When Wiretapping Isn’t Wiretapping and Orders Are Unnecessary


Everyone is talking about Obama wiretapping or not wiretapping, but it turns out that former president Barack Obama might not have needed to order wiretapping because he broadened the definition of the word and what is fair game.  What he investigated during the campaign might not come under legal restrictions of any kind.

Perhaps President Trump was referencing that in his tweet yesterday.

When President Trump tweeted Saturday morning, he curiously put “wire tapping” in parentheses. There is likely a reason he did that. We’ve all assumed he got his information from Breitart and Mark Levin who accused the Obama administration of wiretapping his phones, but we don’t know if he was even referring to them or to what degree.

The President said he just heard Obama wiretapped his phone but Breitbart’s and Levin’s information dates back to last summer.

The NY Times reported mid-January that in the waning days of the Obama administration, Loretta Lynch signed an order giving the NSA wide latitude to share raw data with 16 other intelligence agencies and all their thousands of unionized pencil pushers. The administration said it was to keep the President from destroying intelligence but it is more likely intended it was to be used for leaks that couldn’t be tracked back to the leaker.

The NY Times article references wiretapping and what it actually means or doesn’t mean:

The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.

Phone calls? Emails? Satellite transmissions? Cross network switches? Yikes! What does that mean exactly?

When Obama, Clapper and self-admitted liar Ben Rhodes say they didn’t wiretap, what does that mean exactly?

…In July 2008, the same month Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act, President George W. Bush modified Executive Order 12333, which sets rules for surveillance that domestic wiretapping statutes do not address, including techniques that vacuum up vast amounts of content without targeting anybody.

Broad sweeps are not covered…hmmm…The first wiretap request allegedly was to broad as it included Trump with no evidence to support it. The tapping is alleged it have continued long after it turned up nothing.

They certainly appear to have a broad and vague definition of wiretapping and they are blaming it on Bush.

We need a definition of wiretapping from the Obama people and the current bureaucrats in intelligence agencies.

There is also the fact that statements on behalf of the ex-president are filled with weasel words. The statement from his spokesperson doesn’t deny a wiretap, only that they didn’t interfere in a DoJ investigation, led at the time by Loretta Lynch, the same woman who met with Bill Clinton on a plane, and who is now calling for blood and death on the streets.

The statement by Kevin Lewis is a lie in the case of the IRS/Lois Lerner and the Clinton emails.

It isn’t fantastical to think the Obama administration spied on Trump’s campaign. They’ve done it.

Wiretapping took place during the Clinton email scandals and during the foundation investigations currently still underway.  The Wall Street Journal reported last November that the FBI has “secret recordings” that have “fueled” the FBI’s criminal investigation into the Clinton Foundation—a separate but parallel probe from the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

This is the same administration that used the IRS to target conservatives while claiming there wasn’t a “smidgeon” of corruption. It’s the same administration that spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen and his family based on a lie that he was suspected of being a spy — that went through an Obama FISA court.

In the least, he knew that was going on, regardless of whether he ordered it or not, he was responsible.

We now discover that wiretap might not mean wiretap and order might not mean what we think it means. An order might not even be needed.

The investigation we need is of the Obama administration.

Watch the indictment by Mark Levin, a constitutional lawyer.

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