Last month, Donald Trump made headlines when he accused Barack Obama of putting him under surveillance during last year’s election.
A week ago, Fox broke the news that the “incidental collection” of raw intelligence was being used to spy on the Trump team and that the person behind the unmasking was “very high up.” Then, on Monday, it was revealed that former national security advisor Susan Rice had made numerous requests to have identities on the Trump team unmasked.
Now, reporter Adam Housley has gone on Fox & Friends to reveal that the Obama administration was looking at Trump team communications including supporters and members of Trump’s family for at least a year before President Trump took office.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 3, 2017
In a piece for Fox News, Housley pointed out that this is a “blockbuster” that has no precedent.
“The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes,” he wrote.
He also said that this had nothing to do with national security, so no excuse for the surveillance such as Russia could be used.
On a recent episode of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show, Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh slips up and revealed that an “investigation” of Trump began in spring 2015.
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) April 1, 2017
This shocked many, since Trump had not even declared his candidacy at this time, and FBI Director James Comey said the investigation did not start until 2016.
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