Details are emerging regarding former national security advisor Susan Rice’s role in Obamagate – the scandal in which the Obama administration spied on President Trump during the campaign and throughout his transition – and things are much worse than previously thought.
The Daily Caller spoke with a former U.S. attorney with knowledge of Rice’s criminal actions, whose story has been confirmed by several high-ranking officials in the government, and what they revealed amounts to a constitutional crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen.
Joseph diGenova spoke with the Caller about the growing scandal, and he says that Rice ordered “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls made by Trump and his team, who all were private citizens at the time.
“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.
“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”
In a revelation sure to send chills own your spine, the Caller reported that Rice was part of a “highly organized operation” to target Trump and capture as much information about him as possible. The intelligence gathered on them was spread around the Obama administration to the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Defense, James Clapper, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director, and Rice’s deputy, Ben Rhodes – a creative writer whose loyalty earned him a spot in the most powerful office in the world.
“The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency,” Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, told the Caller. “They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies says, ‘we’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask.’”
“The lawyers and counsel at the NSA surely would be talking to the lawyers and members of counsel at CIA, or at the National Security Council or at the Director of National Intelligence or at the FBI,” he said. “It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team. This is really, really serious stuff.”
Further, former NSC Director Michael Doran explained that someone “blew a hole” through the wall between “national security secrets and partisan politics,” thus creating a “constitutional crisis.”
This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.”
“That’s a felony,” he told TheDCNF. “And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens. Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.”