June 10, 2015—Spencer Ackerman revealed in The Guardian yesterday that “Obama lawyers asked a secret court to ignore a public court’s decision on spying.”
Of course, this is not shocking to anyone with common sense. Justice is not Obama’s strong suit. Deception is. And in this case, it comes with an added, cruel twist of the knife.
Here’s a short version of the revelation from Ackerman:
June 2, 6:03pm: Obama says he’ll sign law banning bulk collection. June 2 9:50pm: DOJ asks secret court for 180 more days of bulk collection
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) June 8, 2015
Here’s a longer version:
“The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months. The legal request, filed nearly four hours after Barack Obama vowed to sign a new law banning precisely the bulk collection he asks the secret court to approve, also suggests that the administration may not necessarily comply with any potential court order demanding that the collection stop.”
And here’s Ackerman’s full article.
Now that’s some real, nearly-instant “Hope and Change” from Obama right there – or rather “Hope, Then Change It” – all in under 4 hours.
Actually in just 3 hours and 47 minutes, as Zero Hedge notes:
“Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama’s reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the “USA Freedom Act“), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.”
Zero Hedge cites this as just another example of Obama going “Full Stalin.”
H.L. Mencken once quipped: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”
Are you ashamed yet? If so, what are you doing about it? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section!
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