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I watched an interesting video of Tucker Carlson, in which he had Senator Jim Himes on his show. Senator Himes is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“House Intelligence Committee”).
The Donald has accused President Obama of authorising electronic surveillance against him, and as usual the mainstream media has use the opportunity to rubbish The Donald by primarily stating that Obama has no power to do so and therefore there is no evidence. This assertion is strengthened by various deliberately misleading statements by senior members of the intelligence community.
In fact in the above interview at around 01:30 Senator Himes states (in relation to surveillance):-
“one thing that is for sure, though, and the nub of it is, if they do it would have been pursuant to a warrant issued by a judge, not by the command of President Obama, as you know that kind of surveillance only happens..”
Then at 05:40 he continues
“President does not have the authority to order a wiretap on anybody, and in fact if the president did that would be a severe violation..”
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 1978
Both the above statements are FALSE as under FISA 1978 the President DOES have the authority:-
50 U.S. Code § 1802 - Electronic surveillance authorization without court order; certification by Attorney General; reports to Congressional committees; transmittal under seal;...of communication common carrier; applications; jurisdiction of court
“(a)(1)Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under oath that…”
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”
Evidence of Surveillance
The phrase ‘wire-tap’ is colloquial and does not literally mean the techniques used in the 1970s in which a physical telephone circuit had a physical object attached to it.
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