In March, President Donald Trump accused the ex-“president” of wire-tapping his campaign, setting off a barrage of sanctimonious denials from Democrats and the ex “president.”
The ex-“president’s” spokesman Kevin Lewis said, “A cardinal rule of the [sic] Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither the [sic] ‘president’ nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.” Lewis lied.
The Obama White House had routinely ordered surveillance on U.S. citizens. This is now confirmed by a secret U.S. court’s investigation into the spying.
In June 2013, the UK Guardian released an investigative story on how the White House used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to bypass the Patriot Act. The Guardian published documents submitted to the secret FISC, signed by Attorney General Eric Holder July 29, 2009.
The documents indicate the White House used this court to back door “authority” to collect information on American citizens. The Guardian reported that the broad scope of the court orders and nature of the procedures established in the documents appeared “to clash” with assurances from the White House that our telephone and email information could not be accessed without warrants.
Now the FISC has audited this spying and has issued an opinion. In summary, the 99 page opinion written by FISC judge Rosemary Collyer states that Fourth Amendment violations of rights of privacy were violated by the Obama’s National Security Agency as early as October 2011 and continued through 2016. And the information collected on U.S. citizens was shared with the FBI, CIA and National Counterterrorism Center in violation of regulations.
Collyer wrote that this constituted a “lack of candor” on NSA’s part and “is a very serious Fourth Amendment issue.” The court requested more information and NSA has stonewalled the investigation by repeatedly asking for deadline extensions through April 26. NSA reported to the court that it is destroying the information it collected on individuals.
Since taking office, the Trump Administration has taken steps to correct these instituted spying violations of privacy, according to the opinion; which may be another reason why the Fifth Estate (CIA, FBI, NSA, NCTC, etc,) is at war with Trump. He has exposed their extraordinary spying on U.S. citizens, condoned and practiced by Obama, the previous “president.”
In John 3:20, Jesus said, “For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
We need to continue to expose these deeds and demand accountability, otherwise our freedoms of religion, speech, and privacy will be crushed in darkness.
Have a blessed and powerful day!