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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Obama trapped Donald Jr. to justify spying on Trump

President Obama's team spied on Donald Trump's campaign using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 as a cover for their Watergate-style activities.

We know this now thanks to the New York Times -- which has been used (quite willingly) by Team Obama to discredit President Trump.

This explains the Donald Trump Jr. "expose" this week. The real criminal activity came from the Democratic Party.

On January 20, the Times reported:
Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides
American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.
The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts.
It is not clear whether the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself. It is also unclear whether the inquiry has anything to do with an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers and other attempts to disrupt the elections in November. The American government has concluded that the Russian government was responsible for a broad computer hacking campaign, including the operation against the D.N.C.
The counterintelligence investigation centers at least in part on the business dealings that some of the president-elect’s past and present advisers have had with Russia. Mr. Manafort has done business in Ukraine and Russia. Some of his contacts there were under surveillance by the National Security Agency for suspected links to Russia’s Federal Security Service, one of the officials said.
If Obama were a Republican, this would have been a scandal.

We know this because this is what Nixon attempted to do in Watergate.

Four years after his resignation in disgrace, Democrats legalized this by making FISA law, and they controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency.

To wiretap an opponent, all you need do is get an excuse that some foreigner is involved.

On March 4, President Trump complained on Twitter that Obama wiretapped him.

The Fake News media mocked him.

It was true, however.

From the Times on April 17:
Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties
The Justice Department obtained a secret court-approved wiretap last summer on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, based on evidence that he was operating as a Russian agent, a government official said Wednesday.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued the warrant, the official said, after investigators determined that Mr. Page was no longer part of the Trump campaign, which began distancing itself from him in early August. Mr. Page is one of several Trump associates under scrutiny in a federal investigation.
The Justice Department considered direct surveillance of anyone tied to a political campaign as a line it did not want to cross, the official added. But its decision to seek a wiretap once it was clear that Mr. Page had left the campaign was the latest indication that, as Mr. Trump built his insurgent run for the White House, the F.B.I. was deeply concerned about whether any of his associates were colluding with Russia.
To obtain the warrant, the government needed to show probable cause that Mr. Page was acting as an agent of Russia. Investigators must first get approval from one of three senior officials at the Justice Department. Then, prosecutors take it to a surveillance court judge.
And though the Trump administration has said Mr. Page was a bit player who had no access to the candidate, the wiretap shows the F.B.I. had strong evidence that a campaign adviser was operating on behalf of Moscow.
But wait, there is more.

This weekend, the New York Times reported Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian at Trump Tower.

It was a set-up

From the Hill today:
Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team
The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.
This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.
Later, a series of events between an intermediary for the attorney and the Trump campaign ultimately led to the controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr.
It is entrapment.

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  1. Remember, one of the cyber tools in the CIA's arsenal lets them leave footprints that makes it look like the Russians did it. But our CIA under Obama wouldn't do anything like that, would they? Nah. The different pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together. At first it looked coincidental, then conspicuous. Could the Democrats have conspired to cook up all this Russian hype? - Elric

    1. Brennan McCabe Clapper Comey and Obama/Clinton people... and many whos names we don't even know.
      Dems still control the narrative and republicans follow them around like puppy dogs. So sick of it.

    2. Sure they did Hillary was the first one to cry "Russia" and point a finger at "Donald" when she was taking a beating in one of the last debates, even though she had all the questions in advance.

  2. The phony Russian meme is a distraction to keep Do-nothing Jeff Sessions from prosecuting Obots who have committed real crimes: Clapper, Rice, Lynch, Hillary, Comey, etc.

    Surfer is right on.

    1. "Surber is right on." (Predictive text made him a surfer.)

    2. Remember that Sessions was tricked into recusing himself. He can't do anything.

  3. About 4 days before meeting Trump Jr, she posts an anti-Trump article about Trump U. Several days after the meeting, she is sitting behind Obama's Russian Ambassador in a Congressional hearing.

    Somewhere along the way, she attends an event with the Repub House subcommittee chairman on Russian policy. She is clearly lobbying for Russia.

    So, the meeting ... Trump Jr was misled so she could get access and lobby so more.

    Really? This is what we are given as news?

  4. Linked at Instapundit at 12:47pm.

  5. Why the Russian attorney, henceforth Ms. V, was in the country and meeting with any DC power player she could is hardly a mystery - the Newseum in DC was going to air a VERY controversial anti-Magnitsky film on June 13. So controversial that other screening in Europe were cancelled after objections from the pro-Magnitsky side. Ms. V was there to lobby for changes in the Magnitsky Act on behalf of her Russian oligarch clients.

    The a director had done earlier anti-Putin documentaries (e.g., on the Litivenko assassination) and thought this would be one more but changed his mind during the filming. New evidence of the sort contained in a Russian prosecutor's files and lugged to NYC and DC by Ms. V? Maybe!

    Or maybe the director had a chat with a Putin goon and decided he liked regular intake of oxygen. I don't know.

    But Ms. V was clearly hyping the film and wanted to belabor all and sundry with details of the Magnitsky case. My guess - Trump Jr's buddy Goldman, drawing on his instincts as a music promoter, realized that a presentation on the Magnitsky case sounded like a snoozefest.

    So he hyped it up - Ms V had the Russian files that proved - PROVED! - that Hillary and Obama were duped or crooked when they supported the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Hey hey!

    He got the meeting, so he had that.

    As for Don Jr., maybe he talked to his music promoter buddy in that same Hollywood lingo - "I love it" meant "Not nearly as bad as your last three stinkbombs. You get ten minutes".

    Some have noticed that Trump Jr.s dad engages in hyperbole on occasion; why can't Don Jr.?

  6. The New York Times is Fake News. Just ask anyone who reads this blog. Thus, reports of Obama wire-tapping Trump and/or any of his lackeys is false, false, false. It's the New York Time we are talking about here. FAKE NEWS ALL THE TIME!

  7. Don Jr. admitted that he went to the meeting with the Russian "Honey Pot" lawyer, who most assuredly was associated with the Kremlin, on the promise that she had dirt on Hillary. Attending a meeting with a foreign national with intent to get something of value to be used in the campaign is against the law. Whether he got valuable information is immaterial.

    So Trump's denials about talking to the Russians is and always were false. Please don't give me the excuse that Donald knew nothing of this meeting, since three from his team were in attendance.

  8. When Don Jr. said "I love it " it was just a well used word often used by Pres. Trump and Jr.

  9. Gadfly is not correct in saying that it is a crime to attend a meeting with a foreign national who says she has information. What statute applies?

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  11. It would have been rude of Donald Trump Jr. not to at least hear out Boris and Natasha after all the trouble that the Clintons and Obama went to to set up the meeting.

    They had to attend all those tarmac summits beforehand and all those FISA Court hearings afterward--that's a lot of work! Especially for people who've never worked a damned day in their sorry lives.

    Yes, that Donald Trump, Jr. is nothing if not a gentleman!

  12. Time to do a full out thorough investigation of BO, hillary, Lynch and the DNC lead by Senator Gowdy. Trump is clean and likely the only one who is. The swamp dwellers are keeping the focus off themselves by wasting time with lies and finger pointing at Trump enough of the smoke and mirror bull already shine the light on the filthy rotten clinton machine and all of those caught up in it.

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