Biden’s ‘Extremist’ Witch Hunt Wants Private Companies to Help DHS Spy on Americans

SURVEILLANCE STATE ALERT – In its fabricated ‘war on domestic terrorism’ Team Biden is heading into even more disturbing and dangerous waters. It is now hoping to get outside firms to help their Department of Homeland Security (DHS) circumvent existing rules protecting Americans from domestic surveillance to track ‘extremist’ chatter by Americans online. This is an unprecedented, and likely unconstitutional, effort to expand the government’s ability to gather intelligence domestically on American citizens.

As CNN notes:

The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist [so-called] groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.

Instead, federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and other open online platforms. A source familiar with the effort said it is not about decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.

The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent those limits.

Of course, Biden’s DHS denies this, according to CNN, saying it “is not partnering with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online” and “it is blatantly false” to suggest that the department is using outside firms to circumvent its legal limits.

However, CNN goes on to explain:

But the department has considered partnering with research firms who have more visibility in this space, though it has not done so to this point, the sources said. If that ultimately happens, DHS could produce information that would likely be beneficial to both it and the FBI, which can’t monitor US citizens in this way without first getting a warrant or having the pretext of an ongoing investigation. The CIA and NSA are also limited on collecting intelligence domestically.

To get around these critical constitutional limitations, Biden’s DHS is moving headlong into the dangerous gray zone of domestic covert surveillance.

As CNN notes:

…some of the research firms and non-profit groups under consideration by the DHS periodically use covert identities to access private social media groups like Telegram, and others used by domestic extremist groups. That thrusts DHS into a potential legal gray area even as it plugs an intelligence gap that critics say contributed to the failure to predict the assault on the Capitol.

There is much more to report on this disturbing and dangerous effort. Stay tuned.


ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan
Dan
5 months ago

#8646

ICE
ICE
5 months ago

DEMENTIA BIDEN IS 110% ANTI AMERICAN AND THIS PROVES IT. We need to double and triple check his and his son HUNTER’S TIES TO CHINA !

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
5 months ago

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND CONGRESS IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Democrats want to legalize anarchy and ban law and order.

Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

PurpleSmoke
PurpleSmoke
5 months ago
Reply to  JDAVIS951

Almost every day I try to explain to you that it is impossible to impeach a democrat while democrats control the House. Does this never get through to you, or are you just trying to set some kind of record by pasting that OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

Gale
Gale
5 months ago
Reply to  PurpleSmoke

You are telling the truth.

Richard N
Richard N
5 months ago
Reply to  JDAVIS951

Dummy if we could impeach President dementia joe and Vice President heels up harris we would be stuck with the wicked witch of the west, piglosi.

JACKO
5 months ago

Hey JOE. I POOP every morning @ 05:30, Shave @ 05:45, and while my wife is still asleep call my Girl friend. DOES THAT HELP YOUR SPY PROGRAM ? IT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU EVERY THING. NOW BACK TO YOUR NAPPY NAP.

YO VINNIE
YO VINNIE
5 months ago
Reply to  JACKO

I have named my bowel movements after 3d world joe. I will be back in a minute. I gotta take a “biden.”

Just about every day, he proves what a worthless A hole he is.

Christina Creasy
Christina Creasy
5 months ago
Reply to  YO VINNIE

To funny

Neverbeenadem
Neverbeenadem
5 months ago
Reply to  YO VINNIE

Don’t forget to wipe with obama paper.

Christina Creasy
Christina Creasy
5 months ago
Reply to  JACKO

Now that is more than I wanted to know but that is a good one. Lol

Christina Creasy
Christina Creasy
5 months ago

I believe and I will take it to the grave the Democrats was and is behind the Jan 6th riot at the Capital. I feel it in the out of my stomach. When I get that feeling it is normally the truth. That is a gift God gave me. Sounds crazy but that is true as well. God Bless America and keep We the people safe from this craziness.

paul
paul
5 months ago

They take down Americas Statues , then they take away Free Speech , Now they are Spying on Americans . Do they plan to put Americans that don’t agree with their policies in all those FEMA Camps Obama built and maned 24/7 ?

libra
libra
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Joe just tore up and rescinded Trump’s Executive Order to protect all Monuments and statues and Joe Cancelled the Garden of American Heroes filled with statues of American Heroes.. This summer I am sure Joes Buddy’s the BLM and Antifa will again tear down and destroy Historic statues and monuments. .Joe just gave them permission to destroy the History of the USA .

Mary Geiger
5 months ago

Biden isn’t the only devil in this plan. There will be businesses all too willing to do what he asks and they will be the other devils no one would suspect.

Neverbeenadem
Neverbeenadem
5 months ago

Common man (ROTFLMAO), you don’t need spy’s to know who the enemies of the USA are. Here is a partial list, BLM, DEMOCRATS, ANTIFA, Lincoln Project, and numerous others. But the thing they all have in common is they voted for YOU, which make YOU the greatest enemy of the United States.

Captnguido
Captnguido
5 months ago

Funny how CNN said “assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps by (so called) extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers” but they forgot to add Antifa and BLM as groups they should be monitoring??? This report from CNN somehow justifies (in their minds) that BLM and their Antifa counterparts had peaceful protest. Quote: About 93% of racial justice protests in the US since the death of George Floyd have been peaceful and nondestructive, according to a new report. About 7,750 of those protests were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, the report states. Peaceful racial justice protests took place in more than 2,440 locations across all 50 states and Washington, DC — violent demonstrations occurred in fewer than 220 locations, according to the report.” Did you get that? Violent demonstration took place in less that 220 locations! Tally totals; Proud Boys/ Oath Keepers riots, 1, BLM/Antifa; 219! So tell me which groups should be monitored as “extremist groups”???

Sage
Sage
5 months ago

Remember, Biden said no Amendment is absolute. What an ass!

Jay
Jay
5 months ago

Fascist demonrats! Vote Republican in 2022 so we can still have rights and freedoms like our /forefathers fought for.

libra
libra
5 months ago

Joe is paranoid which can go with his dementia.. The USA is now the joke of the World. Old, Demented. Paranoid and a criminal. He wants to now persecute Republicans. He fears us folks He surely, if he were normal could be using his time being a real president of all Americans instead of only the few who voted for him.


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