He’ll use any opportunity to get some back-door action.
BigGovernment: The Obama Administration’s new Countering Violent Extremism Task Force is an effort to coerce Silicon Valley tech companies to cooperate in encryption back-door digital surveillance.
The task force will encompass staff from the FBI, Homeland Security, Justice Department, National Counterterrorism Center, and other federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to supposedly prevent “extremist groups” from using social media to radicalize and mobilize recruits. The State Department is also establishing its own task force called the Global Engagement Center to work to prevent digital recruiting.
The early December terrorist attack in San Bernardino represents an existential threat to President Obama’s legacy and the fortunes of the Democrat Party in 2016. Over the last six weeks, President Obama’s disapproval rating has steadily risen to 52 percent and his approval rating has fallen to 45 percent, according to Gallup.
The President’s numbers are about 20 percent worse than the average for a U.S. President in his fourth year after an election, and such numbers are often associated with a “negative coattail” effect for the President’s party at the next election. more