The Russians Hacked the Election distraction is just that, and no more.
The criminal act it obscures was the un-precedented spying by the former mal-Administration on The People whose privacy the former
President was duty bound to protect. And you needn’t take just my word for it. The FIS Court (the panel created to review National Security Surveillance) says so:
by John Solomon and Sara Carter, CIRCA
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.
The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.
On top of this we can now add obstruction of justice:
BY JOSEPH MORGAN, Western Free Press
Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request with the National Security Council asking for documents regarding the potentially illegal “unmasking” of Trump associates by Susan Rice, and were informed that all materials related to that have been shipped to Barack Obama’s Presidential Library.
As Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice made several requests for members of President elect Donald Trump’s transition team to be unmasked and disseminated within the intelligence community. She at first denied knowing anything about this, but then when it became obvious that she had in fact been the one that asked for it to be done, she simply said she did nothing wrong.
Now it appears we will be waiting years to find out the truth.
The National Security Council informed Judicial Watch by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.
The NSC said because of this they would not honor the FOIA request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.”
The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election; the hacking of DNC computers; or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials. Specifically, the NSC told Judicial Watch:
Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.
Not only has Judicial Watch been told that the requested documents cannot be turned over, but they may not even be accessible for the next five years. As a result, we will be unable to know if Rice’s unmasking requests were actually appropriate, or, how extensive there were. Why? Because they are under lock and key at Obama’s Library.
This is bureaucratic red tape at its worst, and here we were always told that the Obama administration was the most open and transparent administration of all time.
Not so much.