Lou Dobbs points out that new documents are revealing “Obama administration efforts to unmask long before Donald Trump began running for President.”
He describes how pathological liar and former DNI James Clapper “revised government rules back in 2013, according to John Solomon, reporting in ‘The Hill.’ Clapper made it easier for the executive branch to unmask names of lawmakers or congressional staffers caught up in intelligence intercepts overseas.”
Dobbs brings in Judge Andrew Napolitano who believes the changing of the unmasking rules may have been done for political purposes, not for national security, which, if it could be proven, would be a felony. He takes the revised rules in combination with another rule change initiated by Loretta Lynch at the behest of Hussein Obama to tremendously broaden the distribution of unmasked information.
Napolitano details how, going back to 1947 and the founding of the CIA, the policy has been that raw intelligence remains with the agency that acquired it unless it’s necessary to share it. Obama changed that after President Trump was elected and within two days the transcripts of Michael Flynn’s conversations appeared on the pages of the New York Times and Washington Post.
A more-than-slightly irritated Lou Dobbs follows with an observation that “There has been no repercussion, no effort at accountability whatsoever against the Obama administration, no investigation, not by a sitting Republican Attorney General, not by a Republican led House of Representatives and its respective committees, or the Senate.”
Napolitano says, “I hope that you and I are wrong. I hope that Jeff Sessions ordered the FBI on day one in office to commence an investigation and they’re following a rule, which Jim Comey didn’t follow, you don’t reveal the existence of an investigation until you indict somebody. If they are, they’re going to go very, very, very high up the totem pole in the Obama administration.”
Napolitano continues, “Because who was probably receiving the tastiest morsels of this raw intelligence data with the unmasking, they all have one boss – Barack Obama.” An unconvinced Dobbs says, “Like you, I want to believe your scenario above all. But I think also like you I’m highly skeptical and at this point we have an Attorney General who should be making noise and be holding to account people in that administration who have attacked and tried to subvert this administration. It should be public, it should be as energetic as any investigation in the country’s history.”
Judge Napolitano’s body language and shaking head belie his attempt at an optimistic tone as he says, “I know that these investigations take time but we’re now in the seventh month. I would hope that its well on its way.” He reminds Dobbs that “That’s not the only way, you talk about Hillary Clinton, they are not bound, the Sessions Justice Department is not bound by Jim Comey’s ill-advised, inappropriate, untoward on July 5, 2016 not to prosecute her.”
“They have a tractor trailer,” says the Judge,” if you print it on paper, load of a file to go through. There is a mountain of evidence of her guilt there.” Dobbs laments, “But overwhelmingly, frustratingly, this administration does not act. The previous administration is getting away with it. And what is more troubling, I think, to most Americans, we’re talking about over twelve months investigating President Trump and the Russians, without a scintilla of evidence, to repeat. Meanwhile, why would it take twelve months? Why in the world are we wasting taxpayer money and the resources of the FBI? And if they are this clumsy, this inartful, this unproductive that they can’t turn an investigation within a year they ought to all be fired.”
Napolitano defers to what incoming FBI Director Christopher Wray, another of the swamp creatures that President Trump has chosen to saddle himself with, described as a there there on the Russia, Russia, Russia.
As to the comment about Wray that Napolitano just made, Dobbs responds, “This is America. We don’t take the word of some functionary bureaucrat, because that’s what they are, they’re not Sherlock Holmes, this is nothing too impressive in the way of the leadership of the FBI. It’s rancid, it’s ineffective and they should all, as I said be replaced, the management of the FBI.”
Napolitano asks if Dobbs thinks Sessions got the message in the last two weeks. Dobbs replies, “I would hope so but what the hell’s he doing in Guantanamo Bay? What the hell is he doing in El Salvador? What kind of game is he playing?
They end on a side note of agreement, that the House leadership is lame and needs to be changed.
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