The Watergate scandal of 1972–74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration’s attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in.
In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985–87, the media and liberal activists uncovered wrongdoing by some rogue members of the Reagan government. They warned of government overreach and of using the “Deep State” to subvert the law for political purposes.
We are now in the middle of a third great modern scandal. Members of the Obama administration’s Department of Justice sought court approval for the surveillance of Carter Page, allegedly for colluding with Russian interests, and extended the surveillance three times.
But none of these government officials told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the warrant requests were based on an unverified dossier that had originated as a hit piece funded in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign to smear Donald Trump during the current 2016 campaign. Continue…
i usually sit down and checkout the latest from victor over some coffee, but it’s been a hectic morning… hell, an overall hectic week to be honest… but alas, it’s fucking friday! hell yeah… just kinda wish that ‘Black Panther’ was out this weekend, but whatevs… just gives me something to look forward to for next weekend i guess.
anywho, victor is pretty much spot on here — as usual ;)
PS. hmmm, what should i grab for lunch today?