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March 24, 2017

"Smoking Gun" Proof That Obama Spied on Political Opponents Coming This Week?

By James Rosen, whom Obama spied on, not James Risen, whom Obama menaced to try to get him to reveal his sources.

Obama's spied on so many journalists you have to be specific about the spelling of their names.

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential "smoking gun" establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretapped him in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

The FBI hasn't been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday.

Also, a commenter pointed out this post from the Conservative Treehouse which reports that Judicial Watch says they've been contacted by a whistleblower with 47 CDs hard-drives' worth of downloads of intel reports on Obama political opponents. The whistleblower is trying to get legal whistleblower protection so he can actually release the documents to Congress without violating the law.

Freedom Watch notifies congress of a "Deep State" intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes.

John Nolte wrote yesterday that Trump's surveillance (or "wiretapping") claims have already been 100% vindicated, but, I guess additional proof might be on the way.

PS, I'm seeing this is all officially Old by now, but I didn't see this stuff yesterday. I assume most readers have the good sense to get 0% of their news from any other source and rely 100% of the eminent Ace of Spades brand, so I'm presenting 12 hour old news for their benefit, and certainly not as an easy first-post-of-the-day slumpbuster.

And sure, I got these links from commenters posting in posts from yesterday at around 5pm and 6pm, but a mere commenter linking an article does not have the same first-draft-of-history imprimatur as an official Ace of Spades notification.


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