Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Sabotaged Trumpís Transition To The White House
Posted on 03/02/2017 2:21:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Trumps claims that the Obama administration sought to undermine his presidency received some support on Wednesday from a New York Times report on the Obama White Houses activities in the weeks before the inauguration.
According to The Times, Obama White House officials waged a campaign to procure, save and disperse classified intelligence regarding Trump associates contacts with Russians.
The campaign also involved curtailing the Trump teams access to highly classified information and of lowering classification ratings on other information about the ongoing Russia investigation so that it could be more widely shared across the government.
According to The Times sources, the Obama officials waged the campaign out of fear that the Trump administration would cover up or destroy some of the information.
The campaign was multifaceted but was not directed by Obama himself, the Times sources claimed.
The wide-ranging report also includes some information that is not positive for Trump, including that federal investigators were given intelligence from foreign services that some Trump associates met with Russians in the Netherlands and Britain.
That detail adds new information to a report from The Times last month that U.S. investigators had evidence that some Trump campaign advisers communicated with Russian government officials before the election.
That report noted that U.S. officials do not yet have evidence of any coordination between Trump advisers and the Russian government to influence the election. The White House strongly denied the claims made in that report, and asserted the FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told Trumps chief of staff, Reince Priebus, that the story was bullshit.
The Obama administrations intelligence-sharing effort involved the White House, intelligence agencies and State Department, The Times reports.
According to the newspaper, some Obama White House officials asked specific questions in intelligence briefings because they knew the questions and answers would be documented and saved for future review.
Intelligence agencies ramped up efforts to convert raw intelligence gathered on Trump advisers into information that could be used by analysts. The intelligence was also classified at relatively low levels to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government, according to The Times.
The State Department, then led by John Kerry, also took part in the intelligence-sharing campaign. The agency sent a batch of documents classified as Secret to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, just before the election.
The Obama officials also moved to cap the number of incoming Trump officials who could view extremely sensitive information, including the names of sources and the identities of foreigners who were regularly monitored.
The scheme would seem to lend support to Trumps claims that the Obama White House sought to undermine his presidency by leaking classified information.
I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind things, thats politics. And it will probably continue, Trump told Fox & Friends in an interview this week.
Trump has alleged that Obama appointees still working in the government have leaked information about some of his phone calls with foreign leaders and about Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who resigned last month because of phone calls he had with Russias ambassador in December.
The Times report provides new details about the information being reviewed as part of the expansive investigation into Russias attempts to influence the election.
The newspapers sources said that in late summer, American intelligence officials began picking up discussions in which Russian officials mentioned contacts with Trump associates. European intelligence services also began providing information about people close to Mr. Trump meeting with Russians in the Netherlands, Britain and other countries.
The Times notes that the nature of the meetings was not clear to the intelligence officials. The intercepted communications also provided little useful information.
Notably, The Times did not report the names of the Trump advisers and Russians who were allegedly involved in the discussions. It is unclear whether the Times sources provided the names, and if so, why they withheld the information.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer dismissed the claims in a statement to The Times.
The only new piece of information that has come to light is that political appointees in the Obama administration have sought to create a false narrative to make an excuse for their own defeat in the election. There continues to be no there, there, he told the newspaper.
One thing’s certain - obama just moved in down the street and intends to do his level best to subvert the Trump administration.
Gee, I wonder if Congress is going to want an investigation into this crap?
That is what I think of unnamed sources.
That is what I think of unnamed sources.
Anonymous - once again.
This garbage has to stop.
Moreover, the language used is so infuriating: "associates of Donald Trump" talked to the Russians.
Who? The campaign? His butler? A man Trump made a business deal with 30 years ago? A friendly reporter who interviewed Trump 5 years ago?
Let's be honest here: Obama was an illegitimate "president" with a forged birth certificate and selective service registration card. Obama is a homosexual Marxist, a liar, a coward, a narcissist, antisemitic, a Christian-hater, a thief, an a traitor.
I don't know if he we will see Obama be brought to justice in this life, but he will be brought to justice in the next before God.
I would like to see the former as well.
No one is taking into account that there is a heavely sovereign infinitely more powerful than these detractors and traitors:
Psalm 70:1-70 Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
They are going after Sessions. To the person who said to me that it doesnt matter what flynns replacement thinks...yeah..it does. Deep dark is going after trump and will continue to do so.
I do believe that God is protecting and guiding Donald Trump. Did you see that President Trump quoted John 15:13 during his address to Congress? Can you imagine "president" Barry Hussein Soetoro doing that?
I would like to see Obama's Fortress of Treason turned into a house arrest prison for him, Michael, Jarrett, and all the rest of the criminals.
And this is where the Trump administration should use this report to turn the tables on the Democrats and McCain (pardon the redundancy).
It is obvious that this is a coordinated smear.
Sessions needs an open investigation of pizzagate.
Where is wiener’s laptop contents?
Sounds like Woodward and Bernstein....
Obama did say that he couldn’t abide a Trump Presidency.
Do you want to know my theory?
The Russians have massive amounts of material on Obama: murders, homosexuality, payoffs from Muslim nations (including Iran), drug usage, corruption, and more.
Putin (former KGB) is a thug, but a clever thug.
There is absolutely no way that the Russians do not possess dirt on Obama and his band of happy criminals.
This steady, constant drum beat of "The Russians!" is driven by something much deeper than trying to sink Trump. There is a primal fear to it, and it is an obsession.
Obama and the media know the goods could be spilled, and they have been laboring 24/7 for months to inoculate themselves against any Russian intelligence disclosure of their crimes.
I think it is way past time to open multiple DOJ investigations into the many crimes of Barack Obama.
And throw in a few charges for Hillary.
The whole tone of the Times article is “Trump did bad stuff, and Obama’s people are trying to keep him from covering it up”.
But did they take the “Ts” off all the Keyboards?
Time the Donald started taking names and playing rough, or he will never have peace.
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