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Still Believe the FBI Is Some Honorable Institution?
Mr. Jones Offline
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Thanks DMV !!!

FOR ALL THESE UPDATES ON THE CRIMINAL FELONS EXTROIDINAIRE...i.e. the FBI...

Aka...the...

F.un B.ored I.diots
Sunoverbeach Offline
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You mean it's not Federal Booby Inspectors? That's it. I'm dropping out of the academy
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#253 Posted:
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What has Representative Cuellar of Texas been up to?
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Stogie1020 wrote:
What has Representative Cuellar of Texas been up to?



Welllll, I'll tell ya....


FBI Raids Home, Campaign Office Of Democrat Biden Critic Rep. Henry Cuellar



The FBI on Wednesday raided the home and campaign office of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), a frequent critic of President Joe Biden.

According to the Texas Tribune, FBI spokesperson Rosanne Hughes said authorities were "conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity," and had appeared to seize evidence from the Democratic lawmaker's home.

In a statement, Cuellar's office told the Tribune: "Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld."

Agents spent what appeared to be several hours at Cuellar's home according to Texas reporter Valerie Gonzalez, who tweeted that agents had "loaded large bags, plastic bins, and a computer into a federal vehicle."

FBI still present at the home of Rep. Henry Cuellar’s in Laredo. https://t.co/CYOyJVSSGJ pic.twitter.com/N8rGyZVpNz
— Valerie Gonzalez (@ValOnTheBorder) January 19, 2022

In office since 2004, Cuellar has frequently sided with Republicans - including a November call to replace Vice President Kamala Harris as "border czar."

As Zachary Stieber of The Epoch Times notes:

Cuellar, considered a moderate, has been a frequent critic of Biden’s lax immigration enforcement policies, which experts say have contributed to the explosion in illegal immigration recorded since Biden took office one year ago.

Under the Democrat, the most illegal immigrant apprehensions at the southwest border were recorded for both a fiscal year and a calendar year.


Biden shortly after being sworn in halted construction of the border wall, curbed use of pandemic-era expulsion powers, and directed officials to end the “Remain in Mexico” program, which forced many asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their claims to be heard.

Some of the administration’s moves have been blocked or reversed by courts, but December arrests were higher than the month before, according to preliminary figures provided in court documents by the Customs and Border Protection agency.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-raids-home-campaign-office-democrat-biden-critic-rep-henry-cuellar


The rats eating their own because...well, when you're drunk with power and have a huge investigative agency under your wings...this is what the DNC does!
Sunoverbeach Offline
#255 Posted:
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Today I visited my childhood home. I asked the people living there if I could come inside because I was feeling nostalgic, but they refused and slammed the door in my face. My parents are the worst
DrMaddVibe Offline
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They didn't buy it to just put it on a shelf...


FBI considered using Pegasus spyware for US domestic surveillance


A new report uncovers how Israel used the NSO Group's infamous Pegasus iPhone hacking tool, and how the FBI secretly bought it.

It has previously been reported that Israeli police have used the Pegasus spyware against its own citizens, and done so without legal oversight. Now the New York Times has released the results of a year-long investigation into the company behind the Pegasus spyware, including how the US considered using it and a more advanced tool.

According to the full report, and a New York Times summary of it, the FBI secretly bought Pegasus spyware in 2019. The NSO Group also reportedly gave the agency a demonstration of Phantom, a newer tool which was able to hack American phone numbers.

The FBI and the Justice Department then spent two years discussing whether to deploy Phantom, with the FBI only deciding against it and all NSO spyware in summer 2021.

Nonetheless, the New York Times investigation says that the Pegasus equipment is still in the FBI's possession at a New Jersey facility.

In November 2021, Apple sued the NSO Group over its Pegasus spyware. In December 2021, it was reported that the Israeli-based NSO Group was considering killing Pegasus in the face of such lawsuits and also financial pressure.

The group reportedly began deliberating the move specifically after the US Commerce Department blacklisted the company. According to the New York Times, this denies the NSO Group access to US technology it uses in its operations, such as Amazon cloud servers.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/01/28/fbi-considered-using-pegasus-spyware-for-us-domestic-surveillance


Yeah, FBI and tire kickers...I can just see the correlation...NOT!
Sunoverbeach Offline
#257 Posted:
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My therapist says time heals all wounds. So I stabbed her
frankj1 Offline
#258 Posted:
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were you still on the clock?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#259 Posted:
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Of course. Saves money that way
frankj1 Offline
#260 Posted:
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so does killing her.
It's a win/win murder!
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Why do octopi win fights?
Because they are well armed
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Like something straight out of an episode of "Billions"...


Conflict of Interest: New Washington Post National Editor Recused From FBI Coverage



The Washington Post has recused its new national editor, Matea Gold, from the news organization’s coverage of the FBI and Justice Department over a personal conflict of interest. A month before Gold was promoted, her husband, Jonathan Lenzner, was named FBI chief of staff.

A Post spokeswoman told RealClearInvestigations that the paper's managing editor, Steven Ginsberg, will be overseeing coverage of the Justice Department and the FBI. Kristine Coratti Kelly, the paper’s chief communications officer, said the decision does not reflect on Gold’s objectivity or credibility.

"We have every confidence in Matea’s professionalism and high standards,” Kelly said. “She has recused herself from this area of coverage to avoid even the appearance of partiality.”

The recusal means that, among other national stories, Gold will be cordoned off from guiding Post coverage of Special Counsel John Durham’s ongoing criminal investigation of the origins of the Russia probe of Donald Trump, which the FBI and Justice Department initially opened under the Obama administration.

Durham's office secured the conviction of a top FBI lawyer last year and in recent months has indicted a top Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer and a campaign subcontractor who provided most of the information in the discredited Steele dossier, which the FBI used to buttress its investigations of Trump and his advisers. In her previous role as investigations editor, Gold helped oversee the Post’s coverage of the Russia “collusion” accusations against Trump and his advisers, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"For the last four years, Matea has served as the national political enterprise and investigations editor, running some of The Post’s most sensitive stories, including coverage of the Russia investigation, the Ukraine pressure campaign and President Donald Trump’s attempt to subvert the 2020 election results,” the Post said in a story last week about her promotion. "Reporters and other editors gravitate to Matea for guidance and direction.”

In the wake of Durham’s findings, the Post has retracted or corrected inaccuracies in several stories about Trump and his team. Gold also will be restricted from directing coverage of the ongoing Jan. 6 investigation or editing stories about the U.S. Capitol riot probe led by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The conflict posed by Gold’s husband, whose family has long been allied politically with the Clintons, was discussed last week during a staff-wide Post meeting, according to sources familiar with the development.

It is not uncommon for Washington journalists to be married to government officials, lobbyists and others who influence policy from various vantage points. But a review of Gold’s biography reveals a web of especially close connections to Democratic Party officials or activists.

Gold married Lenzner in 2006. Her husband is the son of the late private investigator Terry Lenzner, who earned a reputation as President Clinton’s “private CIA” for digging up dirt on Clinton’s mistresses and other enemies. He helped squelch a series of what were internally known as “bimbo eruptions” during the 1990s, reportedly with the approval of Hillary Clinton. During the Clinton impeachment probe, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr called him before a grand jury to testify about his aggressive investigative work on behalf of the president.

After Terry Lenzner retired in 2015, his son took over the Washington private-investigations firm he founded: Investigative Group International, or IGI. Like his father, Jon Lenzner is a Democrat and a Clinton donor; he contributed at least $1,700 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Federal Election Commission records show.

In December, Wray appointed Lenzner as his chief of staff. The FBI did not release a press advisory announcing the major leadership change on the seventh floor of the Hoover Building, and did not name the firm Lenzner helmed in his bio posted on the bureau's “Leadership & Structure” page of its website. "From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Lenzner led a national risk advisory, corporate investigations, and crisis management firm in Washington, including three years as its CEO,” the bio states. Asked for more details about Wray’s decision to hire Lenzner, the FBI declined comment and would only provide a link to the same bio.

Lenzner filled the front office vacancy left by former FBI chief of staff Corey Ellis in December, after Garland appointed Ellis interim U.S. attorney for South Carolina.

In 2016, the Clinton political operation also had a sympathetic figure working on the inside of FBI headquarters — then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — who had influence over another investigation of Hillary Clinton. McCabe took control of the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails within months of McCabe and his wife meeting with then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe -- a Democrat and longtime ally of Clinton -- at the governor’s mansion in Richmond, whereupon McAuliffe agreed to bankroll the Democratic campaign of McCabe’s wife for the state senate. The FBI publicly closed the Clinton email investigation with no charges just three weeks before Clinton’s presidential nomination. Later, the Justice Department's watchdog investigated McCabe for political conflicts related to reports he used FBI email to promote his wife’s campaign and wore a campaign T-shirt posted on social media.

IGI was the first investigative shop to launder payments for opposition research from political campaigns through law firms so that no record of payments to IGI showed up in Federal Election Commission disclosures. It first did this in 1994 while digging up dirt on then-Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s opponents. In 2016, Hillary Clinton’s campaign employed a similar model in funneling more than $1 million in payments to private investigator Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele through the law firm Perkins Coie.

It’s not known if IGI did any sleuthing work for Clinton or her campaign in 2016, but the firm has investigated Trump in the past. IGI did not respond to requests for comment. IGI has a number of connections to the Clintons. Jon Lenzner’s sister, Emily Lenzner, a Biden donor who sits on IGI’s board, previously worked in the Clinton White House for Communications Director George Stephanopoulos and years later served as a production assistant for Stephanopoulos at ABC News.

After working in the White House for Hillary Clinton, Brooke Shearer, the late sister of Clinton operative Cody Shearer, took an investigative job at IGI. She was the wife of Bill Clinton’s close college friend Strobe Talbott, who sources say is a witness in Durham’s mushrooming investigation. Durham’s investigators have subpoenaed documents from the Brookings Institution, the Democratic think tank where Talbott served as president during the 2016 campaign and where the Steele dossier’s primary source, Igor Danchenko, once worked as a Russian analyst. Talbott shopped the dossier to federal agencies on behalf of Clinton. Cody Shearer worked on a second Trump-Russia dossier for Clinton during her 2016 campaign, which was pitched to the FBI as a means to corroborate the now-debunked Steele dossier.

During the Nixon impeachment hearings, Terry Lenzner served as deputy counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee. Hillary Clinton worked on the impeachment inquiry as a low-level staff attorney. After Trump won the November 2016 election, Gold participated in a PBS panel on the White House transition: “Trump Family Criticized for Conflicts of Interest.” “There’s going to be a lot of scrutiny about whether he is mixing his own business empire with his governmental actions,” Gold opined.

In September 2017, Gold shared a byline on a Post story claiming that “Trump’s divisive presidency” was costing his golf clubs and resorts gala bookings and other business. The story repeated the shorthand — and incomplete — claim that "the president said there were 'fine people' among white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right protesting to preserve a Confederate statue [of Gen. Robert E. Lee] in Charlottesville.” Actually, Trump specifically condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis at the rally. “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally,” Trump stated at the time.

Although Gold has not contributed to federal political candidates, FEC records show both her parents are active Democratic donors, giving primarily to progressive candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her parents also contributed money to Howard Dean’s failed 2004 Democratic bid for president while Gold covered Dean's candidacy as a reporter.

Gold met Lenzner on the campaign trail of former Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley’s 1999 run for the White House. Gold was covering Bradley, while Lenzner worked for him as a press aide.


https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/02/01/new_washington_post_national_editor_recuses_herself_from_fbi_coverage_814615.html


presstitutes living up to their name.
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Yup
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Can February March?
No, but April May
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The January 6 Pipe Bombs Look Like Another FBI Hoax


No one still trying to convince the public that two pipe bombs were planted near the Capitol in advance of January 6 can be believed.

In the 15-minute time span before the joint session of Congress convened at 1:00 p.m. on January 6, 2021, two incidents that set the stage for the day’s ensuing chaos happened simultaneously.

First, a man named Ryan Samsel, after taking some sort of direction from Ray Epps, overran a thin line of police and metal racks in what would be the first official breach of Capitol grounds around 12:50 p.m. (Samsel was charged and has been incarcerated for more than a year; Epps faces no charges.) Joining Samsel were members of the Proud Boys and a still-unknown number of FBI informants.

Around the same time, a woman named Karlin Younger who just happened to be walking to a laundry facility near the Republican National Committee headquarters just happened to look down and see what she believed was a pipe bomb nestled between a dumpster and a fence right next to the building.

Both events fueled panic in the nation’s capital just as a contentious meeting to certify the Electoral College vote in the 2020 presidential election got underway in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. Then, the news got worse. Capitol police reportedly discovered another explosive outside the DNC headquarters.

The New York Times immediately broke the story: “The device that was found at the R.N.C. was a pipe bomb that was successfully destroyed by a bomb squad, according to an official for the R.N.C,” reporters Maggie Haberman, Michael Schmidt, and Katie Benner wrote. “The package at the D.N.C. has yet to be identified, according to a top Democrat briefed on the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.”

The Times story went viral. At 1:53 p.m., Representative Elaine Luria tweeted that she “just had to evacuate my office because of a bomb reported outside, while the President’s anarchists are trying to force their way into the Capitol.”

Capitol police the next day issued a statement. “The USCP Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that both devices were, in fact, hazardous and could cause great harm to public safety,” Steven Sund, the Capitol police chief wrote on January 7, the day he resigned from the force. “The devices were disabled and turned over to the FBI for further investigation and analysis.”

During a press conference a few days later, Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters that law enforcement agencies, including the ATF and FBI, were collaborating to find the suspects who set the pipe bombs. The bombers would be “brought to justice,” promised Steven D’Antuono, the newly appointed head of the D.C. FBI field office, who warned that “every rock was being unturned” to apprehend the suspect or suspects. The FBI initially offered a $50,000 reward.

But as the FBI successfully rounded up hundreds of Capitol trespassers using sophisticated tools such as geofence warrants, the trail of the pipe bomber went cold. Grainy footage released by the FBI purportedly showed the pipe bomber in action the night of January 5—the time the agency determined the bombs had been planted—and in March, D’Antuono asked for the public’s assistance in tracking down the bomber.

Anyone who showed an interest in making explosives prior to January 5, 2021, or possessed galvanized pipe, wire, and “multiple kitchen timers” should be turned in to the FBI, D’Antuono said in a dramatic video message, even if the person was a relative or friend.

But more than a year later, not only has a suspect not been identified or caught, the pipe bomb story gets weirder and weirder.

Politico recently reported that Kamala Harris was inside the DNC headquarters at the same time the explosive sat outside the building. Harris, who inexplicably left the Capitol around 11:30 a.m. on January 6 after attending an intelligence briefing, choosing not to participate as a U.S. senator in the certification of her own historical election, was evacuated out of the DNC headquarters by the Secret Service at 1:14 p.m., several minutes after Capitol police inspected the building after the RNC bomb was found.

That shocking revelation means one of two things: The Secret Service, in a security sweep of the DNC building and exterior grounds prior to her arrival, missed what the FBI insists was a viable explosive device—a scenario that seems deeply unlikely considering the city was in a state of heightened alert and agents presumably would be extra cautious.

Or, the FBI is lying.

Given what we know about the FBI’s politically motivated malfeasance during the Trump era, the likelihood the pipe bomb story was another FBI hoax instead of a legitimate threat becomes more conceivable each day.

Which leads us to the woman who “found” the pipe bombs outside the RNC right just before the joint session gaveled in on January 6. Karlin Younger is described in news reports as a “resident” of D.C. or an employee of the Department of Commerce.

But Younger’s résumé is a bit more detailed. On January 6, when she took a midday walk to the laundromat and found the first pipe bomb, Younger was a project manager for FirstNet Authority, a public-private partnership between AT&T and first responders to prioritize emergency communications during an attack or disaster. Standing board members for FirstNet include the attorney general and secretary of Homeland Security. Several federal agencies, including the Justice Department, use FirstNet services.

And a few weeks before January 6, FirstNet received its largest-ever commitment from a law enforcement agency, a $92 million contract for FirstNet’s services.

That agency was the FBI.

Now, perhaps one could write off as coincidence Younger’s ties to a government-connected agency that just received a massive investment from the FBI. But in a media interview, Younger almost tipped her hand. “You’re on that edge of, ‘I don’t want to bother anybody . . . I want to make sure this is real, right?’” Younger told a Wisconsin television station on January 18, 2021. “You don’t want to go down as the person who evacuates a city block for a hoax but at the same time there was just enough of that gut instinct that said ‘this isn’t a place you would put a hoax.’”

But of course, it was exactly where someone would perpetrate a hoax. (Younger has since left FirstNet and cofounded a security technology start-up firm.) Her work with a firm funded by the FBI deserves at least a few raised eyebrows.

And what about Steven D’Antuono? Several weeks before January 6, D’Antuono was moved from the Detroit FBI field office to take over the Washington, D.C. field office. The FBI announced D’Antuono’s promotion on October 13, 2020—one week after his office arrested several men for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The arrests made national headlines right before Election Day, with Democrats from Whitmer to Joe Biden accusing Donald Trump of inciting right-wing militiamen to abduct and kill one of his political foes.

But the government’s case, as I’ve reported for months, is falling apart amid misconduct by at least three FBI agents and a lead informant; defense attorneys are making a compelling argument of FBI entrapment for the agency’s use of at least a dozen FBI undercover agents and informants in the plot. As head of the Detroit FBI office at the time, D’Antuono owns the crumbling Whitmer kidnapping scheme.

Christopher Wray, the head of the FBI, has proven that he acts only in the political interest of the Democratic Party and the Biden regime. His agency has yet to produce any investigative report about the pipe bombs or official confirmation of how the devices were detonated. This all reeks of the agency’s insistence that Russian actors hacked the DNC email system in 2016 until the FBI finally admitted investigators never seized the servers or examined their contents.

No one still trying to convince the public that two pipe bombs were planted near the Capitol in advance of January 6 can be believed. In fact, quite to the contrary, the public should automatically distrust anything out of the FBI.

So, either the Secret Service missed the device in clear view outside the DNC headquarters that day before the arrival of Kamala Harris or there never was an explosive at either location and the FBI is not telling the truth. Again.

The safe bet, using recent history as a guide, is on the latter.

https://amgreatness.com/2022/02/14/the-january-6-pipe-bombs-look-like-another-fbi-hoax/


https://youtu.be/hV85E2S-Idw
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With my dog I don't get no respect. He keeps barking at the front door. He don't want to go out. He wants me to leave
- RD
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The public unmasking of the mythical "Mr. Jones"


The FBI Seized Almost $1 Million From This Family—and Never Charged Them With a Crime



Carl Nelson and Amy Sterner Nelson's pre-pandemic lives look a lot different than the ones they live now. There are the obvious ways, and then there are the not so obvious ways, like the fact that they sold their house and their car, liquidated their retirement funds, and moved their family of six from a comfortable West Seattle home to Amy's sister's basement after the FBI seized almost $1 million from them in May 2020.

"We went from living a life where we were both working full-time to provide for our four daughters to really figuring out how we were going to make it month to month," Amy tells me. "It's completely changed my belief in fairness."

The bureau took funds from nearly every corner of the Nelsons' world, including, for instance, the savings Amy racked up from her decade as a practicing attorney and her later efforts as head of The Riveter, the co-working start-up she founded. But the FBI never even suspected Amy of committing any crime. It was Carl they were investigating—a probe that has not resulted in a single charge against him almost two years later.

In April 2020, agents showed up at the Nelsons' home and informed them that Carl—a former real estate transaction manager for Amazon—was under investigation for allegedly depriving the tech behemoth of his "honest services." In plainer terms, they accused him of showing favor to certain developers and securing them deals in exchange for illegal kickbacks. "That never happened and is exactly why I've fought as long and hard as I have," he says. "It's that simple."

Whether or not the FBI has come to that conclusion is still a mystery; its years-long investigation into Carl's alleged fraud has not yielded an indictment. Yet no such thing was necessary for the federal government to wreck the Nelsons' lives, costing them their home, their community, their jobs, their girls' place in their Seattle school, and their security for the future.

Perhaps more vexing: The FBI has, in some sense, subtly conceded that it didn't need to do any of the above to complete their investigation or to hamstring any supposed criminal operation run by Carl. Last week, the government agreed to a settlement: Of the original approximately $892,000 it seized, it will return $525,000, while Amy and Carl forfeit about $109,000. (The remaining sum has been depleted by court fees.)

"It's hard," says Amy, who is trying to recoup some lost assets via a GoFundMe. "Not much has changed for us." She notes that Carl is still a defendant in a massive federal lawsuit against Amazon, and they accepted the deal so that they'd have money for attorneys' fees. She adds that "it feels like the beginning of some justice." In their case, justice looks like losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

They're not alone. There was the Indiana man whose car was seized. And the Kentucky man whose car was seized. And the Massachusetts woman whose car was seized. And the Louisiana man whose life savings were seized. And the Texas man whose life savings were seized. And the countless Californians whose money and random personal possessions were seized. Sometimes the money is returned—often only when a defendant manages to lawyer up for a civil suit. Sometimes only part of it is. Sometimes none of it is. "Civil forfeiture is quite common," says Dan Alban, an attorney at the Institute for Justice (IJ), a public interest law firm that often litigates similar cases. "The fact that the government can do this can obviously ruin lives, and it can ruin lives without anyone being convicted of a crime, without anyone even being charged with a crime."

Alban calls civil forfeiture a "high-pressure tactic." It's one of many the government uses, paralyzing defendants and sometimes stripping them of any ability to stick up for themselves. This is something Amy knows first-hand now. "If you can't afford to defend yourself, let alone feed yourself," she says, "it becomes complicated."

It's also lucrative. State, local, and federal governments have seized $68.8 billion via civil forfeiture over the last 20 years, according to a recent report by IJ. "The vast majority of seizures and forfeitures…are driven by the profit incentive," says Alban. "In most states and at the federal level, police and prosecutors get to keep up to 100 percent of the proceeds. So they just have a very strong incentive to go out and seize whatever they can and try to forfeit it so that they can supplement their budget." Those assets then find their way into police slush funds, where they may be spent on things like submachine guns, parking tickets, or cash withdrawals that no one seems to be able to explain. They're also sometimes used illegally on things like gym equipment and Fitbits.

The forfeiture isn't the only thing that the Nelsons feel they've lost, nor is it the only intimidation tactic they believe the government has used in an attempt to strong-arm Carl into buckling. During our conversation, the only time Amy cries is when recounting the months she spent waking up before sunrise, getting her four young daughters ready, and driving them for an hour each morning to a faraway park. The reason: In the case that the government made good on the criminal indictment it had threatened, Carl asked if he could turn himself in so his daughters wouldn't see the arrest. The FBI refused.

"Even talking to you now, Billy, now that we have our money back, now that the government has said, 'We don't believe these are the proceeds of a crime,'" says Amy, "I am frightened of retaliation. I am frightened of saying anything. Because this is incredibly scary."

https://reason.com/2022/02/18/fbi-seized-almost-1-million-from-amy-sterner-carl-nelson-never-charged-them-with-a-crime/
Mr. Jones Offline
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Sounds very very familiar....

Without the 6+ yrs of felony GANGSTALKING or the 9 ATTEMPTed murder events on my life since 2013 -2018...
ZRX1200 Offline
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Maybe if they pulled this ONCE with a lifelong politician they’d have some credibility, but they’re lapdogs for the establishment so no worries.
Mr. Jones Offline
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Agree totally WITH ..#269 ZRXpost

The FBI NEVER EVER TARGETS A POLITICIANS FAMILY MEMBER OR A VERY RICH POWERFUL DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN....
They never target an illuminate person or family member...
They always send in the SSG DIVISION ON POOR OR MIDDLE CLASS PEEPS WHO CANNOT FIGHT THEM AND WHO HAVE VERY LITTLE SAVINGS OR MONEY AT ALL ...

BELIEVE ME...

I WILL SAY THIS ONLY ONCE....

MONEY
IS
EVERYTHING

IT REALLY IS...
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT ..

WITHOUT MONEY OR A JOB?
YOUR LIFE CRUMBLES VERY QUICKLY and your friends and family never ever beliy what you tell them about being GANGSTALKED....they make your friends and family turn on you and call you crazy and lazy....

You can't get a real job because the FBI-SSG just plants agents at your job site and HARRASSMENT ensues immediately with workplace mobbing ( when they bribe your coworkers to harass you or frame you into fake theft or whatever and you get fired or put in jail)...

That is why I do what I do as a trash picking bum...it's all they will let me do...it's a life sentence per day...
And they love it immensly....
Believe me in spades.
Sunoverbeach Offline
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If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to have selfish, ignorant leaders
- GC
ZRX1200 Offline
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^datsdatrufff
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It may have been stated previously but I am not going looking. What honest government agency is there?
RayR Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to have selfish, ignorant leaders
- GC


Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts said at the Constitutional Convention that “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.”
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#275 Posted:
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Speyside2 wrote:
It may have been stated previously but I am not going looking. What honest government agency is there?

Department of Agriculture, Fruit and Vegetable Division.

Those guys seem pretty stand-up.
frankj1 Offline
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RayR wrote:
Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts said at the Constitutional Convention that “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.”

you quoted the guy who has the honor of being credited with Gerrymandering.

Sunoverbeach Offline
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By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- GC
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FBI Spending $27M on Social Media Tracking.



Here’s an update to share on your preferred social media platform: the FBI is watching.

According to a new report from the Washington Post, the FBI is going all in on social media monitoring, spending nearly $30 million dollars to prevent another January 6. Privacy watchdogs and civil liberties advocates are concerned —and they should be.

This is crazy.

The FBI has purchased 5,000 licenses to use Babel X; a supercharged web crawler made by a company called Babel Street. “The Justice Department has previously [used] Babel X…but the new contract appears to be by far the most the agency has ever shelled out for the software, and is one of the largest contracts for the software by a civilian agency,” WaPo reports.

So what does the FBI get for $30 mil and 5,000 licenses? Access to 40 online sources, including no-brainers like Instagram, fringe Korean social media platforms, and “dark web” monitoring.

“The Department of Homeland Security, county governments, law enforcement agencies and the FBI use [Babel X] to keep tabs on dangerous individuals, even when they are communicating in one of more than 200 languages, including emoji.”

“Including emoji.”

“It’s both per-year the biggest I’m aware of in terms of obligation, and it’s also the fact that it’s a five-year contract,” said Jack Poulson, who runs the research advocacy group Tech Inquiry. “So if you combine those two things, it’s the biggest Babel Street contract I’m aware of.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, wants a hearing. Jordan has “real concerns based on the [FBI’s] history and based on the fact that we don’t know how they’re using it and who they’re going after.”

Isn’t it obvious, Jim? Everyone. They’re going after everyone.

In their contract with Babel Street, the FBI asked to have the power to monitor: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Deep/Dark Web, VK, Telegram, 8Kun, Discord, Gab, Parler, Reddit, Snapchat, TikTok and Weibo.

I don’t even know what most of those are —but the FBI does.

And they’re watching.


https://thedrilldown.com/newsroom/dislike-thumbs-down-unfollow-fbi-spending-27m-on-social-media-tracking/



We know what they do.
Mr. Jones Offline
#279 Posted:
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You can A.D.D.

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TO THAT LITANY OF SITES..


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Brewha has information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
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#281 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Brewha has information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.

Police arrest or cardiac arrest?
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Mr. Jones wrote:
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Who's banned from YouTube? Not this guy!

NYC subway shooter's Philly-rented U-Haul is found abandoned on Brooklyn highway five miles from where he shot ten straphangers: Gunman was on FBI's terrorist radar until 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10711479/NYPD-searching-man-gas-mask-rush-hour-explosion-shooting.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus


YT should be real proud that they police their site for hateful material.

https://youtu.be/wM7DCi9jAeI

I guess the FBI doesn't have computers anymore.
ZRX1200 Offline
#284 Posted:
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Well to be fair he doesn’t represent YT’s hate demographic.

And the FBI is well…..the FBI
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#285 Posted:
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F.un
B.ored
I.diots

Equals= the F.B.I.
Mr. Jones Offline
#286 Posted:
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That hateful dumb duece needs a "MANS-SIERE"...
BY COSMO AND FRANK COSTELLO...

HIS TITS ARE BIGGER THAN THAT DEAD CAR's musicians
Ex-Wife or Elizabeth Hurleys rack ..
ALBEIT not as "perfectly formed with awesome nipple placement"

The more pictures I see of this dude???
I think he's a MK-ULTRA FLUNKY who was coaxed and supported by the FBI...

HE WAS WAY TO EASY TOO CATCH ...
So much so he had to tell them where he was???

Mr.Magoo coulda' saved this crime set-up ...

He's an MK-ULTRA P.A.T.S.Y.
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Saved : should be "solved"
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FBI Carried Out at Least 3.4 Million Warrantless Searches of U.S. Residents’ Data



New government data shows the FBI conducted at least 3.4 million searches of private electronic data from Americans last year without a warrant — that’s triple the number from the previous year. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the data Friday which showed how many times the FBI submitted queries to a database of emails, texts and other electronic domestic communications. It is unclear how many individuals were spied on.

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/2/headlines/fbi_carried_out_at_least_34_million_warrantless_searches_of_us_residents_data


Sure would be nice if a judge would do their job!
ZRX1200 Offline
#290 Posted:
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Sure would be nice if we culled rogue/obsolete agencies.
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I think about dying. I've come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.
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DEVELOPING: What you need to know about the FBI Jan 6 Proud Boys informant leak…


"The leaked documents corroborate the New York Times’ coverage that the informant “maintained the group did not plan in advance to enter the Capitol and disrupt the election.”

The documents also confirm the New York Times’ grudging acknowledgement that “federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.” The Times piece acknowledges the existence of at least one more Proud Boys informant on the ground on January 6th.

Despite testimony from the FBI’s own confidential informant that there was no prior plan to attack the Capitol, many Proud Boys, including then-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Joe Biggs (both with a history of informing to the FBI themselves), have been charged with Seditious Conspiracy.

The only remotely possible innocent excuse for this discrepancy on the government’s part is that the particular informant in question was not part of Proud Boys leadership, and would not have been privy to the leadership chats in which the alleged conspiracy took place.

If it turned out that the FBI had informants in the Proud Boys leadership chats, that would be absolutely devastating to the Federal government— as one would have to conclude either that there was no conspiracy in the first place, or that there was a conspiracy and the government did nothing to stop it.

The leaked documents provided by Gateway Pundit do however strongly suggest that this particular informant was not privy to Proud Boys leadership communications. Perhaps the best evidence of this is that the informant did not know up until the last minute that the Proud Boys designated meeting spot was the Washington Monument at 10AM (he ultimately found out, but only after asking around). According to the Proud Boys charging documents, however, the plan to meet at 10 at the Washington Monument was distributed throughout various Proud Boys group chats, including the leadership chat."

https://www.revolver.news/2022/07/developing-proud-boys-fbi-confidential-human-source-in-recent-leak-is-same-informant-referred-to-in-earlier-nyt-piece/


We already KNOW they had informants inside their little club. They've already admitted to it. Anyone see what happened in Sri Lanka??? THAT'S an insurrection!

https://southfront.org/sri-lankas-collapse-shows-the-result-of-irresponsible-environmentalism/
ZRX1200 Offline
#293 Posted:
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I’m sure this will get just as much daylight as the Malheur ambush they set up and executed.
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#294 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I’m sure this will get just as much daylight as the Malheur ambush they set up and executed.

Z, I am confident that the republicans on the the committee will bring all this information to bear during cross examination of the witnesses.

Oh, wait...
RayR Offline
#295 Posted:
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Man! This is not Efrem Zimbellis Jr.'s FBI.
frankj1 Offline
#296 Posted:
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dreaming of J Edgar probably...the number 1 Commie hater evah!

and a cross dresser...what a dilemma.
rfenst Offline
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MaddVibe,

1) you quoted an article based on NYT. Is it only credible on this single topic?
2) Your source was posted before today's 1/6 testimony, which revealed a lot. How do you reconcile this?
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#298 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
MaddVibe,

1) you quoted an article based on NYT. Is it only credible on this single topic?
2) Your source was posted before today's 1/6 testimony, which revealed a lot. How do you reconcile this?

but Hunter?
ZRX1200 Offline
#299 Posted:
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Right Stogie…..First what republicans and secondly what cross examination? I sure remember some broad like moaning here about the investigation of Benghazi and ignored white washing…..they hypocrites here are great.
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there are fine hypocrites on both sides...
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