Bush-Era Whistleblowers: Intelligence Community Has Sway – Obama’s Insider Threat Program

Yesterday I put up a short post quoting Russ Tice, a former NSA employee, who along with others, blew the whistle on G. W. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping. Turns out, according to Tice, Barack Obama was wiretapped, in 2004, or at least phone numbers associated with him were wiretapped. FISA court Judges, other Judges – one of which sits on the U.S. Supreme Court today (unnamed), high-ranking Military, Executive Branch appointees and members of Congress – all spied upon illegally.  A headline uses the word “Blackmailing.” This is why Bill Clinton and Monica mattered. It wasn’t just about ‘sex,’ it was about the blackmail of a U.S. President. And before Edward Snowden leaked the current NSA spying, the White House was already setting up an ‘Insider Threat Program.’

Bill Clinton - Monica Lewinsky

Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky

In the early days of Clinton-Monica, no one knew who she was, what she had access to, what her plans were to maybe blackmail the President of the United States. So far, she hasn’t done so that we know of, but she still could. Who knows what Hillary has offered her to stay quiet, or maybe Monica waits for the First Husband to ascend.

I’ve always thought members of Congress were blackmailed to pass ObamaCare. Congress played down and dirty to secure financial benefits for their state, forsaking all taxpayers, before casting their vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act, and Obama promised no taxpayer-paid abortions in exchange for votes, knowing he would not honor the promise via Executive Order. We watched some of it play out in public, the former Senator Ben Nelson’s (D-Neb) Cornhusker Kickback which promised Nebraska that the feds would fund their Medicaid FOREVER,  former pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) cave  on abortion.

Then there was the Louisiana Purchase. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) exchanged her vote for ObamaCare for $200 Million additional funds for Louisiana’s Medicaid. That promise was fulfilled – more than doubly – as  language in the bill was deemed to give Louisiana $4.3 BILLION rather than $200 Million. Congress didn’t notice the error as they don’t read. Landrieu voted for ObamaCare after appearing to be against it. Senators Nelson and Landrieu blackmailed the powers in Congress.

In fiscal year 2012 alone, the federal government sent about $700 million in supplemental funds to Louisiana’s Medicaid program, with another $3.6 billion to be spent in fiscal years 2013-2015. In FY13, the law changed the feds’ share of Louisiana Medicaid spending from 61 percent to 72 percent: a billion-dollar adjustment for the Bayou State.

Congress’ “fix” of the problem leaves Louisiana with an erroneous $1.1 billion Source: Forbes

In the Stupak case, his moral convictions fell to Presidential false promises and peer arm-twisting. When you understand that you have a President who wants taxpayer-paid abortions, and is fiercely fighting for taxpayer-paid abortions, why would you make a deal with the devil? Stupak did.

Speculations were and are rampant that Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blackmailed by the administration to agree that ObamaCare is Constitutional. Rumors that the Roberts’ adoption records of their two “Latin American” children would be unsealed, children who are both fair-skinned and very blonde. Something happened to make Roberts change his vote and put the further destruction of America on the fast track.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Family

Chief Justice John Roberts and Family

But about those picture-perfect little blond children. . . .

Jake Baker, writing at a blog called No Compromise offers an interesting new theory: he thinks that the Obama administration may have threatened to take Roberts’ children away from him. You see, they’re not his biological children. Instead, the Chief Justice and his wife adopted them in 2000. Roberts has never talked about the circumstances of their adoption, which is perfectly understandable, given the privacy such a personal transaction deserves. To the extent it’s mentioned, they’ve been said to have been adopted from a Latin American country – something inconsistent with their Nordic coloring.

Baker now posits that it’s entirely possible that the Obama administration finished what The New York Times started in 2005, when Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court –unsealing the private adoption papers for Roberts’ children.

The only information currently known about the adoption, says Baker, is that it was a private adoption, meaning that it was done without an agency. Instead, the birth parents and the adoptive parents arrange it on their own. Despite the vague reference to Latin America, given the children’s Nordic appearance, it’s entirely possible, Baker argues, that they came from Ireland.

If Obama’s dirty tricks team was able to use the government’s might and power – just as the IRS is doing – to find out the details of the adoption proceedings for Roberts’ children, that might have given them a tremendous amount of power over Roberts. Baker claims that, if the children came from Ireland, Irish law bars both private adoptions and adoptions that take children out of Ireland. If that is what Roberts and his wife did, Baker has no sympathy for them. They broke the law because they thought they were above the law. Source: Mr. Conservative

Whatever happened, those Conservatives on the Court who had been working on the ObamaCare case with Roberts for months, were shocked and alarmed. Roberts vote was clearly an oddity to them.

There are more cases of blackmail in exchange for an ‘aye’ vote for ObamaCare. Read some of them there. None of them needed a wiretap, that we know of, but blackmail matters.

Conspiracy theories about blackmail get much closer to becoming conspiracy realities when you have corroborating evidence that demonstrates blackmail being done in the past. In this case, we don’t just have a whistleblower. We also have the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was forced to resign over an extra-marital affair that the Department of Justice had known about for months prior to the election…

Indications are that Petraeus was punished for not playing ball on the Benghazi talking points. We now know that he said the following about the revised talking points in an email one day before Susan Rice lied to Americans five times on the Sunday shows:…”frankly I’d just as soon not use this.”

…November 7th –  one day after the 2012 election, Petraeus was summoned to the White House by his boss – James Clapper – and forced to resign. Source: Shoebat

Russ Tice

Russ Tice

Russ Tice has not said any of the wiretaps produced active blackmail. He said the taps made blackmail possible:

INTERVIEWER: Now Russ, the targeting of the people that you just mentioned, top military leaders, members of Congress, intelligence community leaders and the–oh, I’m sorry, it was intelligence committees, let me correct that–not intelligence community, and then executive branch appointees. This creates the basis, and the potential for massive blackmail.

TICE: Tice: Absolutely! And remember we talked about that before, that I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on.

Are we to believe the Intelligence Community no longer listens-in? They have the ability but not the authority? Do we believe Attorney General Eric Holder has the right to read correspondent James Rosen’s private emails, name Rosen in an espionage leak case: “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” to the leaking of classified materials? Does Rosen ever get his name off those records? Holder claims there was never a plan to put Rosen on trial, so the warrants he sought and got using the Espionage Act to invade Rosen’s privacy is inconsequential. Rogue and Lawless!

Ben Wizner, director the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, says that classifying a journalist as an un-indicted co-conspirator is “even a bigger deal” than the reported seizure of phone records from the Associated Press.

“A line has been crossed that has always been a very critical bulwark,” Wizner said. “That’s the line between government leakers and media publishers.”  According to MSNBC, no journalist hasever been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a law that has has traditionally “only been used against those who gave or sold secrets to the enemy.” Source: The Blaze

Now the Obama administration’s Insider Threat Program is seeing daylight, pitting colleague against colleague, and classified information is not the only concern. What if you don’t like the administration? We know what happened in Nazi Germany. Those who spoke out died. Today, similarities are not such a stretch. The Insider Threat Program also calls for punishment for those WHO FAIL to report anything the administration might consider inappropriate.

President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.

Government documents reviewed by McClatchy illustrate how some agencies are using that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not just classified material. They also show how millions of federal employees and contractors must watch for “high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers and could face penalties, including criminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated with espionage. Source: McClatchey

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald

What about Edward Snowden? Three very respected bloggers, Terresa Monroe Hamilton at Noisy Room, author Trevor Louden at New Zeal Blog and Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media (AIM) took a hard look at Snowden and believe his decision to reveal information to an “avowed Marxist,” Glenn Greenwald,  is significant. They posit Snowden’s case is possibly one of Chinese espionage. Read The Noisy Room article here for a wealth of detail.

Most of us agree leaks of classified information endangers the country. The problem is, we don’t trust what is deemed to be classified – such as government lawlessness. We have a lawless and racist Department of Justice. They have sway. What are we going to do about it?
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  • Maggie, if Terresa Monroe Hamilton is right, our country is in real serious trouble. Very, very disturbing!!!

    • Jim at Asylum Watch, I have no doubt the info on Snowden and his ties to Socialism and Marxism, maybe worse, are correct. Having said that, we don’t know if he had a handy little thumbdrive to hand over to the Chi-Coms. If he did, that’s one thing. They let him go, so he likely did.

      But they’ve already stolen our stealth aircraft secrets. They already know about our electrical grids. How stupid are we, the most powerful nation on earth, that we cannot keep our computer network secure. Don’t tell me we can’t do it. Of course, we can do it. We have no leadership, and we may have an Edward Snowden sitting in the Oval Office. We talk about it, but we can’t do anything about it, and that does mean serious trouble.