While one of the New York Times writers of the above headline either paid for NOT even writing the story he is credited with, or not, it is a legal and manifest fact that the New York Times print edition of January 20, 2017 boasted that President-elect Trump and his aides were monitored by electronic surveillance, or in lay terms, wire-tapped.
Mark Dice on March 4, 2017 lays out that knowing Trump was obviously under electronic surveillance, even as Obama had the Associated Press and many others monitored.
But on March 22, 2017, finally, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is forced to admit...yeah, Presidential candidate and then President elect Trump was spied upon. What is not told you, is that the surveillance under Obama via the "Transition Team" began way back on May 6, 2016 by Obama's Executive Order.
The electronic surveillance of Donald Trump and his aides was coordinated by the White House Transition Coordination Council (WHTCC), and therefore authorized by Obama...and as for anything prohibited by law, well, the WHTCC probably claimed "executive privilege".
(c) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall:
(i) provide guidance to executive departments and agencies (agencies) and the Federal Transition Coordinator regarding preparations for the Presidential transition, including succession planning and preparation of briefing materials;
(ii) facilitate communication and information sharing between the transition representatives of eligible candidates and senior employees in agencies and the Executive Office of the President, including the provision of information relevant to facilitating the personnel aspects of a Presidential transition and such other information that, in the Council's judgment, is useful and appropriate, as long as providing such information is not otherwise prohibited by law;
On March 22, 2017, we can now officially say that President Trump is vindicated in his wiretap by Obama statements.
most of this surveillance apparently happened in "November, December, and January" during transition"
“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” the California Republican told reporters. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.” He said the information he had seen was not related to the FBI’s Russia investigation.
REMINDER: DOJ FOUND FALSELY PLANTED MALWARE AT TRUMP TOWER DESIGNED TO MIMIC TIES TO RUSSIA
Dovetails with Wikileaks revelation that CIA can stage 'Russian' cyber hacks
Steve Watson | Infowars.com - MARCH 22, 2017
“It wasn’t very well reported, the Department of Justice revealed just last week that in fact some of these ties that they had witnessed between Trump Tower servers and Russian entities in fact, were stooged,” Kredo said, discussing the FBI’s investigation and James Comey’s testimony before Congress.
“What that means is that there was malware on some of these computers that were mimicking contact between these entities, in what looks like an attempt to put Trump in a tight position, and in fact lead to claims that there was some sort of collusion.” Kredo noted.
“The more evidence that comes out, the more we are seeing that these claims were either manufactured, or like the officials said today, intelligence was released in a partial fashion, and some of that intelligence, as they said on the hill, was ‘dead wrong’. the writer added.
What Kredo is referring to is that it appears a ‘false flag’ cyber operation may have been conducted by intelligence operatives to make it appear that Trump was in contact with Russian entities, thus justifying ‘wiretapping’ communications coming from Trump tower.
As earlier this month, the Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ documents revealed that this process is something that the CIA has been actively working on for some time.
A CIA project identified as “Umbrage,” maintained a substantial library of Russian cyber-attack techniques “stolen” from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.
dating back to last Summer indicated that computer experts working for the US government identified what they thought was malware emanating from Russia. One destination domain, Trump-Email.com, stuck out because the conspiracy theory of Trump colluding with Russia was already being heavily floated by Hillary operatives and parroted by the mainstream media.
The malware appeared to have been connected to two Russian banks – Alfa Bank and SVB Bank, and was suggested to be proof of secretive communications, or possible illegal banking activity.
Many believe that this spurred the Obama administration to obtain FISA permission to conduct electronic surveillance, directed at ‘the Russians’ in communication with Trump tower.
In other words, there is significant evidence to suggest that the CIA could have planted information as a means of deceiving the NSA into believing Trump and Russian entities were communicating.
Even though the for any of the accusations, an investigation still appears to have been continued. The domain Trump-Email.com turned out to not even be owned by Trump.
The entire story has already been thoroughly debunked.