The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans…

A carefully redacted footnote within a report by FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer has always appeared to be a clue to a domestic surveillance program.  Now details behind the redactions tell a concerning story.

A brief refresher is needed for those new to the story. In April 2017 Judge Collyer wrote a highly critical FISA Court opinion following discoveries by Director Admiral Rogers of government contractors accessing the NSA database, and extracting illegal search results from the electronic records of every American.

The scale of abuse was incredible [SEE HERE] and the surveillance issues had been covered up for years.  Collyer cited the Obama administration as having “an institutional lack of candor” in their responses to her and the FISA court.  The judge focused her criticism after a review of the period 2012 through April 2016.

Using the non-compliant admissions by NSA Director Mike Rogers and the results of the compliance audit, Judge Collyer used the period of November 2015 through April 2016 to gauge the scale of abuse at 85 percent. Eighty-five percent of all database search queries were unlawful, and she extended her analysis to say:

“while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of [these non lawful searches] since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 [to] April 2016 period coincided with an unusually high error rate”.

Also this very important:

“many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.”

Eight-five percent of all use/extraction of the NSA database was unlawful; and they were searching many of the same Americans (“identifier”), repeatedly, over different dates. This means specific Americans were being targeted, tracked and monitored… unlawfully.

Within the 99-page opinion from Judge Rosemary Collyer  she noted none of this FISA-702 database abuse was accidental. In a key footnote on page 87: Collyer outlined the years of unlawful violations was the result of “deliberate decisionmaking“:

This specific footnote, is key to peeling back the onion.

Note the phrase: “([redacted] access to FBI systems was the subject of an interagency memorandum of understanding entered into [redacted])”.  This sentence exposes an internal decision; withheld from congress and the FISA court by the Obama administration; and outlines a process for access and distribution of surveillance data. Note: “no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016“.

We feel confident we’ve now found the source of the “memorandum of understanding” that lies at the heart of the issue [Raw Doc Guidelines].

In March 2012 the Obama administration through Attorney General Eric Holder made changes to the exploitation of intelligence databases as noted in this Wall Street Journal article later in the year:

(December 2012 – WSJ) Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.

Not everyone was on board. “This is a sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public,” Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security, argued in the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.

A week later, the attorney general signed the changes into effect.

The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.

Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data about Americans “reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information” may be permanently retained.

The changes also allow databases of U.S. civilian information to be given to foreign governments for analysis of their own. In effect, U.S. and foreign governments would be using the information to look for clues that people might commit future crimes.  (more)

The 2012 changes, instituted by Eric Holder, permitted files of specific Americans to be generated under the auspices of potential terror threats.  The NSA databases could be exploited by the National Counterterrorism Center to extract content that would be contained within these files on targeted Americans.

Keep in mind this is early 2012, John Brennan is Deputy National Security Advisor and Asst. to President Obama for Homeland Security.

When Attorney General Eric Holder empowered the National Counterterrorism Center with this new authority, the office assigned to the data-collection was the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC).  The founder of the TTIC was John Brennan:

On 1 May 2003, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC) opened its doors. Led by its first Director, John Brennan, TTIC filled its ranks with approximately three dozen detailees from across the US Government (USG) and was mandated to integrate CT capabilities and missions across the government. (link)

Also note the date of this DOJ Memorandum is March 2012:

Under the new rules issued in March, the National Counterterrorism Center, known as NCTC, can obtain almost any database the government collects that it says is “reasonably believed” to contain “terrorism information.”  (link)

The March 2012 date is right before the IRS scandal hit the headlines.

The IRS targeting scandal is where the term “Secret Research Project” originated as a description from the Obama team. It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller. It never made sense why Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD ROM, until overlaying the timeline of the FISA abuse:

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

Why disks? Why send a stack of DISKS to the DOJ and FBI when there’s a pre-existing financial crimes unit within the IRS. All of the evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in spring 2012.

Here’s how it looks:

♦ In 2010 Eric Holder asked the IRS to send him the records of 501(c) non profit groups and individuals representing conservative voters. [LINK] Lois Lerner sent the DOJ 1.1 million pages of 501(c)(4) tax filing data. Including a very specific set of “33 Schedule B attachment files”. The Schedule B’s were specific to Large Conservative 501(c)(4) groups operating and organized to oppose the agenda of President Obama. The Schedule B’s include the donor lists of specific people and sub-groups attached to the 501(c)(4).

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

♦ In 2012 Eric Holder authorizes the use of government databases to search records of Americans and assemble “files” on potential targets. [Link] “The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior.”

♦ In the period of 2012 through April 2016, According to FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer, there were tens of thousands of illegal (“non-compliant”) search queries of the NSA database targeting Americans.  The search results were unlawfully “extracted” to unknown entities.  Eighty-five out of every hundred searches were illegal (85% non-compliant rate).

Consider purposeful actions, as a political targeting operation, by weaponizing the systems of government.  Steps:

  • First, identify the targets (IRS Database).
  • Second, research the targets (NSA Database).
  • Third assemble files on the targets (DOJ Authorization).
  • Fourth use the files to leverage/destroy your opposition.

We now have evidence of the first three steps; and my hunch is if we apply hindsight a lot of unusual activity will now make sense.  We have been living inside the fourth step for a few years.  We noticed the consequences… but we only had suspicions, until now.

Fusion GPS was not hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

Fusion-GPS gave the Obama administration the justification they needed for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier. Ultimately that’s why the Steele Dossier is so important; without it, the DOJ and FBI are naked with their surveillance and database abuse.

At 12:15pm on January 20th, 2017, Obama’s outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote a memo-to-self.  Many people have called this her “CYA” memo, from the position that Susan Rice was protecting herself from consequences if the scheme against President Trump was discovered.  Here’s the email:

On January 5, following a briefing by IC leadership on Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential election, President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Jim Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office. Vice President Biden and I were also present.

President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities “by the book“.

The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.

From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.

[Redacted Classified Section of Unknown length]

The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would.

Susan Rice ~ (pdf link)

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514 Responses to The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans…

  1. Rynn69 says:

    The first person that should be called – Senator Schumer. What did you mean by THIS:

    Liked by 1 person

    • ooicu812 says:

      ” I never would of agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become an American Gestapo”. – Harry S. Truman
      33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),

      Liked by 2 people

      • Truman was ridiculous. Anytime you centralize something you’re asking for trouble. Dictators, Kings, Communists, Socialist all operate central governments where their power is consolidated. JFK was 187. They destroyed Jimmy Carter with the Fake Iran hostage crisis in 1979 and caused the rescue helicopters to crash. They destroyed VP Agnew, then Nixon. They’re trying to destroy President Trump. They will fail!


  2. ooicu812 says:

    (JUST AN FYI) You shouldn’t use SCRIBD. These are public documents and SCRIBD wants you to join and pay to download them. This Breitbart article under the hyper link “99-page opinion” will take you to a downloadable PDF


  3. ooicu812 says:

    (JUST AN FYI) You shouldn’t use SCRIBD. These are public documents and SCRIBD wants you to join and pay to download them. This Breitbart article under the hyper link “99-page opinion” will take you to a downloadable PDF

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  4. De Oppresso Liber says:

    Sadly, one of the most derogatory, unintended, and yet unavoidable results of this terrible assault upon our Constitutional freedoms, will be the setback of racial relations at least 50 years. The historic election of Barak Obama, with all the soaring rhetoric of “hope and change” assuaging everyone’s heartstrings to finally forgive white America for the wrongs of slavery committed hundreds of years prior…….blah, blah, blah.

    So, the FIRST BLACK MAN to win the office of the presidency; the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT (real, not imagined like Bubba) of the United States of America, the Most Powerful Man in the World; the FIRST BLACK MAN to be ENTRUSTED with such immense power.

    Then, of course, he wants a BLACK MAN for his Attorney General, and choose the equally flawed, dishonest, and extremely radical Eric Holder to be ENTRUSTED with THAT awesome responsibility and trust of the nation. These two BLACK MEN are given the keys to the country, and are BOTH arguably in the two most trusted and powerful positions in the country.

    Make no mistake – they could never have accomplished this all on their own. They were used by their handlers, seduced as it were, by the awesome power they held, and had a supporting cast of criminals to assist in their endeavors. But, ultimately they just couldn’t help themselves. Pushed and prodded by their extremist cohorts, the first TWO BLACK MEN to hold the offices of POTUS and AG simultaneously used the power they were ENTRUSTED to safeguard and protect, to abuse and oppress the very citizenry and freedoms they both swore to protect and uphold.

    Neither man, whether individually or combined as a pair, had/has the intellect, capacity, or intestinal fortitude to accomplish such a complete bastardization of our supposedly closely guarded, and above all else, so immensely coveted, revered and guaranteed freedoms; there are literally scores of individuals who had a role in accomplishing such a devastating assault on our individual liberties and freedoms.

    But, ultimately Barak Obama and eric Holder, the FIRST TWO BLACK MEN to hold the offices of POTUS and AG simultaneously will be the main villains, and justifiably so as far as the truth is concerned, but the irony is beyond the pale……the election of Obama was supposed to “heal the land,” and instead will set back racial relations for decades.

    Liked by 7 people

    • FanGirl says:

      the election of Obama was supposed to “heal the land” That was NEVER what it was supposed to be.


    • Lady Sid says:

      So much for reparations being “owed.” Don’t forget that mocha-toned Loretta Lynch was next in line.

      Liked by 1 person

    • tularevava says:

      We, the people, handed them the power to do all these bad acts. Most of us were uncomfortable with the Patriot Act. But we were convinced by our betters that it was needed in the wake of 9/11. I can distinctly remember being very upset the first time I flew watching the TSA theater. Something in my American soul, was repulsed by the lemming like behavior of all of us. We need to take back our country by banning all of this theater and take back our God given rights as US citizens. When you hand over such power via the Patriot Act, it just takes one evil person to corrupt it. We as citizens must be constantly vigilant. For when we are not, we get Obama, Holder, Comey, Brennan, et al.

      Liked by 4 people

    • inspectorudy says:

      I think you focus too much on the color of their skin and not on the isms in their heads. Imagine for one moment if hillary had beaten obama in the primary and then had gone on to win the presidency. Do you really think any of the crimes you mentioned above would not have occurred? The clintons invented using government agencies for their own personal gain. holder is a special kind of snake in that he made it obvious that he felt that “His people” were who he was protecting and they weren’t white! BTW, I do not capitalize the names of anti-Americans, ever!

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  5. Interesting that Mary Ellen Callahan, cited in the WSJ article as objecting to this “innovation” did not remain in her post past 2012.

    Wonder why Obama was so much more effective at firing the bureaucrats that opposed his treasonous and unlawful policies.

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  6. zaq123 says:

    these non lawful searches …. in other words…Criminal Searches.

    When law enforcement queries anything, it has to justify it. If they run your driver’s license, check to see if you’re wanted or run a criminal history on you, the query has to be attached to something. That could be a traffic stop, investigation certain activities or potentially being involved in a crime or as part of a criminal investigation to look into the history of those involved.

    While running a car tag gets away from some of these rules, especially now, with the automatic Tag Readers. If I’m not mistaken, one of the courts made the decision that law enforcement doesn’t need a reason to run a tag as it is in the public domain….anywho…

    Law enforcement personnel have lost their jobs, and been prosecuted for “running a tag for a friend” or the like. One instance, a DEA agent was asked to run a tag. Turns out the guy asking was being wire-tapped by the Feds and they caught the DEA guy doing his dirt.

    The FBI has oversight on a lot of those databases, as they are the some of the “only ones” that can be entrusted with such responsibility. Sure they are. It’s not easy to investigate the Investigators.

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  7. Just Beachy says:

    Two concerns I have: The corruption is so deep and goes back so far that no one wants to retry or reopen all the possibly tainted cases. Even those that know better will want to cap it off before we get there and the higher ups (if not everyone involved) will skate.
    The delays and foot dragging will allow time for a) heaven forbid unthinkable to our great President or b) avoidance of linking it all back to the very top. The lack of linking it to the very top could allow for another Biden/O ticket. She is extremely popular and can protect everyone going forward.

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    • strateshooter says:

      this a very sensible comment. The level of wrong doing is SO pervasive that I do not think Americas justice system could handle dealing with it (not enough honest judges) + the media is so corrupt they would initiate civil war to protect their Dem masters.

      Epstein Island
      U1 Scandal
      Illegal Spying
      The Clinton foundation
      Obstructions of Justice (Clintons e-mail pass)
      etc etc etc

      Just how much of the above could the American public take without social disturbances ?
      I do not know.

      The USA has a terrible choice to make > either let the current system run as is and abandon Rule of Law completely ( safe political expedient choice , most of the sheeple just continue to graze along) or … VERY PAINFULLY…deal with this now and avoid a Stasi like state rule for their children and grandchildren /save the Republic).
      Too many brave and honorable men have died to protect America and freedom.

      But since the officers of the law and the key media players have become SO corrupted I think the military may have to become involved at some point to take DC + Media corruption down.

      The only other thing that would help I think is if 100% provable sex /child abuse/obvious corruption crimes could be presented against these folks. Crimes so big , obvious and BAD that the American public , no matter what their political leaning would revolt in disgust at these people.

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      • ibid says:

        “Just how much of the above could the American public take without social disturbances?”
        It’s pretty much there, now, as far as I can tell. But it isn’t the “public” that worries me.
        All that is needed is a “match”, and the end will have served Alinsky’s means.
        When the entire swamp is rank with fumes, something bad very well may happen.


    • Bryan Alexander says:

      The ones who appeared before Congress and lied need to be prosecuted and imprisoned. If Congress can be lied to without fear of punishment, the Republic is finished.

      Liked by 1 person

      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        Only if those in congress, who have lied to all of us for their entire “careers,” are also just as severely punished.



  8. askandgettruth says:

    i knew from day 1 that some how obama and that creep holder were in it up to their corrupt necks. they have to be brought to justice, along with hillary, if this country is to survive.when a tree is diseased you cut it down and burn the waste.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Lorraine Kenter says:

    The entire Obama Administration was corrupt. I cannot think of a single one of his associates or cabinet members who merited the public trust.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. ezduzit63 says:

    I know a person who is an avid Trump & off who dealt with repeatedly for 5 yrs had SS Disability payments taken 1-3 months out of a year under the guise that the recipient was overpaid. This person proved to the SS Admin that overpayments never occurred. They would swipe full monthly payments leaving them penniless with an Autistic son. After 5 yrs the only way it stopped was by contacting a Democrat State Senator ..and then it just disappeared. What didn’t disappear was the 5 yrs of 1099s where their Accounting practices were BS and appear fudged. Over 40,000 taken from this persons account.The Autistic son collected on the Parent account under SS Guidelines. As soon as the Parents false Overpayment problem was stopped…they did the same with the minor age Autistic sons payments under the same lie immediately.Targeting? they essentially robbed over $60,000 dollars from a Disabled Man and his son while SS Admin would give NO ANSWERS locally or nationally or were the payments ever repaid.

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