Peeling the Weaponized DOJ Onion

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Peeling the Weaponized DOJ Onion

by baldilocks

Re-​edited.

By now, most reg­u­lar read­ers know of my back­ground in the USAF as a German/​Russian lin­guist, replete with atten­dant clear­ance, a cou­ple of stints sta­tioned in Old West Berlin — pre– and post-​Fall of the Wall. (Aside: despite the exis­tence of a large group of peo­ple who did not know this and who assume that I’m an idiot, I’m very well-​versed in World War I, World War II and Cold War his­tory. They can be viewed as dif­fer­ent aspects of the same war.)

Some of these read­ers think – for what­ever rea­son – that I’m not qual­i­fied to delve into cer­tain areas of com­men­tary and I fig­ured that I’d help them out.

Onward to “this morning’s” news, that For­mer Pres­i­dent Obama’s DOJ allegedly approved a pre-​election FISA war­rant which allowed the wire­tap­ping of Trump Tow­ers. Be advised, FISA war­rants aren’t issued for sus­pected mun­dane crim­i­nal mis­con­duct, but for sus­pected col­lu­sion with for­eign pow­ers against the USA. The F in FISA is there for a rea­son. These war­rants don’t go through the FBI [Ed. though they can be requested by the FBI] and are issued by a secret FISA courts at the behest of the DOJ [and/​or the FBI]. (By the way, I’m old enough to remem­ber when Democ­rats opined that the FISA process was the next step toward tyranny and tried to destroy it. If what’s being said in 2017 is true, the FISA court has, how­ever, become more use­ful to them.) How was this (re-)discovered? Pres­i­dent Trump Twitter-​ranted about it this morning.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Obama says that he didn’t order the Code Red sur­veil­lance on Trump Tow­ers. From Kevin Lewis, the for­mer president’s spokesman:

How buck-​passing and non-​denial of him. And, one won­ders what Fox News’ James Rosen, his par­ents, and the Asso­ci­ated Press would have to say about the mat­ter at hand.

Allegedly, the Obama DOJ requested a war­rant in June of last year, but the FISA court said that the request was too broad. So, the admin­is­tra­tion nar­rowed its focus, tried again in Octo­ber, and was suc­cess­ful. This would explain a lot about the pum­mel­ing of Gen­eral Flynn, the attempted take­down of Jef­frey Ses­sions, and the Democ­rats’ newly found faux-​animosity toward all things Russian.

Pre­dic­tion: no one will con­firm or deny the exis­tence of a FISA war­rant for Trump Tow­ers. The court is, by law, a secret one and, rightly or wrongly, its three mem­bers will stay behind that veil. My opin­ion: it would be the right deci­sion, though, with the ram­pant law­less­ness in high places, that opin­ion could change.

And, as Dan Riehl said a few hours ago, this gives a whole new view to the June 2016 “chance” meet­ing between Obama Admin­is­tra­tion Attor­ney Gen­eral Loretta Lynch and For­mer Pres­i­dent William J. Clin­ton.

Did he (BHO), or didn’t he? And even if he didn’t, the reme­dies to such a far-​reaching prob­lem for the after­ef­fects of what the 44th pres­i­dent actu­ally did do may prove more painful than the dis­ease. This is why we told you not to elect him.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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Update (dtg) Insta­lanche Thanks Glenn and well done Juli­ette. May I take the lib­erty of plug­ging our exten­sive CPAC report­ing that at four inter­views a day will require at least another full month to post completely.


DaT­e­chGuy at CPAC 2017 (all videos not blogged about yet here). Be aware that due to the sheer vol­ume of videos to upload if I inter­viewed you it might be days before you see it here

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Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid & Paris Alex pt3 & Izzy and a prayer on DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom from NC and Mar­tin & Pey­ton from Hills­dale College

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Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid and Paris on DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court Parts 1 & 2
Voices of CPAC 2017 Jen from WA and Jeff from PA

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Voices of CPAC 2017 Patrick How­ley on DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Michelle from PA and Carla from PA

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Voices of CPAC 2017 Susan from Dal­las , Robert from MD and Donna Marie Fred from Ohio on DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Phil from VA and Michelle from VA

31
Voices at CPAC 2017 Niger Innis and Don­ald Scog­gins at the Roy Innis Luncheon

228
Voices of CPAC 2017 Amelia Hamil­ton, Andrew Langer & GOP can­di­date
Voices of CPAC 2017 Paul, Fawad and the point the left is miss­ing (with Stacy McCain)

227
Voices of CPAC 2017 Justin & Con­nor & How DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court Came About (It involves Stacy McCain & Beer)

226
A His­toric CPAC Catholic 1st Exactly when I needed it

225
Voices at CPAC 2017 Two Rons and a Patri­cia
Voices of the Can­noli deprived at CPAC 2017 Scot­tie Neil Hughes
Voices at CPAC 2017 Evan Sayet A Deplorable Mind before and after
DaT­e­chguy Meets Stu­dents TBS & Fake news at Don­ald Trump’s CPAC 2017 Speech
Voices of CPAC 2017 Author Matt Mar­go­lis On DaTechGuy’s Mid­night Court

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Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom Wen­zel of EWTN & Alberto Cala­maro of Radio Maria
The Media Nar­ra­tive Hunt at CPAC
Voices of CPAC 2017 Don­ald Trump Sin­gle lines from CPAC speech as he makes them
Voices of CPAC 2017 the Inde­fati­ga­ble Kira Innis

223
Voices of Cpac 2017 Steve & Shen, Ed Mor­ris­sey of Hotair and a Kellyanne Con­way Can­noli Story
Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Ver­nuc­cio
CPAC 2017 Pho­tos & Brief videos from the Sean Han­nity Taping

Voices at CPAC 2017 Advo­cates: Melissa of Able Amer­i­cans, Matt of Amer­i­can Major­ity
Voices at CPAC 2017 Yvonne (from almost #Nev­erTrump to Evan­gel­i­cal Coor­di­na­tor) & Michael
Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall

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Voices at CPAC 2017 Liz a Cook County Repub­li­can (and Kasich del­e­gate)
CPAC 2017 First Inter­views Theresa an Attendee and Rob Eno of Con­ser­v­a­tive Review

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Some Quick pre-​cpac video and thoughts

2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

There is plenty more from CPAC com­ing over the next cou­ple of weeks, but what is also going to be com­ing are a lot of hos­pi­tal bills and debt from work that both my wife and I are going to be miss­ing because of the com­pli­ca­tions from her “rou­tine” surgery.

If you are able and inclined to help mit­i­gate them I’d ask you to con­sider hit­ting DaTipJar

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by baldilocks

Re-edited.

By now, most regular readers know of my background in the USAF as a German/Russian linguist, replete with attendant clearance, a couple of stints stationed in Old West Berlin—pre- and post-Fall of the Wall. (Aside: despite the existence of a large group of people who did not know this and who assume that I’m an idiot, I’m very well-versed in World War I, World War II and Cold War history. They can be viewed as different aspects of the same war.)

Some of these readers think–for whatever reason–that I’m not qualified to delve into certain areas of commentary and I figured that I’d help them out.

Onward to “this morning’s” news, that Former President Obama’s DOJ allegedly approved a pre-election FISA warrant which allowed the wiretapping of Trump Towers. Be advised, FISA warrants aren’t issued for suspected mundane criminal misconduct, but for suspected collusion with foreign powers against the USA. The F in FISA is there for a reason. These warrants don’t go through the FBI [Ed. though they can be requested by the FBI] and are issued by a secret FISA courts at the behest of the DOJ [and/or the FBI]. (By the way, I’m old enough to remember when Democrats opined that the FISA process was the next step toward tyranny and tried to destroy it. If what’s being said in 2017 is true, the FISA court has, however, become more useful to them.) How was this (re-)discovered? President Trump Twitter-ranted about it this morning.

Former President Obama says that he didn’t order the Code Red surveillance on Trump Towers. From Kevin Lewis, the former president’s spokesman:

How buck-passing and non-denial of him. And, one wonders what Fox News’ James Rosen, his parents, and the Associated Press would have to say about the matter at hand.

Allegedly, the Obama DOJ requested a warrant in June of last year, but the FISA court said that the request was too broad. So, the administration narrowed its focus, tried again in October, and was successful. This would explain a lot about the pummeling of General Flynn, the attempted takedown of Jeffrey Sessions, and the Democrats’ newly found faux-animosity toward all things Russian.

Prediction: no one will confirm or deny the existence of a FISA warrant for Trump Towers. The court is, by law, a secret one and, rightly or wrongly, its three members will stay behind that veil. My opinion: it would be the right decision, though, with the rampant lawlessness in high places, that opinion could change.

And, as Dan Riehl said a few hours ago, this gives a whole new view to the June 2016 “chance” meeting between Obama Administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Former President William J. Clinton.

Did he (BHO), or didn’t he? And even if he didn’t, the remedies to such a far-reaching problem for the aftereffects of what the 44th president actually did do may prove more painful than the disease. This is why we told you not to elect him.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

baldilocks

Update (dtg) Instalanche Thanks Glenn and well done Juliette. May I take the liberty of plugging our extensive CPAC reporting that at four interviews a day will require at least another full month to post completely.


DaTechGuy at CPAC 2017 (all videos not blogged about yet here). Be aware that due to the sheer volume of videos to upload if I interviewed you it might be days before you see it here

3/5
Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid & Paris Alex pt3 & Izzy and a prayer on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom from NC and Martin & Peyton from Hillsdale College

3/4
Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid and Paris on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Parts 1 & 2
Voices of CPAC 2017 Jen from WA and Jeff from PA

3/3
Voices of CPAC 2017 Patrick Howley on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Michelle from PA and Carla from PA

3/2
Voices of CPAC 2017 Susan from Dallas , Robert from MD and Donna Marie Fred from Ohio on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Phil from VA and Michelle from VA

3/1
Voices at CPAC 2017 Niger Innis and Donald Scoggins at the Roy Innis Luncheon

2/28
Voices of CPAC 2017 Amelia Hamilton, Andrew Langer & GOP candidate
Voices of CPAC 2017 Paul, Fawad and the point the left is missing (with Stacy McCain)

2/27
Voices of CPAC 2017 Justin & Connor & How DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Came About (It involves Stacy McCain & Beer)

2/26
A Historic CPAC Catholic 1st Exactly when I needed it

2/25
Voices at CPAC 2017 Two Rons and a Patricia
Voices of the Cannoli deprived at CPAC 2017 Scottie Neil Hughes
Voices at CPAC 2017 Evan Sayet A Deplorable Mind before and after
DaTechguy Meets Students TBS & Fake news at Donald Trump’s CPAC 2017 Speech
Voices of CPAC 2017 Author Matt Margolis On DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court

2/24
Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom Wenzel of EWTN & Alberto Calamaro of Radio Maria
The Media Narrative Hunt at CPAC
Voices of CPAC 2017 Donald Trump Single lines from CPAC speech as he makes them
Voices of CPAC 2017 the Indefatigable Kira Innis

2/23
Voices of Cpac 2017 Steve & Shen, Ed Morrissey of Hotair and a Kellyanne Conway Cannoli Story
Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Vernuccio
CPAC 2017 Photos & Brief videos from the Sean Hannity Taping

Voices at CPAC 2017 Advocates: Melissa of Able Americans, Matt of American Majority
Voices at CPAC 2017 Yvonne (from almost #NeverTrump to Evangelical Coordinator) & Michael
Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall

2/22

Voices at CPAC 2017 Liz a Cook County Republican (and Kasich delegate)
CPAC 2017 First Interviews Theresa an Attendee and Rob Eno of Conservative Review

2/21
Some Quick pre-cpac video and thoughts

2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

There is plenty more from CPAC coming over the next couple of weeks, but what is also going to be coming are a lot of hospital bills and debt from work that both my wife and I are going to be missing because of the complications from her “routine” surgery.

If you are able and inclined to help mitigate them I’d ask you to consider hitting DaTipJar

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