(Freaking hypocrites): Media Freaks Out Over Facebook's Russian Backed Ads - Forgets How Much Obama Paid to Tank Netanyahu
Media Freaks Out Over Facebook's Russian Backed Ads - Forgets How Much Obama Paid to Tank Netanyahu
On Wednesday, 16 Democratic senators and four Democratic representatives signed a letter destined for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). That letter addressed their concerns regarding foreign meddling in American elections, citing the recent revelation that Russian interests may have financed pro-Trump ads on Facebook.
Democrats in the House and Senate sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday urging it to “develop new guidance” on how to prevent illicit foreign spending in US elections in the wake of Facebook's announcement that Russia-linked accounts purchased $100,000 worth of ads last year.
Business Insider reported:
“The recent reports that foreign nationals with suspected ties to the Russian government sought to influence the 2016 election through social media advertisements are deeply concerning and demand a response,” the lawmakers wrote.
strong>But while Democrats and media outlets continue to melt down over $150,000 worth of Facebook ads — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a video statement saying that the company would comply with any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election —
The Washington Times reported at the time:
Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.
To put it as plain and simply as I can, it seems like The Empty Suit is guilty Of everything Trump is accused of pulling. Plus one or two criminal offences Trump hasn't managed to commit...
FISA Court Finds NSA and FBI Spied Illegally, Obama Justice Dept. Withheld Scope of Surveillance of US Persons.
Just weeks before the November 2016 election, the federal court that oversees issuance of FISA warrants was informed that the NSA and FBI had been conducting illegal surveillance of US citizens under Sec. 702, a loophole that allows the government to wiretap U.S. persons communicating with foreigners abroad without a warrant.
On April 26, 2017, The FISA Court (FISC) issued a secret memo that found that in October the Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence (DNI) had submitted incomplete and inaccurate sworn “certifications” concerning the surveillance of Americans conducted by the NSA and FBI under Sec. 702, McClatchy reported Friday. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/...
According to a footnote to the memo, these inaccurate certifications were supported by “Affidavits of Admiral Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy, Director, NSA; Affidavits of James B. Corney, Director, FBI; Affidavits of John 0. Brennan, Director, CIA; and
Affidavits of Nicholas Rasmussen, Director, NCTC.”
It was under Sec. 702 that the NSA collected “incidental” communications intercepts of Michael Flynn with the Russian Ambassador. About a week before the Inauguration, the Washington Post broke a story naming Flynn and the contents of his conversations with the Russian Ambassador; citing “a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-did-obama-dawdle-on-russias-...
On October 24, 2016, the government orally apprised the Court of significant noncompliance with the NSA’s minimization procedures involving queries of data acquired under Section 702 using U.S. person identifiers. The full scope of non-compliant querying practices had not been previously disclosed to the Court. Two days later, on the day the Court otherwise would have had to complete its review of the certifications and procedures, the government made a written submission regarding those compliance problems.
This comes in the wake of revelations that in June 2016, the FISA Court had refused to issue a warrant for broad surveillance of Trump-connected figures suspected by some Obama officials of improperly colluding with Russians. A much narrower FISA warrant reportedly limited to surveillance of one U.S. person, Carter Page, was ultimately approved in late Summer or Fall of 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa...
Any related targeting, dissemination and public exposure of a U.S. person’s identity appears to have been in direct defiance of the FISC and could be prosecuted as felony violations of the FISA and Espionage Acts.
This is nothing more than an attempt at a 'soft' coup.
Obama was/is a felon. Those wire taps of his were illegal. His punishment? $400,000 per speech for 3 speeches to Wall Street.