Deliberate Sabotage!

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Toolsmith
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Deliberate Sabotage!

In a first for Presidential transitions, it's now apparent that much of what Obama was doing between the election and the inauguration was intended to sabotage the incoming administration.

If moles in the various agencies are to leak timely damaging information, they have to be able to find it first.

So Obama allowed the NSA to let all those other agencies have access to RAW unfiltered unredacted intercepts. This is a huge expansion of the snooping, and a real threat to privacy. But the Dems don't care, because it's needed to undermine Trump.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/15/surprise-at-the-end-obama-admini...

Remember when Obama was going to be the most transparent administration ever? So much for that...

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Nothing surprises me about

Nothing surprises me about Obama. He is a serially mendacious, glib, disliker of the US.

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Generally speaking the

Generally speaking the liberals have been against warrantless wiretapping and have supported the whistle-blowing of Snowden.

That being said, Obama as a rule has been very heavy handed with the executive branch, whether it be wiretapping, drone strikes, or deporting illegal immigrants.

I certainly don't agree with the warrantless wiretapping but I can see that no president wants to be the one that had a terrorist attack because they were the ones who told the NSA they couldn't listen in.

If you were president, and you could either a) expand snooping like you indicate, or b) stop snooping but you are guaranteed to have 1 extra successful terrorist attack happen, what would you do?

I'd like to think I'd keep to my principals but when people's lives are actually on the line I think it would be difficult to actually make that decision.

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"Those who would give up

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty
to purchase a little Temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
"

Ben Franklin

Personally, I'll take my chances with the terrorist over an all controlling government bureaucracy such as the NSA.
We're in the midst of just exactly what the bureaucracy is capable of re: Trump/Flynn.

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I don't think, given the

I don't think, given the timing of this NSA expansion, that security of the nation had anything to do with it. It was sedition, plain and simple.

Matt
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Please. You people whine like

Please. You people whine like babies because A. The government is doing too much snooping of the president and B. The press is doing too much snooping of the president. Where do you propose the check to governmental overreach should come from? Or, you think we don't need it, because this president is a humble servant of the common man? Lol.

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I think some people may

I think some people may belatedly come to their senses when they finally realize that the NSA is giving EVERYONE'S private data (uncensored and unredacted) to ALL other government agencies.

Your privacy totally gone, the country's future compromised, just to get Trump. How cheap, shallow, and vindictive our liberals are!

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Hopefully there will be

Hopefully there will be plenty of pink slips handed out - maybe even starting all over again so the agencies leaking any information - true or not can be rebuilt. It's still unfathomable how much damage was done in the past 8 years by liberal traitors.

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"I don't think, given the

"I don't think, given the timing of this NSA expansion, that security of the nation had anything to do with it. It was sedition, plain and simple."

That's pretty dumb. Do you have any evidence or is that pure speculation?

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No other president has done

No other president has done last minute finagling. Clinton was the first to really abuse the last minute pardons. But NO prior president has done so many things to deliberately hamstring his successor. That's not speculation.

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It doesn't matter since rule

It doesn't matter since rule set in the last 60 days can be reversed via the Congressional Review Act with a simple majority vote (no filibustering allowed):
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/01/con...

"If he signs off on the rollbacks, Trump will be the first president in 16 years to sign legislation using the Congressional Review Act to overturn federal regulation. The act gives Congress a limited period of time to nullify federal regulations after they’ve been finalized.

While the act has been in place for more than 20 years, only one rule, a ergonomics regulation adopted under President Bill Clinton, has ever been nullified."

More info here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Review_Act

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Ugenetoo, we haven't agreed

Ugenetoo, we haven't agreed on much here at AMG. But I commend your take:

Personally, I'll take my chances with the terrorist over an all controlling government bureaucracy such as the NSA. We're in the midst of just exactly what the bureaucracy is capable of re: Trump/Flynn.

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