By Jon Rappoport and cross-posted from his blog
Government agents can’t legally spy on a US citizen? Do the spying in a ship outside the three-mile limit, in international waters.
This is just one way of skirting the law.
Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS investigative reporter, recently spoke with “a small group of reliable, formerly high-placed intelligence officials.” They tipped her to surveillance tactics in the arsenal of intel agencies.
Attkisson: “U.S. Presidents have the power to issue secret presidential directives that can authorize otherwise illegal acts (theoretically in the country’s best interests). These directives may come with pre-planned cover stories to be used in the event the operation is exposed, and they come with indemnity for those involved, giving them permission to lie about the operation or their involvement without fear of prosecution… The public will rarely know about such presidential directives since most who see them must sign agreements that promise nondisclosure and consent to polygraphs.”
That’s a blockbuster revelation.
Guaranteed immunity for those involved in the spying/surveillance operation (and other types of operations).
Plus permission for agents to lie about being involved.
All in the interest of “national security.” Unless it isn’t. Unless a president wants to enact revenge on a personal enemy, or commit a financial crime, or win an election, or protect a friend, or serve his elite bosses, or advance a corporate goal, or…pretty much anything.
He can act like a king…