A top Department of Justice (DOJ) official has announced her summary retirement from federal office. Lisa L. Brand announced on February 9, 2018, that she is stepping down as Assistant Attorney General.
The first woman ever to hold this office was confirmed by the US Senate on July 28, 2005, in George W. Bush’s Office of Legal Policy.
As third from the top over at the DOJ, Brand reports to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General.
Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Department Building
Along with managing the development of various civil and criminal policy initiatives, the creation of departmental regulations, and the Department’s role in the confirmation of the President’s judicial nominees, Brand has been a team player on the unwinnable “war on terror” – almost since its inception.
The Whitehouse Archives inform us:
“From July 27, 2003, until her appointment as the Assistant Attorney General, Brand served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy and focused particularly on issues related to the war on terrorism.”
MSN News adds:
“Ms. Brand now oversees a wide swath of the Justice Department, including the civil division, the civil rights division and the antitrust division. She helped lead the department’s effort to extend a law that authorizes the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program.”
NSA warrantless surveillance program?? That hot topic was mentioned in the FISA MEMO, as you may recall. Brand defends violating the Constitution, citing “national security” and “police protection.”
The problem is that warrantless surveillance of US citizens is ILLEGAL. Never mind that, according to the post-9/11 intelligence community. These tyrants’ version of Lady Justice is blind to their own transgressions, not inequality under the law.
Not everyone, however, approves of NSA spying. A CNN article explains:
“While the [FISA] law targets non-US citizens, critics warn the government may incidentally monitor US citizens who are communicating with non-US citizens outside the United States.”
The word “incidentally” here means, in the legal sense, “we couldn’t help but incriminate you when we spied on your associate.”
Brand has been busy using her keen intellect and Harvard law degree to erode American civil rights. And Democratic Americans have been loving it.
Why? Because decades of “dumbing down” in US schools in tandem with constant exposure to inane trivia (from social media to reality TV shows), all accompanied by an unending chorus of Democratic socialist rhetoric, has reduced many younger Americans from informed, rational thinkers to ignorant, leftist tools. (If you think this is an exaggeration, watch this shocking and appalling video titled “Politically-Challenged: George Mason University.”)
Our elected representatives love unconstitutional warrantless searches so much that Congress defeated a filibuster of the bill and voted (65-34) last month to extend Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act for another six years.
The NSA admits to the illegal collection and retention of all US communications
In December 2017, Brand herself told radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC:
“What I hear the most often is that folks want terrorists outside the U.S. to be surveilled, but they don’t want Americans to be surveilled. And I agree with that. Where the rubber hits the road on Section 702 is that if a terrorist in Afghanistan emailed me, that email to me would be collected. So I’m a U.S. person. My email, that one email is then collected. And so people want to know how are we dealing with that. And the way we deal with that is with all kinds of protections that attach once a U.S. person’s email is collected.”
It would be very interesting to know just what are these “all kinds of protections?” Once again, Americans are willingly giving up civil liberties for the sake of “national security” and to fight the fabricated “war on terror.”
What is truly terrifying is the absolute erosion of the United States Constitution since the false flag attacks on 9/11/01.
Brand also believes that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was one of the bad guys. To jog your memory, Snowden was the conscientious federal ex-employee who gave up everything and fled the country after proving that the NSA has been collecting all our personal communications for decades – all illegally. But according to the soon-to-be-former-Assistant Attorney General:
“Snowden is a significant concern, and the intelligence agencies are working very hard to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
Yes, our NSA handlers must make sure that no more Big Truths like that get out to Us the People.
Finally, regarding temporary extensions of FISA Section 702, Brand’s position is, “We’d like a permanent reauthorization.”
To her credit, Brand has done some good work supporting victims protected by the Fair Housing Act of sexual harassment from landlords, housing supervisors, and real estate agents. She also led a summit meeting on human trafficking at the DOJ only last week.
You don’t suppose that, in a supremely ironic twist, Brand is involved in Pizzagate and wants to privatize her career before the dominoes fall?
Remember, too, that the DOJ also includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Both agencies have been linked to the various nefarious plots and cover-ups having to do with Democrat-sponsored investigations into President Trump.
Whatever her reasons are for ditching the DOJ, the enterprising Brand has already lined up her next gig: Walmart’s top legal position, that of global governance director. Retail giant Walmart is, of course, the subject of several disturbing conspiracy theories connecting the company to FEMA camps, ostensibly for disaster response, but actually to confine militants and political dissidents if civil unrest breaks out.
True to her name, Brand has left her mark on the American justice system. Let’s hope that the next US Assistant Attorney General upholds the constitutional values and rights to privacy which the current #3 at the Justice Department abandoned a long time ago.