The surveillance may have been conducted by UK intelligence – and then fed back to Obama’s IC thugs, for unmasking in the US. Let me explain. Here’s the thing. An American POTUS can LEGALLY authorize electronic surveillance ‘without a court order…to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year’. Yes, it’s true. Obama had legal authorization to by-pass the normal court vetting process.
Such power lies in 50 U.S. Code § 1802 –
Electronic surveillance authorization without court order;
Please read it.
Now, this authorization by POTUS (eg Obama) requires certification by the AG (eg Lynch – DOJ) that MUST be lodged with ‘the court’ (eg FISC): ‘The (AG)+ shall immediately transmit under seal to the court …(FISC).. a copy of his certification.’ So if my analysis is correct, a copy of that certification is currently under seal AT LEAST with the FISC & DOJ.
THAT’S what they’re trying to desperately hide.
But that’s just the start. The Act says that the AG has to keep the Select Committee on Intelligence AND the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence informed of these authorizations AND unmaskings under them.
see 1802 (a) (1) (C), above.
If this is what’s happened, my bet is that Lynch didn’t bother reporting, or selectively reported to the Committees in a way that excluded non-friendlies. NOW can you see why Schiff, Feinstein, Warner & Co are frightened?
Connect dots :
#1 – Obama authorized electronic surveillance on Team Trump, by-passing normal judicial oversight.
#2- to create ‘foreign intelligence’, Brennan and others organized for UK intelligence, to conduct surveillance on Team Trump (either from UK, or from a UK govt asset within the US). That’s why the Brits were brought in.
#3 – Obama’s authorization was certified by AG Lynch and is now held under seal by the DOJ (and FISC). The DOJ are terrified of making this known.
#4 – From Obama’s authorization, ALL the unmasking followed, as well as the FBI fraudulent counter-intel investigation AND perhaps the FISA warrant, too. That reels in all the Obama THUGS. #Obamagate
Now, why is this a CRIME?
Obama’s authorization was based on MANUFACTURED EVIDENCE (the Fusion GPS Dossier, secretly funded by the Clinton, DNC & Obama). You can be certain – Obama KNEW it was FAKE, when he made the authorization. As did Lynch, when she certified it. Obama’s entire ‘inner circle’, the ‘Secret Society’, ALL KNEW.
That’s what will come out.
They were trying to frame an innocent citizen and destroy a political rival using ‘trumped up’ evidence (lol). These were genuine police state tactics. This is the sort of thing that happens in Putin’s Russia or Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.
If true, it takes the US into totally uncharted territory. It also has grave ramifications for any UK politician or official, who was involved in any way. A POTUS himself, hatching a plan to destroy an American using fake evidence?
I really hope it ISN’T true.
But I suspect it may well be.
And that is what’s coming and it’s far, FAR worse than any of us may have thought.
ADDENDUM : in this interview, @SaraCarterDC points out that the applications to the FISC for the original & subsequent warrants may reveal ‘the smoking gun’.
Importantly, @SaraCarterDC notes that each new application must include the earlier supporting intel. IOW, an ‘evidence’ trail of compounded ‘intel’. Now the law says that Obama’s authorization & Lynch’s certification – if made – had to be issued to the FISC under seal. However, given that the crooks had failed to get a FISA the first time, earlier in 2016, it’s reasonable to conclude that Obama’s authorization/Lynch’s certification (again, if made) was included as part of the October FISA application.
We’re getting close, folks.
ADDENDUM #2: OK it seems that this theory is getting a lot of interest. I’m going to add this, which would be consistent with the UK government discovering illegal use of UK intelligence power as part of the illegal framing of Trump.