Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Trump praises 'bombshell' report on 'unmasking and the crooked scheme against us' as fingers point to 'very senior' Obama administration official

By David Martosko

Daily Mail
April 3, 2017

President Donald Trump drew the world's attention on Monday to 'amazing reporting' from Fox News that suggests the Obama administration spied on him before last year's election.

'Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by @foxandfriends,' Trump tweeted,' saying that he had been '[s]pied on before nomination.'

'Fox and Friends' began Monday's broadcast with a 'bombshell report about the unmasking of the Trump team.'

Reporter Adam Housley claimed that a U.S. intelligence official responsible for unmasking names of Trump associates is 'very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world.'

The official, he reported, was known to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes since January.

'The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election,' a congressional source close to the investigation told Fox News.

Trump drew widespread criticism last month for claiming that Obama surveilled his campaign illegally.

'Adam Housley did an incredible job with this information,' "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade said Monday

'We heard germs of it, that it was beginning to take root during Friday's show. But right after Friday’s show, we were able to get a perspective on basically what President Trump thought a month ago when he went out and tweeted on Saturday morning. Man, I guess on some level he saw some things that only somebody surveilling his administration would know.'

Co-host Steve Doocy added that 'what Trump was saying is turning out to be true.'

On Sunday, the president tweeted that the 'real story turns out to be SURVEILLANCE and LEAKING!'

'Find the leakers,' he added.

Trump tweeted Saturday morning: 'Wow, Fox News just reporting big news. Source: "Official behind unmasking is high up. Known Intel official is responsible. Some unmasked ... not associated with Russia. Trump team spied on before he was nominated." If this is true, does not get much bigger. Would be sad for U.S.'

The story comes as Devin Nunes, a California Republican representative and the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, said U.S. intelligence collected incidental evidence on Trump, The Hill reported.

Nunes came under fire for alleged closeness to the Trump team, particularly when it emerged that White House officials colluded with him during his investigation into the alleged surveillance.

Trump also on Saturday morning attacked NBC News' Chuck Todd in a furious tweet, wondering why the 'sleepy-eyed' host didn't give more air time to his claims that the previous administration wiretapped his headquarters.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I hope this report is true. The Trump-friendly Fox News network is just as unreliable as the anti-Trump CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and ABC networks when relying on a ‘congressional source.’


by Bob Walsh

It seems to be virtually certain that Susan Rice, political lap dog of Barack Obama, was the one responsible for the unmasking of the names of Trump campaign officials who were caught up in indirect surveillance activity. It appears that Ms. Rice made NUMEROUS attempts to get these names and that she was eventually successful. Under normal circumstances these names are not released outside of the intelligence community as political flacks such as Ms. Rice have no legitimate, legal right to access this material.

I wonder if the people who screamed that Trump was a demented paranoid are going to apologize. NO, I don't really wonder. I know damn good and well they won't.

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