Posted by DrJohn on 19 May, 2018 at 9:44 am. 15 comments already!

 

Let there be no doubt. obama spied on Trump in a YUGE way. Readers of this blog know that this is not new to us. Some of the posts are here, here, here and here. It is the depth and breadth of the spying that is emerging from the swamp and the conspirators are leaking like sieves trying to spin the narrative and distract America from the truth. And the truth is here. Watch how this transpires.



How the Trump spying began

The denials

This could be seriously illegal.

Now watch these two accounts

https://twitter.com/Heminator/status/997656701070430209

Sure. That’s why there were no FISA warrants to spy on Russians, right?

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/997620674578575360

Sure it was. That’s why the Brennan, Clapper and Comey told Trump all about it. /sarc

 

Meanwhile, here is some real collusion:

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today released new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The new documents also show then-Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying on behalf of his brother’s firm.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department filed on November 20, 2017, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-02489)). The lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a September 13, 2017, FOIA request for:

  • All records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.

  • All records produced related to any meetings or telephonic communications between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.

  • All records regarding the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

  • The FOIA request covers the timeframe of January 1, 2012 to the present.

Meanwhile, Mueller chases down a more partisan interest:

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have reportedly met multiple times with an Ukrainian politician who was in touch with Trump associates about a plan to resolve the conflict between Ukraine and Russia-backed rebels.

It doesn’t get more obvious than that.

It’s rather disturbing that while on the one hand the deep state is screaming about the dangers of identifying a spy while they leak all the information necessary to identify him- Stefan Halper.  It is equally disturbing that both the NY Times and the WaPo are acting as useful idiots for the deep state and the conspiracy. After endless denials of spying on Trump- it’s here. They did spy on Trump. The conflicting reasons as seen above would be hilarious if they did not represent such un-American activity.

The quick take on the 4,100-word opus is that the Gray Lady “buried the lede.” Fair enough: You have to dig pretty deep to find that the FBI ran “at least one government informant” against the Trump campaign — and to note that the Times learned this because “current and former officials” leaked to reporters the same classified information about which, just days ago, the Justice Department shrieked “Extortion! when Congress asked about it.

But that’s not even the most important of the buried ledes. What the Times story makes explicit, with studious understatement, is that the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

That is, there was no criminal predicate to justify an investigation of any Trump-campaign official. So, the FBI did not open a criminal investigation. Instead, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation and hoped that evidence of crimes committed by Trump officials would emerge. But it is an abuse of power to use counterintelligence powers, including spying and electronic surveillance, to conduct what is actually a criminal investigation.

But of course, if the FBI had had that kind of evidence, they would not have had to open a counterintelligence investigation. They would not have had to use the Clinton campaign’s opposition research — the Steele dossier — to get FISA-court warrants. They would instead have opened a criminal investigation, just as they did on Clinton when there was evidence that she committed felonies.

To the contrary, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation in the absence of any (a) incriminating evidence, or (b) evidence implicating the Trump campaign in Russian espionage. At the height of the 2016 presidential race, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign. They used foreign-intelligence surveillance and informants.

The duplicity of the FBI and CIA is mind-boggling:

If you or I had set up an unauthorized private communications system for official business for the patent purpose of defeating federal record-keeping and disclosure laws; if we had retained and transmitted thousands of classified emails on this non-secure system; if we had destroyed tens of thousands of government records; if we had carried out that destruction while those records were under subpoena; if we had lied to the FBI in our interview — well, we’d be writing this column from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth. Yet, in a feat of dizzying ratiocination, Director Comey explained that to prosecute Mrs. Clinton would be to hold her to a nitpicking, selective standard of justice not imposed on other Americans.

WaPo thinks we’re all idiots:

I’ll leave you with some tweets from the inimitable Kim Strassel:

The answer is absolutely. The greatest political conspiracy in the history of this country. Had hillary won, we’d never know any of it.

She wasn’t supposed to lose.

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