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German Government Puts Populist AfD Party Under Surveillance

The German domestic intelligence agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), will be investigating members of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), the official opposition in the German parliament.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) speaks to parliamentary group co-leaders of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland (R) during a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on June 28, 2018 in Berlin. - Merkel warned that the migration challenge could determine Europe's …

Chinese Surveillance Firm Builds Up Beltway Lobbying Muscle

A Chinese electronics company called Hikvision, partly owned by the Communist government, was one of several such firms banned from working for the U.S. government under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Trump on Monday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping steps out from behind China's flag as he takes his position for his joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Spygate: More Vindication for Breitbart, Mark Levin, Donald Trump

“Spygate” — the revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used at least one informant to infiltrate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — provides further vindication of the contention made in March 2017 by conservative radio host Mark Levin, Breitbart News, and President Trump (in that order) that the Obama administration conducted surveillance of the opposition in an attempt to monitor, defeat, and delegitimize it.

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GOP Rejects Adam Schiff’s Last-Ditch Effort to Block Memo’s Release

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made a last-minute effort Wednesday evening to block the release of a highly-anticipated House Intelligence Committee memorandum that is expected to allege that the Obama administration abused the federal government’s surveillance powers to spy on Donald Trump’s political campaign.

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ACLU Targets Jeff Sessions; Won’t Defend Michael Flynn

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants the Senate to question Attorney General Jeff Sessions next week about “his own role with Russia, his role in the Comey firing, and the ongoing investigations into ties with Russia and his recusal,” according to a statement by the organization.

ACLU Dissent is Patriotic Resistance training (Leila Macor / AFP / Getty)