Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump

From Breitbart:

Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.

Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.

Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.

1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.

3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.

4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.

5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.

6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.

7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties. Other news outlets also report the exisentence of “a multiagency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.

8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them. Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.

9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.

10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Postreports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office. The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions’s testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts. The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.

In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

Levin called the effort a “silent coup” by the Obama administration and demanded that it be investigated.

In addition, Levin castigated Republicans in Congress for focusing their attention on Trump and Attorney General Sessions rather than Obama.

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Trump is right once again and called the left out for it.  Naturally, the MSM won’t touch this and instead will call it some crackpot conspiracy theory with no merit despite the official FISA record which they are loath to read.

Glad to see Levin sticking up for Trump for a change.  He is/was part of the Trump bashers since Cruz’ campaign imploded.  While I don’t agree with everything that Trump has done or says, I refuse to give the Left any ammunition.  The Left will fabricate enough on their own without any help from our side… just sayin’.

To that end, if POTUS Trump shits the bed, we’ll call him out.  So far so good for the most part.  Trump is playing chess while the republicans are playing checkers.  Trump still needs to purge the Obama loyalist leftovers within the government that are trying to cut his throat.

It is beyond time for our side to close ranks, eject those that are traitors (like McCain and Graham), and protect our president.  Unquestionably, there is a coup going on to deny our choice in our future perpetrated by the UniParty against us.  It must not be allowed to happen.

Lastly, Soros needs to be neutered.  His mega-bucks are financing all of this mischief.

~ Hardnox

 

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13 Responses to Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump

  1. upaces88 says:

    That is TREASON; and he should be put on tri8al for it.

  2. deacsdomain says:

    again I say “TREASON”.
    This “light in the loafers(brown)” queer impersonator has got to be put on trial. Add Soros to the list for espionage.
    I sincerely hope that OUR PRES is just letting them stack their own deck with a plan to put them on trial later.

  3. I.R. Wayright says:

    What good did it do to investigate and expose his fraudulent birth certificate and/or SSAN?
    Nothing. >sound>crickets>
    Until the right judges and prosecutors get him into the system of justice, he will continue his evil ways.

  4. clyde says:

    ISIS my ass. The entire left is much more dangerous. While Trump is being attacked daily, the damnable GOPe sits and says nothing. IF they are not a part of this obvious sedition.

    • Hardnox says:

      Right you are. We have enemies within the perimeter working for the UniParty. It’s obvious as hell.

      Trump promised to take a wrecking ball to the swamp. These bastards are scared he’ll do just that.

  5. Shar says:

    Now we know why he has been interviewing and holding meetings in the Southern White House. The GOP better get their act together and stand behind Trump. The swamp is deep. Hope they go after the bums and put them in Gitmo.

  6. Vic Mazza says:

    The strategy of the liberals is so obvious a 6th grader could recognize same … no attention should be given to what the left is fabricating …

    Its about time some republicans start playing like Tom Brady and bury them, politically.

    Put them on the defensive, conduct your own witch hunt … just open their door a crack … we will be buried by their bones!

    As far as MCaine & Gramm … it’s about time our citizen friends in Kentucky start screaming @ their senator and give them a
    size 12 boot … and you know where …. our country is a stake, make no mistake.

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  8. Shar says:

    Mark was on Fox News this morning. He was so furious he was shaking. He laid it all out step by step. He would be a good one to pursue it. Again Trump needs to get his cabinet and staff in place. Fire all Zero’s people ASAP. From what I heard the Asst. AG is a Zero person. Mark suggested someone else be appointed Asst. AG. I agree.