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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump reduced wiretapping of citizens

Having been wiretapped by Barack Obama for years, President Trump knows what it is like to be on the receiving end of the abuse of presidential power by a would-be despot.

So President Trump is reducing the ability of him and future presidents to spy on political opponents.

The press won't credit President Trump.

But I will.

From the New York Times:
N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets
The National Security Agency said Friday that it had halted one of the most disputed practices of its warrantless surveillance program, ending a once-secret form of wiretapping that dates to the Bush administration’s post-Sept. 11 expansion of national security powers.
The agency is no longer collecting Americans’ emails and texts exchanged with people overseas that simply mention identifying terms — like email addresses — for foreigners whom the agency is spying on, but are neither to nor from those targets.
The decision is a major development in American surveillance policy. Privacy advocates have argued that the practice skirted or overstepped the Fourth Amendment.
The change is unrelated to the surveillance imbroglio over the investigations into Russia and the Trump campaign, according to officials familiar with the matter. Rather, it stemmed from a discovery that N.S.A. analysts had violated rules imposed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court barring any searching for Americans’ information in certain messages captured through such wiretapping.
Notice that fourth paragraph. That is a lie. The "investigations into Russia and the Trump campaign" were a ruse to get a federal judge to allow Obama to spy on a political opponent. President Trump's actions end this.

The rogue Obama regime crossed a line that violated our Constitution and our spirit.

That was not who we are as a people.

We can do better than this.

We want a secure nation.

We need a free nation.

Donald Trump sided with liberty. He sure sucks at this dictator thing.

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  1. "Ease"???? I don't think that word conveys the exact dea of what you wanted it to say. My first reaction to reading that headline was that Trump was expanding the wiretapping ability of the government, making it EASIER for future presidents to spy on us. But that doesn't make sense. Trump surely wants to LIMIT the ability of a future obama (i.e., fascist leader) to spy on his political opponents. Then I realized you meant eased in the sense of "eased back" rather than "easier". Amirite?

  2. If the MSM were half as smart as it thinks it is, it'd be twice as smart as it really is.

    1. They think they're witty, too. But there again, they're only half right!

  3. That fourth para is another reason to distrust the media. NYT in particular.