Recently, it has been revealed that former President Obama may have ordered members of his intelligence agencies to spy on President Trump, his election staff and his transition team.
The reason? To get as much information as possible, so that Obama could use it later to undermine Trump’s presidency by means of his deep state former employees. But it’s not just the former president that is having all the fun breaking the rules.
Ethics rules violations may have occurred when two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee released classified information, including the names of those involved for the purpose of damaging the credibility of not only the president, but current Republican congressmen and congresswomen. The result has been a request by the watchdog group, Judicial Watch, for an investigation into whether the two democrats, Vice Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) may have broken House ethics rules.
Judicial Watch has requested the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into whether Vice Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) broke House ethics rules for disclosing classified information to the public, with which left-wing groups have targeted its Republican chairman.
Last month, progressive groups MoveOn.org and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested an investigation into Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) after they said he had done the same thing.
Nunes temporarily stepped aside from leading a high-profile probe into Russia’s involvement into the U.S. presidential elections while the Office of Congressional Ethics is looking into whether any rules were broken.
Judicial Watch noted this double-standard in its request:
If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes.
At least two other members of the House Intelligence Committee have made comments about classified material that raise more directly the very same concerns raised against Chairman Nunes because they appear to confirm classified information contained in leaked intelligence community intercepts.
The left-wing groups filed their complaint against Nunes after he told reporters on March 22 that he had seen evidence that the intelligence community had incidentally collected information about Trump transition team members, and that the information was widely disseminated and their names unmasked.
Judicial Watch noted that Schiff had spoken to an audience at the Brookings Institution the day before, on March 21, appearing to confirm a leaked December 29 conversation between incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“And then you have leaks that expose malfeasance or illegality. Now, I put that kind of leak, I put the Flynn leak in that category,” Schiff had said.
Judicial Watch also cites an April 3 Daily Caller story in which Speier, a committee member, appeared to confirm the contents of that call.
“Ambassador Kislyak and General Flynn were freelancing sanctions relief at the end of December, when he had no portfolio in which to make any kind of negotiations with Ambassador Kislyak,” the Daily Caller reported she said.
It looks as if the entrenched “Deep State” is a continuing threat to Trump! The leftover Obama Democrats are still within striking distance of the Trump administration, and it may take a massive clean out of all intelligence gathering agencies to expunge them all.
Otherwise, there may yet be future leaks of sensitive information from the Trump administration even more dangerous to his presidency.