The Real Story Behind the 2016 Election Campaign
Long before the Presidential Election the Obama White House administration began focusing on Donald Trump. In a newscast provided by MSNBC Obama White Staffer Evelyn Farkas revealed that the Obama Administration had been conducting surveillance of Donald J. Trump and his campaign team and associates. This story is now being widely reported as it has taken focus after it had gone viral on Social Media. What the media has failed to focus on [and TRUNewsNet is focusing on] is Farkas’s revelation that parties within the Obama administration began leaking the resulting information from the surveillance to the hill…ie: Capitol Hill. See the video interview here.
It leaves one to wonder, who did the Obama staffers “leak” the surveillance information too? Opinions will differ, we are sure, but what we feel is most important here is what this all means. One thing it reveals is that the campaign was much more nefarious then anyone knew, or was likely to ever find out, in the post election atmosphere.
The Obama administration was no stranger to “wiretapping” [conducting surveillance] of those they saw as possible adversaries.
On May 13, 2013, the Associated Press announced telephone records for 20 of their reporters during a two-month period in 2012 had been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. AP reported the Justice Department would not say why it sought the records, but news sources noted the US Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia was conducting a criminal investigation into a May 7, 2012 Associated Press story about a CIA operation which prevented the Yemeni terrorist Fahd al-Quso’s plot to detonate an explosive device on a commercial flight. The DOJ did not direct subpoenas to the Associated Press; instead, the subpoenas were issued to their telephone providers, including Verizon Wireless.
Attorney General Eric Holder, came under scrutiny from the media and some members of Congress for subpoenaing phone records from the Associated Press (AP) and naming Fox News reporter, James Rosen, a “criminal co-conspirator” under the Espionage Act of 1917 in order to gain access to his personal emails and phone records.
A brief history of the Obama Admin illegal surveillance history;
1. Obama’s Justice Department secretly subpoenaed AP reporters’ private phone records
In what The Washington Post referred to as a “sweeping and unusual move,” the Obama Justice Department secretly subpoenaed two months’ worth of 2012 phone records from Associated Press journalists. Federal authorities seized more than 20 records from cellular, office, and home telephone lines, a move the AP characterized as “serious interference with A.P.’s constitutional right to gather and report the news.”
“These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” AP President and CEO Gary B. Pruitt wrote to then-Attorney General Eric Holder.
2. Fox News reporter James Rosen and his parents’ phone records were seized
In 2010, the Obama administration collected the phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen, and his parents, additionally seizing two days’ worth of his personal emails as part of a leak investigation. The affidavit seeking the court-approved warrant referred to Rosen as a criminal “co-conspirator” under the Espionage Act. No charges were brought against Rosen, and the White House Correspondents’ Association slammed the Obama administration’s tactics and targeting of reporters.
“Reporters should never be threatened with prosecution for the simple act of doing their jobs,” the WHCA said in a statement. “The problem is that in two recent cases, one involving Fox News’ James Rosen and the other focused on the Associated Press, serious questions have been raised about whether our government has gotten far too aggressive in its monitoring of reporters’ movements, phone records, and even personal email.”
3. Secret Service agents accessed a restricted file to embarrass a congressman investigating them
In 2015, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah (C, 76%), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, held a hearing to investigate scandals involving the U.S. Secret Service. According to Andrea Noble and The Washington Times, in response to Chaffetz’s investigation, a Secret Service agent “improperly accessed the agency’s restricted database” to embarrass the Utah congressman by leaking details of his unsuccessful job application with the service.
A follow-up investigation revealed that at least 45 Secret Service agents accessed the Chaffetz file, potentially in violation of the U.S. Privacy Act. Screenshots of the file were “circulated widely around the agency” and Assistant Director Edward Lowery suggested leaking the information to the press in retaliation against the investigation.
“It was a tactic designed to intimidate and embarrass me and, frankly, it is intimidating,” Chaffetz said at the time.
4. Obama’s phone surveillance of foreign leaders
In 2013, documents released by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the Obama administration’s spying of allied heads of state. President Obama’s NSA surveilled the phone conversations of 35 world leaders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “livid” over substantiated reports that the U.S. government was monitoring her mobile phone. According to a spokesman for the chancellor, Merkel told President Obama in 2013 that “she unmistakably disapproves of and views as completely unacceptable such practices, if the indications are authenticated.”
“This would be a serious breach of confidence. Such practices have to be halted immediately,” she added.
5. NSA spied on Israeli PM Netanyahu and members of Congress
During negotiations over the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2015, the NSA spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and recorded private conversations of members of Congress and Jewish groups to gather intel on the deal’s opposition. This, of course, took place after Obama sent taxpayer money to help defeat Netanyahu in the Israeli elections (unsuccessfully).
The spying on Bibi Netanyahu, Congress members, and Jewish groups was after Obama had promised to end the NSA’s mass data collection, in response to the resulting backlash from Snowden’s leaks.
A 2015 Pew survey of investigative reporters showed that 64 percent of media figures believed “that the U.S. government has probably collected data” from their personal phone and email records.
Given the Obama administration’s astonishing record on spying against government officials and media, it is astounding that so many journalists are indifferent to investigating claims that the Trump campaign was surveilled as well.
As we pointed up earlier, the Obama’s worked with the “Clinton Campaign”. Apparently in more ways then we all knew. These “tweets” from Hillary Clinton, which were pretty much ignored by most at the time they were tweeted, now make clear that the Obama admin was sharing intel from their surveillance of the Trump team, with the Clinton’s and their campaign.
This may explain the [not so] secret tarmac meeting of Bill Clinton and then U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who would have been tasked with the “Trump Surveillance”. All of this seems to point to a definite level of collusion…but not between Trump and Russia, but the Obama White House and the Clinton campaign.
It is also clear that, while there may be some distant, if not merely speculative, links between some of the Trump team and Russia…there is nothing linking Donald Trump to Russia or any knowledge of his teams connections to Russia. Clearly any such actual evidence would have been discovered and/or leaked by now.
However, their is an abundance of evidence that the Clinton Campaign, John Podesta, a majority of the mainstream media and the Democratic national committee did in-fact collude and conspire to incite violence and riots in an attempt to close down Trump rallies and paint an unflattering picture of Trump supporters as violent thugs. There is also evidence that the Clinton Campaign, DNC and groups employed by both were plotting to “Rig” the 2016 election and bragged that they had done so in the past.
It is irrefutable that a majority of the nations mainstream media DID in fact do for Hillary Clinton what the Democrats claim the Russian’s did for the Trump Campaign.