Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

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 sa***uards 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.

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Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue.

The criticism is in a lengthy secret ruling that lays bare some of the frictions between the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. intelligence agencies obligated to obtain the court’s approval for surveillance activities.

The ruling, dated April 26 and bearing the label “top secret,” was obtained and published Thursday by the news site Circa.

It is rare that such rulings see the light of day, and the lengthy unraveling of issues in the 99-page document opens a window on how the secret federal court oversees surveillance activities and seeks to curtail those that it deems overstep legal authority.

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  2. Another example of what a scumbag Obama is and the utter contempt he has for American citizens. You can bet this had nothing to do with stopping Islamic terrorism and everything to do with finding and punishing those who opposed his socialist agenda.
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  1. Obama the Communist doing what communists do, spying on citizens. I do not have faith that anyone will be prosecuted. Look at the RINOS, the DemoRATS and the ACLU. They are all silent. Had a Republican President done this, the DemoRATS and the ACLU would be in a frenzy, along with Lindsey PANTIES Graham and John TRAITOR MAVERICK OPEN BORDERS GLOBALIST McCain!

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    2. Well, c’mon–is ANYBODY surprised to hear this? Isn’t this just what you would expect a nasty, PARANOID little sociopathic COMMUNIST to do?
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    • Sadly, nobody is surprised. Obama weaponized many of the government departments so he could take down his political enemies.

      But if you actually try to use the intelligence agencies to track suspicious foreigners who overstayed their visa and wear turbans, make frequent trips to Syria, etc. then it’s “unfair” or “profiling”.

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The stupidity of liberals, ability to ignore their ignorance

and to Destroy what gives them freedom

 

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