Tag Archives: Constitution

Immigration crackdown unleashes military style cell phone surveillance – OBSERVER

There’s a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies—the wall plan, the deportations and the staggering cost, to name a few. But as arrests rise, one aspect of immigration enforcement that is often overlooked is the the use of overreaching surveillance and tracking.

Under the Trump administration, the feds have used controversial tools to sniff out immigrants. Stingray cell site simulators are particularly concerning. The Stingray is the most popular variety of IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers created by Harris Corporation, a defense contractor, and it’s intended for use in overseas military investigations.

Read more at the Observer

Trump isn’t getting impeached anytime soon

President Trump has had a rough week. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the president asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s alleged ties with Russia. Then, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the investigation of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

With his administration battered by constant scandal, the president is now facing growing talk of impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., made headlines on Wednesday for likely being the first Republican on the Hill to broach the subject of impeachment publicly. The online wagering site PredictIt saw record bets this week from observers looking to cash in on Trump’s removal from office.

Continue reading on The Washington Examiner 

Podcast #64: Gridlock is Good

Gridlock drives the American people crazy, but as it turns out our system was designed to work this way. Jerrod Laber joins the Young Voices Podcast to talk about President Trump and his adversarial stance towards the “archaic” US Senate, the Founders intent and whether or not Republicans can hold Trump accountable.

 

Jerrod wrote a piece in FEE about this very topic

Follow Jerrod on Twitter @JerrodLaber Young Voices @yvadv and Stephen Kent @stephen_kent89

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