information to the press.

“Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D | Virginia) released a resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies,” the statement reads, going on to say:

The guide explains how to safely and responsibly share information, and encourages employees to “Know Your Rights” and “Know Your Options.” In the “Know Your Rights” section, federal employees can learn about which federal laws apply to them. In the “Know Your Options” section, employees can learn about how to safely disseminate information to agency inspectors general and the press. The resource guide also includes links to an in-depth list of federal whistleblower statutes and information about agency inspectors general.

Lieu charges that the Trump administration has “strapped a muzzle on federal agencies.”

“We believe the American people have a right to know how their government works,” Lieu said in a statement accompanying his guide’s release. “The Trump administration has strapped a muzzle on federal agencies and attacked legitimate whistleblowers. Should federal employees wish to break that silence, we want this to be a resource for the safe and responsible disclosure of information.”

The guide cites laws that apply to federal employees, focusing on the First Amendment and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act as key protections for individuals wanting to leak sensitive information that pertains to the administration’s policies.

The “Know Your Options” section includes links to federal whistleblower statutes and suggests employees use encrypted messages to communicate with the press. Lieu also lists a number of left-leaning media outlets – including the New York Times, the Washington Post, ProPublica, the Intercept and the Guardian – that will accept and publish anonymous leaks.

 

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