One of Donald Trump’s biggest achievements was appointing three new Justices to the Supreme Court during his four years in office.
Trump’s three appointments gave conservatives a 6-3 majority on the Court.
And now Donald Trump and his supporters are cheering after the Supreme Court just handed down this unexpected decision.
For the first time ever, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case challenging the Secretive Foreign Intelligence Service Act regarding whether or not judges can review the evidence used to obtain warrants used to spy on American citizens.
Currently, that evidence is kept secret under the state-secrets privilege. However, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is arguing that a federal judge must be able to review that evidence to determine if the surveillance was justified. The Supreme Court will decide whether the FISA’s Section 1806(f) displaces the state-secrets privilege and authorizes federal judges to consider the privileged evidence in order to resolve the merits of a lawsuit challenging the lawfulness of the government surveillance.
The case under review involves three Muslim American men who accused the FBI of illegally using a paid confidential informant to surveil them after the 9/11 attacks. Their case against the FBI was dismissed based on state-secrets grounds, then revived by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court will now review the Ninth Court’s ruling.
Of course, the Obama Administration and the FBI used the fake Christopher Steele dossier as justification for spying on Trump’s campaign, which stemmed from their initial targeting of former aide Carter Page beginning in 2016.
Even though the surveillance, which was predicated on false information and flat-out lies, continued into the Trump administration, no one could challenge the warrants based on the fact that it was obtained using “evidence” that turned out to be lies and hoaxes.
This new case by the Supreme Court could be their way of striking down the Deep State plot against Trump through other means, and would also be a concrete step toward making sure the FBI never attempts to take down a sitting President based on lies and falsehoods.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.