Donald Trump says the “unmasking and surveillance” of people under the Obama administration is “the big story,” just one day after subpoenas were issued over the naming of Trump campaign officials in classified reports while Obama was still in office.
“The big story is the ‘unmasking and surveillance’ of people that took place during the Obama Administration,” US President Trump tweeted on Thursday.
It comes just one day after the House Intelligence Committee issued three subpoenas which seek information about how and why the names of Trump associates were revealed and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition period after the election – a process known as “unmasking.”
The three subpoenas – issued to the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency (NSA) – explicitly name three top Obama-era officials: Susan Rice, who served as White House national security advisor, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former UN ambassador Samantha Power.
The subpoenas ask the agencies to provide details of any requests made by the three individuals to “unmask” the names of Trump’s associates, congressional sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
The names of US citizens who are caught up in incidental surveillance are protected by law. Very few exceptions are made to unmask them, even within classified material.
Meanwhile, the “surveillance” referred to in Trump’s tweet likely refers to the president’s claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, and the revelations by NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, which revealed the agency’s widespread surveillance techniques.
Four additional subpoenas were issued on Wednesday, relating to alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election. The requests were issued to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, and the law firm Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC, according to Representatives Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-California).
The latest WikiLeaks ‘Vault7’ release details an alleged CIA project allowing the spy agency to give file servers the capability to infect machines which access them remotely.
‘Pandemic’ reveals the role of a persistent implant for Microsoft Windows file servers, accessed by remote machines to run programs, according to a statement from WikiLeaks.
The project acts as a ‘Patient Zero’ – a term used to describe the first identified carrier of a communicable disease during an outbreak.
‘Pandemic’ disguises itself on the infected source machine where the targeted files remain unchanged.
It’s modified when in transit from the source file server to the remote machine. When executed on the new machine ‘Pandemic’ will install the program, an iteration of which will now contain modified code.
‘Pandemic’ can replace up to 20 programs, with a maximum size of 800MB.
According to WikiLeaks “a single computer on a local network with shared drives that’s infected with the ‘Pandemic’ implant will act like a ‘Patient Zero’ in the spread of a disease.”
The latest release, which consists of five files, does not make clear if the infected machines become new pandemic servers, although WikiLeaks claims this is technically feasible.
According to the ‘Pandemic’ documentation its installation takes between 10 to 15 seconds.
The release is the latest in WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault7’ series, detailing hacking techniques allegedly sourced from within the CIA.
Previous releases have revealed techniques used to weaponize mobile phones, conduct surveillance via Smart TVs and load and execute malware on a target machine.
What are the conspiracy theorist “botched robbery” people afraid of??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TsCz…
By Kay Francis | May 19, 2017
A bombshell report has been released by the New York Times, and it provides shocking evidence that FBI Director James Comey was fully aware Obama’s administration was rigging the presidential election in favor of failed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The report reveals Comey reopened the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server solely to uphold the credibility of the F.B.I., out of fear that Obama’s administration was not supporting an independent, thorough investigation and he would be criticized for the unethical bias.
He anticipated Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch would intentionally close the investigation into Clinton’s email server before any true crimes were able to be revealed, based on an email obtained by Russian hackers and then intercepted by the F.B.I..
Based on the assumption that Clinton would win the election and Russian hackers would release the email, Comey reopened the investigation to cover their tracks.
But there was another investigation in the works that Comey did not reveal to the public.
The F.B.I. was also investigating then presidential nominee Donald Trump, but followed typical protocol of secrecy — likely due to the lack of political motivation hindering his investigation.
The investigation into Trump didn’t posses the potential public backlash that was plaguing Clinton’s investigation.
Throughout the campaign, AG Lynch was anything but subtle in her cohorts with the Clintons.
She was caught privately meeting with Bill Clinton during the election, leading to raised suspicions that she was too familiar with the Clinton clan, and would not support an independent, unbiased investigation.
Bill Clinton swore all he did was discuss grandkids as he met privately with then AG Loretta Lynch on a small plane on a Phoenix tarmac prior to the election, while Hillary was still under ‘investigation’ by the FBI prior to the election…yeah…right!
New evidence proves Loretta Lynch colluded with the Clintons to keep the Justice Department from investigating Hillary ‘too closely’!
According to the Times, another document, hacked by the Russians, reveals collusion between the former Attorney General and the Democrats to ensure Hillary Clinton’s victory in the general election.
AG Lynch encouraged FBI Director Comey to refer to Clinton’s investigation as a “matter,” not an “investigation” and even revised a public statement from the Justice Department about the investigation to remove the word, “criminal.”
Mr. Comey’s defenders regard this as one of the untold stories of the Clinton investigation, one they say helps explain his decision-making.”
If a local news reporter in Phoenix had not reported that Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton had met on that tarmac, she might have succeeded in sheltering Hillary even more effectively than she had.
The Times’ report further proves that Lynch and Obama’s administration were tampering with the election to do everything in their power to ensure Clinton’s win, and even Obama’s own F.B.I was onto them.
But even with all the clear tampering, Obama and Lynch still couldn’t beat Trump.
It’s time someone went to jail for this.