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Postal Service conducted SURVEILLANCE on protesters with anti-Biden agendas

The United States Postal Service has been monitoring protesters across the country for anti-gun and anti-Biden activity, according to newly uncovered intelligence assessments.

Postal Service Conducted SURVEILLANCE of Protesters With Anti-Biden Agendas and Promoting Gun Rights, Shocking Report Claims

  • Postal inspectors tracked the activities of Virginia gun rights activists and far-right groups heading to DC to protest the election of President Biden.
  • Cato obtained heavily redacted records through a FOIA request that exposed espionage by postal inspectors from September 2020 to April 2021
  • Analysts working for iCOP especially watched the ‘MAGA Million March’ in Washington, DC on November 20th.
  • Another puzzling summary of the threats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been redacted entirely.

The United States Postal Service has been monitoring protesters across the country for anti-gun and anti-Biden activity, according to newly uncovered intelligence assessments.

Postal inspectors tracked the activities of Virginia gun rights activists and far-right groups heading to Washington, DC to protest the election of President Biden, according to documents obtained by the Cato Institute.

Cato obtained highly redacted records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that exposed espionage by postal inspectors from September 2020 to April 2021, including their covert surveillance of social media through a program called the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP).

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Analysts working for iCOP especially watched the ‘Million MAGA March’ in Washington, DC on November 20, and compiled information about the march in the same ‘situational awareness bulletin’ as a firebomb threat against a USPS distribution.

The Postal Service (USPS) assessed that the Million MAGA March was likely to cause major traffic delays.

Another heavily redacted intelligence briefing in the bulletin was headlined ‘Right-Wing Extremist Website Organizing Inauguration Day Violent Action’ and warned of a ‘Million Militia March’ in DC on January 20, 2021.

Another puzzling summary of the threats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been redacted entirely.

“Of particular interest in the released documents is the still redacted information about threats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Patrick Eddington, the senior researcher at the Cato Institute who obtained the documents, told DailyMail.com. “If that information has not been provided to the Select Committee on January 6, the Committee should require that it be provided.”

An inspector general report in March of this year found that the Postal Service did not have the legal authority to conduct such extensive intelligence gathering. ‘So why is this program still being funded?’ Edward asked.

According to the bulletin, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service also tracked “peaceful armed protests,” including as Virginians demonstrated at a “Lobby Day” Second Amendment rally in Richmond on March 17. September 2021.

The inspector general’s investigation was prompted by a Yahoo News report that revealed the secret program used facial recognition software and other advanced technology to compile and disseminate reports on Americans’ speech and movements online.

The report outraged lawmakers who questioned by what authority the postal service could identify and collect information on citizens not charged with a crime.

According to the bulletin, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service also tracked “peaceful armed protests,” including as Virginians demonstrated at a “Lobby Day” Second Amendment rally in Richmond on March 17. September 2021.

“The meeting lasted approximately two hours, with members identifying themselves as affiliates of the Proud Boys, Boogaloo Bois and Last Sons of Liberty,” the postal inspectors’ bulletin said. Counter-protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement also attended. With a heavy police presence, the demonstrations remained peaceful in nature.’

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Another intelligence brief from September 2020 detailed the threats from Louisville, Kentucky, as the city was operating under a state of emergency in anticipation of an announcement by the state attorney general about the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor.

Other bulletins show that postal inspectors were inspecting social networking sites like Parler and Wimkin. The Postal Service assessed in January 2021 that the removal of Parler’s platform likely disrupted planned Inauguration Day protests.

When asked about its surveillance practices, the USPS said its inspectors are law enforcement officers charged with protecting Postal Service workers, infrastructure and customers.

“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service occasionally reviews publicly available information to assess potential threats to the safety and security of Postal Service employees, facilities, operations and infrastructure,” the agency said in a statement to the Washington Times. .

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