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House Intelligence Chair Nunes: Trump “Incidentally” Surveilled

There is no such thing as “incidental” in surveillance.  In other words, he and his aides were wiretapped, just as he said .

Obama spied on Trump.

From Breitbart

Wednesday, the House Intelligence Chairman  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump transition team.

Nunes said, “So first I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting. Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. And fourth and finally I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.”

From Fox News

Members of the intelligence community “incidentally collected” communications from the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of foreign targets, a top Republican lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon.

House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said this produced “dozens” of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and were “widely disseminated.”

He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower — as President Trump has suggested. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January.

“I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,” Nunes said.


From Hannity

……Rep. Nunes made the revelation at a news conference, where he told those in attendance that he accidentally came across the information while reviewing other intelligence briefings.

According to Nunes, ‘dozens’ of reports on President Trump were reviewed by the intel community which were then ‘widely disseminated’. He adds that none of the communications he has seen are related to Russia or Russian officials, and that he is unsure if the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower or other locations.

“I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,” Nunes said.

The confirmation supports recent claims made by President Trump that the Obama administration had wire-tapped his phones.

Rep. Nunes informed House Speaker Ryan of the information, and will brief President Trump at the White House.


Bottom line: The main purpose was to dig for any “evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. Obama used wiretaps for that purpose.  They found no wrong doing, and won’t admit to the wiretaps or the lack of evidence.

Over eight years of his regime, Obama was pretty prolific with the wiretaps.


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Ex-DNC Operative Colluded With Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin in Elaborate Hoax to ‘Investigate’ Trump

This is pretty pathetic, even for Kimberlin’s low standards.

From the DC Caller

A former official with the Democratic National Committee has worked in recent months with a convicted domestic terrorist-turned-activist known as the “Speedway Bomber” to gather information on Donald Trump, The Daily Caller has learned.

That work culminated in a Washington, D.C. meeting in December between the ex-DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa, the convicted bomber, Brett Kimberlin, and a South Africa-born Israeli man named Yoni Ariel.

Ariel, whose real name is Jonathan Schwartz, traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief Chalupa and Kimberlin on his knowledge of Russia’s activities during the campaign.

Chalupa, an activist of Ukrainian heritage who is strongly opposed to Trump, also directed Ariel to the Justice Department, sources told TheDC.

Sources also informed TheDC that little came of the meetings.

Ariel’s connection to Kimberlin was first reported by BuzzFeed News last week, though Chalupa’s involvement with the bomber-activist is a new revelation.

According to BuzzFeed, Ariel flew to Rome on the third week of January to purchase a set of documents purporting to show that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson paid Trump’s company more than $1.5 billion in June, seemingly to secure the position of secretary of state in a Trump administration.

Ariel, 60, paid $9,000 for the documents, which included copies of wire transfers and bank documents laying out a transactions involving ExxonMobil and a Chinese mining company.

After receiving the documents from a source unnamed in its report, BuzzFeed determined that the documents were part of an elaborate hoax involving shady businessmen, Italian diplomats, Democratic operatives, Kimberlin and Ariel.

Ariel, believing that the papers were legitimate, informed Kimberlin about the documents, and the convict agreed to pay for the Israeli’s three flights to Rome to procure them. Kimberlin also paid the $9,000 asking price.

Ariel gave the documents to Kimberlin, and, according to BuzzFeed, they were pitched to numerous outlets, including Bloomberg, The Washington Post and The New York Times, by an unidentified associate of Kimberlin’s.

Chalupa is not named in the BuzzFeed report, and Ariel did not discuss the fake papers with her. Instead, Chalupa met with Ariel to discuss Russia’s involvement in cyberattacks during the presidential campaign, a topic on which she had been heavily focused for months.

Ariel was put in touch with Chalupa through an official with Democrats Abroad, a group affiliated with the DNC that organizes expatriates.

“I can neither confirm nor deny that I met with whom I met,” Ariel told TheDC in a phone interview from Israel, though two sources independently confirmed that a meeting occurred.

……Kimberlin earned the nickname “Speedway Bomber” by setting a string of bombs in Speedway, Indiana in 1978. Though nobody died from the blasts, one Vietnam veteran had his leg amputated due to injuries suffered during one bombing. Carl DeLong, the victim, committed suicide in 1983.

Kimberlin, who is in his early 60s, served 17 years in prison for the bombing spree. He gained more notoriety in prison after he concocted a story about having once sold marijuana to then-Vice President Dan Quayle. The story was propagated by Cody Shearer, a political operative who worked for the Clintons in the 1990s. After being released from prison, Kimberlin has battled conservative activists who have drawn attention to his newfound career as a left-wing operative.


More on Kimberlin:

Brett Kimberlin, convicted terrorist and serial litigator,  mounted a campaign of malicious harrassment and litigation against bloggers who mention what is already a matter of public record; his criminal activities, terrorist acts, and leftwingnut political extremism.

His modus operandi involves frivolous lawsuits against critics, claiming persecution and defamation.  Considering Kimberlin’s despicable character, it would be very difficult to defame.  He’s a sick, sociopathic little crapweasel and his cohorts are just as mentally ill.



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Hillary’s Brown Shirts: Soros-Funded Rent-a-Rioters





Liberal activist organizations, helmed by those close to the Hillary Clinton campaign, may soon receive millions in funds from leftist money-man George Soros.

A network of the nation’s wealthiest liberals and left-wing activists are weighing whether they will throw their financial support behind the new groups and protest organizations that have emerged since the election of President Trump.

USA Today reports that Democracy Alliance, an organization close to the Soros network, is deciding if it will funnel cash in to various protest groups, specifically ‘Indivisible’ and those behind the ‘Women’s March’.

The Soros funding will support a ‘rapid response’ team that can be quickly deployed to foment protests and chaos on a range of issues, such as the deportation of illegal immigrants or GOP town hall events.

Leaders from the organizations, many of whom are prominent Clinton aids, will make their pitch this week….


More on Soros:

Soros is known for using his money to finance some pretty despicable things.

He facilitates various organizations, foundations, and financial sources as tools for an empire designed to mold the world to his own warped vision.  His  accomplishments include trying to silence media opponents, funding ACORN, financing his vision of a post-America New World Order, and spreading his malignant Fabian socialist ideology throughout economic and political infrastructures. He speculated the Bank of England into financial catastrophe. He also funded some of the groups behind the violence in the Ferguson riots.The FBI needs to investigate Soros and his merry band of lowlifes, but then Comey is still in charge.



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Judicial Insanity: Dallas Man Charged With Inducing Eichenwald’s Seizure Over the Internet



Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald threatened legal action Friday against a Twitter user he accused of causing him to have an epileptic seizure.

Mr. Eichenwald, 55, said he’s taking time off from social media in order to concentrate on suing over a supposed seizure-spurring tweet he received Thursday evening.

“Last night, for the second time, a deplorable aware I have epilepsy tweeted a strobe at me with the message “you deserve a seizure’ on it,” Mr. Eichenwald wrote to his Twitter followers on Friday. “It worked.”

“All I will be tweeting for the next few days are copies of documents from the litigation, police reports etc. Once we have the lawsuit filed, we will be subpoenaing Twitter for the identity of the individual who engaged in this cross-state assault,” he added.

The Twitter user behind Thursday’s tweet, “@jew_goldstein,” has since been suspended from the website.

While aggressively covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for Newsweek, Mr. Eichenwald announced in October that he nearly had a mild epileptic episode after a Twitter user purposely sent him a video containing flashing images. Now in the wake of the second such incident in as many months, the reporter insisted this week that he’ll be pursuing legal action over the most recent stunt.

He nearly had a mild episode?

Believe it or not, the prankster was arrested by the fucking FBI.

John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Salisbury, Maryland was arrested this morning on a criminal complaint filed in filed in the Northern District of Texas. Rivello was arrested for tweeting a strobe light .gif at the journalist Kurt Eichenwald, triggering a seizure.

As part of a search warrant, the FBI found direct messages Rivello sent to other Twitter users saying “I hope this sends him into a seizure,” “Spammed this at [victim] let’s see if he dies,” and “I know he has epilepsy.” 

First of all, Eichenwald is a certified nutcase. His rambling, bat-shit crazy rant during an interview with Tucker Carlson is a classic study of a mental breakdown.

Eichenwald claimed to be in communication from someone at the CIA who gave him ‘secret messages’ about Trump, and the conversation fell apart from there.  That’s when he also claimed to have had an epileptic seizure brought on by criticism on Twitter after the interview.

Eichenwald has loose screws that need to be tightened with a pharmaceutical wrench.

I fired this message off to the Dallas DA:

So, John Rivello is being charged with “with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon” because he posted a Tweet to idiot Kurt Eichenwald, which supposedly gave him a ‘seizure’? Seriously?? Hey, my blood pressure goes sky high whenever I read or hear of such ridiculous waste of taxpayers’ money, and come to think of it, the daily stupidity of libtards really gets my blood boiling too. Is there any statute in your legal repertoire to provide legal recourse? If you’re going to use your official capacity to pander to the hurt feelings of ‘triggered’ liberal snowflakes, the justice system is in sorry shape.


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Congressional Testimony: Comey Tap Dances, Denies Wiretaps


Bottom line: The main purpose was to dig for any “evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. Obama used wiretaps for that purpose.  They found no wrong doing, and won’t admit to the wiretaps or the lack of evidence.

Over eight years of his regime, Obama was pretty prolific with the wiretaps. 

James Comey got grilled in front of Congress over the entire Russian/wiretap disaster, and did a dance that put Fred Astaire to shame.

From The Washington Times

FBI Director James Comey declined to say Monday whether his team has launched an investigation into the leaks that led to former White House national security advisor Mike Flynn’s ouster.

Comey was pressed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to say whether he could confirm such an investigation is taking place, but Comey said he could not because it might confirm that classified information was leaked.

“I can’t, but I hope people watching know how seriously we take leaks of classified information,” he said during Monday’s hearing on Russia’s influence on the election. “But I don’t want to confirm it by saying that we’re investigating it.”

Flynn was fired following leaks of intercepted phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The leaks showed that Flynn had discussed the sanctions imposed on Russia by then-President Barack Obama in retaliation for Russia’s cyberattacks during the 2016 election — a revelation contrary to Flynn’s public statements and his statements to Vice President Mike Pence.

……Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, pushed for information about who might have known about Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador. Comey refused to say if he briefed Obama on the phone calls, although he confirmed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates — whom Trump fired for refusing to enforce his immigration executive order — would have had access to the information.


Comey was asked by House Armed Services committee member, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) if Obama was briefed on spying done against Mike Flynn or anyone else in the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the scandal known as Obamagate.

Rep. Mike Turner: “Did [former Obama national intelligence director James Clapper] director Clapper ever brief the President of the United States — then President Obama — concerning the possible inadvertent or incidental collection or interception by the US intelligence community of any communication of members of the incoming Trump administration?”

FBI director James Comey: “That’s not something I can comment on.

Mike Turner: “And then why not, Mr. Comey?”

James Comey: “For a couple of reasons. It might involve classified information or might involve communications with the President of the United States. On both of those grounds, I can’t talk about it here.”

Turner: “Mr. Comey, have you previously discussed your conversations with President Obama with this committee?”

Comey: “I don’t remember. I may have with the chair in ranking — I don’t remember with the full committee.”

Turner: “We’ll have to refresh your memory on those conversations then, Mr. Comey.”

Trey Gowdy pressed Comey to come clean:

Rep. Trey Gowdy, questioning James Comey during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Monday, appeared to name former President Barack Obama and six of his administration’s top staffers as the source of leaks regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s alleged collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 election.

Gowdy asked if those 6 people – DNI James Clapper, CIA Director James Brennan, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former White House advisor Ben Rhodes, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates – “knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in The New York Times and Washington Post? Would he [she] have access to an unmasked name?”

His point was that only a limited number of people would have the information that was leaked to the media.

So the question is which of those limited number of people did it?

Gowdy also asked Comey if he had briefed President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn.

Comey refused to answer the question, saying, “I’m not going to go get into either that case or any conversations I had with the president,” Comey answered.

Why not? The President is not supposed to be inserting himself in any criminal investigation, that would be considered improper.

This is the same douche who covered Hillary’s ass, and said she should not be prosecuted despite the fact that she used an illegal, unsecure computer to store and transmit highly classified information, and actually gave them to her aides, who had no security clearances.  Comey is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. His attitude reflects the approach of an out of control federal government. He needs to be kicked out.

By the way, after the Dems made the accusation of Russian hacking, they refused to let the FBI look into their servers:

Trump also tweeted in January about the DNC not allowing the FBI access to its computers after complaining that they were hacked by Russia.

“The Democratic National Committee would not allow the FBI to study or see its computer info after it was supposedly hacked by Russia,” Trump said. “So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers? What is going on?”

The FBI confirmed Trump’s claim in January, according to the Star Tribune.

“The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated,” the agency said. “This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”

“I mean, if you look at the Obama administration and the Clintons’ involvement with Russia in terms of donations the Clintons received from Russia and entities, the idea that they sold off a tremendous amount of the uranium to the Russian government, and yet where was the concern for that? What are we doing to look into that?” Spicer said Monday.

“It was the Obama administration in 2009 that talked about a reset with Russia and a desire to reset relationships. It was Hillary Clinton who signed off on the deal that gave a Russian company one-fifth of the U.S. uranium supply. Where is the questioning about that? What did they get?” he asked.

”There was discussion the other day about a Russian official noting that both campaigns they sought to do it — where is the concern about their efforts on the Hillary Clinton thing? The Democrats and the Democratic Party, and a lot of those individuals are quick to point fingers, and yet when it comes to discussing their own collusion or questions involving their involvement with Russian officials or buy-offs to the Russians, there’s no discussion there. So you’ve got to wonder, on both sides, where’s the parity when it comes to these kinds of investigations?” Spicer asked.

The Dems have  a lot of explaining to do.

From Angelo M. Codevilla, who was on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee as FISA was being written:

Fast-forward 44 years. In October, as opposition presidential candidate Donald Trump was surging in the polls, U.S. intelligence officials broke into his communications. But this time they had warrants. Approval, if not instigation, for seeking them had to come from the highest levels of the administration. One seems to have been obtained on the basis of a specious claim that the real targets were Russians, not Americans. But the other apparently aimed squarely at alleged contacts between Mr. Trump’s electronic communications system and Russians. It is difficult to imagine what threats to national security, supported by “probable cause,” these warrant requests might have alleged that could have outweighed the obvious fact that preventing the opposition candidate’s election was the point of the penetration. By legalizing precisely the same thing that the Watergate burglars had done — a political crime of the highest order — these warrants changed American politics.


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