Turning over documents on President Donald Trump’s March 5 allegations of wiretapping, the Justice Department hopes to shed light on whether the DOJ, FBI, CIA or any other intel agency sought a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] court to eavesdrop on Trump before or after the Nov. 8 election. While the press doesn’t know the answer yet, speculation swirls that no such FISA warrant was sought or obtained by former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department. Trump’s detractors hope that no such FISA warrant was obtained by the Obama administration, something that would confirm that Trump was under surveillance before and after the election. If no FISA warrant were verified, it doesn’t rule out various types of warrantless eavesdropping, including so-called “stingray” procedures used by the Treasury Department crimes division.
When Trump leveled his charge on Twitter March 5 that Obama “had his wires tapped,” the mainstream press insisted Trump said Obama “ordered” his phones tapped, something the president never said. Trump said Obama “had his wires tapped,” something Trump put in quotes specifically to include various types of eavesdropping or surveillance, not necessarily an old fashion “wiretap.” Media sources have held Trump to the most literal interpretation of “wiretapping,” prompting House and Senate Intel Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-Va.) to say they had no evidence of Trump’s wiretapping claims. No one in the liberal press or the Democratic Party cites carefully investigated New York Times front-page stories Jan. 19 and 20, verifying that Trump or his associates were indeed under surveillance by the intel community.
Trump cites the New York Times articles as evidence that something was going on with respect to eavesdropping on his campaign. Former Democratic nominee Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Trump of being a “Russian puppet” Oct. 19, 2016 in the last presidential debate in Las Vegas. Hillary followed her Campaign Chairman John D. Podesta’s narrative that Trump was in bed with Russians. It’s conceivable that Obama administrative operatives convinced former Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch to ask the FISA Court for a warrant to investigate possible treason against Trump, the GOP nominee. Former Obama officials have stated emphatically that the president can’t and didn’t order a wiretap on anyone. While that sounds good, it would have been Lynch, not Obama, that technically ordered the surveillance, something the media disputes.
When 56-yar-old FBI Director James Comey faces the Senate Intelligence Committee March 20, he’ll be asked point blank whether or not he or Justice Department ordered a FISA Court warrant to investigate Trump or any of his campaign team. If Comey says, he doesn’t know, or, worse yet, can’t answer that question, he’ll face almost certain calls for his resignation. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened March 9 to use Congress subpoena power to get to the bottom of whether or not the VISA court warrant was obtained by the Justice Department, FBI or any other intel agency. Refusing to cite the New York Times articles confirming surveillance on Trump or his associates hints strongly that Justice Department of FBI officials aren’t coming clean with Congress or the American people. House and Senate Intel committees have insisted Trump produce proof of “wiretapping.”
No one on the Senate or House Intel committees insisted on producing evidence that Trump colluded with the Russian to win the 2016 election. While Hillary first blamed FBI Director James Comey for losing the election, it didn’t take long for her to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin. With Hillary winning nearly 3 million more popular votes than Trump, it’s illogical that Putin helped Trump more than Hillary. To believe the “Russian theory,” you’d have to conclude Putin influenced voters in the Rust Belt, including states of Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, something so preposterous it defies logic. Yet the mainstream media and Democratic Party expect no evidence or proof to makes such wild accusations. When Trump said March 5 Obama “had his wires tapped,” he was simply validating the highly respected New York Times investigative reports.
When Comey finds himself in the hot seat Monday, he’ll have to put-up-or-shut-up on Trump’s allegations of eavesdropping or surveillance. If he refuses to confirm or deny a FISA Court warrant, he won’t be long for his job. With Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn exposed to talking to Russian Amb. Sergey Kislyak, the information was gleaned from somewhere. If the New York Times articles were true, the Obama administration looked into explosive charges about Trump’s ties to Russia. When you consider the desperate state of Hillary’s campaign only weeks before the election, it’s plausible that political operatives inside the White House tried to dig up any dirt on Trump to help Hillary. Using the DOJ or FISA Court for political leverage breaches the First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, eviscerating the Constitution, making a police state under Obama.