Monday, March 06, 2017

Trump Asks Congress To Establish Whether Obama Administration Abused Investigative Powers In 2016

CNN fake news frauds panic, attempt to concoct other reasons NSA "might have a national security need" to tap Trump Tower      


The White House has asked the US Congress to investigate alleged abuse of executive power by the Obama administration as part of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

Clapper headed for jail along with Brennan,
CNN frauds that covered for them
The White House request released on Sunday was directed to “congressional intelligence committees” and required them to “exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

#BREAKING Trump is requesting congressional intel committees to determine whether the Obama adm. abused its investigative powers in 2016— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) March 5, 2017.

Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 5, 2017.

The statement added that no further comments on the issue would come from either the White House or the president.

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The request comes a day after US President Donald Trump accused his predecessor of ordering the wiretapping of his phones during the election campaign.

The accusation apparently refers to the reported surveillance of two Russian banks authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as part of the investigation of the alleged Russian meddling. The initial FBI request specifically targeted four members of the Trump campaign but was rejected by the FISC, so the agency filed a new request that targeted the banks instead.

In deep trouble:  Clapper and Obama will now have to answer to Congressional investigators

James Clapper, who served as director of national intelligence in the Obama administration, reiterated the rejection of the wiretapping allegations on Sunday.

“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign,” he told NBC's Meet the Press, after the White House statement was released.

Clapper added that as intelligence director, he would have known about a “FISA court order on something like this. Absolutely, I can deny it.”

CNN fake news frauds will be paraded before Congress, compelled to testify, indicted for collusion with the NSA and CIA

Trump’s alleged Russian connection, which the President denies, is a recurring accusation of his critics. General Michael Flynn was forced to resign less than a month after being appointed national security adviser due to his contacts with the Russian ambassador in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently under attack for failing to mention his meetings with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearing.

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Fake News CNN Tanks Below Even MSNBC

Free-fall ratings are the last thing the CNN fake news frauds need be concerned with as they are now caught up in lying and covering for Congress perjurer Clapper and Obama stooge Brennan in Trump Tower tapping scandal  


CNN’s public perception has been dropping like a rock – plummeting lower than even the left-leaning MSNBC – a free-fall that appeared to hit bottom around the time of its most aggressive anti-Trump coverage in October 2016.

CNN is now trending lower than it did even in the first few months of 2016, according to polling released Feb. 27 by Internet-based market research firm

Respondents were asked, “If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?” Both CNN and MSNBC are in the negatives. However, MSNBC’s perception rose 50 percent over the past several weeks, according to YouGov. 

It passed CNN in mid-January. Meanwhile, Fox News scored a neutral brand perception.

“CNN’s negative acceleration point happened in mid-October 2016, around the time Anderson Cooper interviewed Melania Trump, notably discussing her husband’s famous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape,” wrote YouGov’s Ted Marzilli. “Also at that time, a local North Carolina Republican office was firebombed, causing conservative-leaning media to pounce on CNN for suggesting Trump’s rhetoric spurred the incident.”

CNN frauds lied, shilled and covered for Clinton campaign along with her operatives Clapper and Brennan, and are now neck-deep in the Trump Tower wiretapping scandal

Around the time of the biggest plummet, CNN host Carol Costello shut down Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson. Costello said the interview was “going nowhere” because Pierson didn’t respond to Costello’s line of questioning about Trump’s 2005 comments on the secretly recorded “Access Hollywood” tape.

Late in October, CNN was caught editing a story that misquoted Trump.

By early November, WND reported that CNN had asked the DNC for interview questions on Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims

An email chain begun by DNC research director Lauren Dillon on April 24 and sent to a group of staffers was titled “Trump Questions for CNN.”

It read: “Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed. Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow.”

A group of DNC staffers then submitted numerous questions for Blitzer to ask Trump.

CNN insane fraud Blitzer  lied and shilled America into the illegal Afghan and Iraq wars

An email in response from Kelly Roberts and circulated to the rest of the group listed 17 questions CNN should pose to Trump.

They included such questions as:

Who helped you write the foreign policy speech you’re giving tomorrow?

What would you do if the military refused to listen to you?

How many military bases do you think the U.S. should have in Southeast Asia?

Do you support a pre-emptive strike on North Korea?

CNN fraud, failed cartoonist Jake Tapper  thought he could take on the President - and survive

Dillon wrote a follow-up email to the group informing them, “CNN said the interview was cancelled as of now but will keep the questions for the next one Good to have for others as well.”

DNC deputy communications director Christina Freundlich responded to that email with the single word, “Boo.” Blitzer did interview Trump on May 4.

That pattern of apparent collusion repeated in another email from Dillon sent to DNC staffers, dated April 28, titled “Cruz on CNN.” It said, “CNN is looking for questions. Please send some topical/interesting ones.”

CNN's ties to the CIA will be exposed by Congressional investigations

CNN had already suffered fallout for its close relationship with Democrats. The network dropped political analyst Donna Brazile on Oct. 30 after a WikiLeaks email showed she had leaked questions to the Clinton campaign before a debate and town-hall event.

As WND reported earlier this month, Trump’s war with CNN became more intense, as the president again labeled the network “fake news” and precluded his officials from making appearances on the cable giant.

In a meeting with black leaders at the White House for African-American History month, Trump commented on the “very hostile CNN community.”

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“I don’t watch CNN,” Trump said. “I don’t like watching fake news.”

An unnamed CNN reporter indicated the White House is trying to punish the network and harm its ratings.

“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter told Politico.

“Finally! This kind of thing should have been done long ago!” exclaimed Rush Limbaugh on his Feb. 1 national radio broadcast.

Perez will soon be coughing up his "sources" under oath and before a grand jury

“The way Republicans are treated by these fake news outfits, there’s no reason to show up there and get pummeled unless you have the ability to pummel back. So the Trump White House has told CNN, ‘You’re fake news. We’re not sending our surrogates to your network.'”

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied CNN was being frozen out, specifically noting he had been answering its questions in daily briefings.

But, as Politico noted, he also explained, “I’m not going to sit around and engage with people who have no desire to actually get something right.”

Fareed Zakaria suspended by CNN, Time for plagiarism

Before his inauguration as president, Trump got into a now-famous confrontation with CNN’s Jim Acosta when the president-elect refused to take a question from the reporter while blasting CNN as “fake news.”

New York magazine reported Trump’s feud with CNN may have its roots in his personal relationship with CNN President Jeff Zucker, a former NBC president who brought Trump’s TV show “The Apprentice” to the broadcast network.

Zucker told the magazine he’s not worried about CNN having access to Trump in his new role as president.

CNN fake news whore Erin Burnett now needs to be concerned more with decorating her prison cell rather than ratings 

“I think the era of access journalism as we’ve known it is over,” Zucker said. “I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever.”

“One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus – and that’s CNN,” he noted.

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Twitter's New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora's Box: FUCK TWITTER

Twitter censored The 5th Estate and ignored warnings, their "millennial" brain-deads fantasising we would remain silent - and will now pay the price  

By Kalev Leetaru

Earlier this morning social media and the tech press lit up with reports of users across Twitter receiving half-day suspensions en masse as the platform abruptly rolled out its decade-overdue hate-speech filter to its platform. 

Twitter gives voice to ISIS terrorists while censoring
"mainstream media" critics 
The company has refused to provide details on specifically how the new system works, but using a combination of behavioral and keyword indicators, the filter flags posts it deems to be violations of Twitter’s acceptable speech policy and issues users suspensions of half a day during which they can only post to their followers. From the platform that once calleditself “the free speech wing of the free speech party,” these new tools mark an incredible turn of events for the company that just two years ago famously wrote Congress to say it would do everything in its power to uphold the right of alleged terrorists to post freely to its platform. 

What does Twitter’s new interest in hate speech tell us about the future of free speech online?

It was just a year ago that I wrote on this very site about Twitter’s evolution from bastion of free speech to global censor as it stepped back from its utopian dreams as they collided with the realities of running a commercial company. Yet, even after changing its official written policy on acceptable speech and touting that it would do more to fight abuse, little has changed over the past year. Indeed, from its inception a decade ago, Twitter has done little to address the problem of hateful and abusive speech on its platform.

That all changed this past fall when the company attempted to sell itself and suitor after suitor walked away, with several since apparently suggesting that their decision was at least in part due to concerns about Twitter’s role as a centerpiece of the online hate speech movement. Suddenly hate speech was a big deal to the company and it announced plans to invest heavily and swiftly in curtailing abusive posts and behavior.

Two different company spokespersons did not answer multiple queries as to why Twitter took few concrete steps to curtail abusive speech in the decade since its founding and then suddenly pivoted to tackle the issue after potential buyers suggested its lack of efforts played a role in the company’s inability to sell itself.

This is intriguing in that it reinforces the role economic realities play vis-à-vis free speech and the resources that Internet companies expend in addressing abusive use of their platforms. In short, one might imagine that if Facebook’s major advertisers all banded together and pulled all of their ads until the company improved the way it addresses violence on its platform that major efforts would likely be launched overnight.

When I reached out for comment, a company spokesperson was quick to emphasize that no single keyword will cause a tweet to be flagged under the new system and that it uses a mixture of both linguistic and behavioral signals to identify what it deems to be abusive accounts. Such hybrid approaches are far more effective than simple keyword-based filters that can readily be confused by even the most simplistic of contexts like sarcasm.

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Yet, the concern here is that Twitter has thus far refused to provide further detail into at least the broad contours of the indicators it is using, especially when it comes to the particular linguistic cues it is concerned with. While offering too much detail might give the upper hand to those who would try to work around the new system, it is important for the broader community to have at least some understanding of the kinds of language flagged by Twitter’s new tool so that they can offer more informed feedback to help it shape that tool given that both algorithms and people are far from infallible. Simply rolling out a new tool that begins suspending users without warning or recourse and without any visibility into how those decisions are being made is a textbook example of how not to roll such a feature out to a user community in that the tool instantly becomes confrontational rather than educational.

Moreover, it is unclear why Twitter chose not to permit users to contest what they believe to be a wrongful suspension. 

The company did not respond to a request for comment on why suspended users are not provided a button to appeal a suspension they believe is due to algorithmic or human error or lack of contextual understanding. 

Given that the feature is brand-new and bound to encounter plenty of unforeseen contexts where it could yield a wrong result, it is surprising that Twitter chose not to provide a recovery mechanism where it could catch these before they become news.

One could ultimately argue that when it comes to throwing hateful insults at other users or threatening violence against them, Twitter’s new approach to actively flagging and immediately suspending users could have a profound impact on causing them to self-censor and reducing the overall prevalence of hate speech on the platform.

However, it is critically important to draw a distinction between speech and the ideas being expressed through that speech. 

I have personally observed senior and highly respected faculty at top-ranking universities throw civil discourse out the window and hurl common insults, profanity and threats of violence against each other in Twitter conversations that became overheated. Indeed this general coarsening of language and retreat of civil discourse has been a common denominator in the toxification of social media. Whereas two prestigious professors sitting together on a panel at an academic conference might lob heated criticisms at each other, they are likely to do so using the clinical and thesaurus-ified world of academia, arguing about the specific methods or conclusions they disagree with. Toss those two professors into the midst of a Twitter argument and all that fancy language tends to go right out the door, replaced by the common insults and name calling one would expect from a pack of 10-year-olds.

Could Twitter reshape the norms of social media by permitting unrestricted topical selection, but restraining the kinds of words and behavior we use to express those topics? In essence, restoring us to an era of civil discourse where we can fervently disagree with one another, but if we chose to engage with those holding different views we must do so using the clinical language of debate rather than the emotional and diatribe-filled language of daily life. In doing so, however, would this change the very nature of social expression and the role of social media in acting as an extension of self?

The question of censoring speech versus ideas is not an idle one. Many outlets this morning picked up on a frightening instance of the Twitter algorithm’s new power to police not only the language we use but the thoughts we express. In this case a user allegedly tweeted a response to a news report about comments made by Senator John McCain and argued that it was his belief that the senator was a “traitor” who had committed formal treason against the nation. 

Twitter did not respond to a request for more information about what occurred in this case and if this was indeed the tweet that caused the user to be suspended, but did not dispute that the user had been suspended or that his use of the word “traitor” had factored heavily into that suspension.

In the absence of clarifying detail from Twitter it is impossible to know why the company chose to suspend this user and whether that suspension was based on this single tweet, but the mere possibility that it could be is frightening from the standpoint of freedom of expression in the United States. Here in the U.S. it has been a long-standing tradition that any citizen may criticize their elected officials even in strong terms without the risk of being silenced. 

Even legal concepts like libel make special accommodation for accusations against public figures like politicians that bear on their official duties. However, in some countries criticism of the government is actually illegal and can result in harsh prison sentences even for a first offense.

If Twitter really did suspend a user for criticizing a politician and exercising his free speech rights to argue that he believes that that politician broke the law, that presents a frightening, dystopian "1984" world in which criticism of the state could be simply wiped from existence. Imagine anyone who posted any comments critical of an elected official being suspended from Twitter and potentially banned outright with all their posts deleted. It is not hard to imagine governments throughout the world exploring how they, too, could force Twitter to eliminate critical speech and given that Twitter now has a production deployed tool, it can no longer argue that adding such filters would pose insurmountable technical challenges.

"Mommeee.... The 5th Estate is being mean to us... MAKE TBEM STOP!"

In short, while better than previous efforts, the way in which Twitter has rolled out this new system and the potential for its abuse by governments, companies and others to stifle legitimate criticism has opened Pandora’s box and moved us a giant leap towards the end of free speech just when we need it more than ever.

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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.