Obama Administration’s “Private Eyes” Timeline

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There has been much ado about Trump, Russia, elections, and spying. And, as Sharyl Attkisson notes, there are plenty of timetables to that end.

But what there haven’t been a lot of – or ANY – are timelines about all of the machinations of the Obama Administration, the lies, the spying, the sleight-of-hand law changes, and so much more.

Until now.

Thanks to Attkisson, we now have just such a timeline, and is it ever a doozy. I was only up to 2012 when my jaw dropped open, and it only went downhill from there.

I cannot include the entire timeline here (I have already lost connection once, so I am hurrying to get this done), but I can give you a good sampling of it and let you peruse it on your own. Check out some of Attkisson’s research on all the pies into which Obama, et al had their hands:

2010:

The IRS secretly begins “targeting” conservative groups that are seeking nonprofit tax-exempt status, by singling out ones that have “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names.

May 28, 2010:

The government secretly applies for a warrant to obtain Google email information of Fox News reporter James Rosen in a leak investigation, without telling Rosen.

 

September 21, 2010:

Internal email entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at “global intelligence” company Stratfor claims Obama’s then-Homeland Security adviser John Brennan is targeting journalists.

“Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources,” writes one Stratfor official to another.

The email continues: “Note — There is specific tasker from the [White House] to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode…”

“The Wonder Boys” reportedly refers to the National Security Agency (NSA). Brennan later becomes President Obama’s CIA Director.

Early February 2011:

After receiving an anonymous tip, CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson begins researching the Department of Justice “gunwalking” operation nicknamed “Fast and Furious” that secretly let thousands of weapons be trafficked to Mexican drug cartels. One of the “walked” guns had been used by illegal aliens who murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

February 22, 2011:

CBS’ Attkisson breaks news about “Fast and Furious” on The CBS Evening News.

After the story airs, the government issues an internal memo that seeks to “push positive stories” to contradict the news.

Given the negative coverage by CBS Evening News last week…ATF needs to proactively push positive stories this week, in an effort to preempt some negative reporting, or at minimum, lessen the coverage of such stories in the news cycle by replacing them with good stories about ATF.

March 4, 2011:

CBS News’ Attkisson exclusively interviews sitting ATF special agent John Dodson. He gives a firsthand account contradicting government denials re: Fast and Furious.

I’ll give you a chance to catch your breath here, but note we are only up to February of 2011, scarcely  more than one year since Obama took office. Think about that. Obama and his henchman accomplished all of the above in just ONE year. And yet, we keep hearing how slowly the wheels of government turn. Only when they want to drag their feet, seems to me.

Okay. Ready? Here’s a bit more courtesy of Attkisson and her doggedness to ferret out the truth:

Spring 2011:

Obama intel officials capture and record incidental private communications between Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat, and a Libyan official. The recordings are later leaked to the press.

 

[…]

September 2011:

White House operative Schultz invites Attkisson and several other national journalists to off the record backgrounder about Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed by Congress. Later, on the phone, Shultz screams and cusses at Attkisson as she asks questions raised by the Fast and Furious documents.

 October 3, 2011:

Obama administration secretly changes longstanding policy. The change creates a “loophole” that Sen. Ron Wyden would later say allows the NSA to conduct a “backdoor searches” or “incidental collection” of U.S. citizens’ domestic communications.

The same day, CBS News airs Attkisson’s report on newly-uncovered memos that contradict Attorney General Eric Holders’ denials about Fast and Furious.

October 4, 2011:

In an internal email, Attorney General Eric Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler emails White House operative Schultz calling Attkisson “out of control.”  Schultz replies, “Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

December 2011:

Amid much criticism, Justice Department finally, officially retracts the false letter it had submitted to Congress in February. The letter had stated that the Fast and Furious allegations of gunwalking were untrue.

February 13, 2012:

At approximately 10:30pm, remote intruders secretly download new spy software proprietary to a federal agency onto Attkisson’s CBS work computer. (The software was secretly attached to a legitimate Hotmail email and downloaded in the background after a pop-up ad appeared).

[…]

March 2014:

Congress accuses the CIA of improperly accessing Senate Intelligence committee computers. CIA Director Brennan denies it.

Director of National Intelligence Clapper bans intelligence community officials from unauthorized contact with reporters.

July 31, 2014:

CIA Inspector General reveals that five CIA officials improperly accessed Senate Intelligence Committee computers and searched certain staff emails. The findings contradict denials made in March by CIA director Brennan. Brennan apologizes to Senate staff.

[…]

Summer 2016:

The FBI reportedly obtains a secret FISA court order to monitor communications of Trump adviser Carter Page, convincing a judge there’s probable cause to believe Page is acting as a Russian agent. Surveillance of Page theoretically allows government officials to “incidentally” collect communications of Trump associates (or Trump himself) if they communicate with Page. […](Click here to read the rest.)

I left out a ton. It is truly astonishing what Obama got away with all of those years, with primarily Republicans only crying out about his abuses. Democrats seemed all too willing to let hi get away with any- and-everything.

Oh, and remember that little tidbit above about (former) Rep. Dennis Kucinich having HIS office bugged? Oh, yes it was, something he raised again not too long ago (Attkisson noted that in her timeline, too). Kucinich spoke about his experience on Fox:

Oh, that pesky little separation of powers to which Kucinich referred CLEARLY meant nothing to Obama throughout his tenure. Clearly.

But yeah – to wiretap a sitting US House Representative, a Democrat no less, is truly disturbing and telling.

Thank heavens for real journalists like Attkisson for not being distracted by whichever shiny bauble the MSM tosses out there to ratchet up emotions. If not for her, we would not have this kind of timeline. Heaven knows the MSM sure isn’t going to do something like this. They are too busy printing “fake news” to be concerned with actual news.

I’ll leave you with this tune that popped into my head when I was reading the extent of Obama’s shenanigans:

 

This is an Open Thread. Have at it!

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28 Responses to “Obama Administration’s “Private Eyes” Timeline”

  1. Cindyindie Says:

    Outstanding information, cuzin!
    Thank you and. Ms.Attkisson!!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      My pleasure. I am more than happy to get the information out that true journalists like Attkisson uncover. We have much to thank her for in terms of her reporting, from Fast and Furious to Solyndra to Benghazi, she is one of the very, very few to take her charge seriously. And thank God for her.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    One woman, one real Journalist, doing the work that the MSM failed to do. Their failure then, and now, continues to make a mockery of all that journalism is supposed to be.

    Their failure only makes her integrity and professionalism shine all the brighter.

    Thanks for this great post Rev, especially given the trying circumstances you are having posting anything.

    Hurray for stubborn tenacious women of integrity. Her, Ms Attkisson, and you my friend.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Well said, Marge – you are spot on abt Attkisson.

      And thank you so much. Same to you!

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  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Obama did a lot of things wrong, some I suspect were actually criminal, in his 8 years in office. He couldn’t have done them without the connivance and the actual conspiracy among the MSM people to show him in no negative light.

    Something else that Obama the great blunderer did that may come back to bite all of us in time:

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Here’s another “timeline” you might enjoy.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      LOL – apparently people can’t tell time very well! I’m going to blame Common Core for that. Ahaha…

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Excellent piece from The Federalist on the Resurrection: http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/18/gospel-matthew-offers-amazing-case-christs-resurrection

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It makes sense doesn’t it? Why would men who hadn’t shown any great degree of courage, quite the opposite, suddenly be willing to die for their belief or for someone who would die for their sins?

      But ordinary men, and women, were willing to die for one who died and then lived for their sins. Their extraordinary dedication and courage after the resurrection tells me of the truth. And that is one of the reasons so many people believed them and became Christians themselves.

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    INSPIRE: War-Wounded Amputee Runs Boston Marathon Hoisting Huge American Flag

    Sanchez is a retired Texas Marine Staff Sergeant who was badly injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. He rarely talks about his injuries, including one leg amputated at the knee after he stepped on an IED. He says the injury left him introverted and anti-social. In fact, for five years he didn’t open a gift his fellow troops had given him.

    But then he did. Inside the box was a large American flag, signed by dozens of his friends and comrades. On the flag were personal notes to him and inspirational tales of hardships overcome.

    The flag changed him, hard.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/15488/inspire-war-wounded-amputee-runs-boston-marathon-joseph-curl

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What an amazing, wonderful, bittersweet, and inspiring, article. Thank you SO much for this. Just incredible.

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  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    😉 California reported an alarming rise in crime this year on Friday, sparking debate over why. It’s no secret why. So many California inmates have been ordered released that the only thing that can land you in jail now is wearing a Make America Great Again cap to a Berkeley free speech rally.

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Liberal Michael Moore: ‘Can a simple movie … bring down a sitting president of the United States?’

    A crazy thought enters your mind: “Can a simple movie actually bring down a sitting president of the United States?” Can an urgent, funny TV series meant to reach the people who watch wrestling and the shopping channels actually move them to a better place? Can I go somewhere where I can just walk out and say whatever the eff I want and suddenly some citizens might be moved to peacefully, legally take him down … and take him down NOW?

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/17/liberal-michael-moore-can-a-simple-movie-bring-down-a-sitting-president-of-the-united-states/

    If Michael Moore thinks he can “move” people by one of his movies he is more delusional that usual. First, he clearly shows his disdain for the audience he seeks to “move” by saying he wants to reach people who watch wrestling and shopping channels.

    Evidently this tub of lard believes that those are the only people that disagree with him. I suspect he’d find, if he ventured into the real world from time to time, other than every passing donut shop, he’d find just as many liberals, perhaps more, watching wrestling and shopping networks. Because the vast unwashed liberal crowds are barely literate let alone people of intellect. What a buffoon!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Are you kidding me with this? Seriously, is this a prank?

      Wow, Michael Moore and his excessively inflated ego really have NO CLUE what is going on in this country or how patronizing, arrogant, demeaning, and derogatory are his remarks. If only he could convince those stupid, idiotic rednecks who have just been too ignorant before, they will see the light!

      What a piece of work he is. WOW.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Good, you reacted the same way I did. The man has a really high opinion of himself, with no reason for that, and a very low opinion of people he seems to regard as specimens.

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  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Here is another thing the MSM won’t really cover, and the backlash against trained professionals who speak out is troubling indeed: http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/19/cant-meet-health-professionals-object-transing-kids

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