Right Wing Journalist Dave Gibson is calling for “a full investigation into Obama’s misuse of federal law enforcement to intimidate journalists, and his administration’s heavily one-sided violations of our Constitution,” by weaponizing federal ICE agents “into his personal goon squad.” There is plenty of proof. Gibson experienced first-hand the “paranoid attempts to silence the truth,” Obama’s minions used “in an effort to quell dissent.”
For months, Congress has been sending a blizzard of subpoenas all over Washington, D.C. gathering records that document how Barack Obama’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice abused their authority, to wiretap President Donald Trump’s campaign. But apparently, they also used the same totalitarian Stalinist tactics to wiretap conservative reporters.
Under the Obama regime, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had a lot of time on their hands, because they weren’t allowed to perform the work-site enforcement raids they were trained for, or do any kind of enforcement action in “the interior.”
To give them something to keep them busy, they were ordered to keep tabs on reporters who publicized the detrimental effects of unchecked illegal immigration, and push them around a little, if necessary.
Gibson reports that on June 4, 2014, he opened an email from ICE Agent “Fred” from the North Carolina office. Fred wanted to know “what proof” Gibson, who runs the website “Illegal Alien Report,” had that “certain individuals named as child sex-crime suspects were illegal aliens.”
Agent Fred had a list of specific names to discuss, during which he gave the standard lecture, “Having a Hispanic last name does not necessarily make him an illegal alien.” Gibson assured Agent Fred he knew how to tell the difference, but Agent Fred kept hammering him about his sources.
Agent Fred wanted to know who leaked “information on the individuals listed from Durham, Johnston, Sampson, Beaufort, Franklin, and Vance counties.”
They corresponded back and forth “for several days.” After this continued for a while, “at one point I asked just who it was who had ordered him to contact and harass me.” Unsurprisingly, he didn’t get an answer.
Gibson did get a response from Agent Fred with one barbed question. “I’m curious, is this the first time you were asked to go through an article to check on criminal status? It seems rather an odd task for an ICE agent.”
Agent Fred agreed, “Mr. Gibson, it is very unusual.”
Gibson wasn’t “under any surveillance,” Agent Fred assured, but it seemed strange that Fred’s very first contact came only hours after the article that concerned him was published. It hit the public at 6:00 a.m. EST and at 10:30 a.m., Agent Fred was dialing the phone.
The powers that be swear up and down they weren’t monitoring “the only reporter in the country who has written thousands of articles on the crimes committed by illegal aliens.”
Later that same month, on June 27, 2014, Kit Daniels from Infowars was threatened by the Department of Defense. The photographs she took through holes in the security fence at Lackland Air Force Base, located in Texas, verified that “thousands of illegal aliens” were being housed there. DoD called it “unauthorized photography and broadcast.”
“The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas,” Daniels wrote.
“In a certified letter to Infowars, the Defense Department claims that I engaged in ‘unauthorized photography and broadcast’ which were somehow ‘detrimental’ to the ‘safety and security of the installation’ even though the photos of Lackland’s illegal alien shelter, which is housing nearly 2,000 illegals at a cost to taxpayers of around $250 per immigrant per day, were taken outside the shelter and are clearly in the public’s best interest.”
She was threatened with legal action or jail if she tried it again.
It seemed to Infowars that “DoD officials are somehow more threatened by a journalist reporting on illegal immigration than they are with illegal aliens using military accommodations at taxpayers’ expense while homeless vets wander the streets.”
They point out, “it’s extremely unlikely that Lackland’s illegals have been fully screened for the ‘safety and security of the installation,’ since the Department of Health and Human Services, which is operating the shelter, admitted it does not bother to thoroughly check the backgrounds of immigrants.”
A year before, in May of 2013, The Department of Justice was busted for having the FBI monitor “the phone calls of Fox News reporter James Rosen and even those of his parents.” According to Gibson, “Rosen was also being followed by FBI agents, and his emails were searched through.” Of course, Gibson writes, “Rosen was never charged with anything.”
“The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news,” it was reported at the time.
“The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.”
“In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.”