Journalist Sharyl Attkisson filed a complaint to re-open her case this week, alleging that the Obama administration spied on her illegally from 2011-2014.
She originally filed the lawsuit in 2015 alleging that her civil liberties were violated, but the case was ultimately dismissed. Attkisson believes that new information that has come to light will vindicate her once the case is reopened.
“The plaintiffs first acquired the details regarding key individuals involved in the surveillance in August 2019 from a person involved in the wrongdoing who has come forward to provide information,” Attkisson said in a complaint filed in federal court in Maryland.
Attkisson also made a filing in Virginia, where the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of her lawsuit last year. She worked as a journalist at CBS News during the alleged instances of illegal spying, and now hosts a television show on Sinclair broadcasting.
Attkisson broke the story of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, an Obama-era program that ended up running guns to drug dealers south of the border. Her reporting on that case was a black eye on the Obama regime that allegedly put her in the sights of the administration.
Rod Rosenstein is listed as a defendant in the lawsuit, as he was a U.S. Attorney at the time. He would later become an infamous figure due to his participation in Russia-gate while serving as deputy attorney general in the Trump administration.
Attkisson believes that her 4th Amendment rights were violated by the Obama administration, and her electronic devices were monitored by the regime as she reported on issues like the Benghazi attack in 2012.
While President Trump regularly gets maligned as waging a war on the free press for calling out the fake news, it was really Obama who engaged in a war against journalism.
Obama engaged in an unprecedented crackdown on journalists and leakers, using the Espionage Act to prosecute them:
It’s hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process. Even the most Obama-friendly journals have warned of what they call “Obama’s war on whistleblowers”. James Goodale, the former general counsel of the New York Times during its epic fights with the Nixon administration, recently observed that “President Obama wants to criminalize the reporting of national security information” and added: “President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.”
Still, a new report released today by the highly respected Committee to Protect Journalists – its first-ever on press freedoms in the US – powerfully underscores just how extreme is the threat to press freedom posed by this administration. Written by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr., the report offers a comprehensive survey of the multiple ways that the Obama presidency has ushered in a paralyzing climate of fear for journalists and sources alike, one that severely threatens the news-gathering process…
And this pernicious dynamic extends far beyond national security: “Ellen Weiss, Washington bureau chief for E.W. Scripps newspapers and stations, said ‘the Obama administration is far worse than the Bush administration’ in trying to thwart accountability reporting about government agencies.” It identifies at least a dozen other long-time journalists making similar observations.
The report ends by noting the glaring irony that Obama aggressively campaigned on a pledge to usher in The Most Transparent Administration Ever™. Instead, as the New Yorker’s investigative reporter Jane Mayer recently said about the Obama administration’s attacks: “It’s a huge impediment to reporting, and so chilling isn’t quite strong enough, it’s more like freezing the whole process into a standstill.”
Attkisson may have another chance to receive justice as she pushes back against the unconstitutional practices of the Obama administration.
Conservative Leaders Wonder if Jared Kushner is Incompetent or Actively Sabotaging Trump Administration
Is Kushner stupid or malicious?
The most influential adviser within the Trump administration has arguably been Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law. He has pushed the administration to the Left, using his power to shift the White House on issues like immigration, criminal justice, and foreign policy.
As the Trump re-election campaign sputters, conservative leaders have placed the blame directly on Kushner. His fingerprints are all over the campaign strategy, as they are virtually every other aspect of the Trump operation.
“Trump has a Jared problem,” an immigration hawk who works with the White House told The Spectator. Others roll their eyes and reference “four more years of Jared” when talking about Trump’s re-election chances.
Kushner has become Trump’s go-to guy on the most important issues facing America, despite observers referring to him as “slow,” “a moron,” and “not really that bright.” Conservative leaders have remarked that Kushner knew little if anything about his own comprehensive immigration plan while he was attempting to sell the plan to them. He apparently could not speak on issues like chain migration and diversity visa lottery, being clueless about the areas in need of reform.
“He presents as someone very knowledgeable and in the know until he faces questions,” a source close to the White House said. “He goes off the record or on deep background so people don’t realize he’s a f**king idiot.”
While many attribute Kushner’s missteps to idiocy, others believe that there may be nefarious motives behind his blundering. They believe that Kushner, whose Soros connections are well-documented, is intentionally sabotaging the Trump administration on behalf of the globalist establishment.
“I know for a fact that there was a document drafted for the President to sign saying replacing Americans with foreign workers was not in the national interest, making it explicitly illegal,” a source close to the administration said. “All it would have taken is a stroke of a pen. When I would ask why it hadn’t been done, the answer was always ‘Jared’.”
“The depths and lengths Jared is going to to stab Trump in the back [are] quite profound,” another source said. “Trump’s been burned by Jared so many times,” yet another claimed.
Conservatives have accused Kushner of arranging a “Greek chorus” to keep the President in an echo chamber where his consol always wins out. Kushner is said to drive Trump to other advisors who are in his pocket and will reiterate his position. People rumored to have crossed Kushner, such as Gen. John Kelly, Stephen Bannon and Kirstjen Nielsen, are no longer in the fold. Meanwhile, Kushner grows more powerful despite a laundry list of mishaps.
The worst case of Kushner’s influence on the administration may have come in Trump’s response to nationwide riots following the death of George Floyd. Kushner and two of his lackeys in the administration, Brooke Rollins and Ja’Ron Smith, reportedly convinced Trump that taking control and restoring law and order was a poor decision because it might offend black voters, who are a crucial part of Trump’s re-election strategy.
Big League Politics has reported on how Kushner brought in communist Van Jones to design the President’s police reform order, pushed to cleanse the GOP platform of language offensive to the LGBT community, plotted to keep foreign worker visas in place during the COVID-19 recession, and put novice Brad Parscale at the helm of Trump’s re-election campaign.
Whether Kushner is motivated by malice or just stunning ineptitude, he has emerged as the weak link of the administration who has capitalized on nepotism in order to become a menace for all supporters of the President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
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