We now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.Wouldn't Obama doing a perp walk be some fine viewing?
The FISA court called it a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue” that NSA analysts — in violation of a 2011 rule change prohibiting officials from searching Americans’ information without a warrant — “had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”
A number of those searches were made from the White House, and included private citizens working for the Trump campaign, some of whose identities were leaked to the media.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
A Smoking Gun
This particular gun has been smoking for about a year, well before the 2016 election. The New York Post reports the Obama administration routinely spied on Americans with little or no cause beyond prurient curiosity and political animus.