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May 7, 2021
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The FBI has been “seriously and systematically abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance authority” by overstepping the limitations under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” (FISA).

We’ve been saying this for years, certainly ever since it was learned that the Russia hoax and the fake Steele “dossier” were used to fraudulently obtain warrants from them to spy on Trump campaign associates. You know it, we know it, we all know it, and now the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has finally offered evidence of it, in a 67-page opinion issued by presiding judge James Boasberg. (It actually came out last November but has just now been made public.)

Actually, the above quote is from Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Andy Biggs of Arizona, who’ve just sent FBI Director Christopher Wray a strong letter about the problem of “widespread abuses” and “illegal spying activities.” Jordan is ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and Biggs serves as ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

As THE EPOCH TIMES explains in a premium report, Section 702 of the FISA law allows the attorney general and the director of national intelligence to jointly authorize, without a warrant, the surveillance of non-U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. When this is done, however, they’re supposed to adopt “targeting procedure” to make sure the spying is indeed limited to non-citizens and also to prevent the “intentional acquisition” of communications within the U.S.

(Recall that when James Clapper was asked under oath if the intelligence community ever gathered the conversations of U.S. citizens, he lied and said, “Not wittingly." Clapper apparently was trying to appear Section 702-compliant. I digress.)

According to this opinion from the FISA court, the FBI used Section 702 authority for the purpose of obtaining information about Americans, and Judge Boasberg cited examples such as one FBI task force officer who conducted 69 queries that were not in compliance with official rules.

His court found that numerous queries of Americans were designed to return evidence of a crime completely unrelated to foreign intelligence, without obtaining a court order. So the court went back a year, and they found the same pattern. This causes them to suspect that “similar violations…likely have occurred across the Bureau.”

In their letter, Reps. Jordan and Biggs refer to the 2019 OIG (Office of Independent Counsel) report by Michael Horowitz that reviewed the warrant applications to surveil (SPY ON) Carter Page. Recall that this report listed 17 errors and omissions in those applications. They call for Wray to explain why, a year after that report came out, the FBI is obviously still abusing its authority. And they want an accounting of how many times since that report came out that the FBI has “queried, accessed, otherwise used information obtained pursuant to Section 702 for purposes unrelated to national security.”

Jordan appeared along with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson on Sean Hannity’s TV show Tuesday night to talk about these abuses, particularly the unequal application of justice. Sen. Johnson also spoke of the “complete set-up” of Rudy Giuliani with the fake story leaked to the WASHINGTON POST, the one about Rudy getting an FBI defensive briefing about being used in a Russian disinformation plan. Great interview.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6252588586001#sp=show-clips

It occurs to me that the FBI might try to wiggle out of this by citing its new, expanded definition of “national security” to include all the millions of “domestic terrorists” who supported Trump and still suspect there might have been some hanky panky going on during the 2020 election. Why, the Bureau HAS to spy on THOSE American citizens --- it's a matter of national security.

A senior FBI official says the FBI has taken numerous steps to better help staff meet relevant legal requirements and blah blah blah. I would be very surprised if, without a huge cultural shift at that organization, anything has really changed.

Commentator and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza goes farther, to say that it’s time to dismantle the tainted institution of the FBI and start over. His piece is also premium material at THE EPOCH TIMES, but the website 100 Percent Fed Up has lengthy excerpts and some good comments.

https://100percentfedup.com/dsouza-abolish-the-fbi/

This isn’t the FBI of “The Untouchables” anymore, he says. It’s quite obviously been “corrupted from the top.” To show the entrenched partisan bias within the Bureau, he compares how the Jan. 6 activists have been treated compared to activists from Black Lives Matter and Antifa, who have “looted businesses, burned churches, assaulted police officers, attacked and harassed ordinary citizens eating in restaurants or going about their normal lives –- and all with impunity.”

He also compares the treatment of Trump attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose residence was unnecessarily and unconstitutionally raided, to that of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is “currently involved in two separate scandals,” his alleged direct involvement in covering up nursing home covid deaths and also the sexual harassment complaints.

“While Giuliani’s offense remains unclear,” D’Souza says, “Cuomo is guilty of obvious abuses of power --- actions that have not only put people in their graves but also amounted, in a statistical sense, to ‘hiding the bodies.’” But the FBI, as far as we can tell, is nowhere to be found.

I would add that they don’t want Hunter Biden’s hard drives, either. There clearly are two standards of justice.

“Enough is enough!” D’Souza says. “When justice no longer involves the neutral or equal application of the laws, it ceases to be justice. I realize, of course, that there will be no FBI reform under Biden. Therefore, I strongly urge the Republican Party to make the abolition of the FBI --- shutting down the agency and then reconstructing it from the ground up --- key provisions of its campaigns both in 2022 and 2024.”

And it’s looking as though that might be the only way to fix it. Talk about “building back better” --- that’s one place where it makes sense.

Come to think of it, another place might be the CIA. By now, you’ve probably seen the new “woke” CIA recruitment ad. Two mortifying minutes; if you haven’t seen this, force yourself.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/social-media-explodes-over-woke-cia-recruitment-video-we-are-such-an-embarrassing-country-under-biden

Hey, if you, too, are intersectional, a woman of color, a cisgender millennial, formerly suffering from imposter syndrome (apparently cured) and currently diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, who enjoys intoxicating people with her brilliance, who refuses to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be, who commands her space with no apologies, the CIA is the place for you!

If anyone needs to apologize, it’s the CIA, for this embarrassment. Who in blazes is running that show? What D’Souza said about the FBI could just as well be said about them.

You’ve heard the expression, “Get woke, go broke.” To that, I would add, “Get woke, be a national joke.”

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  • Susan Bates

    05/13/2021 09:48 AM

    i think yes along with many other institutions. With the amount of media and ways of communication we have, can you tell me why we need to spend so much money on elections? Why can each media source be required to give time and the same questions be asked for each candidate and the answers available for replay? Apparently Melinda Gates has expressed on social media that the conspiracy theories that have floated around are not that far off. I believe that if elites are truly drinking blood of babies to stay young and if we can no longer have fair elections ... it might take a sodom and gomorrah kind of event to effect any change. I am rather less hopeful than i used to be. I appreciate all you do and have done....

  • Michael McKay

    05/13/2021 09:00 AM

    "This isn’t the FBI of “The Untouchables” anymore..." FYI, the "Untouchables" were Treasury Dept, NOT FBI.

  • Rob Davis

    05/12/2021 11:36 PM

    should have been fired and arrested for their crimes. abolish them now!

  • Sandy Camp

    05/12/2021 06:32 PM

    Whatever Ron Paul said about FBI and CIA I'm for. They need to be reprimanded and corruption corrected with you and Rand and Ron Paul in charge.

  • Gloria Walsh

    05/12/2021 04:58 PM

    Yes, yes, and yes! Let's abolish the FBI. Reassign the honest agents with character to local and/or regional law enforcement groups and let the rest go pound sand! What a corrupt agency!! And for our sake, please, don't anyone hire these people because apparently their lack of integrity and character will taint any other agency!

  • Kendall Drake

    05/12/2021 11:40 AM

    Abolish the FBI and the CIA and start over completely

  • Melissa Marin

    05/12/2021 11:30 AM

    No one trusts them anymore....it needs to be demolished then reconstructed!

  • Dom Brignola

    05/11/2021 09:56 PM

    WTF Both these agencies need to be dismantled. When a Pipeline that carries gasoline to Tax Payers and Business from Texas to the South North East U.S. and neither of those Agencies have not taken any retaliation actions we as a Country are in trouble. And why do we need 17 Intelligence Agencies if they can’t defend or thwart this type of action. They all need to be fired. Instead they go after U.S. Taxpayers. What a Crime.

  • elmer stark

    05/09/2021 05:55 PM

    TALK ABOUT INVESTAGATIONS ,DONT NEED ONE ALL THE CROOKED SHIT IS IN BLACK AN WHITE SEND THE ALL TO JAIL NO PENSIONS AND I DO MEAN ALL EVEN THE JUDGES THAT SIGNED OFF ON ILLEGAL SHIT THEY DID SHOW THE CITIZENS NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW LUST LIKE THE DEMS SAY

  • manfred b parker

    05/08/2021 07:38 PM

    No, it should not be abolished. What is needed is new leadership and greater Congressional oversight.

  • Barry Ligus

    05/08/2021 07:33 PM

    The promotion to the SES and GS-15 ranks during the Obama regime was mainly concentrated in those ascribing to the liberal doctrine. These individuals were supplemented with political appointees that were non-competitively converted to career positions. These are the people willing to trample civil rights, ignore laws, and lie to courts, Congress and Senate.
    There is a real need to purge federal law enforcement, intelligence and regulatory agencies of the ingrained cancer that has taken hold of our government. Unfortunately, it would appear as if our military is going down the same path.

  • Priscilla Khweis

    05/08/2021 06:46 PM

    the FBI,CIA,& Dept. of Justice should ALL have a GOOD HOUSE CLEANING from top to bottom----they are ALL RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION !!

  • rich liska

    05/08/2021 04:20 PM

    THEY NEED TO BE LEFT ALONE TO DO THEIR JOB WITHOUT POLITICAL INTERFERENCE

  • Albert Lovell Shaw

    05/08/2021 04:08 PM

    DO NOT ABOLISH. FIRE TOP 3-5 levels of leaders & reorganize.

  • BillWill

    05/08/2021 02:35 PM

    The Obama administration is most famous for their alleged spying on USA citizens and especially on Donald TRUMP leading up to and including his years as POTUSA. Does anyone know what's going on in Obama's mansion just ! or 2 miles from the White House? The FBI and the Cia should be replaced by the ' Committee on Un-American Activities' similar to the same committee during 1950's.

  • Corbin Douthitt

    05/08/2021 02:13 PM

    The FBI has been 'corrupt' since J. Edgar Hoover ran it. It is now no more than a political police force. Disband it? unlikely. As long as Democrats are in power- and their 'deep state' denizens are able to control any agency- it will be another part of the swamp- or rather, sewer.

  • Michael Michael Flynn

    05/08/2021 01:56 PM

    Wray should be fired, as should the entire upper echelon of the FBI, they have been and are entirely unacceptable. They are the 'secret police' of the USA and make deals that we the people cant even imagine, but their pr has painted them squeaky clean for years. we have been fools.

  • Mary Short

    05/08/2021 12:06 PM

    If you read the communist manifesto read into congress in the 1960's they had 45 goals and most have been met. #35 is to discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. Those now in charge of the FBI have been doing a great job to discredit it. What needs to be done is remove all those in charge and put new people in that Love America

  • BILL STOUT

    05/08/2021 11:46 AM

    AS I SEE IT IF THE FBI WAS RELACED OR ABOLISHED IT WOULD BE REPLACED OR AT LEAST TRIED TO BE WITH A GESTAPO OR KGB TYPE AGENCY UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND THE HOUSE AND SENATE. THE BIGGEST MISTAKE I BELIEVE PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE WITH THE FBI WAS APPOINTING SOMEONE THAT WAS AN FBI EMPLOYEE, THERE WERE MANY BETTER CHOICES OUTSIDE THE AGENCY TO CHOSE FROM AND ALSO KEEPING ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
    I THINK THAT THIS GOVERNMENT WE'RE LIVING UNDER, IF THE COUNTRY SURVIVES IT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION SINCE U.S.GRANT.

  • VINCENT A. ZICCARDI Sr.

    05/08/2021 11:26 AM

    First, thank you for your terrific site and on-line news. With the exception of One America News Network and The Epoch Times, which are terrific also, you are like oases in a desert of misinformation or censored "transparency".
    With regard to this feature on the FISA court and the FBI, those of us who seriously try to understand what our federal and state governments are doing (or not doing) and their adherence to our Constitution have witnessed since the legalization of infant murder (aka abortion) and particularly since the reign of Barack Obama, the steady politicization of ALL agencies of government. We have, in less than two generations, thrown centuries of "common" and codified law "under the bus" in favor of political power and manipulation. When the military leadership, the leadership of the police and justice, and the courts have all become tainted if not completely corrupted, there remains only one possible avenue of redress as was taken in the 18th century in the American colonies. We are rapidly heading for a second general revolt against what can easily be described as a "foreign" power in the guise of politicians. God help us all and God bless America.

  • John Houser

    05/08/2021 11:22 AM

    Abolish the FBI. It’s not accountable to any but Democratic Party authority and its people cannot be fired.

  • Rob Davis

    05/07/2021 11:23 PM

    Absolutely get rid of them. fire every one them. they are rotten to the core and cannot be trusted.

  • Bill Throw

    05/07/2021 06:45 PM

    It all started with an agent being paid with chicken feed in Arkansas.

    it all started with an FBI agent who is paid with chickenfeed inArkansas.

  • Theresa Pitiak

    05/07/2021 06:45 PM

    Yes, the FBI should be abolished, unfortunately there are a few good men that, Start anew. Also the DOJ should be replaced.

  • Raymond Frazer Shaw Jr

    05/07/2021 05:47 PM

    Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” (FISA). Is what needs reworking.. The FBI needs an Enema.!