Donald Trump points to his judicial nominations as a crowning achievement of his Presidency.
And now Democrats and the Deep State are in trouble.
That’s because the Supreme Court made one decision that has Donald Trump grinning from ear to ear.
In the first ever case of its kind, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the Secretive Foreign Intelligence Service Act regarding allowing judges to review the evidence used to obtain warrants to spy on Americans.
Currently, that evidence is kept secret under the state-secrets privilege. However, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is arguing that a federal judge must be able to review that evidence to determine if the surveillance was justified. The Supreme Court will decide whether the FISA’s Section 1806(f) displaces the state-secrets privilege and authorizes federal judges to consider the privileged evidence in order to resolve the merits of a lawsuit challenging the lawfulness of the government surveillance.
The case under review involves three Muslim American men who accused the FBI of illegally using a paid confidential informant to surveil them after the 9/11 attacks. Their case against the FBI was dismissed based on state-secrets grounds, then revived by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court will now review the Ninth Court’s ruling.
The FBI and the Obama administration used the fake Christopher Steele dossier to spy on the Trump campaign via former aide Carter Page beginning in 2016.
This surveillance continued into the Trump administration and it was all predicated on lies.
But no one could challenge the warrants based on the fact that it was obtained using “evidence” that turned out to be lies and hoaxes.
The Supreme Court taking up this case could be their way of handing down a decision on the illegality of the Deep State plot against Trump through other means.
And it would be a concrete step to making sure the FBI never tries to bring down another President based on falsehoods and imaginary conspiracies ever again.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.