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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Worst best kept secret

Here is the funny reality. Those on the left can continue to somehow believe that there is all of this "intelligence" regarding the Trump campaign team... but that there was no actual surveillance ordered by anyone on them. Apparently this "intelligence" just appeared out of thin air.
A former top Obama administration official has acknowledged efforts by her colleagues to gather intelligence on Trump team ties to Russia before Donald Trump took office and to conceal the sources of that intelligence from the incoming administration.

Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, made the disclosure March 2 while on the air with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

“I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration,” Farkas, who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, said.

“Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy ... that the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about their ... the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.”
I am not exactly sure if this person understood that gathering intelligence on Americans without proper warrants is actually illegal?  Or if there were warrants, then Trump was actually 100% correct about his allegations that there was an actual order for monitoring and surveillance of him and his staff prior to him becoming President.

46 comments:

KD said...

President Trump again is right.

Obama/Lynch/Hillary team did spy upon him and his staff.

Next issue, this one is clear.

opie said...

Anonymous KD said...
President Trump again is right.

Sure dunce farmer.....he is extremely right.....but your spying claim is just more bull. And please, no parsing, a typical obfuscation routine for weak minded kansans.

C.H. Truth said...

Opie - the "spying claim" in this case...

is being made by the deputy secretary of defense under the Obama Administration...

Not by me.

opie said...

Unless you have a fucking link......you got shit, again.

rrb said...

Regardless of how the government collected on Flynn, the leak was a felony and a violation of his civil rights. But it was also a severe breach of the public trust. When I worked as an NSC staffer in the White House, 2005-2007, I read dozens of NSA surveillance reports every day. On the basis of my familiarity with this system, I strongly suspect that someone in the Obama White House blew a hole in the thin wall that prevents the government from using information collected from surveillance to destroy the lives of the citizens whose privacy it is pledged to protect.

The leaking of Flynn’s name was part of what can only be described as a White House campaign to hype the Russian threat and, at the same time, to depict Trump as Vladimir Putin’s Manchurian candidate. On Dec. 29, Obama announced sanctions against Russia as retribution for its hacking activities. From that date until Trump’s inauguration, the White House aggressively pumped into the media two streams of information: one about Russian hacking; the other about Trump’s Russia connection. In the hands of sympathetic reporters, the two streams blended into one.

A report that appeared the day after Obama announced the sanctions shows how. On Dec. 30, the Washington Post reported on a Russian effort to penetrate the electricity grid by hacking into a Vermont utility, Burlington Electric Department. After noting the breach, the reporters offered a senior administration official to speculate on the Russians’ motives. Did they seek to crash the system, or just to probe it?

This infrastructure hack, the story continued, was part of a broader hacking campaign that included intervention in the election. The story then moved to Trump: “He…has spoken highly of Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite President Obama’s suggestion that the approval for hacking came from the highest levels of the Kremlin.”



The national media mimicked the Post’s reporting. But there was a problem: the hack never happened. It was a false alarm — triggered, it eventually became clear, by Obama’s hype.



http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/326331-how-obamas-white-house-weaponized-the-media-against

rrb said...

A former top Obama administration official has acknowledged efforts by her colleagues to gather intelligence on Trump team ties to Russia before Donald Trump took office and to conceal the sources of that intelligence from the incoming administration. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, made the disclosure March 2 while on the air with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. “I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration,” Farkas, who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b25db38a-d49e-37a0-afbc-49b2ae902885/ss_former-obama-official.html



there's your link, fuckstick.

Loretta Russo said...

You'd have to be living in a cave in Pakistan to think Obama didn't have his hands all over this.

rrb said...

Loretta Russo said...
You'd have to be living in a cave in Pakistan to think Obama didn't have his hands all over this.
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precisely.

there was one prevailing absolute certainty regarding the 0linsky regime -

skeets never made a move unless it was self-serving or DNC/progressive serving.

what might have been best for the nation was never once considered.

Roger Amick said...

TDS strikes again.

Roger Amick said...


POLITICS
Trump Warns House Conservatives: ‘Get On the Team’
Freedom Caucus members withheld support last week from the health-care bill
By MICHAEL C. BENDER
Updated March 30, 2017 10:24 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump issued a remarkable warning to conservative Republican lawmakers in Congress, suggesting Thursday he would work against them in the midterm elections next year if they don’t support his agenda.

Wall Street Journal. FAKE NEWS!

Roger Amick said...

His 36% approval makes him irrelevant in the 2018 elections.

He will not improve in the polls. The Republicans are shredded, and worse, it won't get better.

Roger Amick said...


POLITICS
Trump Warns House Conservatives: ‘Get On the Team’
Freedom Caucus members withheld support last week from the health-care bill
By MICHAEL C. BENDER
Updated March 30, 2017 10:24 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump issued a remarkable warning to conservative Republican lawmakers in Congress, suggesting Thursday he would work against them in the midterm elections next year if they don’t support his agenda.

Wall Street Journal. FAKE NEWS!

Loretta Russo said...

Hillary by a landslide!!!!

Loretta Russo said...

"skeets never made a move unless it was self-serving or DNC/progressive serving."

They're paying for it now, LOL!

If only we could turn butt-hurt liberal tears into renewable energy.

Loretta Russo said...

Getting lonely on your trash blog, eh.

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
His 36% approval makes him irrelevant in the 2018 elections.
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keep thinking that PLEASE, captain landslide. we're not even 90 days into the trump presidency. and absent the health care clusterfuck thanks to paul ryan, trump's been kicking ass and taking names on every election promise he made.




"The Republicans are shredded"

yeah, controlling the entire federal government and the majority of states. shredded.

the only thing to be shredded recently are 0linsky's EPA regs and democrat relevance.



rrb said...

If only we could turn butt-hurt liberal tears into renewable energy.
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i'll bet roger's are still running about 40 proof. there's got to be an ethanol angle to be worked there.

opie said...

there's your link, fuckstick.

Your fucking link proves you and kd are just plain idiots....Nice try....not a single mention of spying your idiot made, does it fuckstick?????

But thanx for more bull shit....it is what you do best LOLOL

rrb said...

FAKE NEWS!
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whoa, this is BIG rog. BIGLY BIG.

cnn had the courage to "fact check" the russian dressing angle. daring, bravado, "serious you guys," journalism:



(CNN)The White House press secretary tried to twist a cap on reporters' questions Tuesday about the Trump team's alleged ties to the Kremlin.

"If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection," Sean Spicer said.

Thing is, Russian dressing isn't Russian. (Also, it's really not for salads, but more of a sandwich spread -- usually a Reuben.)

The mayo and ketchup concoction -- often dressed up with horseradish and spices -- was created in Nashua, New Hampshire.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/politics/sean-spicer-russian-dressing-not-russian-trnd/


Loretta Russo said...

"cnn had the courage to "fact check" the russian dressing angle. daring, bravado, "serious you guys," journalism:"

Hard-hitting news right there!

rrb said...




back on topic -

how much you want to bet farkas is lawyered up?


rrb said...




hey rog, your liberal standard bearers are cracking the fuck up:


"In order to maintain his popularity, the Trump administration will have to try to find some means of rallying the support. ... I think that we shouldn't put aside the possibility that there would be some kind of staged or alleged terrorist act, which can change the country instantly."

—Noam Chomsky


rrb said...



WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) – After the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, a growing number of news agencies are publicly questioning whether President Trump is too incompetent to be a 21st century version of a 20th century fascist dictator.

CNN’s Michael D’Antonio expressed his dismay at recent developments.

“America has faced a lot of Hitlers – Bush, Reagan, Other Bush, Nixon, that one German guy whose name eludes me at the moment – but none of them has been as grossly incompetent at Hitlering as President Trump.”

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristoff echoed those sentiments.

“He’s had 10 weeks! Where are the purges? The cattle cars? The Reichstag fires? He hasn’t even grown a mustache yet. What kind of Hitler is he? An incompetent one, that’s what. Hitler? Heck, he’s barely even Mussolini.”

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank summed up the feelings shared by many on the left.

“It’s been a long 8 years. I mean, who have we had to freak out about? Mitt Romney? He wouldn’t even swear if you dropped a bowling ball on his foot. Worst Hitler Ever. I mean, he was mean to a dog once, but it wasn’t even Jewish. My colleagues and I were thrilled when Trump won. For the first time in 8 years, both SNL skits and the Tonight Show monologues are funny again. Plus we figured we’d get famous protesting outside Trump’s inevitable racist death camps.”

“But Trump’s an even worse Hitler than Romney was,” lamented Milbank. “No brownshirts, no Kristallnacht… ripping on Trump feels almost pointless. Like kicking a puppy for not mastering calculus. Yeah, he’s got a combover like Hitler, but if bad hair were enough, we’d be on Merkel for having LimeCat head. At least Merkel’s German.”


http://www.imao.us/index.php/2017/03/trump-declared-worst-hitler-ever/

rrb said...




yeah, since i'm paying for it i'd like to see it:



WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting the way officials use science to develop new regulations.

A bill approved Wednesday by the GOP-controlled House would require that data used to support new regulations to protect human health and the environment be released to the public.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_EPA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-29-17-56-41

Loretta Russo said...

"how much you want to bet farkas is lawyered up?"

And ready to plead the fifth.

Indy Voter said...

Minor detail - Farkas left the Defense Department, and the Obama Administration, in 2015.

Loretta Russo said...

" I think that we shouldn't put aside the possibility that there would be some kind of staged or alleged terrorist act, which can change the country instantly."

—Noam Chomsky"

Pol Pot's buddy.

But what he's saying isn't that much different from one of the biggest loons here said about Sweden, LOL.

Loretta Russo said...

"Minor detail - Farkas left the Defense Department, and the Obama Administration, in 2015."

Which makes it even worse.

rrb said...

Anonymous Indy Voter said...
Minor detail - Farkas left the Defense Department, and the Obama Administration, in 2015.
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indeed she did. then how was she privy to current developments with regards to the former president surveilling our (at the time) president elect?

i would've expect her to be completely out of the loop being gone since 2015.

Loretta Russo said...

"i would've expect her to be completely out of the loop being gone since 2015."

Except she was a foreign policy advisor to Hillary....

Loretta Russo said...

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war

James said...

Gathering intelligence on Americans is entirely legal as long as it is done legally, with or without a warrant.

But speaking of legality, now Trump is talking again of changing libel laws.
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“It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press if we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” George W. Bush said.

Loretta Russo said...

Got canned again, eh.

James said...

Trump approval 40%
Disapproval 53%

Obama's Affordable Care Act approval 52%
Disapproval 37%

Trump's American Wealth Care Act approval 23%
Disapproval 53%

Loretta Russo said...

Finally, a First Lady we can be proud of....

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/politics/melania-trump-women-gender-state-department.html

Myballs said...

We already know that Trump under polls because of all the people like me who don't want the hassle of listening to obnoxious, even violent hatred by liberals.

Commonsense said...

Gathering intelligence on Americans is entirely legal as long as it is done legally, with or without a warrant.

Perhaps you can educate us on how this can be done legally without a warrant.

(Other than reading the New York Times)

Commonsense said...

Minor detail - Farkas left the Defense Department, and the Obama Administration, in 2015.

Indeed, here's her statement on MSNBC on March 2:

The Farkas statement in question: "I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy ... that the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about their ... the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence."

So the question, If she left on 2015, then how did she know the Obama administration was spying on Trump? How did she know there were wiretaps and transcripts unless someone (illegally) told her?

opie said...

Perhaps you can educate us on how this can be done legally without a warrant.

Public records like arrests....speeding tickets, bankruptcies, memberships, warrants.....news papers ....plenty of legal means.....facebook....twitter posts.....internet blogs......I'm sure that is just the tip of what can be found. Loretta found my daughters name on line.....that should tell you what can be done...even though she will lie on how she got it.

opie said...

Loretta Russo said...
Finally, a First Lady we can be proud of....


BWAAAAAAA!!!! the mail order bride is something slovenia should be proud of.

Commonsense said...

Public records like arrests...

Oh I don't think that's what James meant by gathering intelligence but nice try.

KD, said...

Minor detail - Farkas left the Defense Department, and the Obama Administration, in 2015." IndyWPPNC

Which makes it even worse. "

Yep, it does, for the reason given, how is it she was post election of President Trump still being feed secret investigative information?

She stated that the info was not coming out so that is why she leaked.

This is so good. Pres. Trump is right, she proved it.

As for a Lawyer, really, too late, she gave her self up freely, all of it can and will be used against her, as for a plea, you bet, when she turns in others above her.

KD, Our Little stupid Roger Krugman said...

Anyone seen Roger Krugman, I have some bad news, since he was openly comparing the recent 325 point drop to the 1600 point drop in 2011 under Obama, the recent drop has all but been recovered.

RK, do us all a favor, continue to bet against the workers of the USA, against the Investors and the Wealth Creators. please.

opie said...


Oh I don't think that's what James meant by gathering intelligence but nice try.

Now you speak for james?????....just covering yourself is enough....!!!!

Commonsense said...

Na, you did.

The stupid is strong in this one.

opie said...

Commonsense said...
Na, you did.

You asked a question on how info can be found w/o a warrant , not James. Again you prove you cannot even follow your own thread. Too stupid for words......Idiot