House Intel Chairman: Trump Was Right In Claims Of Surveillance On Trump Admin

 

The house intel chairman, Devin Nunes, confirmed today what we all already knew, that Trump was right when he claimed Trump tower was surveilled.

Devin Nunes said in a press conference today, “I have recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, that the intelligence community ‘incidentally’ collected information of the persons involved in the Trump transition.”

 

“This is an incidental collection, based on what I could collect,” Nunes said. “This appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Whether legal or not, the truth is that Trump was right about intelligence arms spying on his transition team at Trump Tower, while every publication under the sun said that he was crazy to claim this.  You have to be a special kind of stupid to not believe that Obama ordered this, especially since you already were skeptical about it even happening in the first place.
Surfacing stories pointed to this coming out today when Nunes said yesterday that he alerted House Speaker Paul Ryan about a ‘collection’ and said he would be traveling to the White House today.
“I’m actually alarmed by it,” Nunes said.
Reporters asked Trump if he felt ‘vindicated,’ after reports show he was telling the truth. Trump told reporters in a brief exchange he felt “somewhat” vindicated.
Before these new reports broke today, Nunes said yesterday in an earlier press conference, that the one crime that we know of now, is the leaking of the names of  Flynn and other Trump team members.

Relatively, according to the reports from the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama administration worked to undermine the incoming Trump Administration, and continues to do so, according to multiple sources both in and out of the White House.

Sources say these coverts are senior government officials who previously worked under President Obama and remain loyal to his agenda. These individuals continue to leak negative information about the Trump White House and its senior staff to various networks and publications including the Washington Post and New York Times.  We covered this in our story about the apparent ‘shadow government,’ Obama was setting up from within.

While publications and news stations threw shade at President Trump, showing their naivety, Nunes got busy proving the claims that, what some would call ‘the deep state,’ was spying on Trump’s transition team.

What We Knew And What We Know:

1. The Intelligence Community – at the direction of President Obama – made a request to a FISA court for the NSA to spy on Donald Trump in June 2016. It was denied.
2.  In October the Intelligence Community (NSA) – at the direction of President Obama – made a second request to the FISA court for the NSA to spy on Donald Trump. It was approved.
3.  At around the same time (October) as the second request to FISA, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and (DNI) James Clapper told President Obama to dump NSA Director Mike Rogers.
4.  A week after the election, Mike Rogers makes a trip to Trump Tower without telling his superior, James Clapper; which brings about new calls (November media leaks to WaPo) for President Obama to dump Mike Rogers.
5.  According to the Executive Order rule changes, DNI James Clapper signed off on December 15th.
6.  General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th, 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia.
7.  VERY IMPORTANT:  January, 2017 – Obama expands NSA intelligence sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.
8.  Jan. 3rd, 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
9.  Jan. 12th, 2017 – WaPo reports On Phone Calls, citing Anonymous Intel Sources.
10.  Jan. 15th, 2017 – VP Mike Pence appears on Face the nation.
11.  Jan. 20th, 2017 – Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.
12.  Jan. 23rd, 2017 – FBI reports nothing unlawful in the content of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn call with Russian Ambassador.
13.  Jan. 26th, 2017 – Sally Yates (acting Attorney General) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicated to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
14.  Jan. 27th, 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation of discrepancy.
15.  January:  Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties.
Occam’s Razor:  NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers didn’t want to participate in the spying scheme (Clapper, Brennan, Etc.), which was the baseline for President Obama’s post presidency efforts to undermine Donald Trump and keep Trump from digging into the Obama labyrinth underlying his remaining loyalists. After the October spying operation went into effect, Roger’s unknown loyalty was a risk to the Obama objective. Ten Days after the election, Rogers travels to President-Elect Trump without notifying those who were involved in the intel scheme.
Did NSA Director Mike Rogers wait for a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) to be set up in Trump Tower, and then notify the President-elect he was being monitored by President Obama?