Government Weighing Amnesty
President Barack Obama
Today, a U.S. federal judge ruled the National Security Agency (NSA) spy program PRISM is "unconstitutional." The judge's ruling vindicates NSA whistle blower and former employee, Edward Snowden, who in June 2013, leaked official agency documents confirming the existence of the illegal mass spying.
The NSA wants the remainder of the unreleased documents back, with some at the agency contemplating cutting a deal with Snowden. NSA official Richard Ledgett stated regarding the subject, "My personal view is, yes, granting Snowden amnesty is worth having a conversation about." However, the White House, namely President Obama, has rejected the idea. President Obama is very angry regarding Snowden's disclosures and leaks, as it reveals his administration is breaking the law domestically and internationally.
I wish Mr. Snowden the very best and commend his sacrifice, as his pursues a new life in Russia, where he has been granted asylum. Maybe one day, the government will see him for the courageous whistle blower he is and not an enemy of the state.
The judge's ruling today also concurs with what I have written on the Judiciary Report and sister site the Sound Off Column for the past several years (NSA Workers Admit To Reading The Emails And Listening To The Calls Of Americans In Violation Of The Law).
For several years the Judiciary Report and the Sound Off Column have published exclusive copyrighted, time stamped articles stating the NSA and FBI, among other federal agencies, are illegally spying on innocent Americans and international citizens ("The FBI and NSA are still wiretapping people left right and center who shouldn't be according to the Constitution, relying on gray areas of the law to do this." - Sound Off Column February 7, 2007).
I stated this in the Sound Off Column because I am one of those people. I kept outing them online, hoping they would stop, but they never did. Even now that Snowden has outed them, the illegal spying regarding scores of innocent Americans and foreign citizens still has not desisted.
I discovered the illegal spying due to the Madonna case. I was interviewed by the FBI twice in November 2005, with items I stated used verbatim four months later to indict Madonna's private investigator, Colombo family mafia member, Anthony Pellicano, on illegal wiretapping, hacking, identity theft and racketeering charges. I also broke the phone hacking scandal first (online) via a police complaint regarding Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which is connected to the Pellicano scandal and Madonna, who is Murdoch's crony and business associate.
I've been working on my forthcoming film Justice And Truth regarding Madonna, the Anthony Pellicano case, the phone hacking scandal, as well as the illegal spying going on in the federal government (since, thanks to Madonna's greed and lawbreaking, I discovered the government spying as well through data evidence and unimpeachable sources responsible for some of my exclusives which later proved 100% true).
The Traffic Facts web analytic program by webhost Go Daddy, identifies servers that connect to/read websites of the company's customers. For years Traffic Facts has been logging the NSA as regular visitors to my sites years. Traffic Facts has also logged the FBI, DOJ, CIA and many members of Congress, among others in government, as regular site visitors as well.
I've been outspoken about government matters for years via my articles and that is something the government pays attention to regarding journalists and bloggers (which I have repeatedly warned journalists and bloggers online about for several years and now they see it for themselves ). Innocent writers are being spied on by the government as a means of control.
In February 2013, FOUR MONTHS BEFORE Edward Snowden leaked documents in the PRISM scandal, I had written to the NSA under the Freedom of Information Act, requesting items they are unconstitutionally keeping on me in tandem with the FBI. For years, an unimpeachable source informed me the FBI and NSA, has been illegally spying on me and are hiding the documents, in violation of congressional guidelines.
I have nothing to hide, so when I formally requested the items under the Freedom of Information Act, both agencies, to be in compliance with Congress should have released them to me, as that is the law of the land. The FBI fought tooth and nail in court not to, as the files reveal the FBI has been breaking the law regarding spying on me with the judge granting them "sovereign immunity" regarding their illegal conduct.
Due to the complaint I filed and subsequent interviews with the FBI in 2005 regarding Madonna's private investigator Anthony Pellicano having proven credible and resulted in sweeping convictions, the FBI decided to dig in regarding me. The FBI began using me for tips without my consent, via illegally hacking and wiretapping me, to create prosecutable cases and convictions in court, based on items I received tips on and researched for my columns and unpublished work.
The FBI began mining my phone calls, computer contents, emails and unpublished article exclusives regarding numerous companies, people and subjects. I blew the whistle on it online in 2010 and in 2013 it was confirmed with a mainstream scandal revealing the FBI and DOJ illegally wiretapped and spied on AP reporters to build criminal cases: New Scandal Erupts Regarding The FBI And Justice Department Monitoring Calls Of AP Reporters Confirming Previous Site Claims.
The NSA, however, tried another approach. In writing they simply refused to confirm or deny that they are spying on me, in a written response to my FOIA request. If you are not spying on someone, you are supposed to state there are no records responsive to your request or we do not have any files on you (with the exception of the FBI's secret file room). The NSA wrote to me in March 2013 regarding my FOIA request and stated in the letter the matter is classified.
If they weren't spying on me all they had to say was sit your butt down, we don't know you. What the NSA wrote in the letter that particularly got my attention was the paragraph, "Your request is denied pursuant to the first exemption of the FOIA, which provides that the FOIA does not apply to matters that are specially authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign relations and properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order."
I am Jamaican born and have lived in America since age 8. The only category in the NSA letter which I could possibly fall under would be "foreign relations." Yes, my family in Jamaica is famous and well connected politically, musically and in sports, but what could the FBI have done regarding me that is so terrible it would affect "foreign relations" (see: Madonna).
A scanned copy of the NSA's response to my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding them unconstitutionally maintaining files on me: