Why was it a crime for Nixon to wiretap at Watergate but Obama wiretapping at Trump Tower isn’t? Hypocrisy?
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s release of <a href="https://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/jw-v-doj-fisa-warrant-docs-00245/"> 412 pages </a> of documents about FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants targeting Carter Page, who had been a Trump campaign adviser:
These documents are heavily redacted but seem to confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts in withholding the material information that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC were behind the “intelligence” used to persuade the courts to approve the FISA warrants that targeted the Trump team. Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.
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Below is a must-read thread about the origin, growth and dying days of the Clinton/Obama 'Trump-Russia' lie, written by Rex @_ImperatorRex_
The unredacted FISA on Page will be a massive shock to those who remain deceived by the lie. Many forget the reason why it will be extremely damaging:
When it was written, the criminals behind it were CERTAIN that it would never see the light of day - and that Clinton would be POTUS (shudder).
They would have included EVERYTHING to make the lie seem legit & credible, to ensure that they'd get that Title 1 warrant.
The October 2016 FISA warrant is better understood as an attempt to legitimize EXISTING (illegal) spying.
IMO Obama, via Lynch, ordered warrantless spying on Trump & Co as far back as 2015. The FISA Act permits POTUS to do so, via 50 USC 1802, <a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1802"> see </a>
Now Trump entered the GOP primary on June 16, 2015. By August, he was winning primary polls. Here's another thing that would have grabbed Obama & Clinton's attention:
Trump was already winning <a href="https://edition-m.cnn.com/2015/08/19/politics/2016-poll-hillary-clinton-joe-biden-bernie-sanders/?r=https%3A%2F%2Fen.m.wikipedia.org%2F"> presumptive polls </a> against CLINTON. In August 2015!
Stefan Halper was engaged by DOD in September 2015 (h/t Doug Ross @directorblue ).
My working assumption is that Obama/Lynch's first warrantless spying order came soon afterward.
REMEMBER: these 12-month warrants needed NO FISC approval or oversight. Also:
While the Act refers to 'foreign intelligence information', the DEFINITION of 'foreign intelligence information' in the Act includes domestic comms of US citizens.
That would be Team Trump (and likely other GOP candidates). <a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1802"> Remember </a>
The 'Trump-Russia' lie was a DEFENSIVE tactic, used by Obama/Clinton to legitimize the previous use of this illegal warrantless surveillance & unmasking.
And an OFFENSIVE tactic, used by Obama/Clinton to attack Trump as a candidate.
Between (say) Sept 2015 - Sept 2016, the warrantless foreign spying on @carterwpage Page and @GeorgePapa19 Papadopoulos, as well as (IMO) @GenFlynn starts in earnest.
At this point, Obama/Clinton and their crooks are certain of victory.
The corrupt # FakeNews, working with them and the FBI, start ginning up the 'Trump-Russia' lie, 24/7.
Clinton and Obama assume that it will finish Trump off and if it doesn't, they can get him removed AFTER he wins (which is what we have been seeing play out since Nov 8, '16).
One BIG problem arises:
April 12, 2016 - Admiral Rogers starts a probe into abuse of NSA databases (FISA 702 queries) by external contractors.
BTW the next day (April 13), who shows up at the WH to meet with a senior Obama intel official? Just Robert Mueller & Aaron Zebley, both on the current #witchhunt Special Counsel.
'Nothing to see here'
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would still like to know why this White House meeting took place…how is this not a conflict??<br><br>April 13, 2016<br><br>Robert Mueller: S.C.<br>Aaron Zebley - Justin Cooper's (Hillary's IT guy) atty<br>Stefanie Osburn - Obama's Exec Dir Intelligence Advisory Board<br>👉 <a href="https://t.co/sqNis9ieNB">https://t.co/sqNis9ieNB</a> <a href="https://t.co/DHITyQrPWw">pic.twitter.com/DHITyQrPWw</a></p>— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) <a href="https://twitter.com/GOPPollAnalyst/status/967064032007081985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The discovery by Rogers created a need to LEGITIMIZE the illegal warrantless surveillance.
AND to continue the strategy to frame and bring down Trump and his people, should he win.
April 2016 - Rogers cuts the external contractors access to 'raw' FISA info.
October 20, 2016 - Rogers learns of the full extent of FISA abuse. He shuts down all access.
It's likely the crooks were made aware of what was coming. What did they do the next day?
October 21 - they get a Title I FISA probable cause order authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISA Court. More detail below:
Which brings us back <a href="https://themarketswork.com/2018/04/05/the-uncovering-mike-rogers-investigation-section-702-fisa-abuse-the-fbi/"> full circle </a> to the first tweet of this thread.
Obama/Clinton and their goons DESPERATELY needed this Title 1 warrant.
By then, the Steele Dossier was done and Team Trump has been illegally surveilled since at least mid-2015 (IMO).
They'd also been busted by Admiral Rogers.
The warrant would let them CONTINUE spying to Nov 8 and then afterward.
But it would also allow them to LEGITIMIZE former spying if required.
Confident of victory, they would have put EVERYTHING in that they had to show their case was legit.
Including AT LEAST (IMO):
- Obama/Lynch's 2nd order (Sept 2016)
- the names of respected foreign intelligence assets (Mifsud, Halper etc)
- intel from 'foreign allies' & their officials (Australia, UK, others)
Oh, I forgot:
And of course, the Obama/Clinton Trump-Russia lie aka The Steele Dossier.
What FISC judge would deny such an overwhelming case?
None would. And none did.
There's one thing these arrogant criminals never considered, though.
That Trump wouldn't just win and survive, but that he'd outsmart them all.
They ALL knew they were lying to the court, but they NEVER thought they'd be in the position they are in now.
Their entire criminal scheme, DOCUMENTED, is about to be revealed.
Can you see why they're TERRIFIED of POTUS Donald J Trump's declassification order now? I can.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We live in a sick world. Here is Peter Strozk and Lisa Page texting about their overseas contact who is now “talking”, the same DAY(S) I am introduced to Joseph Mifsud by western intelligence types in Rome. <a href="https://t.co/Y8pg9vaNrq">pic.twitter.com/Y8pg9vaNrq</a></p>— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgePapa19/status/1052938012198223872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The released FISA info seems to confirm the FBI + DOJ misled the FISA Court in withholding that Clinton & the DNC were behind the Dossier used in FISA applications & warrants targeting Trump. We're glad @realDonaldTrump is declassifying more FISA material.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The released FISA info seems to confirm the FBI + DOJ misled the FISA Court in withholding that Clinton & the DNC were behind the Dossier used in FISA applications & warrants targeting Trump. We're glad <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realDonaldTrump</a> is declassifying more FISA material.<a href="https://t.co/t2f2cPEygF">https://t.co/t2f2cPEygF</a></p>— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) <a href="https://twitter.com/JudicialWatch/status/1055115708537995265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Saying IMO in your article is weak. Take a stand and report what you are willing to prove or shut the fuck up and leave the weasel words to the professional MSM liars.
When the government keeps its “secrets” concerning behavior that violates the Republics constitutional law, we are no different than a banana third world cabal. Something democrats want now that Barry and the Hill-da-beast are directly involved with when they never thought she would lose the election, which she did. Now we get NPC rage or TDS as the snowflakes melt. Go figure!
FISAGATE, OBAMAGATE, investigate and indict the entire Obama Cartel. We the People have not forgotten how Obama and his moronic gang weaponized our Government n Agencies. Get these people in Prison soon, before the People start to wonder if there is any Justice In Our Country..
The slow drip of info is infuriating. If Obama admin is guilty, charge them. Will make Watergate look like an elementary school detention!
What good is charging these morons when the remnants of past court appointees throw up roadblocks? Why do you think there is such a push to get judges appointed? Our job is to “teabag” the democrats. The bagees need to understand they are powerless and their socialist agenda will always be dead in the water.
not2far2right…Jeff Allen is right. POTUS and allies have to carefully orchestrate the drip of info with the calculated timing of building a legitimate judicial system or else all will be for naught. They will walk free to continue on with their evil agendas. I literally hate the long drawn out process too, and it is truly nerve racking, but it definitely would infuriate me into a heart attack or stroke to see them walk after being brought in front of justice only to get off on a technicality. Hang in there, your not alone. We are with you. God bless patriots. #WWG1WGA