Barack Obama, Donald Trump, government overreach, government spying, Presidential Election 2016, Second Supreme Court, Trump Tower, United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) (FISA court), wiretapping
How on earth we the people find ourselves in this situation? If you’re reading this post, no need to answer because you have been aware for some time as to exactly how we got here.
S. Noble has an extensive post up this morning over at Independent Sentinel breaking down the FISA Court and the shenanigans of Barack Obama and administration up to and through the 2016 presidential election season to and beyond Election Day 2016.
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
They are called the second Supreme Court. There is no oversight, they go unchecked, have vast powers, and rarely turn down a request. Their appeals court is made up solely of Clinton appointees. Former president Obama greatly expanded the powers of the court.
The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
If true, the Obama administration allowed Trump Tower to be investigated as if they were foreign spies within the United States. It centered around Manafort, J.D.Gordon and Carter Page. Page never even met Trump, Paul Manafort, who also worked for Presidents Ford and Reagan, George H.W. Bush and candidate Bob Dole, was fired, and J.D. Gordon who served as the spokesman for the U.S. Navy and worked in the Pentagon under David Rusmfeld and Robert Gates, advised the campaign on national policy.
Most requests to the court are made by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Its powers have evolved to the point that it has been called “almost a parallel Supreme Court”[…]