On Saturday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim that Barack Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Now, new reports are suggesting that the Clintons were in on this plan as well…
The Gateway Pundit reported that the wiretapping may have come about as a result of the infamous meeting between Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Arizona just before the FBI cleared Hillary of any charges in her email scandal. This meeting occurred around the same time Obama filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), but the request was uncharacteristically denied.
In October of 2016, when WikiLeaks began releasing Hillary’s emails, Obama submitted a new, narrow request to the FISA court. This time, the request was focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. Even though no evidence was found, the wiretapping continued, as the Obama administration deemed it necessary for national security reasons.
This means Obama’s White House WAS monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.
This comes after Daily Mail reported that the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has announced that Trump’s claims will be investigated by his panel. Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep for California, released a statement on Sunday saying his committee “will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates.”
Senate Intelligence Committee member, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, said his committee will also be probing this matter.
“We’ve already begun an inquiry on the intelligence committee into Russia’s efforts to undermine confidence in our political system,” Cotton said. “That inquiry is going to be thorough, and we’re going to follow the facts wherever they lead us. And I’m sure that this matter will be a part of that inquiry.”
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