Many outlets have been covering the alleged abuses of the intelligence community on the whole against Americans. Even noting how the unmasking protocol for intercepts collected by the national Security Agency has changed while under the Obama administration.
All this to supposedly catch terrorists with a higher success rate, prepping for “lone wolf attacks”, could actually open Americans up to a lot of political espionage.
Now, the FBI is being accused of illegally sharing spy data on Americans to unauthorized parties. Parties that did not have clearance to view the data in the first place.
We could go on with all this stuff but now a former NSA contractor has filed a law suit against James Comey which alleges a cover up to the illegal methods used to monitor Americans and violate constitutional privacy rights.
“A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden’s now infamous breach.
And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties.
The suit, filed late Monday night [June 12] by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the NSA’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.
Montgomery alleges that more than 20 million American identities were illegally unmasked – credit reports, emails, phone conversations and Internet traffic, were some of the items the NSA and CIA collected.
He said he returned the hard drives to the FBI, a fact confirmed in government documents reviewed by Circa.”