So, who is the Deep State? Let’s ask President Donald Trump. On Thursday, the Trump administration called on Congress to reauthorize the very NSA mass surveillance program the whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed, and Trump supporters have largely remained silent, even though they were outraged at Snowden’s revelations during the usurper, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s reign in the White House.
According to The New York Times, which obtained the request that was sent to Congress by the Trump administration, “the administration urged lawmakers to make permanent the legal authority for the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans’ domestic communications, the USA Freedom Act.”
“The law, enacted after the intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden revealed the existence of the program in 2013, is set to expire in December, but the Trump administration wants it made permanent,” NYT reported.
Additionally, the Trump administration claims the letter was signed by outgoing National Intelligence chief Dan Coats.
They also claim the NSA has suspended the program.
However, Free Press Action government relations director Sandra Fulton said in a statement that this “should give little comfort to those whose privacy rights are routinely violated by authorities.”
“The White House is calling for reauthorization of a program that security agencies have used to spy on innocent people, violate their privacy, and chill free speech,” said Fulton. “The NSA program permits the mapping of relationships among members of marginalized communities and distant associates of targeted individuals, even when most individuals in those communities were never suspected of wrongdoing.”
“Historically, authorities have used such overbroad authority to harass members of these communities,” Fulton continued, “especially those who speak out when their rights are under threat.”
More on the subject:
- Edward Snowden Hints At NSA’s Ability To “Mind-Hack”
- The NSA Continues to Abuse Americans by Intercepting Their Telephone Calls
- The Deep State’s Christmas Present to America: Surveillance That Never Ends
- Trump Allegedly Weighing Private Spy Network To Counter Deep State: “It Is A Direct-Action Arm… Totally Off The Books”
- WikiLeaks Begins the Release of Vault 7 Documents and Files
- Of Course, Big Brother Was Spying On Trump’s Calls – The Shocking Truth Is That They Spy On All Of Our Calls
- The NSA Hasn’t Actually Stopped Spying on Anybody
While I’m not a fan of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), occasionally, they do get it right.
Patrick Toomey, senior staff attorney for the ACLU’s National Security Project, called on Congress to not reauthorize the program and shutter it.
“It’s long past time that this surveillance program was shuttered once and for all,” Toomey told the Times. “The NSA has been vacuuming up hundreds of millions of Americans’ call records as part of a program that is hopelessly complex and lacks any discernible evidence of its value. We should not leave such a sweeping, unaccountable power in the hands of our spy agencies.”
Yes, it’s high time the people remember why they were outraged at Snowden’s revelations because their government was acting criminally under a full-fledged Marxist and be just as outraged under President Donald Trump for the same desire to continue the criminal actions.
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