By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) Political Espionage: One of the most nagging questions from yesterday’s stunning admission by FBI Director James Comey that his agency has opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald J. Trump and his campaign associates is this: Who in the Obama administration ordered it?
We don’t know because Comey wasn’t asked. And it’s not likely he would have identified the individual(s) had he been asked in that public forum. But that clearly is the next piece of the puzzle, because it would to a long way towards explaining whether or not the probe is politically motivated, as many suspect that it is given the dearth of evidence thus far that anyone on Team Trump up to and including the president had any nefarious relationships with Russia, Russian banks, or Russian intelligence.
We know Trump didn’t order the investigation to begin. We also know from prior media reports that the investigation began around June or July of 2016, as Heat Street reported exclusively Nov. 7, the day before the presidential election. And we also know, given Heat Street‘s reporting and a separate report by Circa News that the FBI’s counterintelligence division twice sought a FISA court warrant – once in June and again in October – and was granted one on the second request.
That latter revelation doesn’t jibe with what Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday. He said he had “no information” regarding Trump’s tweeted allegations two weeks ago that President Obama “wire tapped” him at Trump Tower, directly refuting the contents of previous reporting that claimed the FBI’s counter-intel division most definitely did seek and obtain a search warrant necessitating electronic surveillance (“wire tapping” in old-school parlance) of a sever at Trump Tower.
Another nagging aspect to this story is that someone from the intelligence apparatus and within the Obama regime claimed to believe at some point it was possible Trump and/or his campaign associates were actual agents of a foreign government, working in collusion with the Kremlin to steal the election from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That just sounds crazy and conspiratorial on the surface, but it would give the Obama White house a legally sound justification to open a probe into the presidential campaign of a political rival (which in and of itself smacks of political manipulation of the country’s intelligence services). Given all the leaks Team Trump has experienced thus far, had the evidence existed to support this allegation, we’d have likely seen it by now. Where is it?
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Remember, this is the same president who repeatedly injected himself into the FBI’s investigation of Clinton (here, here and here), and the same attorney general who met Clinton’s former president husband on the tarmac of an Arizona airport just days before Comey – despite having reams of evidence – declined to recommend Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for repeatedly mishandling classified information.
So I put nothing past this group.
The same questions we asked the day Trump tweeted his allegations still have not been answered:
Why did Obama have all of this alleged information on Trump and his inner campaign circle in the first place?
Who authorized the surveillance?
Why was the surveillance authorized – what was the probable cause?
And, most importantly, where is the evidence that any illicit activity was taking place between Trump’s team and Moscow, because so far all we’ve heard are baseless accusations, suppositions, innuendo and allegations?
We get answers to some of these questions and we’ll begin to get an understanding of the real motivation behind the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into Team Trump.