ALERT: Judge Napolitano – Obama Wiretapped Trump WITHOUT a Warrant
No need for permission. Obama can spy on Trump as much as he wants using the NSA.
Understand that the intelligence community, mainstream media, and Obama staffers engage in misdirection to avoid probes into their actions. They expect you to accept the premise of their statements. The judge corrects those deceptions in a recent interview.
Stating the Law
In a mind-blowing clarification, Judge Andrew Napolitano told Lou Dobbs on Monday that former President Obama definitely surveilled Donald Trump during the election campaign. Further, he did so without a warrant from any court.
According to Napolitano, As president, Obama had the power to order the NSA to wiretap anyone at any time.
“The statute [creating the FISA court] is very clear. … “[N]otwithstanding anything in this statute, the President of the United States may order the surveillance of anybody in the United States of America, upon the filing of a certification by the Attorney General that it relates to national security, a filing that no one can read, not even the judges with whom it is filed.“
Napolitano dispelled several false narratives floated in recent days by the intelligence community, former Obama staffers, and the left wing mainstream media.
False Narrative No. 1 – Wiretaps require a search warrant.
“The notion that Obama would have to ask the FBI to get a search warrant? Out of the question. The FBI has nothing to do with this, they are interested in law enforcement.”
False Narrative No. 2 – Wiretaps require FISA’s permission.
“Why would [Obama] go to the FISA to do something that he himself has the right to do? The idea that they actually had to tap Trump? Out of the question. Because every phone call on every mobile device and landline, every keypad touch of every mobile device and desktop, every piece of digital information that flows into and out of the US on fiber optics, is captured in real time digitally by the NSA. The NSA is in the Pentagon, it works for the President.“
All Obama needed to do was ask the NSA for the transcript of every Trump Tower phone conversation during the campaign. The NSA already monitors conversations between U.S. citizens. In fact, every Verizon customer, makes the NSA’s job very easy.
“One of the FISA court warrants that I saw was, quote, ‘for every customer of Verizon in the United States.’ That’s 113 million people, including most of the federal government.“
Contradicting every denial of wrongdoing by Obama with misstatements and misdirection, the judge was emphatic. There remains no question that Obama wiretapped Trump. The former president is on record surveilling American citizens. He surveilled journalists, senators, generals in the Pentagon, and justices in the Supreme Court, so why wouldn’t he spy on a presidential candidate?
False Narrative No. 3 – Wiretaps are the perview of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Napolitano seethed in reaction to Obama’s carefully worded, legally-parsed denial of wiretapping Trump. Instead, Obama’s attempted to re-direct the narrative about the wiretap story, with that weak statement.
“The statement that you just read from his spokesman Kevin Lewis says that the president didn’t interfere in any Justice Department investigation. This wouldn’t have been a Justice Department investigation! This would have been the President’s politically motivated curiosity.“
The media accepted and perpetuated the narrative of a DOJ investigation without further inquiry. Thus, Obama proves once again, that the American people cannot accept his words at face value.
Trump at war with the “Deep State”
Napolitano suggested that President Trump is at war with the part of the intelligence community that never changes. He referred to the Deep State.
“People in the intelligence community that have access to so much information about everyone, they can manipulate [POTUS]. And if they don’t like what he says, they can embarrass him. If they want to control his thought patterns and decision making, they will keep information away from him.”
“Donald Trump has fallen victim to that and he knows he has to stop it.”
“The Deep State has a very wise and shrewd adversary – the man in the Oval Office. The first time in the modern era the man in the Oval Office has been an adversary of the Deep State rather than a tool of it.“
Obama’s involvement in the “Worse than Watergate” surveillance of Trump only seems to have scratched the surface of Washington deception.