Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 05:40 am
Banana Republicans monkey around with emails : FBI Violations of Fourth Amendment -- Again
In getting the ‘new’ Clinton emails, did the FBI violate the Constitution?

Raw Story : 30 OCT 2016 AT 14:22 ET

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In his letter, Comey says the FBI “has learned” of the existence of emails “that may be pertinent” to … Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state … although “the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant,”
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The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that no search warrant can be issued unless it “particularly describes the place to be searched and the things to be seized.” Did the warrant for Weiner’s laptop “particularly describe” emails sent to or received by Abedin while working at the State Department as material that could be seized as evidence of the alleged sexting crime? That seems highly unlikely.
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Indeed, why were federal agents looking at any emails belonging to the suspect’s estranged spouse? Surely the FBI didn’t think Abedin was involved in the alleged sexting crime.

The agents might make the implausible claim that they saw Abedin’s emails inadvertently when looking for evidence related to the sexting crime. … the FBI could have sought a new search warrant for specific Abedin messages, swearing to a federal judge that there was probable cause those particular emails were evidence of a crime
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there is clear evidence that the FBI regularly and deliberately oversteps constitutional boundaries with regard to Americans’ email messages.

In one case now pending in New Jersey, the FBI went completely beyond the limits of a search warrant to download the entire contents of a lawyer’s cellphone. Incredibly, federal prosecutors in that case are telling a federal judge they can legally keep and use the downloaded data even if the judge rules it was obtained in violation of the Constitution.
In New York City, federal court records reveal the government obtained another search warrant that clearly violated the Fourth Amendment. That one ordered Microsoft to turn over the entire contents of a web-based email account and authorized “email by email review.”
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Last spring, a bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress that would . . . create a National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges including experts from many sectors such as law enforcement, the technology industry, the intelligence community, and the privacy and civil liberties communities. The commission would review the laws about warrants for digital data and recommend changes in how they should be used.

That effort followed the FBI’s ill-advised attempt to get a court order forcing Apple to create and give to the government software eliminating the user privacy and security features of the iPhone.

In the wake of this week’s new evidence of further overstepping by the FBI, passing this bill should be one of the first tasks for Congress when it reconvenes after the election.

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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 06:22 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Well, they got their search warrant so you can feel better about that.

The "Banana Republic" you refer to is the one the Clintons have created with their continuous bad behavior and criminal activity. When you sell access for cash, that is criminal behavior. When you lie to the FBI, that is criminal behavior.

Clinton has no one to blame but herself for this mess she created.

But I acknowledge many do not care about her poor judgement. Her entire career has been surrounded by scandal from Rose Law Firm Billing records all the way to today.

And many think she is a "role model" for women. YIKES !~!!

And this is my perspective.
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 02:02 pm
FBI's Comey opposed naming Russians, citing election timing: Source
Source: CNBC

FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the United States government to name Russia as meddling in the U.S. election and ultimately ensured that the FBI's name was not on the document that the U.S. government put out, a former FBI official tells CNBC.

The official said some government insiders are perplexed as to why Comey would have election timing concerns with the Russian disclosure but not with the Huma Abedin email discovery disclosure he made Friday.

In the end, the Department of Homeland Security and The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued the statement on Oct. 7, saying "The U.S. intelligence community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations…These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process."


According to the former official, Comey agreed with the conclusion the intelligence community came to: "A foreign power was trying to undermine the election. He believed it to be true, but was against putting it out before the election." Comey's position, this official said, was "if it is said, it shouldn't come from the FBI, which as you'll recall it did not."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/31/fbis-comey-opposed-naming-russians-citing-election-timing-source.html
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 02:03 pm
Aaaannnnnnndddddd tRump is so much better how?????????
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 06:51 pm
What bullshit. Who ever wrote this crap knows nothing of search and seizure. First, unless wiener gave them consent they would have had a warrant to search his email. Anything found during a lawful search is admissable. What occurred is that they saw other emails that indicated they were from Hillary's server and fearing them being classified beyond the agents clearance they got a warrant to view them...where's the violation?????
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