Obama claims that the way Michael Flynn was treated was done by the book.
But one smoking gun could prove if he’s lying.
William Barr is looking for a record that will radically change Obamagate.
Secret courts are no protection for the American people and the new Obamagate scandal shows that they have expanded their power to an unreasonable degree.
“I don’t know of any other legal system or court that really doesn’t highlight anything except one point of view,” said Sen. Ron Wyden.
The FISA court systems need to be reformed in order to protect Americans from being spied on by their government.
Michael Flynn is not the first with allegations of the FISA court mishandling the data of Americans.
Sen. Rand Paul is trying to reform the system so that the American government has to go to a regular court to get warrants to spy on Americans.
The Obama administration’s unmasking of Flynn is a scandal for two reasons.
The first is the fact that almost every single member of the Obama administration saw who Flynn’s identity was.
The second is that Flynn’s identity was leaked to the Washington Post.
Now the question is whether the Obama administration unmasked other members of the Trump campaign.
Lindsey Graham wrote to Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday asking if the Obama administration unmasked other members of the Trump 2016 campaign.
“Graham requested a list of any Obama-era officials who unmasked identities of people associated with the Trump campaign between November 8, 2016, and January 31, 2017,” The Daily Wire reported. “Graham specifically asked if the following individuals were unmasked: Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sam Clovis, Chris Christie, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.”
Graham also wanted the Obama administration’s official reasoning for unmasking them.
“Given the extensive number of requests for the unmasking of General Flynn’s name during this short time period, it raises the question of whether these or other officials sought the unmasking of the identities of other individuals associated with the Trump campaign or transition team.” Graham wrote in his letter.
Was the Obama administration using FISA court warrants to listen in on the conversations and then unmasking other members of the Trump team?
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson and Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley also wrote to Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell asking for “additional information related to the unmasking of Americans around the time of the 2016 election, but also to expand the scope of our request to include information as early as January 2016.”
This isn’t just a Republican problem, Democrats should be concerned about it too so political spying doesn’t become commonplace.
The short-term solution to this problem is to discover the corruption of the Democrats under the Obama administration and make sure anyone who broke laws has to pay for their crimes.
However, the only long-term way to make sure that corrupt spying doesn’t occur is to reform the FISA system.