The mainstream media have their collective heads stuck in Russia and the end of the world supposedly initiated by President Trump’s exit from the feckless Paris climate accord. In reporting on these disasters this past week, they’ve utterly ignored the plight the DNC is facing.
Hillary Clinton threw the DNC under the bus, adding them to the list of organizations and people she’s blaming for her embarrassing defeat. Predictably, former DNC staffers did not react well to that criticism, prompting yet more stories about how divided the Democratic Party is:
“Allies of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in particular were incensed by Clinton’s criticism of the party apparatus, saying she mischaracterized the committee’s work while needlessly stoking internal divisions.”
DNC Chairman Tom Perez has come under fire for ignoring black women. In an open letter to Perez, more than twenty black women blasted Perez for “taking them for granted”:
In the letter, the authors say that black women have consistently supported the party, but have been ignored by Democratic leaders who seemed to be more focused on winning back white voters who rejected Hillary Clinton in November. ‘The data reveals that Black women voters are the very foundation to a winning coalition, yet most Black voters feel like the Democrats take them for granted,’ the letter reads. ‘Since taking office, you have met with and listened to key constituencies. But you have yet to host a Black women leaders convening.’
The DNC is even having to deal with a renewed fight over superdelegates.
And then there’s the biggest issue, which is not necessarily a party problem but does reflect poorly on the Dems. In two different investigative reports by Circa, we’ve learned that not only did Barack Obama’s NSA ignore the Fourth Amendment and collect information on Americans, but the FBI was sharing that information with outside parties. If you get your news from the mainstream media, you probably haven’t been exposed to these reports, because they are still protecting the former president.
Obama’s NSA court ignored the FISA court and its own regulations that were publicly promised to the American people and violated those Fourth Amendment privacy protections while searching foreign intercepts that involved Americans without warrants. And, oh boy, did they anger the FISA court! Circaused once-secret documents to reveal the Obama administration’s most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
The story gets worse. As a follow-up, Circa used the same document to demonstrate that the FBI shared that raw intelligence about American citizens with unauthorized third parties. You may remember that in his testimony days before he was fired, James Comey told lawmakers that the FBI used espionage data gathered about Americans without a warrant only when it was “lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked.” That seems to be a lie.
Once-top secret U.S. intelligence community memos reviewed by Circa tell a different story, citing instances of “disregard” for rules, inadequate training and “deficient” oversight and even one case of deliberately sharing spy data with a forbidden party.
The FBI even admitted that their violation “ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight the bureau promised was in place years ago.”
Cross-posted at The Lid