William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is “absolutely” monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump. Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency. Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: “Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted
Trump to Netenyahu: "Have you got that new ENIGMA ready? The new one. The bullet-proof thing. With the Old Chaldean script, and the right to left Stuxnet imbed? Yeah, the GOLIATH. By Wednesday? OK. So why not Tuesday? Oh, Wednesday you got the Obama File? And I´m gonna love it?"
One has to wonder who is in charge of these efforts to topple Trump. Really, who is coordinating these efforts? Obama? Soros? Schumer? They should be in jail. They act so righteous, and should come out of hiding. Hypocrites.
Another story today says that Obama gave the NSA broad new powers on his way out the door. Why would he do that? I think he has a mole buried deep in the department. Obama will know what Trump´s doing before he does.
I agree--Grand Jury time. None of these Congressional hearings or inquiries. Those drag on forever, the dems challenge them endlessly, and the bureaucrats either ignore the Congressional subpoenas or they slow-walk their responses. Get a gutsy judge and either a friendly federal prosecutor or an independent counsel to get to the bottom of this ASAP.
Seems they need to go back to pen and paper and carrier pigeons. Worked for OBL w/ human carriers, though not as timely, but no one intercepted.
Or, talk only in code words sent by said carrier pigeon.
This is easy to track down - and Trump said about 2 weeks back he had set up a team to figure out how to rid the bureaucracy of dead weight and enemies within. They need to step up their game and just start mass firings. Mass. One sweep.
Who the heck has authorized the recording of secret conversations of the President and his advisers? That should be pretty easily determined. And it should be Job #1. Job #2 should be to fire (or hang) that person and all his accomplices. This isn´t "leaking", it´s espionage. And there was a time when committing such an act got you in front of a firing squad.
#9 & #20 Spot on ! Amen! The NSA in now being used by obama´s insiders to eavesdrop on President Trump, his staff, Cabinet and supporters due to obama´s last minute changes in NSA powers! Now here is a story much worse than Watergate or Abu Ghraib that the msm will bury because it hurts obama and the Democrats as they attempt to have a shadow government and remove President Trump! As other posters have mentioned President Trump needs to reverse whatever obama did to the NSA. This is spying on American citizens unrelated to the war on terror and is sedition if not treason!
At what point does our intelligence services’ overwhelming concern for monitoring people with an “R” behind their name instead of foreign operators slip into the treason category instead of intelligence gathering? It appears they have slipped over some time ago and remain totally committed to destroying Trump’s administration. Who will be the first to point out that leaking highly classified and private conversations to the media has a penalty of 10 years? The media should be focussing on who authorized this travesty. What has all their effort revealed about Flynn? Only that he shouldn’t have been let go.
I never believed that Newt Gingrich´s intercepted phone call was made by a Florida couple. Who were completely ignorant of how their cell phone intercepting equipment worked. I have always thought it was from a tap of Gingrich´s phone in DC and the tappers laundered the tape through the Florida couple who were big time Democrat operatives.
If you fire all the sympathetic Obama plants in these agencies it would double the workload of those left. A lot of institutional knowledge would be lost. It will turn those left against the administration.
If you intensify efforts to root them out they will scream about East German Stasi tactics. You can´t scare these people, they have vast resources and experience doing what they are trying to do to Trump.
This is sedition on a vast scale. Quickly root out one or two of the many conspiracies and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. Total transparency - mount a PR campaign to inform the American people of what´s going on. Guys like Brennan, Ben Rhodes, the DNC leadership, Soros´ funding, even Obama are targets. Be ruthless, this is war.
Is all of this fighting about who did what and when and all of the lying go on and the attempt to create a shadow government going to lead to another revolution? It certainly sounds like it. And it wouldn´t hurt my feelings. It certainly be a way to drain the swamp and re-create a government that the founders attempted to create.
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Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. (Snip) Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition. “I would never accuse him of that.