Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. and chairman of the House intelligence committee said on “Fox News Sunday” that phones the Trump Tower were not wiretapped during last year’s election campaign.
“Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, there never was,” Nunes said. “The information we received Friday continues to lead us in that direction.”
However, Nunes was careful by saying “There was no FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant I am aware of to tap Trump Tower.”
According to the Act, investigators must seek a warrant from a secret court to wiretap a foreign suspect.
But within FBI and federal law enforcement organizations, information regarding the investigation of Donald J. Trump, “his businesses, some employees and associates by possible unlawful or prohibited means” took place during President Barack Obama’s term in office.
According to high placed official within the executive branch of government, the facts “will eventually come out that President Trump was correct about being spied on.” The official said the information will not come out until after a “purging” within the ranks of those who may be sympathetic to Obama’s agendas.
“agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans”
In 2013, Reuters reported that the United States government directed “agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans,” and revealed a sharing of this information to various law enforcement agencies sourced by high-level intelligence agencies.
That same year, a National Security Agency (NSA) subcontractor, Dennis Montgomery, turned whistleblower by sharing information showing various federal surveillance projects targeted American citizens without lawful validation and permission. Another whistleblower, Edward Snowden verified these alleged illegal breaches with more documentation in 2013.
Surveillance activity did occur against Trump during the presidential election
Former CIA officer Larry Johnson recently acknowledged that intelligence sources have stated that the surveillance activity did occur against Trump during the presidential election.
Some media outlets are beginning to report on the possibility these actions may be illegal and unconstitutional. Information shows that the NSA had electronically applied surveillance to Trump’s phone calls, financial data, bank account and credit card transactions and tax filings. Some of the others under surveillance included:
Patricia Hernandez, a Manager for the Trump Organization, Mike van der Goes, general manager of Trump National. and Carolyn Kepcher, a regular guest on NBC’s television program “The Apprentice.” Also listed are Joe Traci, a Real Estate Property Manager at Trump New World Property Management, Roger Socio, a Senior Project Manager, Trump Organization, Trump Tower, Bill Fichter, Residents Manager, Trump Organization, Trump Palace, Florin Bogosel, Trump Park Avenue, and Grace Dunne, Trump Park Residence.