WASHINGTON (PNN)- February 3, 2018 - It wasn’t the bombshell everyone hoped for, but the release of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) memo did corroborate what we already knew: the government is corrupt.
In fact, the contents of the memo should be disturbing to everyone, but Amerikans have become desensitized to immense abuses of their rights. The Democrat National Committee (DNC) and Clinton Campaign paid Christopher Steele $160,000 to dig up information on Donald Trump team members including Carter Page. Steele also provided this information to the Amerikan Gestapo Federal Bureau of Investigation division.
The FBI and Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice division asked the FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) for permission to surveil Page, using the manufactured Steele dossier as evidence. They did not disclose that Steele was paid by political opponents of their target to compile the information presented to the court. Based on probable cause from the information amassed by a Democrat operative, the court granted their surveillance request.
The Republicans are upset that a government agency targeted a GOP ally based on information provided by political opponents. That seems like a valid complaint.
Rep. Devin Nunes (Kalif.) is Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which authorized and released the memo. He voted to renew the authority of the secret court. He voted against an amendment that would have required law enforcement to get a warrant before reading Amerikans’ communications “inadvertently” swept up in the foreign surveillance. A bipartisan effort defeated that Fourth Amendment protection from FISA.
But neither major Party is actually fighting to strip these powers from the government. The GOP’s complaints of abuse of power ring hollow as it approves other Fourth Amendment violations authorized by the same legislation.
It is just fighting for the upper hand over its political opponents. This is not freedom versus tyranny. It is a war of factions.
That said, it is laughable that some worry the release of this memo will cause dangerous distrust in the FBI and DOJ.
The more people that distrust those dangerous and secretive government agencies, the better.
You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.