Kavanaugh and the Patriot Act, nothing to see here

Now that the smoke has settled on Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, I have some reservations that unfortunately were never raised during his confirmation hearings or afterwards.

No I’m not talking about his prep school or college drinking antics, which the Democrats used as simply a delaying tactic to somehow hope either Kavanaugh or President Trump would pull his nomination rather than push ahead.

Why else would Senator Dianne Feinstein not raise the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations when meeting privately with Kavanaugh in late August before the hearings began or during the formal hearings in early September since she had the letter from Dr. Ford in July?

What did the Democrats wait until the Senate Judical Committee was about to vote to leak these charges to the press — thereby throwing Dr. Ford under the bus — by making her name public for the first time?

And I’m not concerned about Roe v Wade being overturned. This is settled law for 45 years. Just as we will not return to allowing slavery, we will not take away a women’s right to choose.

The Democrats still use Roe as a rallying cry against conservatives because they have no other hot-button issues to concentrate on.

No the issue that has me most concerned about Kavanaugh is his crafting of the language behind the USAPatriot Act, which was enacted weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Act’s full title is “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001″

In the haste of showing the world we would be the strong, Congress approved a bill that weakened our venerable Bill of Rights and especially the Fourth Amendment.

This is the most draconian piece of legislation ever passed by Congress.While many of the most vile abridgments to our civil liberties were originally set to sunset (no longer be part of the law), Congress has continued to reauthorize these violations of our privacy at least twice.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Our privacy under the Fourth Amendment has been curtailed by the Patriot Act to such an extent that federal law enforcement are leery of using its full effect for fear that the entire act will be challenged at the Supreme Court and thrown out as being unconstitutional.

But now we have one of the crafters of the Act on the bench and since we have been perpetually under various states of emergencies since 9/11, the Act retains its teeth of violating our rights.

Yet not one question in the 36 hours of testimony pertaining to the Patriot Act. Not one question of whether Kavanaugh believes it’s constitutionally accepted that federal agents can search phone records or premises without a duly signed search warrant. Nary a query on the acceptability of the NSA to have access to all electronic communications without a warrant.

Since I know all about Kavanaugh’s drinking games and such, why can I not know about his views on the federal government violating the Fourth Amendment?

That tells me that neither party wanted to open that can of worms, which should worry everyone.

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Kavanaugh’s confirmation will put Feinstein in spotlight

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SCOTUS Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s vote will happen on Saturday afternoon despite efforts by Senator Feinstein to wrangle up dissenting votes.

Note Feinstein has a phone in her right hand, which may at some point in the future may allow us to know what this heated conversation was all about. Certainly the NSA knows what was said by whom.

Senator Feinstein has Senator Murkowski backed into a corner prior to Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation vote.

Judging from body language and facial expressions it was not an enjoyable discussion at all.

This very well could be the beginning of the end for Sen. Feinstein as Kavanaugh’s confirmation will now allow the FBI to fully investigate how her office handled the Dr. Ford materials and leaked them to the press.

Not to mention that Feinstein had an alleged Chinese spy was part of her staff for almost 20 years.

If you saw the video of senators Schumer and Feinstein press conference, this woman has a lot more on her mind that just battling a SCOTUS nominee. It appears this is a life-threatening situation for the California Democrat.

Between now and Election Day we will see many allegations of corruption against Democrats, as the FISA documents are released and the charade that Kavanaugh’s accusers put on in the Senate over the last two weeks.

It will be very difficult for the House or the Senate to swing in the Dems favor once the charges are announced. The “Not Trump” movement will still be strong on both coasts but the middle of the country could swing red after hearing the fraudulent actions of some of the “safe” Democrats.

For me personally, I am looking forward to Michelle Obama’s “rock star” book tour allegedly kicking off in the middle of November, just as the county comes to realize that her husband’s administration was spying on a presidential candidate in order to help Hillary Clinton presidential aspirations.

It will make the Watergate scandal look like a routine breaking and entering charge.

 

 

 

Kavanaugh’s vote will unleash Five Eyes abuses

As SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s future begins to clear with an approval vote happening most likely on Saturday, the FISA document disclosures are coming to the fore.

Officials from UK, New Zealand and Australia are attempting to squash the document release showing that under the Five Eyes intelligence program their government espionage offices spied on President-elect Trump and his staff after the 2016 election.

The 5 Eyes program is a cooperative arrangement between the US intelligence community and Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. These allies provide intelligence to each other when the host country cannot spy on its own citizens.

It is alleged that under the program Australian and New Zealand intelligence agents provide DOJ/CIA/FBI with information on the 2016 Trump campaign as well as after the election.

So, according to ex-FBI general counsel James Baker’s testimony not only did the Obama administration through Attorney General Loretta Lynch use former British spy Christopher Steele’s bogus Russian Dossier report to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and his president-elect team, but also used the Dossier to have our allies — specifically Australia and NZ to spy on the Trump team as well. Since the CIA could not legally run surveillance on Trump, Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan put these two countries intelligence assets to work for the Democratic party.

So while the Senate Judiciary committee finishes up on the Kavanaugh nomination, The House Judiciary committee under Rep. Robert Goodlatte is looking into the above matter as well as Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyers at Perkins Cole.

The show may finally be starting.

Kavanaugh’s robe and Feinstein’s bracelets

The Brett Kavanaugh saga appears to be coming to a close as the FBI wraps up its seventh investigation into his past.

I also believe the FBI will continue its probe of the circumstances behind how Dr. Ford’s allegations were handled by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and her staff. The senator had Dr. Ford’s charges at the end of July and did nothing with them until after the Kavanaugh hearing.

Never raised the issues until somehow Dr. Ford’s name was released to the media and her allegations were made public. It was the same playbook as was used to get the FISA warrant. Leak information to friendly journalist on the left and then say “Aha” we should look into this in order to delay the vote.

I believe Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will call for a vote Wednesday and it may happen Thursday or Friday. There will be howls from the Democrats and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer but it will fall on deaf ears. I would be impressed if Kavanaugh is placed on the court by a 53-47 vote.

So what did all this get us? A Supreme Court Associate Justice who had a hand in writing the most draconian law in our nation’s history and not a word was spoken on it at his hearing for a life-time appointment.

I’m talking about the Patriot Act, which was passed into law soon after the 9-11 tragedy. I would have liked to hear his thoughts now on the implementation of this law and its conflict with many of the rights we used to enjoy from the Bill of Rights.

But alas no words on that, because he threw ice in someone’s face in a bar while in college. Fantastic. Glad it was dumbed down for us, so we didn’t have to expend anymore brainpower on it other than who we believed.

My next question is when will we see the unredacted FISA warrant?

This needs to happen relatively soon if you want it to filter down to the electorate in time for the midterms. This report will not get wide play in the media at first, the liberal bias will not allow for a team from the NY Times or Washington Post to dig in like they will on a 25 year-old tax dodge story involving President Trump’s father.

But I get ahead of myself.

Feinstein now worried about Kavanaugh’s FBI probe

Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn and FBI director Christopher Wray on Sunday requesting the Trump directive to the FBI on the scope of the SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s probe.

Reports say Feinstein was requesting the presidential directive to see how limited it was as to who would be interviewed and who would not.

I look at the request from the standpoint that Feinstein needs to know how broad this probe could be. Has the FBI been tasked with finding out who leaked Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s name to the press? Did Senate members calculate that Ford’s story was not strong enough to bring it to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee during the hearings, but leaked it out before the vote to stall the confirmation process?

Feinstein’s office had the original letter from Ford in July saying Kavanaugh assaulted her, but did nothing until late September when Ford’s charges were leaked to the press.

In her letter Feinstein asks:

“Given the seriousness of the allegations before the Senate, I am writing to request that you provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with a copy of the written directive sent by the White House to the FBI.”

And here’s the real reason for the information request by the California Democrat:

“In addition, if the FBI requests any expansion beyond the initial directive, please provide the names of any additional witnesses or evidence.”

The Democrats do not want to see a broader probe into how Ford’s name became public and who were compliant in that leak. Judiciary Committee chief Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley certainly does want to have a wider scope on the probe given past actions by the Democrats.

It is very similar to the FISA warrant in respects to the playbook. The FISA court turned down the first request to spy on Carter Page. FBI sycophants leaked information to the press in regards to the accusations. Brought those published pieces to the court in a second application for a warrant, and the FISA court granted the application.