The world is getting more bizarre every day. Yesterday (hat-tip The Daily Wire), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a national stay on President Trump’s travel ban, his temporary ban (that very list developed by President Obama before he left office) on visas to immigrants and visitors from terror-rich countries: Libya, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. Don’t forget BTW, that the Manchester suicide bomber is the son of Libyan refugees who were improperly vetted (as in not vetted), but I digress. The 4th Circuit ruling suggested Trumps travel ban would have been legal were it not for his racist rhetoric during the campaign. The ruling means that “hurt feelings now provided standing for legal redress, and it extended American rights to foreigners who have never even visited the country, as well as extending legal standing to people on behalf of their foreign citizen friends/relatives/spouses. Under the logic of this ruling, even military action taken in Muslim countries could be considered “discriminatory” by the court if undertaken by Trump.
On one hand Trump’s travel ban is squashed and on the other we have the revelation by Circa.com today that the FBI under Obama administration and James Comey’s leadership illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections. This directly contradicts testimony earlier this month by Comey that the FBI only used “lawfully collected data that was carefully checked and overseen”. Bottom line, former Director of the FBI is a political hack and a damned liar as is former President Obama, but we already knew that.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) “list[ed] hundreds of violations of the FBI’s privacy-protecting minimization rules that occurred on Comey’s watch.”
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, paper, and effect, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Folks Our Fourth Amendment protection has been trampled by our own government for political reasons and foreign, potential terrorists are being extended US Constitutional rights ~again for political reasons. This stinks!
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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