Sara Carter of CIrca is ALL OVER THE INFORMATION STATE:
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.
This is far more consequential than Susan RIce, or Ben Rhodes, or some other mindless drone revealing Michael Flynn’s name. This is a far weightier example than the fear of ISIS or AQ some other bunch of fart brained, euchred, self exploders having us hold our breath while we TRUST the NSA/CIA/FBI to do RIGHT
This is proof that the CASE is abuse enough of the time to cause the entire ways and means of collection to change.
I guarantee you we have boyfriends spying on girlfriends, the reverse, husbands on wives, the reverse, and financially and morally irresponsible members of this community being preyed upon for various and sundry political reasons, or WORSE, zealots for a cause of ANY TYPE, using the might of the American cyber networks and its AI to VOID the Constitution all thinking it won’t matter in the long run or that it will change America for the better.
If we are willing to halt and/or change what has made America the great place it is, IMMIGRATION, then we should be ready to do the same to the way we collect the information we use to help protect ourselves.
This is a larger issue than the most wet dream of the left regarding the birther fantasy of the criminal conspiracy between the ENTIRE TRUMP NATIONAL CAMPAIGN and the ENTIRE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.
We would have a choate/inchoate alchemy of cooperation to VOID the Founding Document ‘for our own good’ by those unaccountable to us, and filled with ‘good will’, certain they are right (or paid).