The mainstream media knew Obama spied on Trump and reported on it for months. Then when President Trump called Obama and the media on it in a series on tweets, pointing out the fact it was illegal, the mainstream media quickly changed their tune and began the big cover up.
The proof is in black and white. Mainstream media have damned themselves with their own newsprint. In fact, as you’ll see below, for two reasons, the media was overjoyed that this spying had occurred: (1) they got scoops damaging to Trump, and (2) in their partisan and cultish minds, the very fact that the oh-so pure Obama administration felt the need to spy, could only mean Trump was in bed with Putin.
In fact, the media was actually having a big public party using Obama’s spying. Hoo-hah here’s a scoop! Whee-hee Flynn said this! Woo-woo palace intrigue! Ha-haaah here’s what so-and-so said! Tra-la-la here’s what so-and-so did!
As Daily Wire reports: on March 4, in a series of tweets that had the exact same effect as political nukes, Trump himself confirmed what the media had already told us – that the Obama administration had spied on him and his team.
Trump’s brilliance was focusing on the sleazy and illegal act of the actual spying. And this is when the media realized that all their ha-has and tra-la-las were about to backfire. Their Precious Barry was now at risk, and so the shameless cover up and lying began …
Suddenly, right around 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, the conventional wisdom and public knowledge that the Obama administration had spied on Trump, was surrounded by the media’s semantic wagons which were manned by lying journalists armed with hair-splitting. I don’t want to go through all that again, so you can read why Trump told the 100% truth in the first section of this piece. The bottom line, though, is this …
Trump accused Obama of spying on him.
Obama did spy on Trump.
The media knew Obama spied on Trump.
The media lied and covered up the fact that Obama spied on Trump.
We know this with absolute certainty because the media itself spent months telling us so. And here is all the proof you will ever need to make that case … [emphasis mine throughout]
EXCLUSIVE: FBI ‘Granted FISA Warrant’ Covering Trump Camp’s Ties To Russia
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 Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.
So let’s stop for a moment to make a couple of things clear. The FBI reports to the Department of Justice, which at the time was run by Obama’s highly politicized Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. The author of this piece, Louise Mensch, despises Trump, and if you’ll look at the publication date, she dropped this supposed bombshell the night before the election, and did so for reasons I should not have to explain.
You are now asking yourselves: Who the hell is Heat Street and how does this prove anything? That’s a fair question, let me answer it this way: As you’ll see below, this report of the Obama administration asking for and receiving a surveillance warrant to monitor Team Trump is confirmed by a number of other MSM sources.
Moreover, no less than The New York Times re-published this information as recently as last weekend.
The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation.
The left-wing Guardian not only reported that the Obama administration sought a surveillance warrant, but that it was specifically requested to “monitor four members of the Trump team.” This was the summer request, as reported by Heat Street, that was turned down.
In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.
The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.
This is the most important piece of the puzzle, because it explains how the media was getting all of its scoops via leaks via surveillance. Moreover, it explains how the media knew it was getting all these scoops via leaks via surveillance.
If you are not the target of the surveillance, if your name is not on the FISA warrant, if you are “incidentally” picked up in surveillance, in order to protect your privacy as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment, the government is required by law to mask or blackout your name in its reports.
Just before running out the door, the Obama administration unilaterally changed the law in a way that allowed surveillance intel to be disseminated throughout all 16 national security agencies “before applying privacy protections” – and this includes surveillance picked up by the NSA, which is “largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws[.]”
Let me explain what happens …
Hoo-ha, lookie-lookie at what we “incidentally” picked up at Trump Tower. But thanks to Precious Barry, I don’t have to black out this “incidental juiciness” before I send it out to 16 whole agencies. Golly gee, now that we can spread this far and wide without masking all the “incidental juiciness,” I sure hope it doesn’t end up in the hands of someone Obama appointee who likes all those tweets Jake Tapper sends out kissing the Intelligence Community’s ass.
Hey, if anyone has another theory for why the Obama administration would make such a change just as the Trump administration was coming in, I’m all ears.
But you don’t. Because there is no other theory. The only reason to authorize the spreading far and wide of these “incidental” names is to better the chances of Trump-related leaks to the hostile media.
Not to get too far off track, but welcome to a banana republic where secret and unlawful surveillance is leaked to the public for partisan purposes.
Lawyers from the National Security Division in the Department of Justice then drew up an application. They took it to the secret US court that deals with intelligence, the Fisa court, named after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. They wanted permission to intercept the electronic records from two Russian banks.
Their first application, in June, was rejected outright by the judge. They returned with a more narrowly drawn order in July and were rejected again. Finally, before a new judge, the order was granted, on 15 October, three weeks before election day.
Neither Mr Trump nor his associates are named in the Fisa order, which would only cover foreign citizens or foreign entities – in this case the Russian banks. But ultimately, the investigation is looking for transfers of money from Russia to the United States, each one, if proved, a felony offence.
A lawyer – outside the Department of Justice but familiar with the case – told me that three of Mr. Trump’s associates were the subject of the inquiry. “But it’s clear this is about Trump,” he said.
The left-wing BBC not only backs up the Heat Street reporting but publishes the news that “three of Trump’s associates” were part of this surveillance operation.
The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. …
A key mission of the six-agency group has been to examine who financed the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The London-based transparency group WikiLeaks released the emails last summer and in October.
The working group is scrutinizing the activities of a few Americans who were affiliated with Trump’s campaign or his business empire and of multiple individuals from Russia and other former Soviet nations.
The BBC reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant on Oct. 15 from the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing investigators access to bank records and other documents about potential payments and money transfers related to Russia. One of McClatchy’s sources confirmed the report.
“Americans associated with Trump[.]”
Even after eight years of Obama, two plus two still equals four.
Print headline: “Wiretapped Data Used In Inquiry of Trump Aides” …
The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s 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.
The Obama administration is investigating Trump.
The White House is looking at intelligence based on “wiretapped communications.”
This is The New York Times, y’all. This is the secular media’s Bible, their Gaia, their Sacrament of all that is Right and True, and that Bible laid it all out in the exact same language used by Trump.
Headline: “National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say”
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanction sagainst Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.
The Washington Post says it loud and says it proud that the month prior to Trump taking office, the Obama administration listened to Flynn’s phone calls. It should be added that the report also says that Flynn said nothing unethical or wrong.
Maybe the FISA warrant targeted the Russian ambassador. Nevertheless, once Flynn’s name was unmasked, disseminated and publicly leaked, at least two felonies had occurred – and incidental (yeah, right) or not, once all that happened, what the Obama administration did is called SPYING.
Let’s also add to the mix the juicy fact that several members of the Obama administration had access to this unmasked information about Flynn.
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius cited a single “senior U.S. government official” while reporting that “Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking.” …
Last Thursday, The Post cited “nine current and former officials” in a story headlined “National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say.”
The New York Times quickly matched the story and said there was a transcript of the discussions.
The chronology suggests that some officials in the government sought to alert the public to Flynn’s contacts by leaking to the press.
This is CNN, the same network that for three weeks now has smeared Trump as a liar over his claim Obama spied on him – and yet, this very same CNN is seen here celebrating the fact that Mike Flynn was taken down by – read closely now – the Obama administration intercepting Flynn’s phone calls, including a possible TRANSCRIPT.
Riddle me this, CNN: How did the Obama administration get a transcript of a phone call from a member of Trump’s team, a team that was working out of Trump Tower? I mean, other than a wiretap?
Two more questions: Was Flynn’s name on the FISA warrant? And if not, why didn’t the Obama administration mask his name, as required by law?
Either way, what we have here is CNN not only reporting that the Obama administration spied on Team Trump, but GLOATING over the fact that Obama’s spying resulted in a scalp.
And then, just three weeks later, CNN would call Trump a liar for believing what? … CNN’s reporting!
A U.S. intelligence official briefed on the matter confirmed to NBC News that National Security Advisor Mike Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Flynn took office[.]
The official said he was told there was no quid pro quo and that there has been no finding inside the government that Flynn did anything illegal. …
Flynn spoke to Kislyak on Dec. 29, the same day the sanctions were announced.
NBC News obviously knew the Obama administration was listening to Team Trump phone calls.
Two people familiar with the situation say the Justice Department warned the Trump administration about Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia.
One of the people says the Justice Department told the administration there was a discrepancy between what the White House was saying publicly about Flynn’s contacts and the facts of what occurred.
The Associated Press knew the Obama administration had listened to Flynn’s calls.
Embattled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn called Vice President Mike Pence Friday to apologize for misleading him about a conversation with the Russian ambassador to the United States, according to a senior White House official.
ABC News knew the Obama administration had listened to Flynn’s calls.
Investigators believe that President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia in a phone call with a Russian official, law enforcement sources told CBS News on Friday.
Multiple sources told CBS News’ Jeff Pegues and Pat Milton that the conversation occurred before Mr. Trump took office and, if true, could be a violation of protocol and could be viewed as a violation of the law.
CBS News knew the Obama administrations had listened to Flynn’s calls.
I could go on and on – so I hope I’ve made my point and closed my case. The evidence is so overwhelming that by now your eyes are probably glazed over and you mind is screaming Enough already!
Way back in January, Heat Street, The Guardian, The BBC, and McClatchy all confirmed that he Obama administration sought and/or received surveillance warrants aimed at Team Trump.
Way back in January, The New York Times reported that the Obama White House was looking at wiretap intelligence related to Trump.
Way back in February, The Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, NBC News, CBS News, and ABC News all gleefully reported on private telephone calls that were surveilled by the Obama administration and then illegally made public to the media.
Then, In March, just weeks after all of this reporting on the awesomeness of Obama-era surveillance warrants and intercepted phone calls …
Despite their own knowledge, despite their own reporting, despite the words they publicly printed and the words they publicly spoke, every single one of these news outlets declared Trump a liar for the sin of what …?
For the sin of believing the same people now smearing him as a liar.