by WENDELL HUSEBØ
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly maintains a domestic intelligence program that allows agency officials to interview willing Americans without their lawyers present, raising civil liberties concerns, according to a report.
The secret program is called the “Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program” and enables the federal government to interview Americans in prison and jail, along with illegal migrants at immigrant detention centers, according to a trove of internal DHS documents reported by Politico:
Under the domestic-intelligence program, officials are allowed to seek interviews with just about anyone in the United States. That includes people held in immigrant detention centers, local jails, and federal prison. DHS’s intelligence professionals have to say they’re conducting intelligence interviews, and they have to tell the people they seek to interview that their participation is voluntary. But the fact that they’re allowed to go directly to incarcerated people — circumventing their lawyers — raises important civil liberties concerns, according to legal experts.
That specific element of the program, which has been in place for years, was paused last year because of internal concerns. DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which runs the program, uses it to gather information about threats to the U.S., including transnational drug trafficking and organized crime. But the fact that this low-profile office is collecting intelligence by questioning people in the U.S. is virtually unknown.
The inner workings of the program — called the “Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program” — are described in the large tranche of internal documents POLITICO reviewed from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Those documents and additional interviews revealed widespread internal concerns about legally questionable tactics and political pressure. The documents also show that people working there fear punishment if they speak out about mismanagement and abuses.
According to the report, an unnamed employee in the trove of documents allegedly said that the Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program’s office “is ‘shady’ and ‘runs like a corrupt government.’” A second document reportedly showed employees also claimed the program raised so many red flags that they wanted the program to pay for legal liability insurance.
Carrie Bachner, a former DHS undersecretary for intelligence, told Politico if the secret intelligence program exists to question Americans, it is immoral.
“I don’t know any counsel in their right mind that would sign off on that, and any member of Congress that would say, ‘That’s OK,’” Bachner said. “If these people are out there interviewing folks that still have constitutional privileges, without their lawyer present, that’s immoral.”
“What do they do with that information they collect, and is it legal?” Bachner questioned. “Where do they store that information?”
“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
If it can be used against conservatives, it’s a good thing. If it serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose, it must be curtailed.
Kamala Harris: Conservatives Are “Bad” (Video)
Kamala Harris spoke at a so-called ‘climate crisis’ discussion in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Arvada on Monday where she said that conservatives are “bad.”
I wonder who is stupider, the slut Kamala or anyone that believes this lie actually happened?
Is that after or before she fell out of her baby carriage during some kind of protest and sustained some form type of brain injury and could only say fweedom? Lucky Corn Pop was there to give her back to her parents while wishing them a happy Kwanza.
The NSA is the only part of the government that really listens to Americans.
Don’t be silly. You don’t suffer injuries in events you make up.
She thought of that story when she was asking Willie Brown about a “threesome”.
You are assuming she is lying!?
I am assuming traumatic brain injury, now go listen to her speeches and see if my assumption holds water. 😉 really why else would Joe choose her, birds of a feather.
I only go out on a limb and make such an assumption based on every statement that has ever come out of her mouth. I could be wrong, of course.
No one is stupider than those who can’t figure out what an abomination Trump was, is, and always will be
We now have proof QAnon Shaman was literally escorted through the building by cops so he could “play his part” in the treasonous fed-run false-flag on J6th. AND Sicknick alive and well in a vid AFTER when they lied and said he was killed.
You pigs have some explaining to do.
What Putin is doing is the least of your concerns now.
03/07/23 – Tucker Carlson and the New Narrative of January 6 – The MAGA movement has gone from apologizing for the insurrection to celebrating it.
“The notable news from Carlson’s show yesterday is not the video itself, which is similarly stale,”
The truth is not stale. It never gets old. But, I understand how you leftists, addicted to lies, corruption and sedition would fear it.
I’d have thought the fact that Tucker Carlson was recently exposed as a paid liar by his own words would have had more effect. He knew Trump’s stolen election claims were b.s. all along.
What is on film doesnt lie, the J6 team of never Trumpers did.
Who opened the huge magnetically locked by code doors?
Broke through a line? After the fools teargassed themselves and had to run away?
“I’d have thought the fact that Tucker Carlson was recently exposed as a paid liar by his own words””
What words? Tell us. Show us.
The video doesn’t lie, though. At least not when you get the full context. Democrats have lied in order to subvert the government.
Never doubt what the media tells you to believe like Russians targeting civilians…
Photos from the phone of an employee of the Ukrainian CIPSO
The photo shows how the girl is being made up. Then they put it on the asphalt and take a picture.
Role – “who died during the shelling of the Russian Federation”
Nope. Sorry. The source of three of the images is known. They were taken during a 2016 casualty training exercise, and then mislabeled in 11/22 Twitter propaganda posts by the Russian UK embassy and some pro-Putin Twitter shill who goes by “Peaceful Quaker”.
It doesn’t matter. The point is nothing you post or offer can be taken as true.
You understand that, right?
In you treasonous bastard’s attempt to muddy everything about Trump and our democracy, you destroyed yourselves.
Deal with it.
I’m not the one who’s repeatedly taken in by demonstrable lies.
The lie of the J6th insurrection was just demostrated, again, as a lie…with footage of the shaman being kindly escorted and invited by the police to take his place in front of the FBI cameras.
You call Trump a fraud while this stupid, lying, racist whore lies to the nation? There are hundreds of examples of the left lying to the public, lies that cause riots, assaults, threats, crimes and loss of life and livelihood and you want continue to lie about Trump? You are irredeemable.
“I am your retribution.”
Watch his posturing and facial expressions as he says the above words, which make no earthly sense unless understood either as knowing manipulative lies or the delusional thoughts of a megalomaniac. (He might as well be claiming he will walk on water, or fly through the air by flapping his arms.)
What he will do, if allowed, is throw the country into total chaos. How can you not see this?
What is the country now? Are you against peace and diplomacy? Are you for members of Congress lying to the American people about J6?
Why should our 4th Amendment rights be violated?
Did they actually take the top off Bidens head?
WTF is wrong with you?
I just looked outside my door. I didn’t see any indications of total chaos. Biden? He’s trying to deal rationally and practically with our real problems. For instance, he has a realistic plan that would extend the solvency of Medicare for at least two decades. It doesn’t involve walking on water or flying by flapping his arms. What has the GOP offered?
On topic, as ever…
Also Biden”Im not going to shut down the country Im going to shut down the virus!” Im going to cure cancer!
Just go sit down and enjoy Trump living in your head.
Do all 100,000 dead from Fentenyl have to be piled up at your front door?
You should move to East Palestine where the dam holding the toxic water busted dumping into the creeks.
Hownmuch chaos did you witness out your door during the Trump admin, again WTF is wrong with you?
There was more social unrest during Trump’s 4 years than we’ve had in decades, and he sounds even crazier now than he did then.
Nah. There was deep state political unrest, because their usual installation of presidents backfired.
Clinton and company HELPED Trump get the nomination, because they assumed they’d beat him.
Any “social unrest” was agitprop from a treasonous embedded bunch of criminals who are against democracy and are now outed.
Trump is consistently competent, and he sounds the same now as he did in every decade back to the 80s.
You fear him because the majority is on his side.
You people are sick, and enemies of the state.
Trump’s behavior is like that of every authoritarian who has ever come to power, and his followers are like their followers.
Mere opinion without supporting evidence.
Nah. You installed a puppet dictator.
Now there will be hell to pay.
Biden threatened us with nukes.
That’s an authoritarian.
Give me one example of Trump acting like that.
Haha. You pigs are really running out of track, aren’t you.
oink oink, greg. It’s all coming down for you.
Attacks on educational institutions for their “radical leftist doctrines, attacks on the press, attacks on the integrity of our independent judicial system, attacks on witnesses giving testimony against him, demonization of his political enemies, attacks on the legitimacy of the election process, and an actual effort to remain in office involving fraudulent electors and a riot intended to stop a constitutional process…
Haha. As your boy Schumer demands a jouralist get fired for showing us real footage of J6th?
You just described your own Party, pig.
Seems your coup was a bad idea. It’s all coming down.
Where does it say in the law that back up electors cannot be chosen for those contested electors? Or even for those that are not contested?
Give examples of those attacks. Find one similar to Herr Garland siccing the GESTAPO on parents wanted more education and less racist indoctrination and sexual grooming in schools.
Find an example of Trump instructing the FBI to push social media to suppress stories negative to him.
Find an example of Trump sending the FBI to raid the home of a man and his family with SWAT teams because of Democrat support of abortion.
Go ahead, find one.
The only violence was in Democrat cities carried out by Democrat groups. Leftists caused violence at Trump’s inauguration. Leftists carried out a 9 month pogrom of violence in 2020. Democrats would not suppress it, so it only got worse. Trump made offer after offer to utilize National Guard troops to put down the violence, but no Democrats would agree (though they do use them against conservatives).
All the violence is due to Democrat approval of violence and refusal to suppress it. We see a different story in Georgia right now. Hopefully, a real example will be made with those miscreants and then maybe a respect for the law, which Democrats have destroyed, can begin to be restored.
Yes all that social unrest and a revolving door for those that murdered, burned and looted.
There is no I repeat no evidence for Pizza gate.
FBI Declassifies Files on the CIA’s Involvement in Satanic Ritual Abuse and Child Sex Trafficking
biden is not doing jack shit. He has fucked up the country beyond all recognition.
biden could not get himself out of a telephone booth.
Oh yeah Biden, the guy who can’t handle steps or a question is on top of the big issues. Thanks to ole dementia Joe we are importing hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil from Venusula instead of producing our own. That build back better is great. Suckers!
Make sure you have someone there at the home tune into Tucker tonight for you because he’s not finished. But the J6 committee snow job might be.
Does biden have a plan to eliminate the cartels who control the southern border
You mean the Border states dont you?
Well, go have a look at Atlanta. Then look at NYC. Then take a peek at Portland. Then Seattle. Then Chicago. Go anywhere along our southern border. All in chaos. Total chaos and it is due entirely to Democrats.
How much will that raise? Will it be enough to support the additional millions of illegal immigrants that will be leeching off our healthcare system?
On topic, as ever…
The topic is bogus. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to interview WILLING witnesses without their lawyers present?
Greg that was exactly how they got the pee pee tape story.
Speaking of a clinton set up, Why wasnt she 50 points ahead!?
Her campaign manager.
President Biden on Friday appointed John Podesta, a veteran Washington insider who spearheaded the Obama administration’s climate strategy, to oversee the federal investment of $370…
John Podesta is Catholic, married, has three children, isn’t so heavily muscled, and isn’t bald. The absurd claim that this is Podesta was debunked back in 2018. It’s actually a photo of an attendee at a June 18, 2010 party thrown by a New York artist named Ryan McGinness. The bullshit claim originated on 8Chan.
Sure it was Trump that set up the spy system not Bush and congress.
We already know what we get with Trump:
A roaring economy.
Sorry, son. You got nothing.
Trump 2024. Cope. We don’t want your one-world hell, and we’re sure as sh*t not going to let you keep moving us that way.
Well, the fact is that anyone could do a better job than idiot Biden. Trump proved to be a leader that could get big things accomplished, while idiot Biden proves himself to be an incompetent failure.
Did you happen to notice idiot Biden’s posturing and histrionics (reminiscent of a Hitler speech) as he accused those who don’t agree with him and refuse to accept his many lies as “semi-fascists”? Did you find that distasteful?
The nation IS in total chaos and idiot Biden, reversing everything Trump did, put it there. How do YOU not see THAT?
Sure. Release the list, all of it. If Trump’s guilty, I’ll back him going to jail with the rest of the mainly Democrat/Leftists that are on that list.
But you won’t.
All the secret super sealed testimony from Epsiens madam should be released now so we can “get Trump!”
How about the security spying data from Epstiens estates and island get that too!
Red shoes for those that have run across that.
Trump kicked Epstein out of his hotels. The Clinton’s rode his jet to pedo island. Idiot Biden forced his young daughter to shower with him, warping her permanently (her words).
Bring up degeneracy is not something you, of all people, should do.