Trump is Illegally using Drones to Spy on Protesters

Anything that isn’t part of MAGA is viewed suspiciously by the Trump mafia. Therefore they must be spied on and/or attacked. And that usually means behaving like a dictatorship like the ones Trump admires. Meaning they are violating the constitution and breaking the law:

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, are investigating the Trump administration’s potentially illegal use of predator drones and unidentified law enforcement officers to surveil nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd, calling both tactics a “gross abuse of authority.”

In a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday, the lawmakers demanded that the administration hand over all documents related to Customs and Border Protection’s May 29 deployment of a drone commonly known as Predator B to spy on demonstrators in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed by police officers.

“The drone that was flown on May 29, 2020, was reportedly also flown far outside the bounds of CBP’s jurisdiction,” the letter states. “Federal law authorizes CBP to conduct its missions within a ‘reasonable distance,’ not to exceed more than 100 air miles inland, from an external boundary of the United States.”

Commondreams.org

And we know Trump views the protesters marching against police violence as terrorists:

President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter on Twitter that referred to the peaceful protesters who were forcibly dispersed from a park near the White House on Monday evening as “terrorists.”

The letter from veteran attorney and former Trump lawyer John Dowd appears to be addressed to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis and rebuts Mattis’ Wednesday statement castigating Trump’s response to the nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

“The phony protesters near Lafayette were not peaceful and are not real,” Dowd’s letter claimed, without citing any evidence. “They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy. They were abusing and disrespecting the police when the police were preparing the area for the 1900 curfew.”

CNN has reached out to the White House for comment on the description of the protesters as “terrorists.”

CNN

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