As Spygate turns has a new piece of information regarding the intelligence community during the Obama Administration and their efforts to not only spy on the Trump for President campaign but installing procedures for the outgoing crew to be able to get intelligence once the changing of the guard occurred in January 2017.
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), dropped a bombshell in an appearance on Fox News with Sean Hannity and followed up his appearance with a piece published by the news outlet.
The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated.
By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump….
The documents confirmed what we suspected: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rushed to get the new “procedures signed by the Attorney General before the conclusion of this administration,” referring to the Obama administration.
The documents also reveal that Robert Litt, who worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense’s Director of Intelligence Strategy, Policy, & Integration: “Really want to get this done … and so does the Boss.” Presumably “the Boss” is a reference to Director Clapper.
And documents the ACLJ received that were produced by the National Security Agency show that NSA officials discussed that they “could have a signature from the AG as early as this week, certainly prior to the 20th of Jan.” In other words, certainly before President Trump’s inauguration.
Mr. Sekulow’s entire piece is available for viewing at Fox News.
ACLJ obtained the documents in question via a Freedom of Information Act request. The indications here are that the deep state, the permanent government apparatus, was keen on keeping tabs on the Trump Administration from the inside. What they would do with the information could include efforts to stifle the Trump agenda, have intimate knowledge of the president’s schedule and thus look for a permanent solution to his existence and more.
And former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was the one pushing the effort.