Skip to comments.Evidence of Obama administration wiretapping Trump compelling
Posted on 03/11/2017 6:34:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Trump made allegations last week of the Obama Administration spying on the Trump campaign in the heat of the presidential election last year continuing on through December. The mainstream media reacted with shock, claiming the allegations lacked evidence and substance, and counter-alleged that Trumps assertions were merely fake news. Apparently the media magnates dont read their own papers, for all they would need to do is read their own publications to validate the Presidents claims.
On March 4, President Trump tweeted a series of messages. Although limited to 144 characters per tweet, his message was a shocking one. Is it legal for a sitting President to be wire tapping a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! he said initially. The first message was followed immediately with, Id bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!
His final tweet concluded the allegation, How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! What followed was a flurry of predictable media reactions.
The New York Times front-page story was titled, Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones. CNNs news crawl proclaimed, Trumps baseless wiretap claim. And the Washington Post, not to be outdone, exclaimed, Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of Nixon/Watergate plot to wiretap Trump Tower.
Interestingly, all of those publications have been printing stories over the past several months that provide the very evidence they said Trump was lacking. Just over a month ago, on January 20th, the New York Times front-page story was titled, Wiretapped Data Used In Inquiry of Trump Aides. That story went on to reveal, The FBI is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the CIA and the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.
In that one story, the NYT validates the following: that Trump aides were being wiretapped; data from the wiretaps were gathered; which government agencies (under the Obama Administration) were involved; that theyd accelerated their efforts (likely to forestall Trumps inauguration); and that some of the data had been provided to the White House. And perhaps most significant, as far as Trump and his aides are concerned, they found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing.
Following Trumps tweets an Obama spokesman declared, Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false. Please note the wording, claiming they didnt order the wiretapping. Was it perhaps suggested, intimated, or simply allowed? Thats unknown, but clearly Obamas White House knew what the results of the wiretap were. And thats according to the NYT. And frankly, if there was no wiretapping, there would have been no data to share with the White House.
Trumps first tweet that morning intimated involvement of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court involvement in the wiretapping of the Trump Tower in New York. Even that is validated by, not Trump tweets or administration officials, but by the media.
According to news site Heat Street, Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of U.S. persons in Donald Trumps campaign with ties to Russia.
The article continues, Contrary to earlier reporting in the New York Times, which cited FBI sources as saying that the agency did not believe that the private server in Donald Trumps Trump Tower which was connected to a Russian bank had any nefarious purpose, the FBIs counter-intelligence arm, sources say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server. The first request, which sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June, but the second was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October While the Times story speaks of metadata, sources suggest that a FISA warrant was granted to look at the full content of emails and other related documents that may concern US persons.
The facts surrounding Obama Administration FISA Court requests were later validated and reported by UK news sources, The Guardian, and BBC. Conspicuously absent was follow-up reporting by U.S. mainstream media. No wonder there is record low confidence in U.S. mainstream media.
And inexplicably, in the final days of his administration, President Obama in January expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the governments 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections, according to the New York Times. Obamas directive expanded Executive Order 12333. As the Times reported, they found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing. Yet, based on much of the information being leaked, it was obviously not just data and factual information that was shared, but also rumor, innuendo, and hearsay; in short, political propaganda.
The facts clearly lay out a systematic series of events and intelligence-gathering efforts where the Obama Administration was wiretapping and monitoring Trump and his associates in the midst of the presidential campaign. This is further confirmed and validated by the well-placed leak from the FBI of the discussions between erstwhile National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, and the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.
Clearly, based on news stories by the same media that is now denouncing Trumps allegations, the Obama administration actively sought authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign, and was eventually granted that authorization. They continued to monitor the Trump campaign even after no evidence of wrongdoing was discovered. Obama then relaxed the national intelligence rules to allow evidence to be shared broadly within the government, virtually assuring that such information would be leaked to news sources.
Some claim this to be merely attempts at obfuscation of the Russian meddling in the campaign. This is highly unlikely since the only thing the FBI and the other 16 intelligence agencies have produced for all their efforts to link Trump to purported Russian hacking of the Hillary campaign, is the leaked Michael Flynn conversation with the Russian Ambassador. Even the allegations against Attorney General Jeff Sessions are moot since his first meeting with the Russian Ambassador included several high-ranking U.S. military officers, and the second was at an event organized by the Obama Administration.
Some, including Mark Levin, former chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese in the Reagan Administration, claim the Obama Administrations targeting of the Trump organization, in the middle of a presidential campaign, was a more egregious abuse of executive power than Nixon exercised with the Watergate break in. He avers that it was tantamount to an attempted coup to prevent Trump from assuming office.
Regrettably, many government employees, who overwhelmingly are supportive of Democrats, are involved in the efforts to undermine, discredit, and delegitimize the Trump administration. These public servants who by a nearly 10:1 margin donated to the Clinton campaign, are obviously more loyal to their party than they are to the nation they are paid to serve. They are committing felonies with their leaks to the press, and arguably committing treason and sedition in attempting to destabilize the government.
These deep state government employees, including some in the intelligence services, are evidently colluding with three other factions in a veritable war against our democratically elected President. The others include, as one commentator refers to them, the Snowflake Faction, including paid protestors; the Democrat Party; and the mainstream media establishment. They are not just striving to discredit the President, but to destabilize the administration and destroy him utilizing every conceivable means available to them to do so.
The question is not whether the Obama Administration was spying on the Trump campaign, but how many laws they bent or broke for nearly exclusively political purposes in doing so, and whether anyone will be held accountable for it. The Watergate scandal pales by comparison.
Never doubted it for a second. Probably just the tip of the iceberg....Sessions already has enough to put away a WHOLE BUNCH of DemocRats.
Obummer wiretapped Fox news reporter, its widely known that Obamas Justice Department targeted journalists with wiretaps in 2013, most famous Fox News James Rosen and his family. The wiretaps were part of an investigation into government officials anonymously leaking information to journalists. The Associated Press was also a target of the surveillance.
Obummer is a habitual Tapper.
Since the Obama DOJ was in the habit of going on fishing expeditions, and had previously wiretapped many other people, the odds are...they wiretapped, snooped, intercepted, etc., Donald Trump, and the people working for him. It would have been irregular for Obama not to do it.
Who are the gentlemen in the picture?
They are not just striving to discredit the President, but to destabilize the administration and destroy him utilizing every conceivable means available to them to do so.
And some of them wear R jerseys.
I think those are The Plumbers.
The anti Christ’ horn is full of eyes.
“In that one story, the NYT validates the following: that Trump aides were being wiretapped; data from the wiretaps were gathered; which government agencies (under the Obama Administration) were involved; that theyd accelerated their efforts (likely to forestall Trumps inauguration); and that some of the data had been provided to the White House. And perhaps most significant, as far as Trump and his aides are concerned, they found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing.
Lol, it’s becoming clear that with one Tweet, Trump has outsmarted and outmaneuvered the ENTIRE MSM!
This is he guy we’ve all been waiting for, he’s like a friggin’ messiah or something...
The men in the photo:
The Goon Squad — the Watergate burglars.
They were the ones hired to try to spy on the Democrate HQ, leading up to the election.
It was a case of one Party spying on the people of the other party, using tools of the spy world.
Why is it our Government can supposedly gather all this information about us, but at the same time our Government is unable to determine if the Registered Voters are:
1. USA Citizens
2. Dead or Alive
3. Convicted Felons
4. Mentally incapacitated
5. Registered to vote in another state.
I guess by the actions and inactions of our Government we know where their priorities lie.
A DOZEN INSTANCES OF OBAMA SPYING
1.)The US National Security Agency bugged a private climate change strategy meeting; between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin;
2.) Obama bugged Chief of Staff of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for long term interception targetting his Swiss phone;
3.) Obama singled out the Director of the Rules Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Johann Human, and targetted his Swiss phone for long term interception;
4.) Obama stole sensitive Italian diplomatic cables detailing how Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Italys Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to help patch up his relationship with US President Barack Obama, who was refusing to talk to Netanyahu;
5.) Obama intercepted top EU and Japanese trade ministers discussing their secret strategy and red lines to stop the US extort[ing] them at the WTO Doha arounds (the talks subsequently collapsed);
6.) Obama explicitly targeted five other top EU economic officials for long term interception, including their French, Austrian and Belgium phone numbers;
7.) Obama explicitly targetted the phones of Italys ambassador to NATO and other top Italian officials for long term interception; and
8.) Obama intercepted details of a critical private meeting between then French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Merkel and Berluscon, where the latter was told the Italian banking system was ready to pop like a cork.
9.) In addition to the above list we also know now that Obama wire tapped various individuals in the US media that were reporting information not flattering to the Obama Administration. It is widely known that Obamas Justice Department targeted journalists with wiretaps in 2013:
10.) In 2013 the liberal Washington Post expressed outrage after the revelation that the Justice Department had investigated the newsgathering activities of a Fox News reporter as a potential crime in a probe of classified leaks. The reporter, Fox News James Rosen and his family, were part of an investigation into government officials anonymously leaking information to journalists. Rosen was not charged but his movements and actions were tracked.
11.) Also in 2013, members of the Associated Press were also a target of the surveillance. The ultra liberal New Yorker even noted that In moderate and liberal circles, at least, the phone-records scandal, partly because it involves the dear old A.P. and partly because it raises anew the specter of Big Brother, may well present the most serious threat to Obamas reputation.
12.) Reporter Sharyl Attkisson said in 2014 that her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administration. A source who checked her laptop said the hacker used spyware proprietary to a government agency, according to an article in the New York Post.
As Rush pointed out, “the Russians stole the election” allegation has completely disappeared in the seven days since those tweets. They were a not-so-subtle shot across the bow. The MSM hasn’t a clue about how to handle an enemy who fights back.
“The MSM hasnt a clue about how to handle an enemy who fights back.”
You’re right! As evidenced by this complete bungling of their story.
Looking back, it’s ASTOUNDING how easily Trump accomplished this!
IOW, heads I win; tales you lose
Who’s the dead ringer for Harold in the POI TV series?
Isn’t it? No press person fumbling his PC-speak and yammering inanities. No press conference with savage reporters trying to make you look like a guilty rabid kook. Just three tweets! Remarkable!
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