We get idiotic comments from the republican troll here about the threat that a presidency that is now over presents, but in regards to the highly dangerous one now in the White House we get nothing.
Secret laws, secret judges, secret courts, secret rulings, and secret jails. And now we are about to find out if we also had secret police operating in the United States. The only news agencies that seems to give a damn and follow up on the issues is the Republican and conservative news. One common factor that is floating to the top is that most involved seem to support the Democratic Party.
Question I have, do any of the democrats here see anything wrong with this type of system?
America didn’t plunge into a Democratic dictatorship under the Obama administration, he respected the US Constitution and left office and America in better shape than the last republican moron who cost thousands of US lives and trillions of dollars tilting at windmills. America’s war was never in Iraq you morons.
Now the US has a republican “president” that likely colluded with the Russians to get into office.
He’s been attacking NATO at a time when Putin’s Russia is introducing a whole new level of strategic attack and defense and threatening other nations including NATO allies, creating as many racial and social divisions among the American public as he can by attacking groups like African and Latin Americans, passing bills that transfer trillions of dollars to the billionaire class, etc.. etc…
And now trump is set to form his own secret police and army.
In a dramatic moment on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, as the upper chamber rushed a spending bill through to end the government shutdown, the top Republican and Democrat on the Intelligence Committee warned that the bill contains language that would kneecap Congress’s ability to oversee secret covert actions and surveillance programs. Their effort to amend the language was rebuffed.
The intelligence community, in its latest grasp, has gone too far even for Richard Burr. The Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence committee has long been one of the Senate’s staunchest advocates for the intelligence agencies, leading the fight to reauthorize surveillance programs and fighting to bury the results of the Senate’s five-year investigation into CIA torture. But he took to the Senate floor Monday to warn that it would compromise Congress’s ability to oversee secret intelligence programs.
“This language could erode the powers of the authorizing committee,” Burr said. “Effectively, the intelligence community could expend funds as it sees fit without an authorization bill in place and with no statutory direction indicating that an authorization bill for 2018 is forthcoming.”
The provision, first reported by The Intercept, appeared in the House version of the spending bill last week and modified the 70–year-old-law that first chartered the CIA. It removed language requiring intelligence agencies to spend money according to Congress’s instructions, and replaced it with a provision that allows the agencies to move money around freely and without Congress’s knowledge. Blackwater founder Erik Prince has recently pitched the administration on a private intelligence force that would report directly to President Donald Trump and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
The move cuts off the Intelligence Committee’s most effective means of oversight, because it allows the intelligence community to repurpose funds in the event that the legislature eliminates funding for a certain program, the senators charged. “If this exemption is granted, you could potentially have an administration, any administration, go off and take on covert activities, for example, with no ability for our committee — which spends the time and has the oversight — to say time out, or to say we actually disagree with that policy,” said Mark Warner, the leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
trump will be able to fund his own secret police independent of Congressional control and hire a mercenary army for use in the US and overseas under complete fascists like the asshat who brought us wanton murder in Iraq by Blackwater.
So once again these idiot republicans are trying to create fear about a presidency that doesn’t even exist anymore while a fascist douchebag in bed with the Russians is in fact presenting all the threats they claim America’s first black president did.
racism and fascism go hand in hand as we can see over and over with the “people” that now make up the republican party in America.