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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Obama administration wiretapped Paul Manafort, Trump campaign before and after election

U.S. investigators  in the Obama administration wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under “secret court orders before and after the election,” reports CNN, noting that the move was More...

By Zach Jones On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Rep. Devin Nunes: Media Elites Have ‘No Interest’ in Americans Being Unmasked

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Thursday blasted journalists and others who he said, “have no interest” in Americans’ civil liberties being violated during surveillance by the intelligence More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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DOJ delays on evidence surrounding Trump’s wiretapping allegations

The Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time Monday to gather evidence related to President Trump’s claim that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower’s phones during last year’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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NSA surveillance of email and text message broader than acknowledged, ACLU calls it a ‘dragnet’

The National Security Agency is searching the contents of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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NSA surveillance, FISA court making judgments in underground hearings

Senate Intelligence Committee, FISA courts and NSA surveillance decisions appear to be made deep below the Capitol Visitors Center says a Washington Post article. Detailing the hearings by U.S. District Court Judge More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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NSA spying on Americans detailed in 2008: listening in on journalists, soldiers and ‘phone sex’

Despite pledges by President George W. Bush, President Obama and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on. An ABC report from 2008 detailed how More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Michigan Rep Mike Rogers says Glenn Greenwald ‘doesn’t have a clue’ and NSA leaker is ‘dangerous’

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took a shot at Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Keith Ellison, Minnesota Dem: Congress knows ‘almost nothing’ about Prism, NSA, and spy program

Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison discussed the NSA program, responding to comments made by the President during his appearance Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Obama has pointed out that Congress More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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NY Times columnist Paul Krugman says NSA program pushes US to kind of ‘authoritarian’ state

NY Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman discussed the NSA surveillance Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Photo/donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “There was a really good article written More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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John McCain defends NSA and FISA programs, evokes 9/11 and says terrorism is ‘getting worse’

Arizona Senator and former GOP Presidential candidate John McCain said Sunday the threat of terrorism in the United States “is getting worse,” and this validates the government’s controversial monitoring of More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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James Clapper, US Intelligence head, points to ‘rush to publish’ on spy program, details sone PRISM and FISA rules

America’s top intelligence official is declassifying some details about the surveillance program in response to the backlash against the US government is monitoring internet and phone activity grows. photo More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Rand Paul responds to the NSA’s seizure of Verizon records, announces he will introduce Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

In response to the overreach of the National Security Agency’s seizure and surveillance of Americans’ Verizon phone records, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “The National Security Agency’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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President Obama and his inconsistencies with the Patriot Act

Yes it’s been a couple of weeks since the 1 year extension of the Patriot Act occurred in which the Congress overwhelmingly voted in favor of it and Mr. Obama signed off on it. Didn’t know this happened? You More...


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