According to a new report from Circa News, leaked classified material from inside the Obama administration proves what many Republicans – including President Trump – have been saying for some time: The intelligence community under Obama was illegally surveilling Americans for years.
“The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community,” reports Circa.
“More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011,” continued the report. “The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.”
Make no mistake: The full story of the Obama administration’s crimes against the American people – and the Constitution – has yet to be uncovered. But we’re getting glimpses. We’re getting the first threads into this story – a story that is far bigger and far more REAL than any imaginary conspiracy the left can dream up about Trump and Russia.
In fact, it wouldn’t surprise us if the Trump/Russia fiction had less to do with getting Hillary Clinton elected than in covering up years of Fourth Amendment violations. After all, is anyone outside of the Republican Party even CONCERNED about Susan Rice’s unmasking of Trump associates? No, she isn’t even being compelled to testify before Congress. We’re just taking her word for it that she did it in the interests of national security.
That’s only believable if you have already swallowed the Trump/Russia collusion tale hook, line, and sinker. Otherwise, we have the top national security official in the nation guilty of invading the private conversations of American citizens and then spreading their names throughout the federal government. And no one has any questions about that? It’s just a “right-wing media nonsense conspiracy”? Oh, okay.
Good to know that our very freedoms are a trivial concern to the Trump-obsessed mainstream media and congressional Democrats.
Oh, but some hacked emails – now THAT’S a story.