Lot of news breaking today on the alleged surveillance of the Trump team by the Obama administration.
Fox broke a report last week indicating that the ‘incidental collection’ of intel was being used to effectively spy on the Trump team and that the person behind the unmasking of the names of the Trump people was “very high up.”
Then today, Bloomberg broke the news that Susan Rice appears to have been at least one person behind the unmasking, that she made numerous requests to have names in intel involving the Trump team unmasked.
Now, Adam Housley noted today in a Fox and Friends report that the Obama administration was looking at Trump team communications including supporters and members of Trump’s family for at least a year before President Trump took office.
As Housley notes, this is “blockbuster” and has no precedent.
The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes.
He also noted significantly this had nothing to do with national security. In other words, there was no excuse for this surveillance, i.e. Russia.
There is also another report, which is actually from early March, which indicates the surveillance might even have been longer than a year and Obama himself may have been involved, if true.
In this video Judge Jeanine is talking to panelists about the FBI investigation, when Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh makes some incredible statements.
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) April 1, 2017
Marsh, who works for Dewey Square Group, a Democratic public affairs consulting firm, says that the “investigation” of Trump began in spring 2015. There was no declared FBI investigation in 2015. James Comey has said the investigation started in 2016.
In the spring of 2015, the DNC hack wasn’t known yet, Trump hadn’t even declared in spring 2015.
So just exactly what was being investigated? Connections to Russia? He was a private citizen.
Moreover, she says, “Obama was briefed in June 2015.” What?
Ms. Marsh may not understand this. But even had there been a legitimate FBI investigation in the spring of 2015, it would have been improper for them to be informing President Obama about it, especially because it would have concerned a political opponent and a candidate for President opposing his choice for President.
“Briefed in June 2015.” Why? Was he briefed when Trump declared?
Housley’s revelations make it very clear this was not just ‘incidental collection’ but was long-term spying, even on members of Trump’s family. Marsh’s comments tie Obama to it.
Time to start putting all these people under oath and some people should be going to jail…