SPECIAL REPORT: Deep State’s Problems Just Got a Lot Worse, FBI Asks to Dig Further
Back in February of this year, information was revealed that the former Obama administration had given access to the U.S. Intelligence database to private companies.
To date, we still don’t know the exacts of who got what, but we at least have an idea.
In a report from back in April of 2017 from the FISA Court. In this report, the results of the investigation into the FISA searches from the Obama administration were made known.
It was then that we first learned about many criminal activities that the FBI, NSA, and DOJ took part in under the Obama administration.
A very interesting release from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Michael Horowitz, outlines some very interesting information especially for those who have followed the arc of the NSA database exploitation for several years.
Keep in mind this contractor access to the bulk NSA metadata is a big deal. All of the FISA audits in the past six years have pointed out how FBI contractors abuse their access to the database and unlawfully extract information without minimization efforts required by fourth amendment protections. The scale of the abuse is actually stunning; and now the OIG has reviewed the same process and found the same issues uncorrected.
The FBI is attempting to retain an unlawful process. Former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers said: the system itself is too easy to exploit and too difficult to manage, as he tried to shut down part of the search function (“about queries”) within the database itself.
The corruption that we have seen in the Obama administration is unlike anything else that we’ve seen from a president with maybe the exception of Richard Nixon, but I would argue that this far outweighs Watergate.
So far, only one person has been officially charged with any crimes, but I think that’s because the Trump administration needs to be sure that their case is airtight before going after the big dogs.