Summary of Media Articles Discussing Obama’s FISA Warrants To Monitor Candidate/President Trump…

President Trump has kicked a hornets nest of MSM Obama defenders who are now claiming the Obama intelligence community WAS NOT tracking, monitoring or intercepting communications from candidate and President Elect Donald Trump.

Which obviously begs the question: …well then, what has media been writing about for the past two months if there were no ‘investigations’.  If the media is going to claim now that no wire-tapping has taken place, they are going to have to rebuke all of their previous articles outlining the wire tapping.

However, here’s a summary of previously presented media publications that have specifically outlined and confirmed the authorized monitoring of Candidate/President-Elect Donald Trump by President Obama.

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♦ Heat Street (Louise Mensch) Dated November 7th 2016:

Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia. (link with multiple internal links)

♦ The New York Times (,   ) Dated January 19th 2017:

[…]  The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House. (link)

The New York Times (Charlie Savage) Dated January 12th 2017:

WASHINGTON — In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

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.  (link)

♦ National Review (Andrew McCarthy) Dated January 11th 2017:

[…]  To summarize, it appears there were no grounds for a criminal investigation of banking violations against Trump. Presumably based on the fact that the bank or banks at issue were Russian, the Justice Department and the FBI decided to continue investigating on national-security grounds. A FISA application in which Trump was “named” was rejected by the FISA court as overbroad, notwithstanding that the FISA court usually looks kindly on government surveillance requests.

A second, more narrow application, apparently not naming Trump, may have been granted five months later; the best the media can say about it, however, is that the server on which the application centers is “possibly” related to the Trump campaign’s “alleged” links to two Russian banks — under circumstances in which the FBI has previously found no “nefarious purpose” in some (undescribed) connection between Trump Tower and at least one Russian bank (whose connection to Putin’s regime is not described).  (link with more links)

♦ The Guardian (Julian Borger) Dated Wednesday January 11th, 2017:

The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation. (link)

♦ New York Times ) March 1st 2017:

WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.

[…]  More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute the intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing classified information, nearly all of which remains secret, making an independent public assessment of the competing Obama and Trump administration claims impossible.

The F.B.I. is conducting a wide-ranging counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, and is examining alleged links between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russian government. Separately, the House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting their own investigations, though they must rely on information collected by the F.B.I. and intelligence agencies.  (link)

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767 Responses to Summary of Media Articles Discussing Obama’s FISA Warrants To Monitor Candidate/President Trump…

  1. Bull Durham says:

    Fox has been running interference all day for Obama. Now for Watter’s World they bring back Geraldo to spray foam all over it. They ashcan Watter’s program, don’t let him host, use Kimberley Guilfoyle to host. Total news management.

    So far, not one legal mind has been on Fox all day to delve into the law.

    Liked by 11 people

    • ALEX says:

      I don’t bother with FOX…I like LOU and Hannity, but they are so anti-trump in regular programming it’s laughable

      Liked by 6 people

    • kenmar1965 says:

      Yes!, I had to keep checking that I had not accidentally tuned to MSNBC.

      Liked by 3 people

    • CM-TX says:

      I noticed this too- and earlier that twerp, Eric __? He really needs a firm adjustment on his perspective! WA Times editor did an ok job for the other side, but way too nice! He kept buffering his solid rebuttals, by first patting Eric on the head. He did laugh at the attempt to flip Nixon analogy onto DJT.

      As to the rest- If I heard one more “had to be probable cause/evidence to obtain FISA”…😠
      Clearly they’ve never watched the SNOWDEN movie, or interviews re FISA’s very lax interpretation of “probable”!

      And wasn’t Manafort’s exit nearing the time of Oct FISA? In which case, by simple association– likely all that was needed to obtain the FISA warrant. Add to this, the allegations against PM were financially related.

      *Note: FBN is my daily background choice. But I’m at mercy of hub when home- he has remote-CONTROL issues. His CNN spin-checks- bring only my exit… can’t suffer BP🔺!

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    • Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey conferred with Judge Pirro tonight. Two very good legal minds there, I’d say. Here is essentially what they saw: There is no reason to believe that the FISA court granted the warrants because DJT was aiding and abetting the “Russians” in the hack or fixing of the election. FISA warrants are not as difficult to obtain as many hyperbolic commentators, like Mary Ann Marsh, Democrat Operative, asserted with great hard-headedness. Neither Pirro or Mukasey could conclude that the Wire Tap could not not have been a sneaky, vile act of political espionage by the ZeroKing and his followers. Essentially, they saw, as did Senator Graham, that events at the top of the USA government pyramid are in serious crisis.

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    • Eric Fraize says:

      Okay, so it wasn’t just me. Fox was off the rails against Trump today.

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    • bigsky1970 says:

      And forget Fox News on the weekend, the “B Team” are a bunch of dopes.

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    • Radiopatriot says:

      When I toured nationally with the Tea Party Express as a speaker/blogger, I warned people about Fox News, telling crowds at rallies to be mindful of the information Fox DOESN’T tell you.

      Fox News lies by omission and always has.

      People were somewhat surprised when I told them because they trusted Fox and thought they could count on it as their “conservative” news organization. Not true then, just as it is not true now.

      A “right-leaning” (pejorative used by MSM) news operation would never have Shep Smith, Megyn Kelly, and other leftists (remember Alisyn Camarota???) as anchors, nor would they continuously trot out the Leslie Marshalls, Marie HarFs, and other rabid left wing mouthpieces to provide “counterpoint” contention.

      Remember the #NeverTrumpers? Steve Hayes, Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lowry, Brent Bozell, Dana Loesch, and Katie Pavlich, just to name a few who are still on Fox’s cameras, giving us the benefit of their vaunted opinions.

      Fox News is nothing if not a huge money maker for Rupert Murdoch’s bank account. (Yeah, the same Rupert Murdoch who is in bed with HRC on mideast oil deals.)

      It’s all about attracting eyeballs while not-so-subtly pushing a subversive leftist message cloaked in marketing slogans like “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid.”

      We know what MSNBC, CNN, and the other alphabet operations are: left wing stenographers for the left.

      Fox leads the pack — a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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  2. Bull Durham says:

    Colonel Shaffer coming on Fox next.

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  3. Joe Knuckles says:

    Tony Schaffer coming up on Fox.

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  4. albrevin says:

    Trump’s tweet was to call out Obama for ordering this stuff!

    OAN starting to report that Obama admin officials are talking. Saying that Obama did indeed order this and that Schumer and other Democrats (probably media) were in on hyping this. Also, Sessions meeting w/ Russian ambassador was part of a set-up so this narrative could be run. If this is all true, then Sessions recusing himself was a good move – he can now investigate Obama and the conspirators.

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    • Just_me says:

      Very interesting. Wonder who and why ‘Obama officials are talking’.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Howie says:

      Defectors?

      Liked by 5 people

    • BobW462 says:

      As I said in a comment the other day, Sessions’ recusal was a tactical decision. He is a man with much on his plate right now. Undoubtedly, we are only hearing about a very small fraction of what is really going on.

      Today’s tweets from POTUS were just one move as part of the planned counter-offensive.

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    • catmom says:

      Rest my case from earlier today.

      Liked by 1 person

    • ALEX says:

      I heard this a few hours ago…I wasn’t sure if they had injected their own views, but I think Trump likes one America news and he included them in that infamous press gaggle

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    • majorstar says:

      I don’t see how Sessions’ recusal affects this at all. If you’re thinking that he had to get out in advance and say he wouldn’t participate in any “Russian influence” matters before he could participate in Obama wiretapping matters, I just don’t see it. There was no need to recuse on the former because there is no “matter”; or as WJC would say “there is no there, there.”

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  5. M. Mueller says:

    Stefan Molyneux (21 min)

    Liked by 7 people

    • Abster says:

      Omg, Ryan was spooked…blinking, continually swallowing and obviously annoyed.

      Liked by 6 people

    • roxiellTX says:

      I noticed that after Brett started reading the statement Ryan said one word.
      Was it oh as in oh, I didn’t know you were going to read that info or that you had that info.
      It seemed like a reaction because it was while Brett continued to read so it wasn’t part of an answer.

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  6. Howie says:

    This is Nuke Time. They are trying to avoid Prison, they will do anything to stay out of prison. Anything.

    Liked by 8 people

  7. Bull Durham says:

    The Colonel hammers with a nail gun a platoon of scalps to the wall.

    Schaffer is so precisely correct and authoritative it is like watching accurate mortar fire zero on on an ammo dump. Then BOOM!

    Get us that video clip. It is perfect!

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  8. Bonitabaycane says:

    For those who question whether our President has any proof, ask yourselves the following: What has Trump done for a living? He has built things. Name a hotel, a resort, a golf course in which he did not have the necessary materials to complete the project. And you seriously question whether he would build a case without the requisite evidence? Have faith in our President. Do not question his brilliance……marvel at it.

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  9. History Teaches says:

    Obama bragged about bringing a gun to a knife fight. Trump is unloading the heavy artillery. And I bet there is a lot more in reserve.

    He has been continuously underestimated. The pundits still think they can define him by their own projections. I think a really key factor is that they have equated Trump’s blunt, direct language with lack of subtlety and intelligence. To elites, form and pedigree are more important than content and message.

    While underestimating his intelligence they have targeted him as quick tempered, crude and oafish. And thus have been playing checkers while he plays chess.

    By unloading on Obama in the most personal way possible the game has moved to a new level. Trump reads contracts for fun! You don’t think he doesn’t have a razor sharp mind? The community organizer probably hasn’t applied his intellect on anything other than strategizing sabotagte

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      They ignored a little circulated remark about Trump from one of his college friends at Fordham. Said Trump spent a lot of time in the Student Union playing poker. Was the best player he ever met.

      Liked by 9 people

    • SteveInCO says:

      They still think he’s a pompous buffoon who has poor impulse control and ran a reality TV show–and OBTW the “intellectuals” think reality shows are the stupidest form of entertainment.

      That’s why they continue to underestimate (dare I say “misunderestimate”?) him.

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  10. Bull Durham says:

    Schaffer just delivered a Presidential Briefing (censored to means and methods).
    This guy did these covert missions.
    http://www.londoncenter.org/lt-col-anthony-schaffer/

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  11. Game Plan

    1 Draw out the enemy

    2 Allow enemy to whip it self into to a frothing linch mob demanding and independent counsel.

    3 Have AG recuse himself from an investigation.

    4 Drop the hammer on a plot of a seditious soft coup that involves the former administration at the highest levels. This plot could well involve the former President.

    5. AG announcea since he has recused him self he will have to appointment an Independent Counsel investigate the very serious plot.

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  12. Ploni says:

    The Globalists were foreseen by the 16th century Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of saintly memory.

    They indeed are on a mission to eradicate everything that G-d wants for human life on earth.

    They are the power of the world that is at its peak, and they want to be its ruler.

    They are fighting the coming of the Anointed One, the Moshiach (the Messiah). Everything on the side of holiness has a corresponding “equal” on the Other Side, the side of evil.

    But they will fail because they are simply a tool that G-d uses to purify the earth, which will then come under the eternal dominion of the Almighty.

    Like evil in general, the Globalists exist to give each of us free choice: join them or oppose them. It’s our decision.

    (All the above shows why the world is so split in its opinion of President Trump and our era’s goings on. The question of our time is: How are you hanging with G-d? Are you with G-d or are you against G-d?)

    G-d bless America
    (and America bless G-d)

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Archie says:

    Trump may have all the answers already. In a trial good lawyers never ask a question that they don’t already know the answer to so they can trap the perp lying. Trump is probably doing the same.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Risin'Tide says:

    The hammer will fall…

    Liked by 2 people

  15. CM-TX says:

    Very Funny collection of tweet-replies mocking Brian Steltzer & Very Fake News (CNN)- re the network coverage of Trump Tweets:

    http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/03/04/that-was-fast-cnn-wastes-no-time-declaring-trumps-wiretapping-claim-false/

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  16. Binkser1 says:

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave…. They can’t keep up with their own story and lies now. Keep the pressure on them, Mr. President. They’re buckling!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    There are still 650000 emails sitting somewhere waiting for something. Only President Trump and very few others are seeing all the facets of this diamond… The other side just cannot grasp a man like President Trump. His campaign pledges were not promises, that was a checklist / to do list. President Trump by all measure is a shrewd businessman – a consummate CEO. You want commitment from people. If you cannot get commitment, you have to get compliance. The way this is going, President Trump has ironclad evidence otherwise he would not have uttered a peep because of the forces arrayed against him and his agenda of America first. When the hammer starts falling, it will sound like a hundred ton drop forge tied driven by a punch press. Today to me means President Trump is serious and focused on what lies ahead. He is not playing go along to get along, he is playing for keeps.

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    • SteveInCO says:

      The way this is going, President Trump has ironclad evidence otherwise he would not have uttered a peep because of the forces arrayed against him and his agenda of America first.

      Precisely.

      Saying this without the ability to back it up would be the stupidest thing Trump has ever done. It would be staggeringly stupid; he would never recover from it.

      Just how dumb do Obola and company think he is? Do they really think they have anything to gain by convincing US that the president doesn’t have the proof? When he can just show it to us at any time?

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      • Deb says:

        What else can they do? Destroying Trump’s credibility is what they have been aiming at, in the hopes that when the SHTF the people will believe their lies over President Trump’s facts.

        That is what all the innuendo and speculation has been for, casting doubt.

        They have not yet realized that the majority of people trust President Trump more than the media or Obama.

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      • They are just hoping the regular pattern of the MSM falling for the bait and repeating them will work to buffer or stop the story. I think this time they may be wrong. Story is just too big and groundwork has been set up. Maybe some of the editors of these established media outlets will have some memory for real reporting and get on the story.

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  18. KenG says:

    Remember when PDJT referred to the “event in Sweden” a few Fridays ago? Methinks this mornings tweets are the same tactic
    MAGA
    ps
    At this rate popcorn will be extinct soon!

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  19. UKExpat says:

    Hitler never issued any written or verbal orders to kill all the Jews either he just created an atmosphere where that was possible and DESIRABLE and his loyal NAZIS, and many thousands of NORMAL Germans too, did his bidding they KNEW what he wanted, Which is just like it is in America all the embedded Demoncrat ACTIVISTS and all the normal DemoncRAT members of the alphabet Govt Agencies knew exactly what COMRADE OBOZO and the DemoncRAT Party wanted and went ahead and did it. No PRESIDENTIAL ORDERS necessary so ‘plausible deniability’ for OBOZO ensured

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  20. wasntme says:

    So it has been basically confirmed that obomba was wiretapping Trump. Since we have witnessed justices changing their minds almost overnight, what about the suspicions about the n s a possibly having dirt on the SCOTUS?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-roberts-helps-overthrow-the-constitution/2015/06/25/47d9ffde-1b67-11e5-93b7-5eddc056ad8a_story.html

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  21. Matthew W says:

    “Ties to Russians”????
    That’s all I hear.
    Can any democrat explain what LAWS MIGHT have been violated??

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  22. Les says:

    I have been trolling Daily Mail today in their comments section about this story. I should be cleaning the cars, but libturd bashing is my version of a video game. I’m sure I’ve caused several meltdowns.

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  23. Not “rebuke” their articles – “retract” their articles.

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