Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Congress Demands Answers From Eric Holder And The NSA Regarding Why They Are Sharing Americans Private Information With The DEA

Barack Obama

This is a follow up to the August 25, 2013 Judiciary Report article NSA Admits Employees Illegally Spied On Love Interests And Significant Others Confirming Site’s Previous Claims regarding a scandal I broke first in 2006 NSA Workers Admit To Reading The Emails And Listening To The Calls Of Americans In Violation Of The Law.

Director Of National Intelligence, over the NSA, James Clapper 

There’s nothing a drug dealer detests more than a snitch. Turns out some may have fallen afoul of drug dealers, who wrongly believed they snitched on them when it was actually the NSA (National Security Agency, which is now clearly the National Snitch Agency) tipping off the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). A report today indicates Congress is demanding answers regarding why the NSA violated U.S. law in spying on Americans and then sharing the information with sister agency the DEA, which led to drug busts.

Robert S. Mueller and Attorney General (DOJ) Eric Holder - two of the culprits behind much of the spying. Congress is demanding Holder give an explanation for this latest scandal regarding the DEA and NSA.

Congress is not against drug busts, but these were not in compliance with the law as evidence was illegally obtained via the NSA, who is forbidden under U.S. law to spy on Americans. The Judiciary Report has maintained for several years in a story sister site the Sound Off Column broke first, the FBI and NSA are spying on Americans in violation of the law and sharing the info with other agencies and sometimes with civilians for profit.

*The Judiciary Report has broken government stories first such as FBI Collected Thousands Of Phone Records Illegally (Patriot Act Abuses) and New Scandal Erupts Regarding The FBI And Justice Department Monitoring Calls Of AP Reporters Confirming Previous Site Claims and News Report: The IRS Targeted Christians and FBI Agent Arrested For Accepting A $200,000 Bribe To Derail A Criminal Case The FBI Was Supposed To Be Investigating and Another FBI Agent Caught Taking Bribes To Derail Serious Cases (Video). For the full list see the exclusives page of the site. 


Senators demand answers on drug agency’s use of NSA domestic surveillance

Published time: August 27, 2013 21:21 - A group of lawmakers have asked United States Attorney General Eric Holder to explain recent allegations that federal drug busts have been carried out using non-terrorism intelligence collected by the National Security Agency and shared outside the NSA.

The eight legislators — all Democrats — have asked the country’s top attorney to weigh in on the reports published by Reuters earlier this month in which the NSA is accused of tipping off Drug Enforcement Administration agents to help orchestrate narcotics busts.

"These allegations raise serious concerns that gaps in the policy and law are allowing overreach by the federal government's intelligence gathering apparatus," wrote the senators - Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

Congress Wants Holder To Explain Intelligence Sharing Between NSA And DEA

Tuesday August 27, 2013 7:58 am - As the ACLU claims the NSA’s phone collection program is illegal in court papers filed Monday, members of Congress are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions regarding news reports that the DEA has access to NSA intelligence and is sharing that information with numerous agencies and personnel in the government. Even if the NSA survives the ACLU’s court challenge there is little doubt that the NSA intelligence gathered should not have gone to the DEA let alone to the wide range of places the DEA shared the information.

Eight Democratic senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report that the National Security Agency supplies the Drug Enforcement Administration with intelligence information used to make non-terrorism cases against American citizens.

The August report revealed that a secretive DEA unit passes the NSA information to agents in the field, including those from the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and Homeland Security, with instructions to never disclose the original source, even in court. In most cases, the NSA tips involve drugs, money laundering and organized crime, not terrorism.