According to Washington attorney Joe DiGenova and Attorney General William Barr, the Trump administration is going to full scale war with the intelligence community, not only for the claimed FISA warrant abuses, but over more serious allegations of corruption. NSA resources may have been used illegally by the FBI, starting all the way back in 2012 before Obama was re-elected.
If you are absorbed in the current drama emanating from Capitol Hill regarding the Democrats and the release of declassified FISA warrant material, you might miss the real reason folks like Adam Schiff are trying everything in their considerable power to stop the release of those documents.
Attorney General Barr isn’t getting satisfactory answers from Christopher Wray, head of the FBI. AG Barr told this to the president, and about 24 hours later, President Donald Trump issued crystal clear instructions allowing the AG to declassify all the documents related to the bogus Russia probe.
As reported by Trump Times, “On Thursday, the President issued a memo granting the AG full authority to declassify intelligence reports from all of our various intelligence agencies, which would include the FBI, CIA and NSA among others. The President also formally ordered these intelligence communities to ‘fully cooperate’ with the investigators.”
Immediately, Democrats in Congress went ballistic. Not only because of the likely falsified FISA warrants, but because the abuses by Obama’s Department of Justice will be exposed all the way back to 2012. This is the real ‘main event’ that Schiff and others are trying to derail. The FISA abuse is merely the ‘undercard.’
At least 250 individuals appear to have been exposed, making it look like the NSA database was used as a clandestine version of Google Search to dig up dirt on Obama’s political opponents.
As an example, Samantha Powers, or, according to her, “someone using her name,” made “702 Query” applications to the NSA to spy on 250 American citizens. If not her, who?
Apparently there were four contractors who worked for the FBI, making these inquiries through Powers, for the purposes of gaining information on Obama administration political opponents. All of this is quite illegal. Jail time illegal.
Almost everyone at the top tier of the Obama Justice Department have been implicated regarding these illegal NSA data searches. The data mined was used both for attacking political opponents and for unmasking of opposition American citizens for political purposes.
FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer stated that up to 85% of NSA database requests made through 702 query authority at the DOJ were illegal or non-compliant. Further, Judge Collyer stated that John Carlin, outgoing head of the National Security Division at the Justice Department, filed a certificate of compliance (saying that everything the NSA was doing was legitimate) that was an “institutional lack of candor.” In other words, he lied to the FISA Court.
Who blew the whistle? Admiral Mike Rogers, who was head of the NSA in the spring of 2016, discovered that the NSA’s comprehensive database collecting all electronic communications in the United States was being searched by unauthorized FBI “contractors” and moved to cut off that access,” American Thinker relates.
If Admiral Rogers hadn’t put a stop to the misuse of the NSA, none of this would have come to light. Former assistant Attorney General, John Carlin, tried to have Rogers fired for fear that the skullduggery would be exposed further.
Most of the players, including former Obama officials like FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan, and others were so deep into their coup attempt, that when “The Hammer,” as this spying was code-named, was exposed, they already had plans to shut it down and claim no knowledge of its existence.
Rogers also visited candidate Trump shortly after his discovery, apparently to warn him that Trump Tower was “wiretapped.” About that time, Trump’s campaign headquarters were relocated offsite.
When this story finally sees the light of day, it will be absolutely devastating. Not only to the FBI, but the entire Obama administration and the Democrat Party as well. This egregious abuse of federal surveillance power for political purposes is the “main event” that the Dems are desperate to avoid. Hence the loud screeching coming from the House. Oh, and according to Joe DiGenova, it is almost certain that the NSA has “copies of those 30,000 destroyed emails, if anyone cares to look.”