Radical Agenda EP271 – Tapped

This whole Trump wiretapping story still seems very vague, but that seems to be the nature of government surveillance programs. Trump took to Twitter accusing the Obama administration of tapping the lines at Trump Tower during the campaign, but he provided no source by which to confirm the allegations. Former Director of National Intelligence under the Obama administration, James Clapper, denied any wiretapping activity on NBC’s Meet The Press. However, Clapper has already been caught lying about federal surveillance activity to Congress while under oath. So telling such a lie on NBC would seem par for the course.

Radical Agenda EP271 - Tapped

Radical Agenda EP271 – Tapped

Leftist media outlets like to call the president a liar, or detached from reality, but those of us who have been paying attention know who the lunatics and liars in this equation are. With the rapid expansion of the surveillance apparatus in this country over the last 16 years, it seems completely implausible that it would not be used for political purposes. We’ve already seen it used to take down Michael Flynn, and numerous other leaks have imperiled the Trump administration from the beginning.

For all this concern about Russian hacking, it seems as though we have a far bigger problem with so called “Deep State” actors trying to bring down the duly elected president of the United States. Be it for ideological reasons, or loyalty to prior administrations, or something far more nefarious, it’s not a leap to call this kind of action treason.

This kind of activity is the reason so many people like myself, once advocates for restraining or even abolishing the federal government, are so willing to give Trump such broad leeway in how he operates. It has become completely impossible to participate in American politics of this level without engaging in what would commonly be termed as corruption. The entire apparatus is so corrupt, that courts are preventing the President from controlling the borders during wartime, American spies are endangering national security by communicating secrets to the press, and congressional Democrats are talking about impeachment after not using this feature during 16 years of the most corrupt administrations in American history.

The Trump administration has to act boldly, in such a manner that strikes fear into all of these elements. That simply isn’t going to happen if Trump tries to govern like Ron Paul. There are despicable people wielding federal power. Criminals with badges and security clearances are working to overturn an election. People who would hinder the President’s ability to protect the nation during wartime, are not going to have a change of heart because Trump stops tweeting mean things, or Congress passes a law. They have to be dealt with as unlawful enemy combatants.  Waterboarding is too good for these traitors.

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  • goodmatt10 1

    “”using this feature during 16 years of the most corrupt administrations in American history.””

    Major Kudos to you for not being a partisan!

  • paendragon


    Radio host Mark Levin laid out on his show a timeline of events pertaining to the Obama administration’s surveillance of Trump. From Breitbart:

    1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

    2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.

    3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.

    4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.

    5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.

    6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.

    7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties. Other news outlets also report the exisentence of “a multiagency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.

    8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them. Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.

    9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials.” The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.

    10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office. The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions’s testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts. The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.

    NOTABLY, out of the over 35,000 FISA (wiretapping) requests made that year, only 89 were denied – of those 89, 2 were for Trump Towers. The third and last FISA request to bug Trump Towers made to the judge, was approved.