Greatest Hits, 5: Who is Attorney General Loretta Lynch? She signed 2 FISA court requests to wiretap Donald Trump

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by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2017

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed off on both FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance) Court requests to wiretap the Trump campaign, according to reports.

All applications to the FISA Court were signed off on by the attorney general, ABC news confirmed.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. /AP

This “means that she chose not to investigate the Clinton Foundation for illegal activities but rather signed an application to wiretap President Trump,” the Gateway Pundit noted on March 7.

The FISA Court turned down the Obama’s administration’s first request to wiretap Trump even though it was signed off on by Lynch.

The odds of a FISA request being denied are 0.02 percent. Only two applications out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015 were turned down.

Following President Trump’s tweets that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower in October 2016, numerous Democrats and media pundits have slammed the president.

Ben Rhodes, a former senior adviser to Obama, insisted that “no president can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.” He also said “only a liar” could make the case, as Trump suggested, that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower ahead of the election.

“It would appear, however, that Rhodes is wrong, especially as pertains to matters of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, and its associated FISA court, under which the alleged wiretap of Donald Trump would have been granted, as it pertained specifically to Trump’s alleged illicit interactions with Russian entities,” Zero Hedge noted.

Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the U.S. Code “War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802, reads as follows: “Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order.”


Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau warned reporters that Obama did not say there was no wiretapping:

Favreau tweeted: “I’d be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping. Statement just said that neither he nor the WH ordered it.”

The FISA Court was put in place in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The court entertains applications submitted by the U.S. government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and other investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.

Former Attorney General Lynch made news in non-Mainsteam Media outlets earlier this week with the following video in which she appeared to be encourage marching, blood and death in the streets to thwart the programs of the Trump administration.


For complete list of the 2017 21 Greatest Hits at WorldTribune.com, Click here:

GREATEST HITS, 21: Report says DNC files were copied, not hacked, 5 days before murder of Seth Rich

GREATEST HITS, 20 — The McCain-Soros connection: How it started

GREATEST HITS, 19 — ‘Shattered’: expose reveals Russian ‘narrative’ was spun within hours of Trump win

GREATEST HITS, 18: Ten terrorists who took advantage of the porous U.S.-Mexico border

GREATEST HITS, 17: India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

GREATEST HITS, 16: The GOP is dead, and the ‘Uni-party’ rules

GREATEST HITS, 15: Mugabe breaks down in tears, steps down after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe

GREATEST HITS, 14: Trump is morally unfit, say Hollywood stars who passionately defended child rapist Polanski

GREATEST HITS, 13: Church in revolt at pope’s ‘blessing’ of Islam’s expansion in Europe

GREATEST HITS, 12: Obama now heads a 501(c)(4) dedicated to keeping Trump in its crosshairs

GREATEST HITS, 11: Election software firm confirms Venezuela altered outcome by one million votes

GREATEST HITS, 10: Swedish police admit refugee crime wave is out of their control

GREATEST HITS, 9: Documents appear to implicate State Dept. in cover-up on Clinton emails

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