Skip to comments.FBI Reportedly Sought FISA Court Warrant To Spy On Trump Campaign Officials
Posted on 01/11/2017 11:14:51 PM PST by tcrlaf
A new report released today features both the FBI seeking to launch a surveillance operation against an active US presidential campaign, and the ultra-rare case of the FISA courts actually turning down an FBI request to conduct surveillance against somebody.
The report, originating at the Guardian, claims that the FBI had sought broad surveillance powers over four high-ranking members of President-elect Donald Trumps campaign during the election, claiming them to have had contact with Russian officials.
The FISA court turned the request down, telling investigators they needed to narrow the request. ADVERTISING
Though the four are not directly named in the report, it is related to claims in a dossier of Russia having substantial blackmail dirt on Trump, and that dossier centered heavily around accusations against a handful of Trump campaign personnel, including Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, along with Trumps personal lawyer Michael Cohen, meaning some of them may well be among the targets.
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The Obamunists weaponized the government. They tried to use Anti-Terror laws to go after Trump??
Trump is not only going to have to drain the swamp, but pull out literally every weed, and start the wetlands over.
How did the proceedings in front of a secret court get in the Guardian?
Why all the interest in Trump-Russian relations?
Is there any actual evidence, even circumstantial or more than hearsay that Trump has relations with Putin or any Russians?
You juuust watch.
Before this is over, we’re going to find out that the only hacking that was done, was done by the Obama administration against Trump.
Several reasons, the biggest of which is that Trump and Putin might make common cause against ISIS and other Islamic extremists, payments from whom to various retired (and not-yet-retired) politicians will stop if the people who sign the checks are pushin' up daisies.
At least it was turned down
>> was done by the Obama administration
Well, the FBI is under the jurisdiction of the Executive branch.
If two or more people know a secret- will not stay a secret.
I've already caught Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs faking two stories about Trump, so I take this accordingly. The new Guardian piece is by Julian Borger, who I remember assisting Joseph Wilson's disinformation campaign during Nigergate; he's clearly an asset for an intelligence agency himself. One thing that's interesting here is that the disinformation about Trump is being distributed on both sides of the Atlantic--it spread from Rome to MI6 (according to Carl Bernstein anyway) and to the U.S.
“How did the proceedings in front of a secret court get in the Guardian?”
Unknown —— but, now we all get to see how evil the Obamunists really are...
Fishibg expedition for impeachment plannng purposes. Bastards.
From the Guardian —
“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.”
That “one report” is a link to Heat Street, which gives my phone fits, and is questionable for fakery. Need more...
Trump can simply declassify the FISA request. 8 days!
Some serious deep state machinations going on....there’s billions of dollars involved here in trade & immigration that will dry up if Trump gets his way by reinstating the rule of law on the border & dumping NFTA & the TPP.
That’s quite shocking.
I wonder if the warrant “granted” in October was “granted” because of the phony 4Chan information that began in October. I understand why they are so paranoid about Trump becoming president. When he finds out the extent they were willing to go to dig up information on him (using every asset of information gathering at the disposal of the president — legal and otherwise) Trump will see corrupt DC at its worse.
They have done everything possible to break him. It hasn’t worked. Now they will try to impeach him. Just my opinion.
“Some serious deep state machinations going on....theres billions of dollars involved here in trade & immigration that will dry up if Trump gets his way by reinstating the rule of law on the border & dumping NFTA & the TPP.”
Yes. In many ways I am glad to see happening, because many in this forum were very supportive of increased federal police powers following 9/11. Now some of those same people may understand why some of us in the liberty wing of the R party - conservative/constitutional independents if you will - felt that those powers would be a threat to the Republic at some point in the future. That point is the present.
Perhaps just adding to the narrative. Like the now missing Mr. Steele (the uk MI6 guy who wrote the so called report). Now that everyone wants to interview Mr. Steele, he’s in the wind? Unless of course he’s a known entity proven to have existed and I missed that?
This whole thing keeps rolling on autopilot after the original ploy has fallen apart. Reminds me of that old Star Trek episode, “The Changeling.”
They are NOMAD.
If so, it's worse than not working. He's digging his heels in. Doesn't take threats in the manner they for some mistaken reason expect. He issues his own in response, always has. Even a cursory "dossier" on the man would show this history.
At least it was turned down
The FISA court turned the request down, telling investigators they needed to narrow the request.
Turned down on scope of the request NOT PRINCIPLE...How convenient to have current administration spy on challenging party’s candidate—just claim a connection to Russia. Unbelievable.
Wonder if Obama did this with Mittens or any other pols.
Meanwhile, we keep having these lone-wolf shooters who always were on some list, but are never pre-empted before they hurt innocents...Hmm
Every Intelligence and Law Enforcement arm of the government has been corrupted by the Clinton/Soros machine, count on it.
That's exactly why Trump set a trap for them by having a meeting no one but the attendees knew about. To judge just how completely the corruption has rotted the system.
I wonder how CNN intends to report this?They're not reporting it so it must not be fake news. < /sarcasm >
Let’s have a CNN contemporary docu-drama about Watergate.
“Dirty tricks” are so yesterday.
When I see the mention of Rome ... Everyone knows the papa Francis is NO fan of Trump, with all that ‘wall’ building...
Them too! There are more than a few that are about to see their ‘world view’ up ended..
it doesn’t matter....they’ve accomplished their mission.....”Fake” and “hacking” and “rigged election” is all the stupid sheeple will remember, even though virtually ALL of it was done by the rats....
Because neither Trump nor Putin will play ball with the Globalists.
This is why Comey will be replaced by Trump. So will Brennan and Clapper.
These men conducted treasonous activities against the People.
They need to be LONG GONE.
This alone is reason enough to fire Jimmy the weasel Comey as head feeb
Islamic extremism is the real enemy, not Russia.
They are relying on an inaccurate psychological profile they constructed on him.
He is far more mentally and emotionally agile than they realize even now. They will continue to be surprised by him.
The Democrats, working on behalf of Hillary’s campaign, tried very hard to make it look like Trump is in the Russians’ pockets (when, in fact, it was Hillary). They went so far as to investigate Trump for his supposed Russian ties.
I know this because there was a small article that was published a couple of weeks before the election, which quietly mumbled that a Democrat-ordered investigation of Trump for his “Russian ties” did not turn up anything.
The fact that the investigation went nowhere was not highly publicized, and now, it seems that the MSM and Democrats are completely ignoring the non-results of that investigation and going forward as if it had revealed that Trump had Hillary-levels of collusion with foreign governments.
The investigation itself was a gross misuse of government resources. Furthermore, the idea that the government can, with impunity, investigate anyone just because they pose a threat to the political power mongers should scare everyone.
I need to dig up that article about the investigation that went nowhere. I have no doubt the intent of the investigation was to produce material that the Dems could use as an October surprise. However, it seems that Trump has no skeletons in his closet that are surprise-worthy.
They need a refund from whomever constructed it, then. Incompetent. Even a casual observer could predict the reaction they're getting.
I think it was initially planned just to counterbalance Hillary’s own problems vis-a-vis Russia, and then it snowballed. It’s gotten thoroughly ridiculous but they can’t back down because their own supporters, financial as well as political, have lost there ever-loving minds and are trying to prevent Trump from being inaugurated. If this is so, it’s only going to get more bizarre from here.
Which could explain all of the last minute ghetto garbage that is being pushed out at the last minute- to keep the incoming President busy so he doesn’t have time to get to the bottom of all of this.
Impeach over what charge exactly? ??
“This is why Comey will be replaced by Trump. So will Brennan and Clapper.”
January 21, 2017? Our country is so rotten DJT needs to DTS immediately! Is there any hope for pulling things back together considering the evil at play?
So the FBI that wouldn’t investigate the Clintons wanted to investigate Trump.
“Impeach for what........”
I’m concerned they will falsely claim Trump is colluding with Russia. Treason.
Didn’t Hillary Clinton approve the sale of about 25 percent of US uranium to the Russians, and didn’t John Podesta have hundreds of thousands invested in various Russian companies?
That is what the FBI should have been investigating, not stuff based on rumors started by democrats or #nevertrumpers
What do you expect from a corrupt agency filled with partisan political-hacks and mafia-friendly "agents"?
(See: Bulger, Robert Fitzpatrick, John Connolly)
Based on the RAT-trait of projecting...
Blaming others for exactly what they themselves are doing, so when caught, they can say "everybody does it".
This story has been around a couple days. Surprisingly, CNN did not run with a “Breaking News” story about Obama trying to spy on the Trump campaign.
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