SPYGATE – An Overview of Government Corruption – Viva & Barnes HIGHLIGHT

If you are confused by, or don’t fully understand the charges against FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, FISA warrants and Carter Page, and how this all works in Washington, I think you will enjoy this discussion between Viva Frei and Barnes Law. As Viva comments, it is the most mind-boggling primer on how the law is used for government corruption.


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6 Responses to SPYGATE – An Overview of Government Corruption – Viva & Barnes HIGHLIGHT

  1. czarowniczy says:

    There’s really nothing new in this, those of us who worked in government frequently ran into…questionable…procedures. Thing is that every government office has access to, if it doesn’t have its own, lawyers who parse the law to find ways to put that square plug into that round hole.

    Look at how DoD and DoJ lawyers sorta squished extraordinary rendition into a legal grey area. You can’t use torture on US soil so we just up and subcontract to a country that can and will use it. ATF and the bureau use parsing frequently, look at Ruby Ridge and Waco, there was more parsing than shooting.

    I’ve said before that I’ve found most laws are written with back doors, they’re made to make everybody happy, it just takes a lawyer to pry the meat out. The USSERA law was rewritten to protect Guard an Reserve members as, during Desert Storm, employers used loopholes to screw Guard/Reserve members who were called up and deployed. For years civilian employers have grumbled about Guard members they’d employed being called up for intrastate service but as it was intrastate they just muttered under their breath due to the Guard’s political nature. After Desert Storm employers, especially state and Federal employers, used loopholes and there was such an uproar the Feds went to their usual Plan ‘A’, admit the law’s outdated and say it needs to be rewritten to meet modern times. They rerwrote it and put in a clause in the fine print that allowed employers (Feds too) to just completely do away with the job a deployed Guard/Reserve member held and, after a reasonable time, reannounce it under a new name. Oops, sorry Guard/Reserve person

    The law is a tool and a weapon and professional politicians have learned to use it as a tool to control and a weapon to destroy while too many people are just too oblivious to know or care about what’s going on. I don’t mind their getting ground up for their own failings, I just object to getting borne along with the dross.

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    • stella says:

      Most of us don’t have the perspective that you do, and are therefore unaware or don’t understand it.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        And that’s the problem and the politicians exploit that. Sad part is that so many people just shrug their shoulders and say ‘there’s nothing I can do about it’ and go on with their lives hoping the hammer won’t fall on them.

        The specials done on how the Bureau manipulated law thru their lawyers on Ruby Ridge, Waco and – at the very least – turned a blind eye to the Rendition program were and are out there, they just have a limited life in our short attention span lives.

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  2. jeans2nd says:

    This was very informative, confirmed much of what we already knew.
    Except – Millie Weaver. They are not correct.
    Have already been pummeled beyond reason for my first-hand views, so will not go into more detail, except, been there done that, in every venue mentioned in Portage Cty (pronounced pour-tedge) and beyond.
    Thx 4 the vid, Stella, have learned much from these guys.


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