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FBI Obtained Surveillance Warrant Against Former Trump Campaign Adviser

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

The FBI gained approval from a secret federal court last summer to conduct communications surveillance against Carter Page, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post is reporting. The revelation confirms for the first time that a federal surveillance warrant, known as a FISA warrant, was issued for a member of the Trump campaign as part of a federal investigation of potential ties between the Republican’s associates and the Russian government.

Top Democrat Finally Commits The Truth About Trump Surveillance

This is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but the one that no one seems to be talking about is how did someone who was outside of government, and who was advising Hillary Clinton, have access to secret intelligence long after she left her official duties?

In the Nunes Affair, Don’t Lose Sight of the Unanswered Questions

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Nunes’s lapses have raised the decibel level of calls for a special congressional committee to take over the investigation. We may end up there, but I still believe the House and Senate Intelligence Committees should first have an opportunity to show they can do the job; I harbor no illusions that a special committee would be any less partisan than the existing committees.

How Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama’s Embeds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Obama embeds were fiendishly busy in October, at once investigating Trump’s computer server and leaking to the press about it, all on the gamble that their exertions would help catapult Hillary into the White House. They gambled wrong.

Report: FBI Russia Probe Failed To Find Evidence Against Trump

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

Agents who investigated claims of computer server activity tied to Russia and then President-elect-Trump’s businesses in New York’s Trump Towers came to the conclusion that no disreputable contacts, financial transactions or encrypted communications occurred with the Russians, according to Circa.

Trump is Right: Obama Monitored the Communications of Political Opponents

Having been caught in 2015 in what was a major breach of the laws governing collection of intelligence on what are referred to as “US persons” Obama didn’t cease and desist; he refined his techniques and deployed them against the Trump campaign and transition.

How Radical Islam Penetrated The U.S. House of Representatives

It is time this investigation became a national security investigation and the FBI and counterintelligence agencies replaced the politics-tainted Capitol Police as the lead agency investigating how House Democrats handed over the backdoor to the House computer network to a Hezbollah cell laundering its money through a car dealership and a crooked Iranian doctor.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Leakers Must Be Prosecuted

Conservatives agree with President Trump that the illegal leaks used against Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn are the true scandal, and that the leakers should be found and prosecuted, according to a new poll by FedUp PAC.

Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There appears to have been no foreign-intelligence or criminal-investigative purpose served by the FBI’s interrogation of General Flynn. It is easy to see why Democrats would want to portray Flynn’s contact with the Russian ambassador as worthy of an FBI investigation. But why did the FBI and the Justice Department investigate Flynn — and why did “officials” make sure the press found out about it?

The First Casualty In The Deep State’s Coup Against President Trump

There is an anti-constitutional coup taking place in this country. And on Monday the coup plotters registered their first kill: LTG Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security advisor. In this must-read article we offer conservatives a definitive analysis of how and why the deep state took out General Flynn.

It’s No Revelation That Intelligence Agencies Are Politicized

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Careerism and ideology at the top sometimes undermine the work of patriotic and gifted case officers in the rank and file. The integrity of intelligence depends on the probity of individual intelligence chiefs — and the degree to which administration operatives are kept away from intelligence directors. Reform requires honesty rather than the present self-righteous hypocrisy.

Connecting the Dots Between Boston, Columbus and Berlin

Recognizing that Islam is the threat, and implementing threat-based security procedures devoid of political correctness or ideological agendas is the only way to stop these attacks from continuing in what Muslims now consider to be “the era of total confrontation” with the West.

Conservatives Demand Action Against Foreign-Funded Anti-Trump Violence

A group of conservative leaders is urging both houses of Congress to “establish and fund permanent standing committees to conduct hearings and investigations, take testimony, and issue reports on all foreign-funded influence operations inside the United States, and on organizations and movements and fraudulent tax-exempt foundations devoted to the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.”

Mr. Trump, Personnel IS Policy. Say No Thanks To Chris Christie As Attorney General

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been a loyal supporter of Donald Trump and undoubtedly deserves a political payoff for his support. We suggest Ambassador to Someplace Warm that does not have an Islamism problem, perhaps the Republic of Vanuatu, but certainly not Attorney General.

Hillary's Watergate?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Clinton wins this election, and Republicans hold onto one or both houses of Congress, investigations of the Clinton scandals will start soon after her inaugural and will go on for years. And the clamor for a special prosecutor, who will, as Archibald Cox did with Nixon, build a huge staff and spend years investigating, will become irresistible.

Hillary and the FBI: Who Is Suprised?

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Hillary Clinton’s career has taken her from one low to another low to an even still lower low. Her judgment and her character, from an unethical cattle futures deal as First Lady of Arkansas to the emails and the FBI investigations as a Secretary of State and presidential candidate, have been shown repeatedly to be questionable at best, abysmal at worse.

Hillary's hacks try to change the subject to Comey

Editors, Washington Examiner

The truth is that Democrats are making assertions every bit as wild as any that Donald Trump has made in the past two years. They're just worried that Clinton might lose, and all those spoils that go to the victor and which would trickle down to them are now in danger.

Dems should blame Hillary, not Comey, for the ‘October surprise’

Rich Lowry, New York Post

It’s not something Comey sought or welcomed. A law-enforcement official who prizes his reputation, he didn’t relish becoming a hate figure for half the country or more. No, the only reason that Comey figures in the election at all is that Democrats knowingly nominated someone under FBI investigation.

The Election: What Happens Now?

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

It's not about Anthony Weiner and his interest in photography and underage fauna. It is about email exchanges between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin about matters of state.

Report: DOJ Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI’s Clinton Foundation Investigation

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

Senior-level Justice Department officials pushed back heavily on an ongoing FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper laid out numerous examples, based on law enforcement sources, of senior DOJ officials intervening to quash the probe.