Adam Housley this morning reported that the NSA had collected the communications of Donald Trump, his family and his staff for more than a year prior to his inauguration and that it had nothing to do with national security. This was done solely for political purposes. (I don’t have a link. I am watching it and reviewing it as I write)
In the absence of some national security threat the names of Americans are not to be unmasked (That this happened is perhaps not surprising coming from an administration which weaponized the IRS to suppress political opposition).
Housley: “these names of Americans who had done nothing wrong was disseminated to all of the NSC, some at DoD, Clapper, Brennan, basically the people at the top, they also say, I’m told, that Rice knew possibly about this as well…”
And “None of this had anything to do with national security.”
It is unprecedented.
The NY Times wrongly identified two White House staffers as the source of Nunes’ information. The two staffers only provided Nunes the access to the raw intel, which could only be seen on White House grounds or at the original agency. Viewing it at the original agency would expose the source.
Housley said that he does not know the name of the person who ordered the unmasking, but he asserted that it happened at a “high level” and that the information was spread to the very highest levels and it was routinely done for a long period of time.
The House Intelligence committee’s top Democrat said Sunday that it is too early to say whether there was collusion between the Trump team and Russia, in an apparent moderation of his past claims on the subject.
Schiff’s remarks come as his committee probes any potential Trump team-Russia coordination as well as the leaks that precipitated the resignation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn as part of a broader investigation into Russian meddling.
“I don’t think we can say anything definitively at this point,” Schiff said on CNN’s State of the Union when asked about potential collusion. “We are still at the very early stage of the investigation.”
“The only thing I can say is that it would be irresponsible for us not to get to the bottom of this,” he said.
Let me translate that for you. There is nothing there. There is nothing to the Trump-Russia connection. It was initially conceived to keep Trump from being elected. It failed, and now the truth is clawing its way out. democrats are desperately trying to distract from the huge ramifications of this monumental abuse of power by the obama administration.
Let’s crank up the Wayback Machine again.
Remember when obama denounced Bush’s surveillance programs and then expanded them?
Remember when obama said “No more secrecy”?
Remember when obama said
“That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are.”
Well, that is who obama is.
Remember when obama said:
“the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers”
Remember when obama said “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls“?
Remember DrJohn’s Law?
Whatever Obama says is a lie. The opposite is the truth.
Are you ready for it?
UPDATE- The scuttlebutt is that Susan Rice is the perp.