This morning the Tweeter in Chief spouted off that allegedly Obama was tapping his phones at Trump Tower
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Is this true? Hell if I know.
Can it be done? Of course it can be. If you think it can’t be done then you are in complete denial.
Let’s go down the rabbit hole of FISA court and Presidential Powers of ordering a wiretap.
In Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the US Code *War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802, we read the following:
(1) Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under oath that—
(A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed at—
(i) the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title; or
(ii) the acquisition of technical intelligence, other than the spoken communications of individuals, from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;
(B) there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party; and
(C) the proposed minimization procedures with respect to such surveillance meet the definition of minimization procedures under section 1801(h) of this title; and
if the Attorney General reports such minimization procedures and any changes thereto to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at least thirty days prior to their effective date, unless the Attorney General determines immediate action is required and notifies the committees immediately of such minimization procedures and the reason for their becoming effective immediately.
What does all this mumbo-jumbo legalese shit mean.
Who gives a flying fuck if Obama did tap Trump Towers right before the election.
If he did do it, he had the presidential authority. I 99% guarantee there is no actual proof. So what are you going to do about it?
Let’s pretend there is 100% undeniable proof and that pisses you off because you like trump. Whatever GTFO. Trump might be pissed off about it, but he hasn’t directed congress to curtail the powers of the FISA. SOOO, Trump could use his presidential powers just like Obama and he doesn’t want to loose that ability. (Reuters quote below)
the Trump administration which just earlier this week announced it supports the renewal of spy law which incorporates the FISA court, without reforms: “the Trump administration does not want to reform an internet surveillance law to address privacy concerns, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday, saying it is needed to protect national security. The announcement could put President Donald Trump on a collision course with Congress, where some Republicans and Democrats have advocated curtailing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, parts of which are due to expire at the end of the year.”
What is my argument about this whole thing?
Did Obama tap the phones?
WHO CARES, It doesn’t change anything. Your just a peon just like me that is arguing about Bull Shit that you have no power to change.
No go back to getting a finger up your butt before your next flight by the TSA.
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