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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrive for a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a news conference in the East Room of the White House April 12, 2017 in Washington, …

The Intercept: H.R. McMaster Allegedly Authorized NSA Surveillance of Steve Bannon and Trump Family

During an alleged meeting with donors to raise funds for an intelligence gathering operation in Afghanistan, John R. Maguire—a former CIA paramilitary officer, vice president at the intelligence security firm Amyntor Group, and member of the Trump transition team—reportedly claimed that President Trump’s National Security Advis0r H.R. McMaster “authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump,” according to a report by Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill in The Intercept.

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EXCLUSIVE – Pete Hoesktra: NSA Spying on Congress Requires Suspending State of the Union Invite

Recent news that the Obama White House obtained intelligence containing private conversations of members of Congress and American Jewish organizations from the National Security Agency (NSA) suggests the integrity of our intelligence agencies have been undermined. Congress should suspend the president’s invitation to deliver his State of the Union address from the House chamber until his administration fully complies with all congressional demands to get to the bottom of this new spying scandal.

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French Anger At Claims US Spied On Its Last Three Presidents

The US envoy in Paris has been summoned to an urgent  face-to-face meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius today over claims that the US spied on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors. Whistleblower website Wikileaks alleges the US National Security