How bad is it for the Left wing news and politicians on the “Trump’s a nut because he said Obama wiretapped him!” claim now? (Remember, Trump is seventy-one. He cut his teeth on an era where wiretaps were the only method of collection electronic data. So, I forgive him for the catch-all phrase.)
I just watched CNN literally be backed into the one…last…corner of “Well, there is no proof it was ordered by Obama!”
They seem to not quite grasp the CRIME of spying on American citizens!
Here’s the Breitbart article, far more accurate to what Nunes actually said. On a side note, my ex-intel buddy said right off the bat this was probably “extra-judicial surveillance”. They swept up everything “legally”. However, “legal” is a bullshit term used by people who like to hold power over others. Legal doesn’t mean right or just or good, just legal. (Don’t get me started on lawyers and judges…aaaagghh!)
My friend said that Congress and the courts have to reign in the powers being used by the intelligence agencies. Not stop them, but make them accountable for their actions through some kind of judicial review. One suggestion was- People whose information is “incidentally” swept up must be notified and be allowed to seek redress.
House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he had learned that members of President Donald Trump’s transition team had been under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been “unmasked” by the intelligence community, and that those names had been leaked to the media.
Nunes’s information — which he said he would deliver to the White House later — vindicates the bulk of Trump’s claims earlier this month.
Nunes said that while there was no direct “wiretap” by President Barack Obama of Trump Tower, there was indeed surveillance — perhaps collected incidentally — of people close to Trump, possibly including Trump himself.
Much of that had been suspected, on the basis of mainstream media reports, but Rep. Nunes reported something new: that the surveillance did not involve the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, none of the surveillance had intelligence value, he said.
“I believe it was all done legally,” Nunes told a press conference. The question, he said, was why names of those swept up in the surveillance had been leaked. The collection of the intelligence appeared to have been legal, but the leaking may have been illegal.
Most of the activity occurred during the transition period from November to January. Furthermore, Nunes said, he did not know whether phone calls — including phone calls involving Trump — were among the communications captured.
CNN is admitting, because they are Obama apologists, that not only was the information captured it was widely disseminated, and that information had nothing to do with Russians, but how the Trump administration was going to govern.
THINK ABOUT THAT! If anyone else did it (named Nixon) the media would go crazy!
Now there is no way the Obama administration would widely distribute political information and Obama not know. Impossible. He will deny it and you’ll have trouble getting people to admit he knew, but he knew.
But let’s go over the facts here. What do we know now?
- Obama was President when the FBI started their “investigation”.
- Obama was President when the NSA and other illegally captured and kept what appears to be POLITICAL conversations on an opposition party President elect.
- That information, which had nothing to do with any crime or Russians, but dealt with how the Trump administration wanted to govern, was captured, transcribed and WIDELY disseminated. (Seriously, why isn’t someone in jail?)
- The NSA/FBI/et. al. have been hiding behind their classified status in order not to reveal who did it. Comey outright lied in his testimony. He was sweating bullets and giving off “tells” all day! Trust me, the feds document everything. NOBODY goes “rogue” without someone knowing. So some tech guy has the conversation, passed it to some higher up, who passed it to some higher up. The NSA KNOWS who did what.
A true measure of Trump will be if he lets this go. If he does, then he’s just another flunkie in the “I won’t tell on you if you don’t tell on me.” world of politics. If I see people running for lawyers and getting perp walked across to the US Justice building, then I will know Trump is serious about draining the swamp. He should be, he’s a victim of a felony and was spied on by his former President.
Hmm… I wonder if Tahiti has an extradition agreement with us.
Update: Here is the video of the press conference. One reporter, a female, was just a little crazy trying to undermine what Nunes was saying. He’s not happy. He just had to tell a President, that the powers Congress gave the Intel community ended up with the President being put under political surveillance. The fact the media is so biased that it can’t see the HUGE scandal here is just amazing.
Further, the democrat head of the committee is whining it wasn’t fair Nunes put all the info out there because he was told. That’s a lie. He was told last week. This is all grandstanding. If you take the time to watch Comey and Rogers earlier this week in the public meeting, you were seeing two guys who wanted to be anywhere but where they were! They knew bad things are coming.