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Still Believe the FBI Is Some Honorable Institution?
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An FBI So Corrupt It Lets Mass Shooters Rampage Needs To Go


While the FBI has been failing to stop terrorist attacks by known threats, it has conducted numerous political operations on behalf of Democrats. It's time to clean house.

The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI’s radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery store.

“The suspect’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials,” the Times says.

According to a police affidavit, six days before Alissa shot 10 people to death, he purchased a pistol. That would have required him to pass a federal background check also run by the FBI. It seems the FBI is not very good at this “stopping mass shooters” thing.

This is not an anomaly in the FBI’s history. It in fact appears to be a pattern of negligence. During the Barack Obama presidency, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled FBI Director James Comey about the “known wolf” problem — of 14 Islamist attacks in the U.S. during Obama’s tenure, the FBI had been aware of at least 12 before the violence erupted, and did nothing.

For example, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter, who killed 13; the Boston Marathon bombers of 2013 who killed three and injured 264; and the Pulse nightclub shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. All were known to the FBI and several had been interviewed by the FBI before they went on killing sprees.

The FBI had also been warned numerous times about the Parkland, Florida school shooter, before he killed 17 and injured 17 more in 2018. It also knew beforehand about the 2018 Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House shooter, who killed four and injured two more, and the 2020 Nashville RV bomber.

While the FBI has been failing to stop terrorist attacks by known threats like these, it has conducted numerous political operations on behalf of Democrats. The ones we know about include Crossfire Hurricane‘s use of federal spy power to affect election outcomes and prevent effective governance by elected Republicans. That operation included spying on Fox News.

In 2020, the FBI sent 15 agents to investigate a rope tied in a loop that hysterical people alleged was a “noose” after a black NASCAR driver was assigned a garage with the rope as its door pull. The FBI investigation determined the rope had been in the same shape and spot since at least 2019.

In 2019, the FBI executed operation “Varsity Blues” to shame rich people who attempted to buy their children entry into ruling class universities by means other than gobsmackingly expensive prep schools and SAT tutors.

The FBI also appears to have entrapped people into a ridiculous plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, by inserting agents into their social group who presented the plan and got them to appear to go along, at least on FBI recordings. The same appears to be happening with Democrats using the Jan. 6 riot to have the FBI investigate and prosecute their political opponents among the hoi polloi.

For that investigation, USA Today says, “agents in all but one of the FBI’s 56 field offices have been drafted to track down” people who attended the Capitol protest that day, the vast majority of whom peacefully protested. “Investigators who typically work cases involving the trafficking of drugs, child pornography and sex have taken calls from rioter’s angry ex-wives and former girlfriends and employers turned tipsters.”

Meanwhile, the FBI and other investigators appear to be hiding the truth about the one death that occurred in connection with this havoc that hasn’t yet been definitively proven to be an accident, besides the rioter a police officer shot to death.

It also appears the FBI is using its police power to prosecute people in connection with the Capitol riot who participated in no violence, including one who never went inside the Capitol nor harmed any person or public property, according to Julie Kelly’s reporting of court documents. His true crime appears to be belonging to a group in which some members believe, according to the federal indictment, that “the federal government has been co-opted by a cabal of elites actively trying to strip American citizens of their rights.”

Parents of a teen who entered the Capitol and also committed no violence have been threatened by the feds for their political beliefs, Kelly reports. Their 18-year-old has been held in jail since the FBI arrested him in February, with 30 0ther inmates, and denied bail because he was homeschooled: “I don’t believe that home incarceration will work because he is an 18-year-old who’s homeschooled,” assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan told the judge.

Bruno Cua is being treated as a hardened criminal because of aggressive non-leftist social media posts. It appears his actual crime was trespassing. The feds have shown no evidence he perpetrated any property destruction or violence. Meanwhile, thousands of youths who rioted in the name of “Black Lives Matter” are out enjoying their $1,400 stimulus checks. The FBI never even tried to pursue them.

The FBI received repeated tips from social media company Parler ahead of the Jan. 6 riot that violence might occur. It appears precisely zero actions were taken before the unrest to try to prevent it. Combined with the FBI’s reported entrapment attempts by infiltrating Tea Party and other conservative patriotic groups, this certainly makes one think.

While letting much worse leftwing violence from well-documented “extremist” networks continue largely unchecked on federal property in Portland and elsewhere, the FBI has placed “thousands” of billboards across the country seeking tips to ferret out all private citizens who were at the capitol on the one day in the past year of repeated violent mayhem that any of it could be attached to non-leftists.

Deep-seated discrimination according to political views is a tradition at this point for an FBI that revealed its naked partisanship during Donald Trump’s presidency. There is no other reasonable explanation that a former FBI lawyer who pled guilty of fabricating evidence to create a conspiracy against a president got a slap on the wrist in January, and people who lit fires in DC streets for months that threatened at one point to consume historic buildings had a public plaza named after them and repeatedly no charges pressed, while people merely suspected of having participated in vandalism in DC on Jan. 6 have been stripped of firearms and strapped with tracking devices. Some are in jail until their trials months later.

Some of the charges they face carry penalties of up to 20 years in jail each, such as “obstructing an official proceeding.” People who merely walked into a building where Vice President Mike Pence happened to be after police opened doors for them, even if they didn’t know Pence was there, could be imprisoned for up to a year. According to USA Today, that could be labeled “entering a restricted area” by prosecutors eager to suck up to Democrat overlords by putting no-name flyover people in prison. None of those caught in the FBI’s dragnet have been offered plea deals, USA Today says.

Meanwhile, USA Today is attempting to make sure these people either get no decent legal representation or that it bankrupts them. Leftist rioters accused of crimes including arson, rape, shooting at police, and murder, however, get the vice president of the United States to help raise their bail and huge financial donations for their legal defense, and no one bats an eye about Democrats’ open contributions to violent “insurrection.”

A year in prison after a bankrupting court trial for taking pictures of Congress after police opened doors to let you in? While a guy who falsifies evidence that fueled a conspiracy to subvert an elected president gets probation and multitudes of people who lit American cities on fire get off completely? It’s clear this agency stands not for equal justice for all Americans, but for systematically searching and destroying Democrats’ opposition, even to the point of fabricating crimes by a Republican president.

It’s not clear whether the FBI’s repeated failures to stop domestic terrorism when forewarned are the result of ideology, incompetence, design, or some combination of the three. It doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that the FBI will spend hundreds of millions of dollars and years to nab 53 rich people trying to get their underqualified kids into top-rated colleges, and the same going after Democrats’ political enemies, while letting known Islamic and other domestic terrorist threats slip right through their fingers. In fact, right now they may be taking agents off these kinds of threats to focus on right-wing “extremists,” like boomers who are National Rifle Association members.

It’s past time to shut down the FBI and start over from scratch until we can figure out what is going on. We cannot continue to have an FBI more interested in pulling off Varsity Blues and Crossfire Hurricane than stopping mass shooters.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/30/an-fbi-so-corrupt-it-lets-mass-shooters-rampage-needs-to-go/#.YGMr7wG-QzI.twitter


Don't dare tell me we have a "gun problem". We have a FBI problem! I've been saying it for quite sometime and its made apparent each and every day. Almost every newscycle that mentions FBI in it shows the incompetence, cancerous, and criminal enterprise it really is! We're at the point where denying it makes one a blithering idiot. I'm past the point where its just the top getting away with all of this and there's some "good agents". WHERE ARE THEY? They're absent. There are none. If they were good agents why do they wait until they're gone from the agency, er mob to pipe up? I get that the snitching gets stitching but look at them. They deserve Leavenworth type prison sentencing. Making small rocks out of big rocks 7 days a week 12 hours a day. The FBI is the SS for the DNC.
ZRX1200 Offline
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I haven’t believed that since the late 80’s.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I haven’t believed that since the late 80’s.



That's about the time I started believing the way I do till today. It's only gotten more blatant in your face and the charges have risen.
RayR Offline
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I've known the FBI sucks for a long time.
It's that cross-dressing J. Edgar Hoover. It's all his fault.Mad
Stogie1020 Offline
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I knew plenty of rank and file field agents who were decent cops.

Management? Likely rotten to the core.
Gene363 Offline
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RayR wrote:
I've known the FBI sucks for a long time.
It's that cross-dressing J. Edgar Hoover. It's all his fault.Mad



Yup, and all the current managers he developed and placed the management structure.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Things that make you go Hmmmmmm.....Think


"One witness saw an individual walking away from the location where Rich was killed but thought Rich was merely drunk so they didn’t alert officials. They realized something bad had happened when they saw a bloodstain on the ground in the same place the following day, as well as police tape surrounding the scene.

A person whose name was redacted took Rich’s personal laptop to his house, according to one of the newly released documents. The page also indicates that authorities didn’t know whether the person deleted or changed anything on the laptop.

The FBI came into possession of Rich’s work laptop, the bureau previously revealed.

On another page, it was said that “given [redacted] it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death.”

“That doesn’t sound like a random street robbery,” Ty Clevenger, a lawyer, told The Epoch Times."

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-releases-documents-on-investigation-into-death-of-democrat-national-committee-worker-seth-rich_3789686.html


I now know why Circuit City went out of business. Between Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abadin, Edward Snowden, Rose Law firm, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and cracked out Hunter Biden...The FBI is hoarding pc's!!!!

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tonygraz Offline
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The mad doctor believes everything the wizard of you're fired says. I've heard he even tried to get a PHD at Trump University. If only Dorothy could take him and RayRay to the Emerald City and if the Wizard had a couple of brains.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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tonygraz wrote:
The mad doctor believes everything the wizard of you're fired says. I've heard he even tried to get a PHD at Trump University. If only Dorothy could take him and RayRay to the Emerald City and if the Wizard had a couple of brains.



I'll let you in on a little secret...I'm not a doctor...nor mad. You have your empty delusions to back up your empty head.

If you spent more time actually reading and less time being insulting you might make some friends and have a nice day!

Toodles, you miserable petty bitch.
bgz Offline
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DrMaddVibe wrote:

Toodles, you miserable petty bitch.


The mad doctor just showed us how to make friends boys and girls...

This is the way.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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bgz wrote:
The mad doctor just showed us how to make friends boys and girls...

This is the way.


Moth to the flame. You just can't stay away, even though you say you do or want to. Who cares about you.

Do you ever have anything useful or insightful to say? I haven't seen them here. Ever.

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I live within the system and do the best I can to see the government works how I want it to. Don't trust anyone associated with the government as far as you can throw them. Make sure you have their attention.
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The race towards stoopid is breath taking in this thread LMAO
teedubbya Offline
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Just waiting for the lizards.... it's the only logical next step. Meanwhile I'm going downstairs for "pizza"
tonygraz Offline
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
I'll let you in on a little secret...I'm not a doctor...nor mad....


Then the logical conclusion is that you are just a vibrator.
bgz Offline
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Lmfao
bgz Offline
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
Moth to the flame. You just can't stay away, even though you say you do or want to. Who cares about you.

Do you ever have anything useful or insightful to say? I haven't seen them here. Ever.



Apparently not in your opinion... but your opinion doesn't matter.
Smooth light Offline
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His opinion on what! He only knows how to piss in the fan.
delta1 Offline
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this might be somewhat more persuasive from sources other than the Federalist and the Epoch Times...they both push far right conspiracy theories...most recently the lie that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 elections, without proof or evidence...
Plowboy221 Offline
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Yeah, but without tragic mass shootings how else are they supposed to push gun control?
DrMaddVibe Offline
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delta1 wrote:
this might be somewhat more persuasive from sources other than the Federalist and the Epoch Times...they both push far right conspiracy theories...most recently the lie that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 elections, without proof or evidence...


Remember it was Drudge that broke the Clinton sex scandal and the National Enquirer that broke the John Edwards lovechild/payments to mistress. You cannot simply dismiss the facts based on whom reports on them. Follow the facts. Look at where they're getting their information from. The Epoch Times cites their sources. The Federalist is more of a blog but mostly will show where their information comes from as well.

Just sayin'
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Won't see this on the MSM...

FBI Abused Secretive Surveillance Program, Court Finds



The FBI continued abusing the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program, including searching for information on people who had gone to the bureau to report they were victims of a crime, a newly declassified document shows.

One FBI information specialist between April 11, 2019, and July 8, 2019, conducted approximately 124 queries of information obtained through secretive methods under the act, or FISA, which permits warrantless surveillance of foreigners outside of the United States.

The surveillance can and has been used to ultimately obtain information on Americans.

The searches included looking at information for people who had requested to participate in a bureau-run citizens academy, a program for local leaders designed to foster greater understanding of the role of law enforcement, and people who needed to enter the field office the FBI worker was based in to conduct work, such as a repair, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court reported in the newly released document.

In other cases, people who entered the field office, which was not named, to report they were victims of the crime were subjected to the background search.

In another example that concerned chief court Judge James Boasberg, an FBI task force officer conducted 69 queries that were not in line with the agency’s internal rules on how to conduct the searches.

“The Court continues to be concerned about FBI querying practices involving U.S.-person query terms, including (1) application of the substantive standard for conducting queries; (2) queries that are designed to retrieve evidence of crime that is not foreign-intelligence information; and (3) recordkeeping and documentation requirements,” Boasberg wrote.

The government also self-reported numerous incidents where queries involving Americans were designed to return evidence of a crime completely unrelated to foreign intelligence without getting an order from the court. The same issues were found the previous year, “which suggests that similar violations … likely have occurred across the Bureau.”

Boasberg’s overview of the FBI’s use of FISA was penned on Nov. 18, 2020, but just released to the public this week.

FBI workers have repeatedly abused the system that permits it to look at intelligence garnered under FISA, previous reports and analyses have shown.

The court found in 2018 that bureau personnel improperly searched an expansive foreign surveillance database for tens of thousands of phone numbers and email addresses that included those of Americans.

Additionally, a watchdog review of warrant applications to spy on Carter Page, a former associate of former President Donald Trump, uncovered 17 significant errors or omissions.

Boasberg eventually ordered the FBI to revamp its FISA procedures and the bureau has made changes like adding to warrant application forms whether the surveillance target was a government source, revamping training on how to use the system, and altering a checklist used to vet confidential sources.

Updated targeting procedures were submitted to the court last year.

In an emailed statement sent to The Epoch Times, a senior FBI official said the bureau implemented a number of changes by December 2019, including deploying updated training to all personnel who have access to unlimited information from FISA surveillance.

The majority of the non-compliance incidents referenced in the newly released report occurred prior to implementation of the FBI’s changes, the official added. Boasberg said as much in the report.

Absent evidence to the contrary and under the unique circumstances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, he continues to determine that the FBI’s procedures meet lawful and Fourth Amendment requirements, the judge decided.

“While the Court is concerned about the apparent widespread violations of the querying standard … it lacks sufficient information at this time to assess the adequacy of the FBI system changes and training, post-implementation,” he wrote.

The bureau noted that Boasberg was overall supportive of the FBI and approved the bureau’s submission for reauthorization to continue using the FISA system.

Boasberg, an Obama nominee, is the judge that in January sentenced former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith—who admitted to altering an email to obscure the fact that Carter Page was a CIA asset—to probation, with no jail time.

The top Democrat and Republican members on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees did not respond to requests for comment on the newly released report.


Jake Laperruque, senior counsel for the Project On Government Oversight, wrote on Twitter that the new documents show the FBI has been conducting so-called backdoor searches on people “for domestic policing” without receiving the mandated approval from the court.

“Essentially this means the FBI was able to conduct warrantless domestic searches without the FISA Court approval they were supposed to get, at best because personnel were sloppy, at worst because using the default settings gave plausible deniability for abuse,” he added.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-abused-secretive-surveillance-program-court-finds_3794295.html



Nefarious. Evil and unwarranted. This goes against the Constitution plain and simple.
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It’s Official, The FISA Court is Compromised – Presiding Judge James Boasberg Hires Former DOJ-NSD Head, Mary McCord, as Amici Curiae to Advise The Court


I hate to write this, but there is just no good way to look at this. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, specifically Presiding Judge James Boasberg, has hired former DOJ National Security Division head, Mary McCord, as amici curiae advisor to the court. [LINK] The placement was first noted by an announcement from Georgetown Law ICAP.

Presiding Judge James Boasberg, is the decision-maker in the appointment of Amici Curiae to the FISA court. There is no way, NO WAY, Judge Boasberg does not know Mary McCord was at the epicenter of the fraudulent FISA application used against Carter Page. Remember, in addition to being the FISC Presiding Judge, Boasberg was also the trial judge in the case against Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who lied about Page working for the CIA on the FISA application. {Go Deep}

Boasberg knows Mary McCord took over from former DOJ-NSD head John Carlin (October 2016); and it was McCord who guided the Carter Page FISA application through the court and across the finish-line (October 2016 and January 2017). That FISA application was built upon fraud and Mary McCord was at the center of it.

Mary McCord was also the DOJ-NSD official who went with Sally Yates to confront the White House Counsel, Don McGhan, about the Michael Flynn interview with the FBI. {Go Deep} It was also Mary McCord who had Michael Atkinson as the chief-legal-counsel for the DOJ-NSD -that’s her office attorney- when the FISA application was submitted in October 2016, and renewed in January 2017.

Michael Atkinson went from DOJ-NSD counsel to become the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG). {Go Deep} In that new role Atkinson changed the rules to allow an anonymous CIA whistleblower (Ciaramella on behalf of Vindman) to file the complaint that led to the Ukraine impeachment effort. {Go Deep} Who was the lead lawyer in the Jerry Nadler led House Judiciary Committee? Why Mary McCord of course. Judge Boasberg knows all of this… AND MORE.


"Let’s be really clear here. The FISA court is a small unit. The judges in/around Washington DC are also a small unit. They know everything that is going on in and around their DC network. A FISA judge inside that DC system knows every granular detail of everything that comes into their purview. All of it. Judge Boasberg even wrote the last two FISA court opinions (2019 and 2020) about the FBI abuses of the FISA-702 process and warrantless, illegal violations of the NSA database.

There is simply no other way to look at the placement of Mary McCord other than to see what it is. The FISA court is compromised; AND, McCord is being installed in order to coordinate any defensive measures that are needed to cover-up that compromise. [ex. if special counsel John Durham makes something public and Durham has been to the FISC with questions.]

There isn’t another way to look at this other than to see bad motives. There’s not a shred of possibility that Judge Boasberg does not know exactly who Mary McCord is, and what roles she played in the surveillance of candidate Donald Trump, President-elect Trump, President Trump and the House impeachment effort to remove President Donald Trump. Boasberg knows exactly who Mary McCord is."


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/28/its-official-the-fisa-court-is-compromised-presiding-judge-james-boasberg-hires-former-doj-nsd-head-mary-mccord-as-amici-curiae-to-advise-the-court/


They know they got caught. The facts are trickling out. Even a change behind the Resolute Desk can't stop this dam from bursting.
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Busy busy beehive they have going there now...


FBI quietly breaking into US corporate computers

Secretive move aims to purge malicious code but rings alarms about the balance between cybersecurity and state overreach



The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software.

It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing attacks on corporate networks running Microsoft Exchange software, and it’s an unprecedented intrusion that’s raising legal questions about just how far the government can go.

On April 9, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas approved a search warrant allowing the US Department of Justice to carry out the operation.

The software the FBI is deleting is malicious code installed by hackers to take control of a victim’s computer. Hackers have used the code to access vast amounts of private email messages and to launch ransomware attacks.

The authority the Justice Department relied on and the way the FBI carried out the operation set important precedents. They also raise questions about the power of courts to regulate cybersecurity without the consent of the owners of the targeted computers.

As a cybersecurity scholar, I have studied this type of cybersecurity, dubbed active defense, and how the public and private sectors have relied on each other for cybersecurity for years. Public-private cooperation is critical for managing the wide range of cyber threats facing the US.

But it poses challenges, including determining how far the government can go in the name of national security. It’s also important for Congress and the courts to oversee this balancing act.

Since at least January 2021, hacking groups have been using zero-day exploits – meaning previously unknown vulnerabilities – in Microsoft Exchange to access email accounts. The hackers used this access to insert web shells, software that allows them to remotely control the compromised systems and networks.

Tens of thousands of email users and organizations have been affected. One result has been a series of ransomware attacks, which encrypt victims’ files and hold the keys to decrypt them for ransom.

On March 2, 2021, Microsoft announced that a hacking group code-named Hafnium had been using multiple zero-day exploits to install web shells with unique file names and paths. This makes it challenging for administrators to remove the malicious code, even with the tools and patches Microsoft and cybersecurity firms have released to assist the victims.

The FBI is accessing hundreds of these mail servers in corporate networks. The search warrant allows the FBI to access the web shells, enter the previously discovered password for a web shell, make a copy for evidence, and then delete the web shell.

The FBI, though, was not authorized to remove any other malware that hackers might have installed during the breach or otherwise access the contents of the servers.


What makes this case unique is both the scope of the FBI’s actions to remove the web shells and the unprecedented intrusion into privately owned computers without the owners’ consent.

The FBI undertook the operation without consent because of the large number of unprotected systems throughout US networks and the urgency of the threat.

The action demonstrates the Justice Department’s commitment to using “all of our legal tools,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers said in a statement.

The total number of compromised firms remains murky given that the figure is redacted in the court documents, but it could be as many as 68,000 Exchange servers, which would potentially affect millions of email users.

New malware attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers continue to surface, and the FBI is continuing to undertake court-authorized action to remove the malicious code.

The shift toward a more active US cybersecurity strategy began under the Obama administration with the establishment of US Cyber Command in 2010. The emphasis at the time remained on deterrence by denial, meaning making computers harder to hack.

This includes using a layered defense, also known as defense in depth, to make it more difficult, expensive and time-consuming to break into networks.

The alternative is to go after hackers, a strategy dubbed defend forward. Since 2018, the US government has ramped up defend forward, as seen in US actions against Russian groups in the 2018 and 2020 election cycles in which US Cyber Command personnel identified and disrupted Russian online propaganda campaigns.

The Biden administration has continued this trend, coupled with new sanctions on Russia in response to the SolarWinds espionage campaign. That attack, which the US government attributes to hackers connected to Russian intelligence services, used vulnerabilities in commercial software to break into US government agencies.

This new FBI action similarly pushes the envelope of active defense, in this case to clean up the aftermath of domestic breaches, though without the awareness – or consent – of the affected organizations.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act generally makes it illegal to access a computer without authorization. This law, though, does not apply to the government.

The FBI has the power to remove malicious code from private computers without permission thanks to a change in 2016 to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

This revision was designed in part to enable the US government to more easily battle botnets and aid other cybercrime investigations in situations where the perpetrators’ locations remained unknown. It permits the FBI to access computers outside the jurisdiction of a search warrant.

This action highlights the precedent, and power, of courts becoming de facto cybersecurity regulators that can empower the Department of Justice to clean up large-scale deployments of malicious code of the kind seen in the Exchange hack.

In 2017, for example, the FBI made use of the expanded Rule 41 to take down a global botnet that harvested victims information and used their computers to send spam emails.

Important legal issues remain unresolved with the FBI’s current operation. One is the question of liability. What if, for example, the privately-owned computers were damaged in the FBI’s process of removing the malicious code?

Another issue is how to balance private property rights against national security needs in cases like this. What is clear, though, is that under this authority the FBI could hack into computers at will, and without the need for a specific search warrant.

Rob Joyce, the NSA’s cybersecurity director, said that cybersecurity is national security. This statement may seem uncontroversial. But it does portend a sea change in the government’s responsibility for cybersecurity, which has largely been left up to the private sector.

Much of US critical infrastructure, which includes computer networks, is in private hands. Yet companies have not always made the necessary investments to protect their customers.

This raises the question of whether there has been a market failure in cybersecurity where economic incentives haven’t been sufficient to result in adequate cyber defenses. With the FBI’s actions, the Biden administration may be implicitly acknowledging such a market failure.

https://asiatimes.com/2021/04/fbi-quietly-breaking-into-us-corporate-computers/
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Giulliani interview on Tucker tonight very interesting.
FBI raid to get electronics then refused to take hard drives that Rudy said we're Hunters laptop
Hilarious if it wasn't so sad in exposing the corruption of our injustice department.

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Great articles DMV!!!

Like TW...I didn't believe the FBI was a totally "above the board's" Law enforcement agency beyond "reproach" like I did when I was very young...
My eyes were opened wide back in 1982/84 at Kent State University while working at the intERnationAl studEnT affAiRs office as a graduate assistant with a free tution stipend and a weekly salary for 24?-30? Hrs a week?

The FBI would come and talk to my boss about every 3-4 months...with lots of cash to smooth the information gathering that to they needed and he provided...sometimes I had to help gather that info...
When those FBI AGENTS LEFT my boss acted like a DUECE on payday...I had to go get him 2 half gallons of CAPTIAN Morgan rum and 2 cases of coke a cola , he'd give me a crisp
FIFTY and day keep the change....usually around $5 bucks
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The link below has the rest of this article detailed with screenshots and messages for all to read.


6. Unbeknownst to FBI HQ, WasFieldOffice FBI Special Agent Brian Dugan was tasked with following the Wolfe leak of the FISA.

Dugan conducted physical surveillance on Wolfe, identified the reporters, went to a court and got a warrant. That's how solid the evidence he had was.

7. Agent Dugan set up a sting operation. Followed the reporting of the leak, and collected evidence about which reporters gained custody of the FISA application.

Mid-December 2017 Wolfe finally admitted to the leak.
8. Agent Dugan finished his investigative file and turned it over to DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu.

However, by early 2018 Robert Mueller (per Rosenstein) held all investigative authority over everything Trump/Russia. Liu couldn't prosecute Wolfe without first informing Mueller

9. In/around early February 2018 agent Brian Dugan's file of evidence against Wolfe was then given to the special counsel team for review and return to Liu.

This was the first time Mueller/Weissmann found out about the FBI FISA leak investigation.

10. By that time Weissmann and Mueller (oblivious idiot) were knee deep in using the special counsel for the cover-up operation to protect the DOJ and FBI officials who did the illegal surveillance.

11. The Weissmann crew freaked out. The Dugan file would undermine the validity of their own investigation. The special counsel obtained downstream warrants as an outcome of a fraudulent FISA application.

They needed to throw a bag over Dugan's file.

12. What the special counsel did with Dugan's file was pretty astonishing.

First they informed Senator Mark Warner that his communications were also intercepted by Dugan.

Dugan used the backdoor to Warner by getting the text messages of Adam Waldman.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1390883586581073930.html


And who investigated all this? Yeah. The man in the middle that kept criminal kingpins on his speed dial. Robert Mueller. The biggest POS to walk in DC.


If the FBI can spy on a man running for and eventually winning the Presidency despite their meddling...what do you think they do to you?

You don't care? Don't believe yourself to be that important?

DON'T SURRENDER YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN LIKE YOU DO SIGNING UP FOR TERMS OF AN AGREEMENT!
ZRX1200 Offline
#28 Posted:
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Doesn’t matter, Orange Man bad......the blind crew not one bit for the larger picture.
ZRX1200 Offline
#29 Posted:
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https://youtu.be/yfoT6WTA57I
DrMaddVibe Offline
#30 Posted:
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Listening to this now...I'm reading the comments on this video and LMAO!

I remember the crusty sheriff that ran Waco then saying that it didn't have to go down like it did. David Koresh would come into town at least once a week and buy guitar strings. He could've been arrested then without incident. Janet Reno and the Clinton administration wanted to show with impunity that they would crush anyone they wanted with the full force of everything they could throw at a US citizen. Forced compliance.

All of a sudden, anyone with zero experience should come to a blinding realization why we have the Second Amendment.



* Edited...just finished the video. WHOA.

From one that was knee-deep in it...lucky to be alive. Loved his take on Texas!
ZRX1200 Offline
#31 Posted:
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Yeah I hadn’t heard it before and just happen to run across it....listened to the whole thing uninterrupted while in the warehouse yesterday. I’m about to listen to a RRidge one next.

I thought it was funny hearing Alex Jones helping folks out, people are so quick with the lizard people stuff and his wacky antics. He is like the National Inquirer he’s been right about a LOT of damn stuff that he was called crazy for. And he’s been wrong too.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#32 Posted:
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That's why I'm not so quick to dismiss a source.

Like I've said before here to those that do...The Drudge Report took Clinton down with the "blue dress" and the National Enquirer took down John Edwards with his mistress/love child payments.

RR, Waco and OKC...whew the ATF could really f' up like a football bat. They haven't been in the headlines as much as the SS, er FBI lately. Guess they just run traffic control and push paper.
Speyside Offline
#33 Posted:
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When was any federal enforcement agency honorable?
ZRX1200 Offline
#34 Posted:
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The AFT has been in the news if you’re a big 2A guy/gal....they’re currently trying to make me a felon.
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#35 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
The AFT has been in the news if you’re a big 2A guy/gal....they’re currently trying to make me a felon.



My guess is better have tried and failed LOL

by the way they are trying same towards me.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#36 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
The AFT has been in the news if you’re a big 2A guy/gal....they’re currently trying to make me a felon.



Must be the state you live in. I dunno. The only time I see them anymore are at the gun shows. Really funny when they take their windbreakers off to get a hot dog...everyone is coughing "d!ck" at them. To see them look away real quickly to see where it's coming from is funny to me.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#37 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
When was any federal enforcement agency honorable?



Ya know...I'm going to say never. They were there to suck off the taxpayer at each and every turn. Now, THEY'RE the criminals. Murder, wiretapping, spying, entrapment, lying...worse than any mobster...they have a badge and KNOW the law.
Mr. Jones Offline
#38 Posted:
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You know my feelings about the FBI...

YOU A.L.L. KNOW MY FEELINGS ABOUT THE
FBI-SSG (special surveillance GrOuP) too...

The SSG ARE FELON CRIMINALS ON STEROIDS WITH CARTE BLANCHE TO BREAK ANY LOCAL , STATE, OR FEDERAL LAW...PLUS THEY CAN STEAL ALL YOUR MONEY AT WILL and just out right murder ANYONE THEY WANT WITH Z.E.R.O. REPERCUSSIONS...

NONE AT ALL...TOTAL SS NAZIS THEY ARE...& THEY ARE
CONTROLLED BY THE D.N.C.
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teedubbya Offline
#40 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
You know my feelings about the FBI...

YOU A.L.L. KNOW MY FEELINGS ABOUT THE
FBI-SSG (special surveillance GrOuP) too...

The SSG ARE FELON CRIMINALS ON STEROIDS WITH CARTE BLANCHE TO BREAK ANY LOCAL , STATE, OR FEDERAL LAW...PLUS THEY CAN STEAL ALL YOUR MONEY AT WILL and just out right murder ANYONE THEY WANT WITH Z.E.R.O. REPERCUSSIONS...

NONE AT ALL...TOTAL SS NAZIS THEY ARE...& THEY ARE
CONTROLLED BY THE D.N.C.



So you are Pro FBI and possibly working for them gang stalking others to recover the coin taken from your hut and transfer the heat to others?

Thats how I read it.
teedubbya Offline
#41 Posted:
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Sarcasm please don't hut me LOL
delta1 Offline
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I've had some personal work experience with a few FBI agents and SAC's...a couple of embezzlement and workplace violence threat cases and joint training sessions on various topics, like counter-terrorism task force, mass shooter incidents, domestic terror and hate crime network, FEMA training.......all were professional, smart, hard-working and dedicated law enforcement peeps

ask the Mafia what they think of the FBI...

but they have also been used to mistreat American citizens whom the "establishment," the administration in power, deemed "subversives," especially during the Civil Rights era...ask MLK and the folks fighting for equal rights...

some of the same folks who supported them for that kind of stuff withdrew their support after WACO...they were criticized for being overly aggressive and impatient...rightly so...

I read a book by the FBI chief hostage negotiator for that incident, Gary Noesner, "Stalling for Time". He criticized the FBI's Critical Incident Response Team for undermining the negotiation team's progress. He believed they could have saved many more lives (Koresh released many women and children during the seige, and Noesner felt he was making progress for more) by continuing to communicate...

a lot of law enforcement agencies have the same mentality as the FBI's CIRT commander at WACO: they're dirtbag criminals and need their azzes kicked...
teedubbya Offline
#43 Posted:
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Wait... what? I thought FBI was Federal Boobie Inspector
tonygraz Offline
#44 Posted:
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Drafter's dream job.
Mr. Jones Offline
#45 Posted:
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TW

B.L.O.W. ME and that trick pony whore you rode in on...

The FBI AND THE FBI-SSG HATE MY GUTS.
THE FEELING IS MASSIVELY RECIPROCAL
DrMaddVibe Offline
#46 Posted:
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https://nypost.com/2021/05/20/ex-fbi-chief-gave-100k-to-biden-grandkid-trust-as-he-sought-future-work-hunter-emails/?
RayR Offline
#47 Posted:
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Yep, pay to play in dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
How easy it is for government agents of justice to be perverted by greed.
Gene363 Offline
#48 Posted:
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Another shinning FBI agent:

Former FBI Agent Charged for Conning Woman out of $800K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLBeIrwt4EI

Quote:
And it included some "secret probation."


teedubbya Offline
#49 Posted:
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i get confused are we for or against defunding the police now or do we just get to pick which ones
RayR Offline
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DEFUND THE LIZARD PEOPLE!
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