Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Sabotaged Trumpís Transition To The White House
The Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2017 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 03/02/2017 2:21:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Trump’s 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 House’s 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 team’s 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 Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, that the story was “bullshit.”

The Obama administration’s 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 Trump’s 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, that’s 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 Russia’s ambassador in December.

The Times report provides new details about the information being reviewed as part of the expansive investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the election.

The newspaper’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deepstate; first100days; insurrection; intelligence; nationalsecurity; obama; obamagate; obamalegacy; russia; sedition; shadowgovernment; softcoup; trump; trump45; trumprussia; x44
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-108 next last
Plausible deniability.
1 posted on 03/02/2017 2:21:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Time’s Sources”


2 posted on 03/02/2017 2:25:12 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing’s certain - obama just moved in down the street and intends to do his level best to subvert the Trump administration.


3 posted on 03/02/2017 2:47:58 AM PST by Jack Hammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I wonder if Congress is going to want an investigation into this crap?


4 posted on 03/02/2017 2:48:32 AM PST by WHBates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
This reminds me of when I was in college - I majored in Journalism (back when they taught journalism). One of the examples used by a professor was about using unnamed sources. It seems that a couple of reporters (Washington newsroom) got a very good story that they "knew" was true, but they only had one source and their editor would not run a story with only one, unnamed source (the days of real journalism standards). To resolve this dilemma, one of the reporters interviewed the other about the story and they then quoted a "source close to the White House" (the office they were in was just a few blocks from the White House). The story got published.

That is what I think of unnamed sources.

5 posted on 03/02/2017 2:52:03 AM PST by BruceS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
This reminds me of when I was in college - I majored in Journalism (back when they taught journalism). One of the examples used by a professor was about using unnamed sources. It seems that a couple of reporters (Washington newsroom) got a very good story that they "knew" was true, but they only had one source and their editor would not run a story with only one, unnamed source (the days of real journalism standards). To resolve this dilemma, one of the reporters interviewed the other about the story and they then quoted a "source close to the White House" (the office they were in was just a few blocks from the White House). The story got published.

That is what I think of unnamed sources.

6 posted on 03/02/2017 2:52:03 AM PST by BruceS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
“Time’s 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.

7 posted on 03/02/2017 2:52:48 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer

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.


8 posted on 03/02/2017 2:56:09 AM PST by EliRoom8
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

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.


9 posted on 03/02/2017 2:56:47 AM PST by RummyChick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: EliRoom8
Amen.

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.

10 posted on 03/02/2017 2:59:09 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

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.


11 posted on 03/02/2017 3:00:08 AM PST by phoneman08 (qwiyrqweopigradfdzcm,.dadfjl,dz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Diversion.
Sessions needs an open investigation of pizzagate.
Where is wiener’s laptop contents?


12 posted on 03/02/2017 3:01:03 AM PST by Post5203 (S. A. I. N. Stop All Immigration NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BruceS

Sounds like Woodward and Bernstein....


13 posted on 03/02/2017 3:04:14 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama did say that he couldn’t abide a Trump Presidency.


14 posted on 03/02/2017 3:07:07 AM PST by Daveinyork
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RummyChick; Liz
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.

They are.

Democrats Call for Sessions to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry (NY Slimes article)

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.

15 posted on 03/02/2017 3:07:09 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 03/02/2017 3:07:44 AM PST by Bobalu (The fool has said in his heart that there is no God...I am not a fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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”.

Total B.S.


17 posted on 03/02/2017 3:10:29 AM PST by marktwain (We wanted to tell our side of the story. We hope by us telling our story...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

But did they take the “Ts” off all the Keyboards?


18 posted on 03/02/2017 3:17:18 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time the Donald started taking names and playing rough, or he will never have peace.


19 posted on 03/02/2017 3:17:28 AM PST by crazycat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
And we are to believe that Trump people met in public, face to face with "foreign entities" (Russians) to plan all manner of nefarious activities counter to security interests of the United States - up to and including "rigging" the election.

Sure, sure.

20 posted on 03/02/2017 3:33:13 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-108 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson