Obama and his spokesmen have adamantly denied that “Obama ordered the wire tapping of the Trump Tower”.
“Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement.
Okay… then who does the ordering, because the statement is obviously a legal play on words?
NSA, FBI and Attorney General. The Attorney General, in this case Loretta Lynch, may under certain circumstances bypass the FISA warrant request if they deem the request to be ‘urgent’. But warrant requests are rarely turned down – as in .03%. In 1979 there were 207 such FISA requests, in 2007-2008 during the election cycle there were 2370 and 2083 respective requests with 1 denied. In 2011 to 2012, the next election cycle, there were 1674 and 1788 respectively. The numbers for this election cycle have not been released.
In addition, in 2011, Obama secretly won permission to circumvent restrictions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance guides that would permit the tapping of US citizens who might be a secondary target if the tap was initiated against a foreign person.
And while the Obama spokesman is blatantly wrong in his assertion that no US citizen has ever been targeted, is also a play on words – as in “White House Official”, which would NOT include the Directors of the FBI and NSA. James Comey is/was the Director of the FBI. Most Wiretapping requests come from the FBI.
Further, it would seem that Comey is running a bit scared in attempting to cover his own proverbial butt this past weekend when he attempted to bully the Justice Department into blocking Trump’s wiretapping claims.
It could also be a double ‘back-stab’ as Hillary faulted Comey with her lost election. Fingering him in the Trump Tower wiretapping could be simple revenge. While this is a dangerous game of tit-for-tat, Comey most likely has information on the Clintons and Obamas that would not get them to Heaven.
Of course, there is always the possibility of an ‘illegal wiretap’, which could have just as easily been inserted via Beacon Global Strategies, a pro-Liberal DC organization spilling over the brim with IT and Cyber Security Experts aligned with and strategically tied to the Clintons.