Saturday, March 4, 2017
President Donald Trump accuses Barrack Obama administration of ‘bugging’ the offices of Candidate Trump prior to the Election
A very interesting development – explosive in a way – President Donald Trump has accused the Obama administration of placing a ‘wire-tap’ on the offices of candidate Donald Trump – weeks before the election.
In response, Barrack Obama has quickly and formally denied involvement in any such efforts – which could potentially be considered illegal.
But, don’t be too quick to dismiss this as a Trump fantasy.
It is conceivable that the Obama administration perceived or imagined Trump’s suspected involvement with the Russians was to undermine the election. They (the Obama administration) directed a government agency to present their suspicions, via affidavit, to the FISA Court. This is usually done by the FBI or the NSA – but could have been presented by the United States Attorney. Permission could then have been granted by the court; and monitoring begun.
Furthermore, the wire-tap process would require the Court to advise, in writing, the ‘target’ ninety days after the program had been terminated. The timing seems to fit. This information could have been just now dropped in Trump’s lap.
If true, and we don’t know at this point, someone will almost certainly be 'thrown under the bus.' Will it be FBI Director Comey or perhaps former Attorney General Loretta Lynch?
Obama will simply deny any knowledge and will have undoubtedly prepared a contingency plan.
FISA Court: a U S court composed of a rotating panel of federal judges that sits in secrecy to review prosecutors' requests to wiretap telephones of suspected spies and terrorists and to conduct searches.