Project Dragnet

MikeG

Senior Member.
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https://www.infowars.com/nsa-documents-prove-surveillance-on-donald-trump-and-alex-jones/

The author cites an electronic database provided to him by Michael Zullo, an investigator for Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona. Zullo claims he was provided the database by an unnamed whistleblower in 2013.

Infowars identifies “Project Dragnet” as an NSA program first mentioned in media accounts back in 2005 and later by Eric Snowden in 2013.

The database allegedly lists an extensive number of Trump enterprises and employees who were under surveillance.

Infowars' primary claim here is that Trump has been under surveillance by the NSA since 2004. Its main sources of evidence of this are two videos of Alex Jones. Like a snake eating its tale, Infowars' best source is Infowars.

The other “evidence” cited includes a series of media reports on American surveillance programs that have nothing to do with “Project Dragnet.”

So far, I haven’t been able to find any actual documentation for a “Project Dragnet.”

One of the source links provided in the Infowars story contains the term “dragnet” as a way to describe NSA data collection, but not as an actual program. I think Jerome Corsi, the author of the article has confused the description with a secret operation.
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https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/12/dragnet-nsa-spying-survives-2015-review

As a postscript, Michael Zullo made the news back in December 2016 by repeating the thoroughly debunked claim that president Obama’s birth certificate was a fake. I am including it to challenge Alex Jones’ attempt at making an argument from authority.
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-ph...to-talk-obama-birth-certificate-investigation
 

deirdre

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An imaginary database and Alex Jones/Zullo just making stuff up is not a 'claim of evidence'. 'Claim of evidence' means we need to actually SEE some evidence.
 

deirdre

Senior Member.
and just because it's funny
the alex jones article says

And wiki says:
 

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