This past weekend was full of headlines, and of course, President Trump is at the center of them. On Saturday the President tweeted out allegations that former President Obama had his administration wiretap the phones at Trump Tower.
Now if you kept up with the Obama administration you may have noticed it wasn't so squeaky clean. The Obama administration had its fare share of scandals, with surveillance being one of them. President Trump may know more than he can tell the public at the moment, or he simply wants to dig deeper into some evidence he came across which blew this whole story.
According to The Sun, the FBI obtained a warrant to conduct surveillance on four people close to the Trump campaign. However that was the second attempt at having a FISA court grant the warrant, so it makes you think why the first attempt was blocked. It also raises the question of any fine print within the warrant that was granted, say if those four people had business being in Trump Tower, that may have been included within the warrant.
Even if there were no fine print, what would have stopped the Obama administration from doing such an act? Think of what the IRS did to conservative groups under Obama's watch. The Obama admin, along with the rest of the democratic party, never expected Trump to win and never thought any of this would be a problem.
The real question is, who ordered the FISA warrant? Was it Obama directly, or was it former Attorney General Loretta Lynch? Former Attorney General under the Bush Administration, Michael Mukasey, believes Trump and that it may have came from the Obama Justice Department, per The Hill. Mukasey also stated that the prior Department of Justice may have really thought there was a Russian agent within the Trump campaign.
Kinda of funny though, because right before Obama left office he had the DOJ ease the rules on spreading information between agencies. A little fishy, no? Let's also not forget the mysterious wiretapping into General Michael Flynn, which ultimately led to his resignation after being leaked.
Below are a couple of videos from Fox News, first one of former Obama intel chief James Clapper denying the accusations along with brief analysis of the situation. The second is about the White House standing by the accusations with more analysis of the situation.
President Trump is not making this stuff up, like the man stated before he "don't kid". Press Secretary Sean Spicer himself said Trump had access to "very troubling" reports.
True or not, it shows how the deep state can operate, and by deep state I mean NSA, CIA, and FBI. These actions also make the case for government agencies being politicized. Again, this isn't Obama's first rodeo with this surveillance stuff.
Today WikiLeaks tweeted this:
There is more where that came from, and one could on guess what we just don't know. Sadly, we just do not know if President Trump's accusation and potential evidence will add up, but if it does, Obama and his administration will be in some serious trouble.
Judicial Watch added a little fuel to this fire by filing lawsuits against the CIA, DOJ, and Treasury over these leaks. According to Judicial Watch, after the mentioned agencies failed to respond to a FOIA request regarding records into the General Flynn wiretapping.
Multiple sources reported FBI directory James Comey told the DOJ not to investigate the President's claims, but those sources cited anonymous sources, so it make just be some "very fake news". Comey himself hasn't been quoted saying anything like that.
The Trump Administration needs to replace all Obama era employees and appointees wherever possible, they have a serious leak problem. The Trump administration needs to keep digging for the remaining treasure to make the case for wiretapping.
Rightfully so, The White House has asked Congress to investigate these accusations per The USA Today:
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), was on Fox News's "Outnumbered" today, and said Congress would take a look at this and dive on in. Chaffetz is the the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
According to Greenville Journal Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who also sits on the same committee as Mr. Chaffetz, believes if President Trump is telling the truth there will be a paper trail and "we'll be able to find it out".
This whole situation goes to show the real power government has over the people of the United States. That should be what really spooks us, the American people, and we should be thankful we have people in Congress and the The White House that want to end all of that. We the people of the United States were (still are) having all our data sucked up by the NSA and maybe other agencies. Privacy is the biggest loser in the all of this, if not President Trump and the American people.
Trump has very rarely been proven wrong, and Trump is obviously not a dumb person, he knows what he said and understands the accusations. If Trump is right then Congress, the DOJ, and the FBI will all reach the conclusion, make the charges, and get some indictments. Also if true, this will just go to show everything about the Obama administration being corrupt, sneaky, and crooked will be true.