Obama Aide Lied about Spying on Trump Associates

Susan Rice

Susan Rice, former national security adviser and right-hand aide to President Obama, has been named in a questionable practice that involved spying on Americans who had phone conversations with foreign state officials. Rather than simply monitoring the foreigners, Rice routinely requested the identities of Trump’s associates who were incidentally captured by surveillance.

Although it is permissible to record those conversations, the identities of the Americans are not supposed to be revealed. When they are, the practice is called “unmasking.” If their identities are leaked to the public, as was done to former Trump aide Michael Flynn, it is a felony.

Rice secretly ordered the unmasking of Trump associates, which was approved by Ezra Cohen-Watnick. Besides the names of these Americans, Rice also asked for summaries of their conversations.

Senator Rand Paul tweeted on Monday, “Smoking gun found! Obama pal and noted dissembler Susan Rice said to have been spying on Trump campaign.”

White House computer logs indicate Susan Rice accessed numerous intel reports during Obama’s last seven months in office. These are the logs that contained National Security Agency intercepts involving Trump and his associates. They began around the time Trump was nominated by the GOP and accelerated after the November 8 election.

Much of the conversations were between Trump associates and foreign leaders talking about his campaign and transition. Most, if not all, had nothing to do with supposed Russian hacking of the election–an accusation that has not been proved.

This information on unmasking by Rice was initially announced by Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee chairman. Nunes is looking into the Obama administration’s eavesdropping on Trump. Both the House and Senate intelligence committees are trying to find ties between Trump associates and Russia.

In a recent interview with PBS, Susan Rice said she had no idea what Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes was talking about when he said Obama officials were monitoring Trump associates after the election. Now it is obvious that this was a lie.

Background: Foreigners’ conversations on U.S. soil can be recorded without a court order, but not Americans’ conversations overseas. If an American is accidentally intercepted or two foreigners are caught talking about an American, that name is supposed to be replaced by a description like “U.S. citizen 1.”

Obama opened the door for easier unmasking through a series of rule changes beginning in 2011.

Why this Matters: Susan Rice is the same person who repeatedly lied during television interviews following the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. She perpetrated the fabricated story that the attack in which four Americans were killed was a backlash following an anti-Muslim video. The administration did not want to admit it was a terrorist attack.

How to Pray: Pray all of the details of the illegal or unethical surveillance to be exposed and reported by all mainstream media. Pray for the President and his administration that they would protected and led by the Lord.

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Bombing at Russia Metro Station Kills 11

Two attackers planted a nail bomb at a St. Petersburg, Russia, metro station. The blast killed 11 and injured 45 others. Russian president Putin was supposed to have a meeting in St. Petersburg about the same time. Another explosive device was disarmed a few hours later by the police.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but investigators suspect the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who planted the device, then boarded the train carrying a second device in his backpack.

Pray for the families and healing for the wounded. Praise God that the second device was disarmed!

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Pres. Trump and Sen Rand Paul

President Trump’s Busy Week

  • On Sunday, the President and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, played golf with Rand Paul. They discussed healthcare and other subjects. Sen. Paul said, “I continue to be very optimistic that we are getting closer and closer to an agreement on repealing Obamacare.”
  • President Trump met with Egyptian President el-Sisi on Monday. Both want to work together to fight ISIS. This is a change from President Obama, who snubbed el-Sisi because of Egypt’s poor record on human rights.
  • Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Next, he will appear in front of the full Senate for a hearing and vote. Right now, there are not enough votes to confirm him, so the GOP leadership may call for a “nuclear option.” This is when the leadership changes the rules so that it will take a simple majority–rather than a 60-vote majority–to confirm the nominee.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping will meet with the President at Mar-a-Lago on Friday. Trump will ask China to temper North Korea, who has become a nuclear threat. Trump said on Monday that “China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t.” Tump said he will use trade as the incentive with China.
  • Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Monday that President Trump had donated his first quarter salary to the Department of the Interior. Spicer said he had a check for $78,333 in his pocket to donate to the department, which is in charge of federal lands and programs related to Native Americans and other groups.

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Geek Squad-FBI Joint Venture

Technicians for Best Buy’s Geek Squad and the FBI worked together in a program to catch pedophiles, according to the Washington Post. Lawyers for a California doctor who was caught with possessing child porn on his computer allege the FBI came after him following a visit to Best Buy where he dropped his computer off for repairs.

Owners consent to having authorities notified if porn is found. Computers that requires data recovery are sent to a central Best Buy location in Kentucky.

A judge is now considering whether this type of relationship–where the Geek Squad acts as government agents–is grounds to throw the case out.

Both Best Buy and government attorneys deny any violations in searching the doctor’s hard drive. The FBI was contacted by the Geek Squad about the porn, then the FBI obtained a warrant to search the doctor’s home. That search led to the discovery of thousands of images of child pornography.

How to Pray: For exposure of all the pedophiles and all child porn networks. Pray also for wisdom as the courts decide the merits of this case against the FBI and Geek Squad. Pray that this doctor will get saved and delivered.

John 3:20 – For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved.

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