Obama’s NSA Was Already Snooping!!
Obama’s wiretapping of Presidential Candidate Trump’s phone during the 2016 election is exactly like Orwell’s “1984.” Obama’s denial that he “ever authorized surveillance of any US citizen,” or of Trump’s phone, means nothing. Former DNI Clapper’s claim that they did not make a FISA court request, also means nothing.
There is nothing to authorize. As Edward Snowden* disclosed, the NSA is already collecting and snooping on all our phone calls and everything we do on the internet. All that Obama had to do was to call for transcripts of what Trump and his campaign team had said!!
Obama and his Democrats operate as a Mafia. Using the NSA to spy on and discover everyone’s secrets; certainly facilitates and enables them to bribe, bully and blackmail every opponent and “win” at all costs.
In fact, Obama has previously illegally used the NSA to wiretap foreign governments, AP reporters, Fox reporters and even planted classified information in then CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson’s computer.
The NSA built a $2 Billion facility in Utah to collect massive data about all our phone calls and internet use.* (Who authorized this massive expenditure?) The NSA secretly and illegally bypassed the FISA Court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was supposed to oversee and authorize highly targeted domestic eavesdropping. The NSA also installed secret electronic monitoring rooms inside major US telecom facilities that handle our phone calls. These monitoring facilities automatically send to the NSA facility, all of the over 320 million calls per day which we make. This program allowed wholesale monitoring of millions of Americans’ phone calls and emails.
Edward Snowden exposed this program. In the wake of this exposure, Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which largely made the practices of the NSA legal. In addition, Obama granted immunity from prosecution and lawsuits to the Telecoms that had agreed to participate in the illegal activity of allowing our phone calls to be tapped.