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Topic: Whistleblower claims Flynn was improperly spied on by Treasury Dept

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highVOLtage

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Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

"President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers.

The whistleblower said she only saw metadata, that is names and dates when the general’s financial records were accessed. “I never saw what they saw.”

By March 2016, the whistleblower said she and a colleague, who was detailed to Treasury from the intelligence community, became convinced that the surveillance of Flynn was not tied to legitimate criminal or national security concerns, but was straight-up political surveillance among other illegal activity occurring at Treasury.

“It wasn’t just him,” the whistleblower said. “They were targeting other U.S. citizens, as well.”

Only two names are listed in the whistleblower’s official paperwork, so the others must remain sealed, she said. The second name is Paul J. Manafort Jr., the one-time chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The other names include: Members of Congress, the most senior staffers on the 2016 Trump campaign and members of Trump’s family, she said..

Complaint filed with Treasury Inspector General

In March 2017, she filed a formal whistleblower complaint with Acting Treasury Inspector General Richard K. Delmar, who continues in that office today, she said. Beyond Delmar acknowledging receipt of the complaint, the inspector general never followed up on the matter.

This formal complaint was a follow-up to an August 2016 notification to Delmar that did not meet the full requirements of formal complaint, but it provided Delmar with the details of Treasury’s surveillance of Flynn, she said.

The whistleblower filed a subsequent complaint with the Office of Special Counsel May 2017, which is the permanent office established to work with whistleblowers and is not related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

This surveillance program was run out of Treasury’s Office of Intelligence Analysis, which was then under the leadership of S. Leslie Ireland. Ireland came to OIA in 2010 after a long tenure at the Central Intelligence Agency and a one-year stint as Obama’s daily in-person intelligence briefer."

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Truly comical...
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 05:58:10 PM »
Gee, how could I have possibly guessed that your story would link to an obscure rightwing website.  

Hope they made a lot of money on all the clicks.  

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Is the story false?

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Re: Truly comical...
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 06:16:53 PM »
Gee, how could I have possibly guessed that your story would link to an obscure rightwing website. 

Hope they made a lot of money on all the clicks. 
As opposed  to Comedy Central, or Dummiesunderground, or Salon, or the DNC, or........
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Is the story false?
I don't know. Is it? 

How many children are being run through a pizza place in NJ by the Clinton's?

This right winged fringe "news" always has the "scoop" when it's MADE UP out of right field.

Only after the damage is done, do they admit it's false. 

They create fake news, and then they claim all news is fake. 

It's one of the greatest manipulations of American integrity. 

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How many children are being run through a pizza place in NJ by the Clinton's?


That was a good one - and one that I didn't believe from the beginning because I considered the source - Alex Jones.
He also claims that the Bohemian Grove conducts child sacrifices.  So he might be right on occasion, but he has zero credibility.  I need more than him to be considered a source.






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I don't believe the pizza place thing ever merited an acknowledgment of it on Fox News...


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Based on your reaction.... must have hit a nerve. 

The impeachment was based on less. Far less. 

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Re: Whistleblower claims Flynn was improperly spied on by Treasury Dept
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 08:12:08 AM »


McTwerp is like a blind queer at weenie roast.   :D
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Re: Whistleblower claims Flynn was improperly spied on by Treasury Dept
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 09:12:07 AM »
I think if a news story is only carried on one or three more obscure outlets, it is worth questioning, no doubt about it.

https://tennesseestar.com/2020/05/18/exclusive-the-treasury-department-spied-on-flynn-manafort-and-the-trump-family-says-whistleblower/

This story has not been widely reported, at all.

So, I would hesitate to consider it as being true.  Or not.

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Re: Whistleblower claims Flynn was improperly spied on by Treasury Dept
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 09:37:32 AM »
This story has not been widely reported, at all.

So, I would hesitate to consider it as being true.  Or not.




The Flynn persecution under false pretense was not widely reported either. Does that not make it true?
If you Google " Treasury Department Spied On Flynn" there are literally dozens of sites reporting this. "Oddly" enough.....there are no MSM sites reporting.this story.
As been repeated many times..the MSM function now is to report stories they think the public needs to know as long as it's not something that will negatively impact Democrats.

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Re: Whistleblower claims Flynn was improperly spied on by Treasury Dept
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 09:40:55 AM »
Yeah, I looked, I didn't see any MSM reportage on this.  That doesn't make the story false of course, but it makes it seem sketchy.  I'd expect Fox News to carry it at minimum.  It sounds possibly true, to me, but I'll wait for confirmation that it is a real and accurate story.

 

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