It feels like the Supremes finally taking a gun case has opened the floodgates.
And obviously this is unconstitutional. If you have to remove three guns on the list in order to add one, eventually your list will have just one or two guns on it and no other models -- ever -- will be allowed.
FBI using NSA databases without warrants -- again -- STILL
The legality of these investigations stops at without court orders. There's no exception in the 4th Amendment for terrorism, regardless of motivation or potential for violence. (If international contacts are involved, that is murkier, but even in such situations communications of US persons are supposed to be protected). It's clear that with Trump out of office, the FBI is doubling down on Spygate and political investigations.
And don't forget that the FBI has been trying for decades to smear the right in general, and Donald Trump supporters in particular, as white supremacists. Which makes me think that's who those queries are targeting.
This is not an isolated problem. Seven separate field offices were involved, meaning not just the Washington, DC group.
FISC hires Mary McCord, implicated in SpyGate, as Amici Curiae
I was skeptical about Boasberg since the last person he hired in this role, who also had SpyGate connections. These are much more blatant. I agree with Sundance here; the FISC is now obviously and undeniably compromised. Whether that's willing cooperation or blackmail is irrelevant. I suspect it's willing; you don't get on that court unless you've already been vetted by the Deep State.
It's unclear what exactly they were looking for, but the election audit in Arizona is also getting a lot of attempted legal interference, and Trump gave interviews on that topic the day before the raid where he said he was being kept up to date on the results. Likely, the FBI were really looking for information about the results of that audit (which is ongoing). It's not the first time they have targeted Giuliani. And of course before that they targeted another Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, who eventually broke -- but had nothing on Trump.
They raided Victoria Toensing at about the same time. The warrant mentioned John Solomon. It's purportedly about Ukraine. But once they have seized all electronic devices, they can search those devices for whatever they want to know. Legally? Of course not; legally they are only supposed to look for evidence of crimes listed on the warrant. But in practice? Everything.
There's some substantial new information here. The initial report demonstrated that the election database could be hacked using an SQL tool, with admin access. Lenberg is alleging that the election management system in Antrim County had that tool installed on it, which is not allowed, and that the log files show that ElectionSource had the necessary admin access and were logged as accessing the election files for many other counties during the same time as they were working in Antrim.
He also indicates that the Antrim County Clerk authorized staff to remove files and data from the voting machines the day after the election.
The classic trifecta of means, motive, and opportunity. Plus, if you weren't convinced already, the damning cover up of the crime.
Matt Deperno shows, on video, how the election machines can be hacked to show different results and alter the reported outcome without matching the input ballots.
There are two catches here. One, the hack demonstrated is some simple SQL commands, which would generally require access to the database. He hasn't demonstrated how he obtained that access -- but lots of people in an election administration staff could have such access. Two, he doesn't demonstrate that the actual election was modified this way, just that it could be done with admin access to the database.
That said, it may be impossible to demonstrate the second part, if the machines are hackable and fail to keep appropriate logs.
There could be other causes, but given the stink the Democrats were making about the census and the delay in reporting 2020 census results, plus how close the House is right now, smart money says Biden massaged those numbers.
If this is accurate, there's no need to push the questionable vaccinations.
It's that last sentence that bugs me. Fauci spent decades trying and failing to solve the HIV problem. That this application is coming from that field makes me wonder how he is involved and profiting from the situation.
And if you read closely, this doesn't read like a cure. It may prevent replication and thus major symptoms. But you'll have to buy it again and again each time you get the virus. (Assuming you even notice). Will it interfere with natural immunity developing?
Even with all of the above caveats, it's good to have options.
This is a small but significant step forward, as the FOID card itself represents an effective state level registration list of who owns a gun even if it does not map individuals to specific firearms. The card itself also represents a prior permission requirement.
My take is that the court wants to strike down may-issue concealed carry licensing, while leaving shall-issue licensing in place. They may even want to be specific about what may issue regimes are allowed.
This will be the first 2nd Amendment case the Supreme Court has taken up in some time, and how the justices vote will be closely scrutinized.
Post Office running surveillance on social media posts
According to Yahoo News, the Post Office is running a program to monitor conservative social media postings, possibly using donor databases seized from We Build The Wall to know who to watch. The post office appears to have no authority to do this, nor is it remotely within the purpose of their agency. Even if it was, it appears to violate the 1st and 4th amendments, as they admit to monitoring for information about protests.
Remember when the Post Office was begging for money recently? Was this what they wanted to fund?
Doing this legally would require a constitutional amendment, which won't pass. However, if the Dems can pass this through the House and Senate, and elect Senators from DC in 2022, or perhaps even earlier via special elections, they can use the new majority to pack the Supreme Court with a simple majority in the Senate.
The Democrats are trying to parley a very slim majority into absolute power.
I find these allegations particularly interesting. Here's my theory: this guy was known to law enforcement and intelligence. He was their agent in channeling donations to their preferred candidates, like Hillary and Obama (both of which he fundraised for). When Trump won, the intel agencies tasked him with trying to "dirty up" Trump by donating to Trump's inauguration and trying to get favors in return. This would allow the FBI to immediately put him under investigation and wiretap him, trying to parley the resulting evidence into getting someone in the Trump administration for bribery or the like. When that effort failed, the only thing they could do was go after their own agent to make it look like a real investigation instead of an attempted political sting.
And the emails that were deleted likely contained the official DOJ/intel instructions for this guy to do exactly what he did.
Speculation? Sure. But it makes sense, and we already know the intel agencies, DOJ, and FBI are willing and able to engage in dirty tricks.
It's now official. The only person to die due to violence during the "riots" was shot by a capitol police officer who still has not been identified. Trump supporters killed no one. Several other Trump supporters died of various medical issues, unrelated to direct violence against them.