Biden regime DoJ ordered sweep of Twitter data for everyone who liked, followed or retweeted Trump

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/biden-regime-doj-ordered-sweep-of-twitter-data-for-everyone-who-liked-followed-or-retweeted-trump;

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I warned you this was a fascist regime. And it is.

“DOJ Ordered Sweep of Trump’s Twitter Data for Everyone Who ‘Liked, Followed or Retweeted’ Trump,” by Steve Brown, Trending Politico, November 29, 2023:

Attorneys for the Justice Department have revealed documents connected to their search warrant for Donald Trump’s Twitter account, indicating that prosecutors collected a massive collection of data about the former President’s social media activity—including information on every account that liked, followed, or retweeted him.

The extensively redacted search warrant was revealed as a result of a judge’s ruling on November 17, which came after a consortium of media organizations filed an application in August for the warrant and other data to be made public.

Twitter appears to have provided the DOJ with vast volumes of material under compulsion.

Indeed, Special Counsel Jack Smith sought, and appears to have gotten, information on all users Trump followed, unfollowed, muted, unmuted, blocked, or unblocked, as well as all users who followed, unfollowed, muted, unmuted, blocked, or unblocked Trump.

Smith also requested that Twitter provide information on “all lists of Twitter users who have favorited or retweeted tweets posted by [Trump], as well as all tweets that include the username associated with the account (i.e., ‘mentions’ or ‘replies’).”

The DOJ’s request also wanted information on Trump’s geolocation, private messages, search history, and contact information. More outrageously, prosecutors allegedly wanted to know his pronouns, as reported by Headline USA in August, when court transcripts relating to the Twitter-DOJ battle became available.

The warrant’s release comes after Twitter objected to the search warrant as well as an accompanying gag order, claiming that the gag order violated the company’s First Amendment right to communicate with Trump and that Trump may have legal standing to use executive privilege to block the warrant.

Twitter’s challenge to the DOJ was eventually unsuccessful, with Obama-appointed District Judge Beryl Howell fining the firm $350,000 in February for failing to fulfill a deadline for complying with the order.

All of Howell’s rulings were upheld by an appeals court.

Justice Department attorneys have since released records related to their search warrant for Donald Trump’s Twitter account, revealing that prosecutors obtained a vast trove of data about the former President’s social media activity—including info on every account to like, follow, or retweet him.

The heavily redacted search warrant was released Monday pursuant to a Nov. 17 judge’s order, which was made after a coalition of media groups filed an application in August for the warrant and other records to be made public.

From the looks of it, Twitter forked over massive amounts of information to the DOJ.

Indeed, Special Counsel Jack Smith sought, and apparently ultimately received, all users Trump followed, unfollowed, muted, unmuted, blocked, or unblocked—as well as all users who have followed, unfollowed, muted, unmuted, blocked, or unblocked Trump.

Additionally, Smith demanded Twitter data on “all lists of Twitter users who have favorited or retweeted tweets posted by [Trump], as well as all tweets that include the username associated with the account (i.e., ‘mentions’ or ‘replies’).”…

Let’s Check In On Joe Biden’s Rogue Goon Squad FBI

The Morning Briefing: Let's Check in on Joe Biden's Rogue Goon-Squad FBI
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Top O’ the Briefing

Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Despite everything Clement said, Aredelia knew that perseverance would make her “Frito Pie and Poodle Shaving” dream a reality.

The mainstream media would rather have us discussing Matt Gaetz and the Republican, um, situation in the House of Representatives all day for the next week or two. If we’re being honest here, Matt Gaetz would too. He gets a twitch if he’s out of the spotlight for too long.

Alas, the Democrats are still out there and up to things far more detrimental to the continued existence of the Republic than a little infighting among House Republicans. They’ve gotten to fly under the radar for almost a week, so it’s probably time to see what they’re up to.

It’s been some time since we discussed the FBI here at the Briefing. I occasionally wonder if I’m too eager when calling them out. One never knows what might set off Biden’s Bureau these days.

I’m kidding. We totally know what sets them off: any American who doesn’t vote Democrat.

That’s right, Public Enemy Number One for Joe Biden’s door-battering FBI thugs is still the Generic Trump Voter. Matt has the latest from the Dystopian States of America:

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Biden administration was abusing the justice system to target Donald Trump, now it’s using the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track and counter supporters of Donald Trump. That’s according to a bombshell report that Newsweek published on Wednesday.

“The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump’s army of MAGA followers,” the outlet reports. “The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations — even though the vast majority of its current ‘anti-government’ investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek.”

Since the Republicans took over the House in January, FBI Director Christopher Wray and his boss, Merrick “Biden Capo” Garland, have been summoned to Capitol Hill on numerous occasions to answer for their un-American antics. Both have repeatedly insisted that they aren’t politically biased in their approach to law enforcement. We all know they’re lying, of course.

Because our institutions are garbage now and nothing matters anymore, the FBI isn’t even bothering to hide the fact that its bosses are full of it.

The FBI may have officially designated MAGA devotees a domestic terror threat only recently, but they’ve been unofficially doing that ever since the commie cabal running Joe Biden’s brain came to power.

During his first sham impeachment, then-President Trump tweeted a poster of himself that said, “In reality, they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.” He’s never been more correct about anything.

Forget bringing back COVID. The FBI is going to make up reasons to harass, intimidate, and even arrest anyone who professes that they are going to vote for Trump, no matter how tepid their support may be. This isn’t really just about the MAGA faithful; it’s about any Republican, Independent, or moderate Democrat who wants to get this Constitution-hating regime out of Washington.

If Trump isn’t the nominee, the FBI will have no trouble at all declaring that anyone supporting a different nominee is a domestic terrorist.

Now that we have to worry about voting freely, the country’s transition to a hideous Third World banana republic is complete. We would have been better off if Biden hadn’t mentally checked out and actually ran his own presidency because it feels more and more as if some Soviet leftovers are running things in his stead.

Justice Department Sues Elon Musk For Not Hiring Legal Immigrants

Justice Department Sues Elon Musk for Not Hiring Illegal Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

Justice Department Sues Elon Musk for Not Hiring Illegal Immigrants and Asylum Seekers
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Elon Musk’s company Space X has been sued by the Justice Department because the billionaire refused to hire asylum seekers and illegal immigrants.

“The lawsuit alleges that, from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

DoJ says that Space X wrongly claimed in its advertisements and online postings that the company could only hire U.S. citizens and green card holders because of export control laws.

The lawsuit pointed to a Twitter post by Musk claiming that “U.S. law requires at least a green card to be hired at SpaceX, as rockets are advanced weapons technology.”

Musk is accusing DoJ and by extension, the Biden administration of the “weaponization of the DOJ for political purposes.”

Reuters:

In a post on X, the SpaceX CEO said the company “was told repeatedly that hiring anyone who was not a permanent resident of the United States would violate international arms trafficking law, which would be a criminal offense.”

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s civil rights division said a DOJ investigation found that SpaceX “failed to fairly consider or hire asylees and refugees because of their citizenship status and imposed what amounted to a ban on their hire regardless of their qualification, in violation of federal law”.

Clarke also said SpaceX recruiters and high-level officials “actively discouraged” asylum recipients and refugees from seeking work opportunities at the company.

DoJ wants back wages and fair consideration for asylum recipients and refugees who were denied employment at Space X. The would be a fairly large number because any immigrant or asylum seeker who applied for a position at Space X would be in line to receive compensation.

Politico:

According to the complaint, Musk also said in a video from an international space conference in 2016 that “unless [you] can somehow get a green card, we are legally prevented from hiring anyone.”

The Justice Department is asking an administrative law judge to order SpaceX to stop the allegedly illegal hiring practice, pay an unspecified civil penalty, consider hiring applicants and potential applicants impacted by the policy and provide back pay to those affected.

The complaint notes that SpaceX hired for numerous positions with no connection to sensitive technology, like cooks, dishwashers and baristas. It’s unclear whether the Justice Department is claiming the firm turned away applicants for such jobs because they didn’t have a green card — the permit the U.S. government issues to lawful permanent residents.

The bottom line is that Musk and Space X believed they were acting in accordance with the law, and the government now says — four years after the fact — that they weren’t.

It would seem that the Biden administration wants to set an example for large companies that aren’t hiring enough immigrants and asylum seekers.

DOJ Sues SpaceX Over Alleged Discriminatory Hiring Practices

DOJ Sues SpaceX Over Alleged Discriminatory Hiring Practices

SpaceX Crew-7 Launch To Bring Astronauts To International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - AUGUST 25: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft sits on Launch Complex 39A after its launch was scrubbed at the Kennedy Space Center on August 25, 2023 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 mission is the seventh crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
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OAN’s Abril Elfi
11:59 AM – Friday, August 25, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/doj-sues-spacex-over-alleged-discriminatory-hiring-practices/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The United States Justice Department (DOJ) has sued SpaceX over allegations of discriminating against asylum recipients and refugees during their hiring process.

On Thursday, the Justice Department released a statement regarding the lawsuit against the rocket and satellite company owned by Elon Musk. 

“The lawsuit alleges that, from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act,” the Justice Department said.

The DOJ reportedly cited online postings and statements by Musk and other SpaceX executives and recruiters that allegedly discouraged refugees and those granted asylum from applying for jobs at SpaceX by claiming the company can only hire U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and alleged that refugees that did apply were ignored.

According to the lawsuit, a June 2020 post on X by CEO Musk has been cited which said that “U.S. law requires at least a green card to be hired at SpaceX, as rockets are advanced weapons technology.”

SpaceX argued that the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulation prohibited the company from hiring non-citizens. However, according to the lawsuit, the Justice Department stated that those pieces of legislation treat refugees and those who have been granted asylum “just like U.S. citizens.”

Immigration Attorney Jonathan Grode claimed that companies like SpaceX are not prohibited from hiring foreign nationals. However, he said that they do have to seek certain visas for refugees or obtain government approval when it comes to ITAR restrictions.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who is part of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said a DOJ investigation found that SpaceX “failed to fairly consider or hire asylees and refugees because of their citizenship status and imposed what amounted to a ban on their hire regardless of their qualification, in violation of federal law”.

Clarke continued by stating that SpaceX recruiters and high-level managers “actively discouraged” asylum seekers and refugees from applying for jobs at the corporation.

The lawsuit also seeks monetary penalties, which the court will determine how much, to guarantee that SpaceX continues to comply with the federal non-discrimination rule.

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These Global Organizations Want to Control You

These Global Organizations Want to Control You

There’s a group of people who control what you are allowed to see, what you read, what you watch, the posts you engage with. You haven’t heard of them, you don’t know their names. But they determine, through methods both direct and indirect, whether you are allowed to be exposed to particular messages. Their decisions can bankrupt companies, silence voices and fundamentally shift cultural norms. Who are these people and how do they do this? Well, at the top level you have a network of global elite and its creed… a universal framework full of guidelines and ratings designed to enforce approved narratives and punish disapproved ones.

DOJ attempts to imprison major Hunter Biden witness before congressional testimony

DOJ tries to jail key Hunter Biden witness Devon Archer on eve of congressional testimony

Devon Archer has ‘first-hand knowledge’ of Biden family business

BY Brooke Mallory

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/doj-attempts-to-imprison-major-hunter-biden-witness-before-congressional-testimony/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

According to newly released court records, the Justice Department is pressing for Devon Archer to report to prison only days before the former Hunter Biden business partner’s highly anticipated congressional appearance.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan sent a letter on Saturday demanding that a court set a date for Archer to begin his one-year sentence in a fraud case separate from Hunter’s numerous scandals and illegal activities.

Archer’s 2018 conviction on two felony charges for his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe was upheld last Tuesday by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Archer, who is scheduled to testify about the president’s son before the House Oversight Committee on Monday, has been contesting the conviction.

His attorney, Matthew Schwartz, said he would file a formal response to the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s request by Wednesday and that his client would continue to testify as scheduled, despite charges that the DOJ letter was an intimidation technique.

“We are aware of speculation that the Department of Justice’s weekend request to have Mr. Archer report to prison is an attempt by the Biden administration to intimidate him in advance of his meeting with the House Oversight Committee,” Schwartz said in a statement.

“To be clear, Mr. Archer does not agree with that speculation,” Schwartz continued. “In any case, Mr. Archer will do what he has planned to do all along, which is to show up on Monday and to honestly answer the questions that are put to him by the Congressional investigators.”

Schwartz has claimed that setting a detention date was “premature” as he considers his appeal options.

Archer, Biden, and Christopher Heinz co-founded Rosemont Seneca Partners in 2009, which the first son purportedly utilized as a vehicle for many of his shady business ventures abroad.

Archer is likely to testify that during numerous meetings with international partners, Hunter Biden would phone in his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, the Washington Post outlet revealed.

This is a significant milestone in the GOP-led investigations into Biden family crimes since it could link the president to his son’s business dealings.

“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden claimed previously.

The White House now claims that the president “was never in business with his son,” an obvious shift in verbiage that press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has dismissed.

For months, Biden administration officials have also slammed Republicans for their investigation into the First Family’s economic practices, emphasizing that the president has not been personally involved.

“Just last week, his fellow GOP colleague on the Oversight Committee said this on camera for all to see: ‘I’ve heard over and over that President Biden has not been implicated or proven for any wrongdoing here, and I acknowledge that,'” White House spokesperson Ian Sams said.

In June, Comer subpoenaed Archer and described the timing of the prison request letter as “odd.”

“I don’t want to put words in Devon Archer’s mouth,” Comer said. “But I’ll say this: He has an opportunity to come tomorrow to the House Oversight Committee and tell the truth.”

Florida’s Republican representative, Matt Gaetz, also decided to chime in and speak on the suspicious timing.

Hunter Biden’s proposed plea deal with federal prosecutors went up in flames last week as a Trump-appointed judge raised constitutional issues and identified distance between the two parties.

Hunter subsequently pleaded not guilty to two tax misdemeanor counts, which the majority of the public assumed he would plead guilty to.

Both parties’ attorneys anticipate going back to the drawing board to iron out their disagreements.

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MEGYN KELLY: Gov. Ron DeSantis on DOJ Corruption, His Disney Fight, and Pardoning Trump, Plus Victor Davis Hanson~Governor Ron DeSantis at the Republican Party of Iowa

Megyn Kelly sits down with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 2024 GOP presidential candidate, for an extensive interview about Hunter Biden and DOJ corruption, the health concerns about McConnell and Biden, his recent RFK Jr. comments, his fight with Disney and whether it's government policing speech, "loyalty" and Trump, whether he would pardon Trump if Trump should have done things differently on January 6, trans athletes in women's sports, if he supports a federal abortion ban, the state of the 2024 GOP race, whether he's adjusting his media strategy, accusations about being too establishment, whether DeSantis enjoys campaigning, media and left-wing attacks on his wife Casey, how to fix our immigration and economic problems, and more. Then Victor Davis Hanson, author of "The Dying Citizen," joins to discuss the state of the DeSantis campaign and the 2024 GOP race, the glaring politicized double standard at the DOJ when it comes to prosecuting Trump and Hunter Biden, if the Biden family is terrified of Hunter, Oakland residents speaking out about crime in the city and against progressive politics, and more.

ONE HOUR, 39 MINUTES:

Governor Ron DeSantis at the Republican Party of Iowa

DOJ Warned Hunter Biden Investigator Not to Answer House Committee’s Questions

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/matt-margolis/2023/07/19/doj-warned-hunter-biden-investigator-not-to-answer-house-committees-questions-n1711600;

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The FBI’s efforts to protect Hunter Biden, and by extension, Joe Biden, are worse than we thought. FBI general counsel Jason Jones instructed a supervisory agent in charge of investigating Hunter Biden not to answer any questions posed by the House Oversight Committee regarding the “ongoing” case.

Jones instructed the agent in a letter he sent Sunday afternoon that the agent received shortly before his scheduled testimony. The letter was obtained by the New York Post. According to The Post’s source, the FBI was aware the agent would be deposed when the letter was sent.

“[T]he Department expects that you will decline to respond to questions seeking non-public information likely covered by one or more components of executive privilege or other significant confidentiality interests, in particular information about deliberations or ongoing investigative activity in law enforcement matters,” Jones wrote. “You should instead refer such questions to the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs.”

Jones continued, “Consistent with longstanding practice, this will afford the Department the full opportunity to consider particular questions and possible accommodations that may fulfill the Committee’s legitimate need for information while protecting Executive Branch confidentiality interests.”

“Jones referred to the Hunter Biden case as ‘ongoing’ in his letter, using similar wording to Delaware US Attorney David Weiss — which congressional Republicans fear is intended to hinder their demands for records and testimony,” the New York Post reports. “Hunter Biden’s legal team say that they believe their client’s legal exposure is over after he reached a probation-only plea deal last month on two misdemeanor tax fraud charges and a gun possession felony that will be expunged following probation.”

Jones wrote in his letter to the agent, “According to information provided to you by the Committee, the Committee is seeking information about an individual ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution. Specifically, the Committee has stated an interest in what the Committee has described to you as certain events that took place in December 2020 as part of this investigation. As the Department recently emphasized when affirming that U.S. Attorney David Weiss will appear before the House Committee on the Judiciary ‘at an appropriate time, consistent with the law and Department policy,’ the Department’s longstanding policy is to seek ‘wherever possible to provide information about closed, rather than open, matters.’”

Jones continued, “Department officials, including those who have left the Department, are obligated to protect non-public information they learned in the course of their work. Such information could be subject to various privileges, including law enforcement, deliberative process, attorney work product, and attorney-client privileges, and privacy interests. Current and former Department officials also must protect classified information, sources, and methods, and grand jury information protected by Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e).”

Related: New FBI Whistleblower Confirms Hunter Biden Was Tipped Off By the Bureau to Prevent Interview

A spokesperson for the FBI insists that this is standard practice for the FBI. “These are called authorization letters and are standard practice,” the FBI spokesperson told The Post. However, a separate source called the letter “more uncommon.”

Clearly, there’s a pattern of the FBI protecting the Bidens. An FBI whistleblower previously confirmed the Secret Service and the FBI colluded to protect Hunter Biden from being interviewed during the criminal investigation, and that the Biden administration had been interfering in the Department of Justice probe.

DOJ Sued For Failing To Register Hunter Biden As A Foreign Agent

Americans in New York City are torn on whether Hunter Biden's international dealings should be a fair concern for voters as President Joe Biden seeks re-election. (Getty images)

BY Abril Elfi

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/doj-sued-for-failing-to-register-hunter-biden-as-a-foreign-agent/;

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Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are being sued by America First Legal (AFL) for failing to require Hunter Biden to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) during the Obama Administration, and for failing to publicly address the situation afterward.

/1🚨BREAKING — We just sued Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden DOJ for failing to require Hunter Biden to register as a foreign agent while Joe Biden was Vice President.

We have the receipts. Let’s break it down in a thread⤵️ pic.twitter.com/CmBOo1ixCM

Although Garland is named as a defendant in the case, the AFL claims date back to the Obama White House era when Hunter Biden actively represented the Ukrainian energy business Burisma in negotiations. According to the lawsuit, it is a violation of FARA under 22 U.S.C. 611(b).

When dealing with the Obama White House and, specifically, the office of then-Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden represented Burisma and its interests “as a foreign principal,” according to email evidence cited by the AFL in another lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

An “agent of a foreign principal” is described as “any person who acts as an agent, representative, employee, or servant, or any person who acts in any other capacity at the order, request, or under the direction or control, of a foreign principal or of a person any of whose activities are directly or indirectly supervised, directed, controlled, financed, or subsidized in whole or in major part by a foreign principal,” Under FARA.

According to an email from August 2, 2017, that was recovered from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, Ye Jianming, the chairman of the CEFC China Energy, a Chinese government-linked corporation, had offered a three-year consultancy deal between the company and Hunter Biden, under which Hunter would receive $10 million per year “for introductions alone.”

James Biden, the first brother, was also a party to the arrangement.

Justice Department last week charged U.S. citizen Gal Luft with violating FARA by allegedly accepting at least $700,000 from CEFC China Energy to his Maryland-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security think tank in exchange for cohosting conferences and attempting to sway a 2016 Donald Trump campaign advisor. This sum is significantly less than the Biden family received.

The complaint claims that neither Garland compelled Hunter Biden to register as a foreign agent nor followed the law to grant him a FARA waiver. A DOJ probe is requested.

Violations of the FARA might result in severe criminal consequences.

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