BULLETIN: The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday his panel will investigate allegations made by President Trump that the Obama administration tapped into the phones or computer servers of his campaign officials.
U.S. Code “War and National Defense,” Title 50, Chapter 36, Subchapter 1, Section 1802:
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.
The “foreign intelligence information” in a Trump wiretap would be that obtained from the Russians, via Trump, if in fact, there was any sinister connection between Trump and Russia.
It’s well-known that the Obama Justice Department, headed by Loretta Lynch, and James Comey’s FBI investigated associates of Donald Trump, and likely Trump himself, during the 2016 presidential campaign.
AN ASIDE: “President Obama successfully used the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service as political weapons. He presided over the surveillance of journalists and the mass surveillance of average Americans.” — Brad MacDonald, The Trumpet
“At the very time the Obama Justice Department was seeking to surveil Trump and/or his associates on the pretext that they were Russian agents, the Obama Justice Department was also actively undermining and ultimately closing without charges the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton despite significant evidence of felony misconduct that threatened national security. This appears to be extraordinary, politically motivated abuse of presidential power.” — Andrew McCarthy, National Review
ARTICLE HERE: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445504/obama-camp-disingenuous-denials-fisa-surveillance-trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that if the Obama administration did in fact obtain a warrant to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia, then that would be the biggest political scandal since Watergate.