The NSA collected spy data and the FBI shared that data on American citizens with private parties, ignoring Fourth Amendment protections. The information was easily found by investigative reporters Sarah Carter and John Goldman of Circa News.
Circa.com has produced two reports detailing the flagrant violations of Americans’ 4th Amendments over the course of years during the Obama reign. The Obama administration used the NSA to collect information of Americans. They then used the FBI to share the information with outside parties.
Have you seen this bombshell story in the mainstream media?
The government does not have the right to throw out our constitutional rights and protections. Safety cannot usurp our rights. The government has avenues they can use such as the FISA court.
The FISA court is in place to grant search warrants to intelligence agencies who feel the need to spy on foreign entities that involve U.S. citizens.
Obama’s NSA ignored the FISA court, its own regulations, and the Fourth Amendment to spy on Americans.
Circa News was able to unveil two formerly secret documents exposing Obama’s perfidy. It is one of the most serious constitutional abuses by U.S. intelligence in our time.
One out of every 20 searches violated safeguards that Obama and his intel chiefs swore to uphold in 2011. This was according to one of the internal reports.
The Obama administration disclosed the activities to FISA two weeks before Trump was elected. The court reacted with deep concerns and harsh rebukes. The court explained that the “institutional lack of candor” and improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue”.
All of those excuses by Susan Rice about “incidental collection” of American’s data and the subsequent unmasking are in question as a result.
Circa followed up and demonstrated with one document that the FBI shared that raw intelligence about American citizens with unauthorized third parties.
Comey was deceptive
Comey appears to have lied to lawmakers when he said the FBI used espionage data gathered about Americans without a warrant only when it was “lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked.” Comey swore to this!
Circa reviewed the now declassified memos. They cited instances of “disregard” for rules, inadequate training and “deficient” oversight. There was even one case of deliberately sharing spy data with a forbidden party.
The FISA court ruling details hundreds of violations of the FBI’s privacy rules under Comey that was not “lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked.”
The FBI even admitted to the FISA court that their violation “ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight the bureau promised was in place years ago.”
The FISA court and the Justice Department Inspector General’s (IG) office are very concerned.
The IG has been concerned since 2012 that the FBI was submitting ‘deficient’ reports indicating it had a clean record complying with spy data gathered on Americans without a warrant.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. This is the FBI that wanted all of Apple’s secrets for no good reason. Their reasons were lies.
Even after the administration was caught, under Obama, the agencies continued to violate Americans’ Fourth Amendment protections.
Where is Congress? While they are investigating Russia-Trump conspiracies backed up by not a shred of evidence, Congress should try to find out if some of the contents collected unconstitutionally were from the Trump campaign and/or transition.
Read the document for yourself.
Since this was posted, we have been told the NSC moved Susan Rice and others’ unmasking documents to the Obama library. They have been removed from FOIA for five years.