Part I – The FISA Court Grants The Authority, Not The Ability…
1) There is a meeting scheduled tomorrow between key congressional oversight committee heads (Nunes, Gowdy etc.) and leadership of the FBI (Director Wray),
On January 7th, 2016 the Inspector General of the National Security Agency,
I’m including the full report below in pdf format because it is important to understand what the NSA inspector general said.
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For those who don’t read it, a quick summary would be: We don’t actually have control over how this massive amount of meta-data
The NSA is essentially admitting to being overwhelmed with the scale of the data being collected, and they are similarly overwhelmed by the number of people who
“Agency controls for monitoring query compliance have NOT been completely developed.”
…And more alarmingly: “We identified another [redacted] queries that were performed outside the targeting authorization periods in E.O. 12333 data,
This is a critical part
Given the highly political nature of the intelligence activity we are seeing lately, who do you think would be exploiting those system-wide database vulnerabilities, and why?
The FBI and NSA database is
Do you want to conduct opposition research?
Through electronic surveillance you could spy & surveil anyone; in almost real time if focused, motivated & intended. What stands between this massive surveillance system
Unless you want to define self-restraint & the morality of the person who has access as an impediment. Extractions or leaks are only unlawful if you are on the wrong ideological side of those who
Do you think such a network could/would be exploited or weaponized for political purposes? Well, did you think the IRS would be weaponized in 2010?
Think about it…
...strongly suggest that based on the intel communities own admissions, throughout 2015 & beginning of 2016 – all of the non-preferred presidential candidates were under electronic
It wasn’t until NSA Director Mike Rogers shut down contractor access to the system in April 2016 that political exploitation of the FBI & NSA databases was impeded.
(FISA 99-page Opinion – Rosemary Collyer Presiding Judge)
Remember this name: John P Carlin. It’s going to become much more important as the days and weeks progress. He plays a key role in part of the activity in 2016 & connects the
On 9/26/16, the head of the Department of Justice National Security Division, John P Carlin filed the required certification letter (full pdf below) with the FISA court for the year 2016.
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