If the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are still the Supreme Law of the Land, if any law is truly to be considered valid, then the Fourth Amendment is clear on the issue of warrants. They require probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and must describe in detail with particularity the specific place to be searched and/or the persons or things subject to seizure. This is true in every single case, regardless of the circumstances.
In every single case, the officer must provide to the Court enough facts and circumstances to demonstrate probable cause, as well as swear before the Court as its officer, that the person to be searched is worth searching. Should such an Oath be taken dishonestly, then such an officer is guilty of perjury and should be charged with such. The officers executing such a warrant as officers of the government but also as citizens in their own right should have a very good idea of what they expect to find.
The Fourth Amendment was not written for people with nothing to hide any more than the First Amendment was written for people with nothing to say and the Second Amendment was clearly never written for those with nothing whatsoever to defend.
Secret FISA courts and their warrants do not meet the standard set by the Fourth Amendment under any definition, and neither do the sneak and peak searches authorized by the Patriot Act, among others. Instead, they allow surreptitious usurpations of the freedoms of Americans on unprecedented levels, allowing investigators to snoop on Americans without any traditional court warrant, only a secret and unaccountable administrative or judicial decree. Such is the current state of Washington, specifically amongst the FBI.
Journalist Sara Carter dropped a bombshell in a recent interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show with the startling revelation that the FBI did not keep a single set of records in the investigation into Russian collusion. Instead, two sets of records were kept, not copies of one another, but two sets of documents containing with distinctly different information.
Carter further revealed that “certain people above Peter Strzok and above Lisa Page” were aware of it and therefore specifically implicating former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe.
The transcript is as follows –
Hannity – Sara, I’m hearing it gets worse than this–that there is potentially out there–if you will, two sets of record among the upper echelon of the FBI–one that was real one that was made for appearances. Is there any truth to this?
Carter – Absolutely, Sean. With the number of sources that I have been speaking with as well as some others that there is evidence indicating that the FBI had separate sets of books.
I will not name names until all of the evidence is out there, but there were certain people above Peter Strzok and above Lisa Page that were aware of this. I also believe that there are people within the FBI that have actually turned on their former employers and are possibly even testifying and reporting what happened inside the FBI to both the Inspector General and possibly even a Grand Jury.
The FBI essentially attempted to stage a coup of a duly elected president utilizing the public’s tax dollars to create fake “evidence” to tie President Donald Trump and his campaign with Russia with a fabricated narrative all for the sake of the Clintons’ hurt feelings.
In so fabricating said evidence, the FBI willfully concealed pertinent details which they were required by law to turn over to the FISA court when seeking the initial surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page.
Comey signed three FISA applications on behalf of the FBI, and McCabe, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, and acting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, each signed one or more applications on behalf of the DOJ. Every single one of which took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land, INCLUDING the Fourth Amendment.
Under 50 U.S.C. § 1805(d)(1), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) every 90 days. In order to protect the rights of Americans, each subsequent renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause. This means that the in order to be granted a renewal, the government is required to produce all material and relevant facts to the court, including any information which may be potentially favorable to the target of the FISA application.
Some would argue that the very existence of such a court is a violation of an American’s guaranteed right to privacy and that such a right is an essential component of liberty, foundational to a maintaining a free people. Part of citizenship in a free society is the expectation that one’s personal affairs and physical person are inviolable, one of which is the freedom from constant and intrusive government surveillance of one’s life.
The Obama administration made a mockery of any such right, specifically for Carter Page, but also setting a precedent for doing the same to other American citizens by invading the privacy of law-abiding citizens by monitoring their daily activities and laying hands on their person without any evidence of wrongdoing.
Encroachments on individual privacy undermine democratic institutions by stifling free speech. When the citizenry becomes aware that the intimate details of their personal lives are being pervasively monitored by the government, and they may be singled out or targeted by that same government especially those espousing unpopular viewpoints, they will cease freely expressing their dissident views. The government will no longer be held accountable by the people and political despotry reigns.
On four separate occasions, the Obama administration lied to the Court knowingly providing false information, as well as withholding other crucial and pertinent information with claims Page betrayed his country in choosing to work a hostile foreign nation. As a result of this fabricated “evidence”, the government repeatedly violated his Fourth Amendment rights, not once but repeatedly.
While it is extremely disconcerting that the government willfully concealed the existence of their financial relationship with Christopher Steele, a foreign national and author of the false Steele Dossier, used to justify multiple FISA warrants. Even more troubling, is they used American taxpayer dollars to do so and enlisted the media to perpetuate their narrative.
In other words, every single American who did not vote for Hillary Clinton, whether they voted for President Trump or a third party candidate or did not vote at all – were forced to finance the Clinton campaign-funded opposition research. Furthermore, every single American is now being forced to fund Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion based on fabricated evidence and the FBI maintaining two sets of records in order to perpetuate the lies the people were forced to finance.
When they took the Fourth Amendment, I was silent because I do not deal drugs. If you are not doing anything wrong you have nothing to hide, right? I also choose to keep quiet when they took the Sixth Amendment because I know that I am innocent. When they took away the Second Amendment, I again said nothing because I do not own a gun. Now they have come for the First Amendment, and I cannot say anything at all.
Speak up. Your freedom depends on it.