Really? Another desperate attempt by New York Times using fake news just to show how great Obummer was compared to Donald Trump.
The New York Times posted a side by side picture of the New England Patriots’ visit today to the White House versus their visit in 2015 for Obama. And the Patriots called them out for their fake news. The Patriots blast the New York Times explaining that today with Trump, over 40 football staff were seated on the South Lawn versus the stairs in 2015 . The Patriots posted one of the pictures from today with more people in it and thanked the White House
The New York Times tweet…
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn. https://t.co/iIYtV0hR6Y
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 20, 2017
SUSAN RICE TRUMP RECORDS RESEMBLE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR’S DETAILED FILE; INTEL AGENCIES NOT COOPERATING WITH RICE PROBE
- Susan Rice intel reports were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file
- The FBI and NSA are run by James Comey and Mike Rogers, respectively. Both are holdovers from the Obama administration.
( Fox News ) The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.
“This is information about their everyday lives,” Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. “Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”
Lawmakers say intel agencies stonewalling on surveillance probe
( Fox News ) Lawmakers probing the surveillance of key officials in the Trump campaign and administration say the intelligence agencies now nominally under the president’s control are stonewalling efforts to get to the bottom of who revealed names and leaked protected information to the press.
…“Our requests are simply not being answered,” said one House Intelligence committee source about the lack of responsiveness. “The agencies are not really helping at all and there is truly a massive web for us to try and wade through.”
…The CIA is now headed by former Rep. Mike Pompeo, who himself served on the House Intelligence Committee prior to his nomination. The FBI and NSA are run by James Comey and Mike Rogers, respectively. Both are holdovers from the Obama administration. Last month, both men declined to appear at a private closed door House Intelligence Committee briefing and have not met with the committee members since.
Mike Cernovich had a phone conference live on air with GotNews founder, Chuck Johnson when he broke the news that Fox News Sean Hannity and former Navy Seal turned Blackwater founder, Erik Prince, were being spied on by the Obama administration.
Obama spying on his enemies? Of course!
SUSAN RICE COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL: “leaking of signal intelligence” is a felony with sentence up to 10 years in jail
SUSAN RICE COULD BE CHARGED WITH FELONY AND FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL! Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of Donald Trump’s phone calls despite of no illegal activities detected.
Her crime? Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told Daily Caller ‘a leaking of signal intelligence” was committed. “That’s a felony. And you can get 10 years for that.” Doran pointed out “a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.
“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”
Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, told TheDCNF that many hands had to be involved throughout the Obama administration to launch such a political spying program.
“The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency,” Waurishuk said. “They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies says, ‘we’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask.’”
“The lawyers and counsel at the NSA surely would be talking to the lawyers and members of counsel at CIA, or at the National Security Council or at the Director of National Intelligence or at the FBI,” he said. “It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team. This is really, really serious stuff.”
Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told TheDCNF Monday that “somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.” This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.”
“That’s a felony,” he told TheDCNF. “And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens. Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.”
Waurishuk said he was most dismayed that “this is now using national intelligence assets and capabilities to spy on the elected, yet-to-be-seated president.”
“We’re looking at a potential constitutional crisis from the standpoint that we used an extremely strong capability that’s supposed to be used to safeguard and protect the country,” he said. “And we used it for political purposes by a sitting President. That takes on a new precedent.”
RAND PAUL: SUSAN RICE SHOULD TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS, UNDER OATH MUST ANSWER – ‘Did President Obama ask her to do this?
Rand Paul said Susan Rice needs to be asked: ‘Did President Obama ask her to do this? Was this a directive from President Obama? I think she should testify under oath on this.”
(DAILY CALLER) — GOP Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he believes former National Security Advisor Susan Rice should testify before Congress on her request to unmask the names of Trump transition officials collected during routine intelligence-gathering operations.
Paul argued the situation should not be downplayed, saying reforms need to be made to prevent individuals from being blackmailed on personal aspects of their lives through unmasking. He noted there was nothing stopping the former administration from looking through Trump officials and national security advisers’ conversations during the transition window.
“If it is allowed, we shouldn’t be allowing it, but I don’t think should just discount how big a deal it is that Susan Rice was looking at these,” he told reporters Monday. “And she needs to be asked, ‘Did President Obama ask her to do this? Was this a directive from President Obama? I think she should testify under oath on this.”
Paul said he has long thought there are too many people with the ability to unmask individuals.
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Very convenient! Weeks before Obama left the White House, he put new rules that gave the NSA the ability to share information with 16 other intelligence agencies. And Obama don’t do things for no reason. Trump surveillance is the only reason behind his last minute decision. Btw, wonder if Obama is hiding in Tahiti because he’s scared of Trump after his Trump Tower wiretapping scandal.
After Mike Cernovich’s breaking story that it was Susan Rice, former Obama National Security Advisor, who unmasked Trump transition team during Trump Tower surveillance, Fox News is now reporting that the unmasked names of private citizens were spread to many different agencies and given to Dir. of National Intel James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and Rice Deputy Ben Rhodes.
Fox News reports:
Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance.
The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes.
The names were part of incidental electronic surveillance of candidate and President-elect Trump and people close to him, including family members, for up to a year before he took office.
March 22, just 12 days before Susan Rice was identified as the senior Obama Administration official who ordered unmasking of intercepts of Trump transition team, she told PBS “I know nothing” about such unmasking.
Here’s a transcript from her March 22nd interview:
WOODRUFF: We spoke earlier this evening with former Obama White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, the author of that piece. It was her first interview since leaving the White House.
I began by asking about the allegations leveled today by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that Trump transition officials, including the president, may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration.
RICE: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.
And let’s back up and recall where we have been. The president of the United States accused his predecessor, President Obama, of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign. Nothing of the sort occurred, and we have heard that confirmed by the director of the FBI, who also pointed out that no president, no White House can order the surveillance of another American citizen.
That can only come from the Justice Department, with the approval of a FISA court. So, today, I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance, and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens.
RICE: And I think it’s important for people to understand what incidental means. That means that the target was either a foreign entity or somebody under criminal investigation, and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up.
WOODRUFF: Well, I wanted to ask you about this, because, as you also know, in the last few weeks, The New York Times has reported that, in the final days of the Obama administration, individuals went out of their way to spread information throughout the government about what they knew about intelligence that the Russians had interfered in the election last year, and that there may have been a connection with Trump campaign officials.
So, that story has now been out there for several weeks. Could there be a connection here?
RICE: I’m not aware of any connection.
I read The New York Times story. I must say, Judy, as one of the most senior White House officials and the most senior responsible for national security, I found that report a bit perplexing. I wasn’t aware of any orders given to disseminate that kind of information.
RICE: So, I have no idea whether that was the case.
But the fact is that the president did request back in December that the intelligence community compile all of the information that it had on what had transpired during the campaign with respect to the Russians involving themselves in the presidential campaign.
And that report was provided to the American people in unclassified form and to Congress in classified form in early January.
WOODRUFF: And was there a concern, though, inside the Obama administration, inside the White House that the new Trump administration might not follow up on that intelligence that had been gathered?
RICE: I don’t think that was the concern, because, to the extent that there was any need to follow up, it wouldn’t be done necessarily by the White House, but by the intelligence community, and by the Justice Department, if appropriate.
I think our interest was, and the president’s direction was, let us make sure that we have compiled and put together in one place all the information that we have, so that it is there for the new administration, it’s there for the American people, and there for Congress to utilize as they see fit.