The Daily Caller reported exclusively that Obama’s former Director of National Security James Clapper created a cloud-computing platform in 2013 that allowed officials to “unmask” Americans without leaving a digital paper trail.
According to the report, tens of thousands of government officials were able to share information previously off-limits.
Commander Jennifer E. Dyer, a 21-year naval intelligence officer, told TheDCNF that this altered the rules.
Seventeen different agencies sift through Americans’ emails without warrants.
This may be why Susan Rice’s intercepts are hard to trace.
That takes us to The Washington Post’s/Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
WaPo, which leaked the latest Russia leak story is even more interesting.
The Washington Post has been publishing leaks from unnamed sources and anonymous officials in the intelligence community that no other outlet is getting.
Many of the leaks took place when Obama was still president. The rogue intel officials are possibly Obama holdovers.
The CIA has given Amazon a 10-year contract to build and operate a private CIA cloud for data sharing and analysis. That implies a very close relationship.
The contract was awarded in 2013 by the GAO even though IBM put in a lower bid.
Amazon filed suit on July 24, 2013; Bezos announced the purchase of WaPo on August 5th; and the court ruled in Amazon’s favor on October 7th.
In 2015, Amazon hired Obama’s former press secretary, Jay Carney.
Where is the media? The corruption in our government is very dangerous. Obama left an Obama spy network behind to attack Trump.
Obama covered his butt in January with executive order 12333. He also expedited the leaking.
Mid-January, the New York Times reported that the NSA was given wide new powers in the waning days of the Obama administration.
NSA is allowed to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. They can send out “raw signal intelligence” to any agency they want to send them to. This includes “collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.”
The Obama administration, while claiming they were opposed to spying, began the process of spying on Americans in 2011.
The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.
In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years — and more under special circumstances, according to the documents, which include a recently released 2011 opinion by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates, then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, The Washington Post reported.