March 22, 2017
If you watch the video posted below, you will discover the following:
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says Trump was, indeed, monitored by the Obama Administration.
I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community collected information on U.S. individuals involved in the Trump transition,
Details about U.S. persons involved in the incoming administration with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reports.
Note the following:
- NONE of the information was related to Russia.
- It was not disclosed to congress.
- It took place in November, December, and January during Trump’s transition.
- It appears to have been legal under FISA
- Nunes is “surprised and alarmed” by the discovery.
In my understanding, “masking” occurs during the surveilling of foreign targets. When “incidental collections” of Americans are made, they are then “masked”.
In this case, it will soon be revealed who actually “unmasked” the “incidental collections” of then President-Elect Trump to multiple intelligence channels.
Remember, just eight days before the presidential inauguration, the New York Times reported on an unprecedented action initiated by President Obama:
In its final days, the Obama administration has 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 rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
Also fascinating is that Louise Mensch reported on the FISA request at HeatSt.com on November 7, 2016, the day before the election; most likely to undermine Trump. Then, last Friday, in the New York Times, Mensch alluded that Trump’s “wiretapping” Tweets could be an impeachable offense:
This is an issue of the utmost consequence. If Mr. Trump’s tweet alleging that Trump Tower was wiretapped on the orders of President Barack Obama was untrue, Mr. Trump is guilty of a slur. If, however, the president tweeted real news, he revealed the existence of intercepts that cover members of his team in a continuing investigation. That would be obstruction of justice, potentially an impeachable offense.
What a deal! If Trump was wrong, he is a liar who defamed a former president. If Trump was right about the wiretapping, which it now looks like he was, then he could be impeached for obstruction of justice.
The odds always favor the house.
The Deep State, obviously, knew this was coming. Maybe they got to Mensch, or she was their tool all along. I suspect the latter.
It will be very interesting to see how far this all goes down the rabbit hole.
In the meantime, be very, very quiet. Because Trump is hunting rabbits.