U.S. quietly ends probe of Obama-era ‘unmasking’ of Trump allies: sources

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has ended its probe into whether Obama administration officials improperly “unmasked” associates of President Donald Trump mentioned in intelligence reports, two congressional sources said on Wednesday.

      It found no wrongdoing, one of the sources said.

      Unmasking refers to the naming of U.S. citizens whose identities were blacked out in reports from the National Security Agency that captured their communications with a foreign national.

      Trump and his allies have sought to portray the use of the process during the administration of his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama, as a misuse of government authority.

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      That had to be expected since all the major institutions

      involved want to be protected. After all it looks like the other

      group of the uniparty will step in pretty soon.

    • #368372
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      As usual, try to stir up the base with a scandal, then fall flat on their face. The Republican Way. (The Democrat way is to just not bother and ‘look forwards, not backwards’).

    • #368376
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      They just found a bunch of bold and obtuse fools. That’s what I heard.

      “Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

    • #368472
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      They’re all fucking liars.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #368604
      retired liberal
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      The rest of us face incarceration for possible thought crimes.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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      What good is being the president if your investigators don’t come up with the ‘evidence’ that puts your opponents behind bars and facilitates your re-election? Heads will roll!

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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