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  • Two Possibilities in Trump Wiretapping, and Neither Is Good

    12/27/2019 2:39:50 AM PST · by lowbuck · 70 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 27 December 2019 | Frank Watt
    The report of the I.G.'s findings on the use of FISA in the FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation is an outrage. As a 22 year FBI Agent, I have personally conducted multiple investigations using both Title III "wiretaps" and FISA authorized intercepts. From this perspective, I can only see two possible interpretations of the actions of the FBI and DOJ. Either scenario should anger and frighten every fair minded citizen who takes the time to read the report and understand its implications. . . snip If the heinous abuses documented in the I.G.s report result in a weakening or loss of...
  • DOJ inspector general refutes Trump claim that Obama tapped his wires

    12/11/2019 12:27:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 11 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that he found no evidence the FBI wiretapped anyone other than former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection with the Russia investigation. Horowitz’s comments at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing refuted a series of tweets sent by President Trump in March 2017 in which he claimed that Obama had his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. “Did your investigation identify any evidence President Obama ordered the FBI to tap Donald Trump’s phone?” asked Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), after citing Trump’s tweets from 2017. “We didn’t find...
  • THE HAMMER IS THE KEY TO THE COUP

    11/14/2019 7:14:00 PM PST · by Linda Frances · 55 replies
    The American Report ^ | 11/10/2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    THE HAMMER IS THE KEY TO THE COUP
  • Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program

    08/15/2019 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 15 Aug 2019 | Charlie Savage
    The White House is seeking reauthorization of a law that lets the N.S.A. gain access to logs of Americans’ phone and text records — while acknowledging that the program has been indefinitely halted. Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records of Americans’ telephone calls and text messages in search of terrorists, the Trump administration on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the system has been indefinitely shut down — but asked Congress to extend its legal basis anyway. In a letter to Congress delivered on Thursday and obtained by The New York...
  • DOJ’s Russia probe review focusing on 'smoking gun' tapes of meeting with Trump aide: sources

    07/26/2019 9:36:28 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 July 2019 | Brooke Singman
    [full title]DOJ’s Russia probe review focusing on 'smoking gun' tapes of meeting with Trump aide: sources The Justice Department’s internal review of the Russia investigation is zeroing in on transcripts of recordings made by at least one government source who met with former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos overseas in 2016, specifically looking at why certain "exculpatory" material from them was not presented in subsequent applications for surveillance warrants, according to two sources familiar with the review. The sources also said the review is taking a closer look at the actual start date of the original FBI investigation into potential...
  • Trump tells Hannity DOJ investigating whether his own phone calls were tapped during 2016 campaign

    06/20/2019 7:20:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Last night, during a wide-ranging interview with Sean Hannity (video of the full interview is embedded below), President Trump dropped a bombshell, telling the Fox News host that the DOJ is investigating whether his own phone calls were monitored during the presidential campaign. "The fact is, they were spying on my campaign, using intelligence agencies to do it. ... We're trying to figure out whether they listened to my calls. That would be the ultimate. We'll see what happens. If that happens, we'll probably find out. If they spied on my campaign, and they may have, it will be...
  • Justice Dept. Keeps Wiretaps Secret in Flynn Case, Rejecting Judge’s Order

    05/31/2019 11:06:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 May 2019 | Adam Goldman
    Federal prosecutors rebuffed a judge’s order to release by Friday highly classified transcripts of discussions that Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, had with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. The transcripts between Mr. Flynn and Sergey I. Kislyak, formerly Russia’s top diplomat in the United States, were expected to show that they talked in December 2016 about sanctions that the Obama administration had just imposed on Russia. Mr. Flynn initially denied those exchanges about sanctions both to Trump administration officials and the F.B.I. in the weeks after the discussions. The conversations prompted concerns among senior...
  • Would a wiretap cause a phone to oscillate ~ Vanity

    01/17/2019 3:58:54 PM PST · by GraceG · 37 replies
    Just listened to John Solomon ( man who is doing a lot of real journalism exposing the Obama wiretapping of Trump and exposing the FISA court abuse by Obama. ). John's phone seemed to be fading out in a periodically consistent manner. Even after the producer of Mark Levin's show called him again to try to "get a better connection" the same sort of phenomenon occurred. It did sound like a landline call, versus a cell phone call, which you can hear the difference given how the phone system works when it clips the high and low frequency noises off...
  • UK - MI6 spooks battling Donald Trump over release of classified Russia probe documents

    11/22/2018 10:31:05 AM PST · by dennisw · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Ben Riley-Smith
    MI6 chiefs are secretly battling Donald Trump to stop him publishing classified information linked to the Russian election meddling investigation. The UK is warning that the US president would undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers. However Trump allies are fighting back, demanding transparency and asking why Britain would oppose the move unless it had something to hide. It forces the spotlight on whether the UK played a role in the FBI's investigation launched before the 2016 presidential election into Trump campaign ties to the Kremlin. The Telegraph...
  • BREAKING: CARTER PAGE FISA RELEASE

    07/21/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 224 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2018 | F-I/D-J
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. had abused its surveillance powers. [Read the documents here.]
  • "1. I think I may have discovered what the DOJ & FBI are desperately trying to hide."

    05/25/2018 6:01:37 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 119 replies
    REX @_VachelLindsay_ ^ | May 24, 2018 | REX @_VachelLindsay_
    An American POTUS can LEGALLY authorize electronic surveillance 'without a court order...to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year’. Yes, it's true. Obama had legal authorization to by-pass the normal court vetting process. 4. Such power lies in 50 U.S. Code § 1802 -
  • Re-Assigned FBI Lawyer James Baker Has Hard Drives Showing Trump Was Spied On

    12/24/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 174 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | December 23, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    Baker possesses 47 hard disks containing data on a massive surveillance operation overseen by John Brennan and James Clapper which allegedly spied on Trump Tower and now-President Donald Trump, according to a whistleblower. “I provided to the FBI seventeen businesses of Donald Trump, including the Trump Tower, the Trump leasing programs, all of these different programs, and including Trump himself and the various family members that had been wiretapped under these programs,” (Dennis) Montgomery said in the interview. “There has been a wiretap on Trump for years.” Montgomery provided the proof of the surveillance program to Judge Royce Lamberth in...
  • Feds monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones(NOT wired TAP)

    05/03/2018 2:38:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 71 replies
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier today, NBC News reported that there was a wiretap on the phones of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, citing two separate sources with knowledge of the legal proceedings involving Cohen. But three senior U.S. officials now dispute that, saying that the monitoring of Cohen’s phones was limited to a log of calls, known as a pen register, not a wiretap where investigators can actually listen to calls. NBC News has changed the headline and revised parts of the original article.
  • September 20, 2017: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA

    02/09/2018 12:31:14 PM PST · by bitt · 80 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | September 20, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations. Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing. Paul Manafort was wiretapped. Carter Page was wiretapped. Donald Trump Jr. was wiretapped. Jared Kushner was wiretapped. Gen. Michael Flynn was wiretapped. And likely there were others. And none of it was very legal. In fact, most of it was very illegal, according to federal law enforcement sources...
  • Shep Smith Apology

    02/02/2018 9:23:01 AM PST · by VA is for Freepers · 63 replies
    Vanity | 2/2/2018 | Me
    Shep Smith needs to apologize to President Trump.
  • Sharyl Attkisson: You Know The Obama White House Spied On Me Too (No Doubt About It)

    09/21/2017 5:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson decided to offer her two-cents in light of the recent revelation that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was indeed wiretapped before and after the 2016 election. Mr. Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, though it’s still unknown if any surveillance occurred there, but what is highly plausible is that conversations between him and Donald Trump were recorded, and we know that the FBI was monitoring the former campaign manager’s phone calls. The wiretaps were given the green light by the FISA court, which signs off on such surveillance activities in secret....
  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 5:52:51 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20th, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
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  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 1:58:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sharyl Attkisson,
    Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election. According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too. But we’re missing the bigger story. If these...
  • obama did wiretap Trump

    09/20/2017 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-19-17 | DrJohn
    It's not called "blind hatred" for nothing. A while back I wrote that democrats were opening Pandora's box.  It is now open and they're really, really not going to like what's coming. Last week, we learned that Susan Rice lied through her teeth: On the same day, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice was interviewed by PBS’s Judy Woodruff and asked to respond to Nunes’ accusation that she had unmasked those Trump officials in the waning days of the Obama administration. Here is the exchange: Woodruff: We’ve been following a disclosure by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in...
  • CBS News: Manafort wiretaps may have picked up conversations with Trump

    09/20/2017 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/20/17 | William Jacobson
    According to CBS, conversations between Manafort and Trump may have been scooped up in the surveillance: Long before the special counsel began investigating Russian meddling in the U.S. election — and whether anyone in the Trump campaign was involved — Paul Manafort was the target of an FBI investigation. It included electronic surveillance of the one-time Trump campaign chairman....the surveillance on Manafort occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to a former U.S. official, the intercepts picked up conversations between Manafort and Russian individuals about the campaign. The intercepts potentially include conversations between Manafort and President Trump.... If the Manafort...