If the level of surveillance that was conducted on the the Trump team during the weeks leading up to the inauguration is any indication, President Trump struck fear not only in liberals in the U.S. including the Obama administration, but among governments worldwide.
There might not have been a shadowy character climbing a phone pole at night near the Trump Tower to tap his phone, or the infinitely more likely modern-day electronic equivalent of a wire-tap, but that his team was under surveillance is without any doubt.
And Judge Napolitano of Fox News was right. Intelligence services around the world were all in on the efforts to use surveillance techniques to monitor the communications of Mr. Trump’s transition team.
Allen West’s service reports that, “[w]e know for a fact that the Obama administration had filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court to monitor the communications of Trump and his associates (which was denied), and that the FBI succeeded in obtaining a FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page”
Using law enforcement agencies for political purposes is an excellent way to destroy the public’s trust in such organizations. Well done, Mr. Obama. Your corruption might even approach that of the one who wished to succeed you but who fortunately failed in her attempt.
Judge Napolitano claimed the British were involved and got in trouble with his network for that remark. “But according to the Daily Wire, it was more than just the British involved. Last week, both The Washington Post and The New York Times quietly reported that the Obama administration had ‘wiretapped’ (their word, not mine) a Trump staffer.”
In fact, the list of characters in this drama is extensive as reported by the British paper, The Guardian that is hardly pro-Trump:
“Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said. The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence – known as ‘sigint’ – included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the ‘Five Eyes’ spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, also relayed material, one source said. Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors.”
In other words, the Obama team was aided by the efforts of foreign governments in spying on its successor. “And of course, despite this all, they haven’t managed to find any connection between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
Perhaps when he makes controversial comments, Fox News’ leadership should pay attention to Judge Napolitano rather than censuring him.
Source: Allen B. West