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Trump drops giant hint to Stephanopoulos: ‘You’re gonna find out’ if Obama knew about ‘Spygate’

Who knew? This transition of power came with strings attached.

By Jon Dougherty

POTUS Donald Trump told Clinton ‘war room’ hack and current ABC News host George Stephanopoulos over the weekend that he believes President Obama “must have known” about the “Spygate” scandal to depose him.

In addition, Trump dropped another huge bread crumb, hinting that in the days and weeks ahead, the country will find out for certain whether Obama was indeed written in on the scandal and whether he actually pulled the strings.

“There was no crime. There was no collusion. The big thing’s collusion. Now, there’s no collusion,” Trump told Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday.


“That means they set — it was a setup, in my opinion, and I think it’s gonna come out,” Trump noted further, citing a text between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page regarding their “insurance policy.”

In addition, the two exchanged messages indicating that Obama was directly being kept in the loop.

In a Sept. 2, 2016, text to Strzok about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, Page said it was important to do so because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”

And earlier, we reported that Obama would also have been kept in the loop by his attorney general, Loretta Lynch — who was a lot more loyal to him that Jeff Sessions had been to POTUS Trump.

As ABC News noted in February 2018:

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courtcommonly referred to as the “FISA Court,” is a secret tribunal with legal authority to grant (or deny) warrants for electronic surveillance against would-be spies or terrorists.

The court — made up of 11 federal judges, serving 7-year terms and selected by the chief justice of the Supreme Court — meets in private, sometimes in the middle of the night. FISA targets are highly classified.

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved.

Stephanopoulos asked POTUS Trump outright if he thought Obama was involved in Spygate.

 “You clearly believe that there was a group of people working against you. Do you think President Obama was behind it?” Stephanopoulos said.

“I would say that he certainly must have known about it because it went very high up in the chain but you’re gonna find that out. I’m not gonna make that statement quite yet, but I would say President Obama had to know about it.”

Let’s also recall that just a few weeks before President-elect Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017, Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, James Comey, and James Clapper all met in the Oval Office and discussed the phony Steele dossier.

There’s more.

Changes made to the original Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 — via the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (and renewed in December 2012) give presidents and the intelligence community much more latitude when it comes to surveillance of “foreign” persons.

As explained by Yale Law professor Jack Balkin in 2009:

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008, effectively gives the President – now President Obama – the authority to run surveillance programs similar in effect to the warrantless surveillance program [secretly implemented by George Bush in late 2001]. That is because New FISA no longer requires individualized targets in all surveillance programs. Some programs may be ‘vacuum cleaner’ programs that listen to a great many different calls (and read a great many e-mails) without any requirement of a warrant directed at a particular person as long as no US person is directly targeted as the object of the program.

Also, since the spying against Team Trump was set up as a counterintelligence operation, Obama would have been updated regularly via the President’s Daily Intelligence Brief.

As the Brookings Institute noted in a policy paper arguing for the Trump administration to renew legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, which clarifies warrant requirements of the Act, information gathered via FISA warrants “sometimes known as PRISM, comprises a large part of the President’s Daily Brief.”

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The paper also noted this important distinction:

We often think about 702 as an NSA authority, but it is also to a significant degree an FBI authority. Thus, the person and the integrity of the FBI director is critically important to the integrity of the program.

The question about whether Obama did or did not know about all of this has been answered — on more than one occasion. And the answer is a resounding yes.

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13 Comments on "Trump drops giant hint to Stephanopoulos: ‘You’re gonna find out’ if Obama knew about ‘Spygate’"

  1. If you dont think Obama was involved, you might just be a moronic Democrat voter.

  2. None of these traitors will ever see a court room.They should have already been executed.

    • I’m beginning to believe you are right. We’ve all seen the Horowitz stall before with his 400 government attorneys and the Huber head fake.

  3. TexanForever Thompson | June 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm | Reply

    Before his 1st election nobody knew for sure about Trump’s incredible capabilities. He is now a known commodity. He won’t have to worry about reelection during his second term and can REALLY cut loose on the swamp and Deep State. Its going to be bad for the coup conspirators becauseTrump believes in getting even (as do I).

    Hang onto your jocks guys, Party time’s a-coming. … MAGA.
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  4. Can someone explain to me why in the world Trump even gave an interview to Step-all -over- us in the first place.

  5. Gerald Cuvillier | June 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm | Reply

    Trump is playing the press like a fish. That is why he gave stepping-in-dog-pooh the interview. I do not trust Horowitz, he is an Obama appointee and is loyal to the socialist.

    • TexanForever Thompson | June 17, 2019 at 8:48 pm | Reply

      Trump gave an interview to Step-in-poodle-piss because he likes to play something and he can’t play the bagpipes or fiddle. … But he can play an idiot Liberal like a violin virtuoso. The Donald is having fun setting him up for another big political backfire.
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  6. *** SPYING FOR ADVANTAGE ***

    The bad actors most certainly did spy!!!

    THEIR INTENT WAS TO GAIN POLITICAL ADVANTAGE!

    AND DID SO SECRETLY WITHOUT INFORMING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

    When you surveil you would ask those you are surveiling what their doing and they did not.

    Fusion GPS did “research” to find dirt on candidate Trump and hired a foreign spy named Christopher Steele who is also an informant to Obama’s FBI who wanted Hillary to continue as president and was paid with money supplied by the Clinton campaign and the Russian government. Also note, how that info got to Senator John (deep state never Trumper) McCain who “notified” Obama’s FBI.

    And how about Obama’s FBI agent, Strzok who was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section (Spy) and led the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server (given a pass) and Obama FBI lawyer Lisa Page “insurance policy” text message referred to their ability to obtain a FISA warrant to “SPY” on the Trump campaign.

    Or how about the FISA court warrant based upon unverified information supplied to it by bad actors mentioned above and the judges not doing due diligence.

    All of this (and a lot more) illustrates a loousely coupled orchestrated effort using
    illegally obtained FISA warrants to spy on and to delegitimize candidate Trump. And when that did not work the Mueller “investigation into collusion” and when that did not work the “obstruction” charges, etc. All of which now amounts to an attempted coup d’etat!

    And then there are the others, like opportunist never Trumper DOJ deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein willing to wear a wire to get 25th amendment removal of President and Senator John (deep state) McCain fear of outsider Trump to not play along and expose the institutionalized corruption which he is/was part of.

    Should be pretty clear that we have an enormously corrupt government with bad actors in the administrative state instutions that have no respect for the citizens they work for, attempting to override our votes and think they are above the law.

    I say they must all be tossed into the wood chipper, feet first!

    JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED AND IN THIS CASE ICE COLD!

  7. Obama remains to this day a Socialist New World Order shill of the Deep State cabal who as president obeyed his evil puppet masters by instigating the spying operation on the Trump campaign—and then, after Trump won the presidency, the spying operation on his administration. Obama and his co-conspirators like John Kerry shadow Trump around the world, meeting under the radar with world leaders as they try to undermine Trump’s policies and Trump’s influence. Obama is greedy, corrupt, and anti-America, and I hope he will soon be on trial for his treasonous acts. Trump 2020!

  8. Francisco Machado | June 18, 2019 at 7:43 am | Reply

    I expect this Grand Opera to go through revisions, revelations and recasting justified by the continuing revelation of New Information and Further Investigations until the statute of limitations (and the rationale for spending more money)runs out – which will be the excuse for doing nothing about any of it. Want to bet the all get to keep their pensions?

  9. Susan Clemons | June 18, 2019 at 11:45 am | Reply

    Obama thought he was next to God and could do whatever he wanted, just like an over indulged child. He surrounded himself with evil sycophants and the media covered for his treasonous behavior. In a just world he would be hung from the rafters.

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