NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
March 13, 2017
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As this week's spy drama continues to unfold, a former military intelligence officer and police detective told NewsWithViews.com that last year President Barack Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, signed off on -- and expedited -- two FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court requests to wiretap the Trump campaign.
Former homicide detective Barry Thomas Neallon, a retired intelligence operative with the U.S. Marines (*Force Recon), claims, "If Attorney General Lynch was processing applications for electronic eavesdropping warrants, then both her boss, Barack Obama, and her FBI chief, James Comey, had to know about the spying and the justification to invade the privacy of a presidential candidate from the opposition party."
Besides Neallon's statement to NewsWithViews.com, ABC News reported on Thursday that all of the applications to the FISA Court were authorized by Lynch.
"[Which] means that she chose not to investigate the Clinton Foundation for illegal activities but rather signed an application to wiretap President Trump,” stated Jim Hoft, the editor-in-chief for the Gateway Pundit website.
Just about every news story on the subject of the Trump wiretaps mentions that the FISA Court turned down the first request to wiretap Trump even though it was requested by Lynch herself. The fact the FISA judge nixed the warrant is evidence that the Justice Department did not even come close to satisfying the usually minimal standards for obtaining such warrants.
Out of close to 11,000 warrant applications during the Obama administration only two were rejected by the FISA Court. "It's almost like getting an indictment from a grand jury. A decent prosecutor could get a ham sandwich indicted. Likewise, judges aren't tough on warrants unless they believe the requester is on a 'fishing expedition' or the request is totally without merit," said former police officer and corporate security director Iris Aquino.
When on Saturday morning President Trump’s tweeted that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower in October 2016, the usual cabal of Democrats and news media outlets began their routine of casting doubts on Trump's accusation. "It was as if they were saying 'how dare you make outrageous allegations against Saint Barack,'" Aquino noted in a tongue-in-cheek quip.
Meanwhile, Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for Obama, told the news media over and over again that presidents can't order a wiretap. He also cast doubts on the honesty of the new president.
Lynch made statements this week on a video and she's heard encouraging protests and marches, blood in the streets and even death in order to stop and topple the Trump administration.
During the last presidential election cycle, a man named Julian Assange single-handedly alerted a large number of American voters about the secretive, devious and hypocritical goings-on at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and their connections to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign and members of the so-called mainstream news media. The damage done to the Democratic Party as a result of the leaked information may never be fully gauged.
Instead of looking at cyber security considerations at the DNC — a political party that’s not part of the U.S. government — Democrats in both houses of Congress prefer to make wildly absurd accusations about President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and anyone else they can drudge up in order to portray themselves as victims. Also, instead of asking the appropriate committees in the House and Senate to probe the nation’s vulnerability to foreign espionage — especially cyber espionage — the Democrats wish to create an ad hoc or select committee to investigate the alleged cyber crimes perpetrated against their opposition.
*Force Recon is one of the United States Marine Corps' special operations capable forces (SOC) that provide essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by supporting their task force commanders.
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