THROUGH NSA DATA-GATHERING OPERATION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 11, 2013) — Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-36) has requested a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for records of all telephone calls made between White House personnel and IRS employees for an unspecified amount of time.
In a letter sent to Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the committee, and Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Stockman described “abuses” recently reported in the media of targeting of political opponents by IRS employees. Initially said to have been limited to a Cincinnati office of the IRS, the corruption led to a Washington, DC-based IRS attorney who abruptly announced his resignation next month and removed his Facebook page.
Lois Lerner, the IRS director who was placed on paid “administrative leave,” told Congress before invoking the Fifth Amendment, “I have done nothing wrong.”
The NSA data-mining activity was first revealed by The Washington Post last Thursday, with The UK Guardian releasing several interviews with Edward Snowden, who has been called “a traitor” by Speaker of the House John Boehner and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
According to Snowden, who worked for a contractor providing services to the National Security Agency and flew to Hong Kong to release the classified information on what he perceived to be an unwarranted invasion of Americans’ privacy, the NSA gathers up every piece of electronic, telephonic, videographic and photographic information on everyone in the United States.
Snowden stated that he believed that those making the “policy” to record Americans’ electronic activity should yield such decision-making to the public.
Debate is now taking place as to whether or not the NSA program is constitutional in keeping with the Fourth Amendment’s protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
In his letter to the two chairmen, Stockman wrote, “Obama assures the public he only collected this information to uncover wrongdoing and protect civil liberties. Clearly he would want us to use it to investigate this case, because otherwise he’d be lying” in an apparent reference to Obama’s defense of NSA activity on Friday while visiting Southern California.
During his remarks that morning, Obama made the statement that he would leave office “sometime in the next three and a half years.”
New reports of systemic government corruption within the Obama regime have been emerging almost daily, with the most recent being claims by a State Department whistleblower that the U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, had engaged in misconduct involving underage individuals while abroad.
Stockman attended the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers’ Association (CSPOA) national conference on May 31 and June 1 in Missouri, where Cold Case Posse lead investigator Michael Zullo gave two presentations on the posse’s findings of fraud and forgery relating to Obama’s long-form birth certificate. Stockman attended both the public and credentials-only sessions given by Zullo.
The posse has also found that Obama’s Selective Service registration card is a forgery.
It was recently reported that Stockman asked Zullo to see the evidence which Zullo had brought with him to CPAC in mid-March, where he and Carl Gallups had sought out “VIPs” willing to learn about the fraud which the posse had uncovered.
Former Rep. Allen West had refused, citing “future political ambitions,” and another congressman who at first had agreed to meet with Zullo privately at a later date reneged by denying his initial interest and request for the meeting.
Stockman had served in the U.S. Congress from 1995 to 1997, having never asked for an earmark for his district. He was awarded the “Taxpayers’ Best Friend Award” after voting to reduce federal taxes, his congressional pay and pension.
Stockman’s district encompasses Cleveland, Orange and Pasadena, TX. He is pro-life and in January stated that he would draft Articles of Impeachment if Obama attempted to restrict Second Amendment rights by executive order.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.