by Ruby Henley
Never underestimate a sneaky rat or a Democrat. Obama knowing he and his Administration abused their own surveillance powers by spying on President Trump and his Team, anticipating trouble ahead, expanded surveillance powers days before Trump took office. He tried to make the blow a little easier when Fisagate would become public knowledge. Poor thing, he never anticipated a Trump win, so he had to act quickly.
I have to refer now to an interview by Kaveh Waddell of “The Atlantic” with Susan Hennessey, a Brookings fellow and the managing editor of “Lawfare.”
One part of the interview is especially amusing to me, as this interview took place in January, 2017. At that time, of course, even then…Trump was the “bad” one…Obama was the “good” one. That was before FisaGate erupted onto the scene.
Waddell: I found it interesting that you said the change could, in one way, actually be viewed as a “huge source of comfort.” I think you were referring to the timing of the change. Why is that?
Hennessey: These changes have actually been in process for eight or nine years. One of the things I think individuals who had insight into intelligence activities and were concerned about the election of Donald Trump – specifically, some of the statements he’s made about adherence to the rule of law – a lot of those people’s minds went very quickly to these procedures.
Even then they were eroding the Presidency of Donald Trump in every way they could. Hypocritical and deceptive, they expanded the powers of the NSA not to protect the American people from President Trump, but to attempt to make legal the illegal spying, which the Obama Administration had carried out ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. But at the time of the interview, the spin was egregious.
In the final days of the Obama Administration the power of the NSA to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections expanded.
The sneaky change means far more officials will have immediate access to NSA raw data. Basically Obama increased the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people. But in the interview above, Hennessey insinuated Obama was trying to shield the American people from President Trump.
Enter Obama’s sidekick in crime, Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed the new rules, permitting the NSA to disseminate “raw signals intelligence information,” on Jan. 3, after the Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., signed them on Dec. 15, according to declassified procedures.
Previously, the NSA filtered information before sharing intercepted communications with another agency, like the CIA or the intelligence branches of the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The NSA’s analysts passed on only information they deemed pertinent, screening out the identities of innocent people and irrelevant personal information.
Now our Intelligence Agencies are one big happy family united together by Obama before he left office. He united them together against President Trump and the American people! He went global right in line with the New World Order. Intelligence communities all over the world are uniting against the citizens of the world.
This quote by Andrew C. McCarthy says it all. “Our political passions and partisanship overwhelm our ability to uncover the truth.”
The story goes like this:
The Obama Administration sought in June, but did not obtain until October, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to supposedly investigate Russia’s meddling in the election, and to examine alleged links between Trump’s associates and the Russian government.
“The New York Times” on January 19: “American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump.”
After a long and intense investigation by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, no evidence has been found that Russia “hacked the election,” and the election was not stolen.
An amusing part of the story is Hillary Clinton adamantly insisted that the election process was fully legitimate before she lost the Presidency to Donald Trump. Then suddenly, the election process became illegtimate.
However, the “Russia election hacking” plot, in which Trump conspired with Putin was not reality. It wasn’t then, and it isn’t now.
Please, someone tell the Democrats to grow up and accept reality. Further, focus on what Obama did to the American people before he left office.
We have no shred of privacy left, and you can thank Obama for that!
by Ruby Henley