National security expert Jim Hanson confirmed Saturday morning that the Obama administration did surveil Trump Tower.
“The bottom line is they did wiretap Trump Tower. They tapped a server they thought was communicating somehow with Russia.”
“This is a legitimate charge [by Trump] and we need a serious investigation.”
Jim Hanson, the executive vice president of the think tank The Center for Security Policy made his comments on Fox News.
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Hanson, who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and conducted counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations, said the surveillance was approved over suspicions of connections with a Russian bank.
“They asked for that warrant and were denied, went back again [and] got the warrant, found out nothing was happening and went ahead and continued monitoring it,” the national security expert said.
As for Trump proving his claim, Hanson countered, “They did get a FISA warrant, so he doesn’t have to prove that they wiretapped him. They did wiretap him.”
The President has been commenting in tweets.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Ben Rhodes, Obama’s semantics-manipulator designée, parsed words to say Obama didn’t order the wiretapping. He tweeted in response: “No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”
Rhodes is the Obama National Security Adviser who famously told the NY Times he lied to the American people to get their approval for the Iran nuke deal.
Since the statements were made, we have discovered that ‘surveillance’ is the appropriate word, not ‘wiretapping’ since phones and emails were allegedly not tapped. That is according to a bombshell report by John Solomon and Sara Carter.
After posting our many articles using the New York Times as a reference, they have seen fit to update months-old articles detailing what they said was wiretapping. Their new headlines use the word “surveillance”.
Lt. Col. Schaeffer recently said there was clearly no probable cause and explains why in the next clip.
His belief is that the former president used highly technical and highly classified capabilities which have resulted in multiple violations of the US18 code.
Someone had to lie to get the warrant, he conjectures.
One thing is certain: the President had to have knowledge of it at least by October when it first became known, and he is, in the end, responsible.
The leaks to the media were likely by the very officials who were involved in the wiretapping or surveillance or whatever they are calling it these days.
What is most unconscionable is what is getting lost here. The former president of the United States is trying to take down the current President.