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On 18 March 2017 I wrote the following article about The Donald being on the receiving end of surveillance:-
Despite the statements of Senator Jim Himes of the ‘House Intelligence Committee’ which essentially confirmed that The Donald was ‘wrong again’, I provided the specific statute that would in fact enable ‘unlawful’ surveillance to occur ‘unchallenged’:-
“Presumably Obama would have convinced himself that Russians were the target and any collateral recordings of The Donald and his Administration (US Persons) were not substantial, which is how the issues can be fudged 🙂
“(B)there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party; and””
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunez 20170322
Nunes: Trump communications may have been collected
The specific paragraphs are the following:-
Nunes told reporters the conversations were “incidentally” collected as part of intelligence sweeps focusing on other people and implied that Trump was not the target of the surveillance operation.
He said he discovered accounts of conversations related to Trump and his associates when he was reviewing intelligence reports brought to him by an unidentified person — and said the information was not related to Russia.
“This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect,” Nunes said. “This appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Nevertheless, Nunes said he alerted House Speaker Paul Ryan about the collection before he headed to the White House, adding: “I’m actually alarmed by it.”
‘Unmasking’ is the Issue
The actual concern is who was responsible for unmasking the names of the US citizens – that is an extremely serious issue. Given the fact that Obummer mysteriously modified Executive Order 12333 (United States Intelligence Activities) days before The Donald took over:-
Obama Opens NSA’s Vast Trove of Warrantless Data to Entire Intelligence Community, Just in Time for Trump
Obummer’s motive was to get ‘raw data’ into the hands of more people, so that leaks would be harder to trace. There is usually a 60 day delay before the AG’s signature comes into effect in relation to certain types of legislation involving certain agencies.
Trey Gowdy on 20170320
Trey Gowdy Grills Comey: Who Has The Power To Unmask A U.S. Citizen's Captured Communications?
Two specific conditions needed to be met to spy on The Donald and leak it too:-
(a) FISA authorisation which ‘inadvertently swept’ up his communications;
(b) Relaxation of EO 12333 around 12 January 2017.
Obummer was involved with both (a) and (b).
Accordingly on 04 March 2017:-
The Donald may have not expressed it in the most technically correct manner but the bottom-line is that he was right, and of course so was I.
The important thing to remember is this – I have been involved in classified information security projects since 1993 – I was only 21yrs old then and now I am 45yrs old. As such I know how the defense industry really works thanks to hardcore experience over almost 25yrs!
Most of the top brass were not plunged in the deep end in their early twenties and this is why I can easily smell the various rats around me that are up to no good!
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