Amid this huge Obama Administration wiretapping scandal, we can take solace in one thing: there is a very secure paper trail we can refer to.
That trail reveals that then Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have signed off on the warrant allowing the Obama Administration to wiretap Donald Trump. (via ABC News)
Two separate applications for the warrant were made, and Lynch had to put her name on both of them. The first was denied.
In and of itself, the denial of the first application means that Lynch must have some exceptionally bad judgment.
Only two warrant requests were denied by the FISA court since 2009. Over 10,700 requests were made in that time.
Clearly, the court really didn’t think spying on Donald Trump was a good idea, or met the standards for an ethical use of power.
A former NSA official turned ABC News contributor, Matt Olsen, said, “The fact that the government is successful in almost always getting approval is just an indication the government knows what the standard is.”
If Olsen is correct, this means the Obama Administration was very aware that their request was going to be denied. So, then why try it? Perhaps they thought that the judges could be convinced. They were, eventually, after all.
There are eleven judges on the FISA court, and each one was appointed while Obama was still president. Perhaps that’s how they were swayed to give in on the matter? Do they feel like they owe Obama something?
Five of the judges were appointed for terms that won’t end until after Trump’s first term. It may take some time to drain this particular swamp. In the meantime, at least we know our new president is ethical and will not abuse his power.
Sadly, I’m not surprised Loretta Lynch was involved in this. She’s long been politicizing the Department of Justice, acting suspiciously in favor of the Clintons. Her latest disgusting decision involved telling the liberals that what our streets really need is MORE violence!
She was the ONLY person that signed off on FISA warrants over the last year or so of Obama’s terms, so now we know who the rat is. And you know what happens to rats…