The President made a shocking claim last week that Trump Tower was wiretapped during his campaign, and that the former President, Barack Obama, was behind it.The former prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, summarized in a National Review that Obama’s Justice Department considered a criminal investigation into Trump’s associates but found nothing criminal. Having found nothing, they converted the investigation into an intelligence probe under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Various newspapers including The New York Times, the BBC and McClatchy confirmed the elements of this story.
Although FISA surveillance has to be approved by a special court, the Justice department rejected Obama’s request.
The Freedom Daily reports:
The Obama administration wasn’t ready to take no for an answer and came back during the final weeks of the election with a narrower request that didn’t specifically mention Trump. That narrower request was granted by the court – though no articles confirming it mention any wiretapping. But who the heck was it who signed off on those FISA requests that were initially denied?
According to ABC, all applications to the FISA Court were signed off on by the Attorney General and therefore if any applications were processed in the past year, they were signed off on by Loretta Lynch. This means that Lynch signed off on any requests for wiretapping President Donald Trump during the Presidential race. This is disheartening knowing that she released a video over the weekend calling for the need for more marching, blood, and death on the streets. This also means that she chose not to investigate the Clinton Foundation for illegal activities but rather signed an application to wiretap President Trump.