Right before Former President Barack Obama left the office on January 12th, he made a last minute change. He altered the way wiretapped intelligence is shared, only 8 days before leaving office, which allows intercepted communications to be distributed throughout the entire intelligence community.
There is no evidence that he did this to intentionally harm the Trump administration, but this could definitely be the source of leaks to the media that have been plaguing Donald Trump.
This could also be the reason behind the government scandal and Flynn’s disgraceful resignation. Many conversations between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Michael Flynn were leaked to the Washington Post.
From Daily Caller:
These leaks also likely constitute communications between Trump campaign officials and Russian intelligence officials, which were reported by the New York Times. “I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it,”
Trump told Fox News in late February. He continued, “some of the leaks possibly come from that group. You know, some of the leaks, which are really very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security, but I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics, and it will probably continue”