John Nolte from Breitbart put together a great article showcasing the scandal we have been trying to expose for quite some time. That scandal is the wiretapping of Donald Trump. Everybody knows that the Obama administrationÂ used the intelligenceÂ agencies as their own personal political weapon. As we have covered on this website they used the NSA, CIA, FBI and even foreign intelligence services such as the GCHQ.
Some of our articles on these issues:
1. The (now defunct) Heat Street â€“ November 7, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: FBI â€˜Granted FISA Warrantâ€™ Covering Trump Campâ€™s Ties To Russia
Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that theÂ FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permissionÂ to examine the activities of â€˜U.S. personsâ€™ in Donald Trumpâ€™s campaignÂ with ties to Russia.
If you are wondering who Heat Street is and why you should care, just know that theÂ New York TimesÂ re-published this information in MarchÂ â€” Â you know, the information that the Obama administration spied on Team Trump.
The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summerÂ in order to monitor four members of the Trump teamÂ 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.
In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the governmentâ€™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,Â which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.Â These include collecting satellite transmissions,Â phone calls and emailsÂ that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
Note the timing of â€œin the final days of the Obama administration.â€
As I wrote at theÂ Daily WireÂ backÂ in MarchÂ (where I first published this list): â€œThis is the most important piece of the puzzle, because it explains how the media was getting all of its scoops via leaks via surveillance.â€
Lawyers from the National Security Division in theÂ [Obama] Department of Justicethen 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.Â Finally, before a new judge, the order was granted,Â on 15 October,Â 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 â€“ 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 â€“ outside the Department of Justice but familiar with the case â€“Â told me that three of Mr. Trumpâ€™s associates were the subject of the inquiry. â€œBut itâ€™s clear this is about Trump,â€ he said.
The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, theÂ [Obama] Justice Department, the Treasury Departmentâ€™s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. â€¦
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 isÂ scrutinizing the activities of a few Americans who were affiliated with Trumpâ€™s campaign or his business empireÂ and of multiple individuals from Russia and other former Soviet nations.
The BBC reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant on Oct. 15Â 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.Â One of McClatchyâ€™s sources confirmed the report.
Print headline: â€œWiretappedÂ Data Used In Inquiry of Trump Aidesâ€ â€¦
The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Departmentâ€™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 theÂ wiretappedcommunications had been provided to the White House.
Yes, thatâ€™s right, theÂ TimesÂ used WIRETAP in its headline and in its story.
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that countryâ€™s ambassador to the United StatesÂ during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
Flynnâ€™s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey KislyakÂ were interpreted by some senior U.S. officialsÂ 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.
Flynnâ€™s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpretedÂ [.]
The New York Times quickly matched the story and said thereÂ was a transcript of the discussions.
This is CNN celebrating Flynn being taken down by a transcript of a phone call that theÂ New York TimesÂ reported on in a story that used the word â€œwiretapâ€ under a headline that declared it a â€œwiretap.â€
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. â€¦
Flynn spoke to Kislyak on Dec. 29, the same day the sanctions were announced.
Oh, yes, NBC News was well aware of the fact that the Obama administration was listening in on Flynnâ€™s calls. And as you will read below, so was the AP, ABC and CBS.
Two people familiar with the situation say the Justice Department warned the Trump administration about Michael Flynnâ€™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 Flynnâ€™s contacts and the facts of what occurred.
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.
Investigators believe that President Trumpâ€™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 Newsâ€™ 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.
Before Trump blew up the truth about Barryâ€™s spying and turned it into a liability, as you can see above, everyone in the media was not only openly admitting that the Obama administration spied on Team Trump, they were bragging about how awesome it was.