An older article has come to my attention which I do believe you will find quite interesting. Since it is older I doubt the odds are in your favor of actually seeing it now, hence why I am bringing it here. It is a pretty big article so Im only going to grab some of things that have some connections to what is going on now. Or at least players you will recognize. If you would like to skip what I post and go directly to the article itself, you can Use this Link.
I would like to add here before you read on that some of the really interesting timelines involving Trump come nearer to the end of the article. You will also see how all that money Obama gave away came into play also.
Lets begin shall we with the reporter that actually uncovered all of this. (If you go to the link for full article you will also see how thy screwed with her pretty good too.)
A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.
The Obama administration isn’t accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times.
With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information.
And the list is impressive.
- Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.
- Pro-Israel lobbyists
- FBI contractor and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz
- Tea-party groups
- New York Times reporter James Risen
- NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake
- Fox News reporter James Rosen
- CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson
- Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio
- Fox News reporter Mike Levine
- ATF Special Agent John Dodson
- Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus
- Associated Press reporters
- Benghazi whistleblowers
- President Obama’s vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright
- Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning
- CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou
- NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
- Reporter Audrey Hudson
- FBI agent and contractor Donald Sachtleben
- Former state department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
- The Senate Intelligence Committee
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- Former CIA employee Jeffrey Alexander Sterling
- Unspecified members of Congress
- American-Jewish groups
- Trump adviser Carter Page
- Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
- Candidate Donald Trump’s campaign
- President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team
In an introduction to the timeline she published on her own website this week, Attkisson wrote:
“You can find many timelines that follow allegations of Russia tampering in the U.S. election and alleged involvement of Trump officials. But I couldn’t find any comprehensive timelines cross-referencing Obama-era surveillance of whistleblowers, journalists and other U.S. citizens with Russia surveillance allegations. So I built one. Please note: temporal proximity of events doesn’t necessarily imply a connection.”
Here’s what Attkisson titled the “Obama-era Surveillance Timeline”: (I am only going to post a few of these for easier reading just to give you an idea.)
The IRS secretly begins “targeting” conservative groups that are seeking nonprofit tax-exempt status, by singling out ones that have “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.
Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning begins illegally leaks classified information to WikiLeaks revealing, among other matters, that the U.S. is extensively spying on the United Nations.
Obama Attorney General Eric Holder renews a Bush-era subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen in a leak investigation.
Obama administration pursues espionage charges against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.
(According to the ACLU: Spy charges were later dropped and Drake pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The judge called the government’s conduct in the case “unconscionable.”)
Sept. 21, 2010:
Internal email entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at “global intelligence” company Stratfor claims Obama’s then-Homeland Security adviser John Brennan is targeting journalists.
“Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources,” writes one Stratfor official to another.
The email continues: “Note – There is specific tasker from the [White House] to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode …”
“The Wonder Boys” reportedly refers to the National Security Agency, or NSA. Brennan later becomes President Obama’s CIA director.
Feb. 22, 2011:
CBS’ Attkisson breaks news about “Fast and Furious” on “The CBS Evening News.”
After the story airs, the government issues an internal memo that seeks to “push positive stories” to contradict the news.
“Given the negative coverage by CBS Evening News last week … ATF needs to proactively push positive stories this week, in an effort to preempt some negative reporting, or at minimum, lessen the coverage of such stories in the news cycle by replacing them with good stories about ATF.”
White House recruits Democratic operative Eric Schultz to spin on Fast and Furious and to counter the House Oversight Committee’s investigative work on the case. (Schultz previously served as intern to Sen. Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton.)
Oct. 3, 2011:
Obama administration secretly changes longstanding policy. The change creates a “loophole” that Sen. Ron Wyden would later say allows the NSA to conduct a “backdoor searches” or “incidental collection” of U.S. citizens’ domestic communications.
The same day, CBS News airs Attkisson’s report on newly uncovered memos that contradict Attorney General Eric Holders’ denials about Fast and Furious.
The Department of Justice and FBI publicly announce vast expansion of cyber related efforts to address alleged “national security-related cyber issues.”
In violation of longstanding practice, DOJ secretly and without notice seizes personal and phone records of journalists from Associated Press from this two-month period in a leak investigation.
The FBI incidentally stumbles across emails revealing CIA Director Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Broadwell. FBI Director Robert Mueller is notified of the affair on a date the government will not disclose. The FBI later says it interviewed Petraeus and Broadwell, and concluded national security hasn’t been breached. The FBI keeps all of this information secret.
In late summer, on a date the government won’t reveal, the FBI notifies Attorney General Holder of the Petraeus affair.
Sept. 11, 2012:
Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens are murdered in Benghazi, Libya during attacks by Islamic extremist terrorists. Despite internal communications that acknowledge the terrorist nature of the attacks within minutes, the Obama administration falsely reports to the public that the attacks were instead a protest gone awry after an anti-Islamic YouTube video.
Some Obama officials become frustrated with CIA Director Petraeus and his post-Benghazi attack behavior, as he opposes efforts to edit out mentions of terrorism from the public Benghazi talking points. Petraeus deputy Mike Morell is given authority over the edits, and aligns with Hillary Clinton’s State Department against Petraeus’ desires.
Dec. 27, 2012:
Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., who have classified knowledge as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, publicly warn of the “back-door search loophole” or incidental collection of innocent Americans.
As it is written, there is nothing to prohibit the intelligence community from searching through a pile of communications, which may have been incidentally or accidentally been collected without a warrant, to deliberately search for the phone calls or e-mails of specific Americans. — Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado
March 12, 2013:
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies to Congress, falsely stating that intelligence officials are not collecting mass data on tens of millions of Americans.
A secret government memo later exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses how the U.S. is collecting information “directly from the servers of … Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”
June 6, 2013:
At a hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., asks Attorney General Eric Holder if the NSA spies on members of Congress. Holder answers that the NSA has no “intent” to spy on Congress, but that the issue is better addressed in private.
The Obama administration finishes secretive negotiations of an Iran nuclear deal that will return billions of dollars in frozen funds to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism in return for assurances from that country. It is later reported that Obama intel officials have been incidentally capturing communications of U.S. members of Congress and organizations in the U.S. while secretly recording Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s discussions about the Iran deal, which he opposes.
As of now, the New York Times reports “since 2009, six current or former government employees and two government contractors have been indicted or prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking information to the public. There were only three such prosecutions under all previous U.S. presidents combined since 1917.”
The FBI reportedly obtains a secret FISA court order to monitor communications of Trump adviser Carter Page, convincing a judge there’s probable cause to believe Page is acting as a Russian agent. Surveillance of Page theoretically allows government officials to “incidentally” collect communications of Trump associates (or Trump himself) if they communicate with Page.
Trump opponents “shop” to reporters a political opposition research “dossier” alleging Trump is guilty of various inappropriate acts regarding Russia. The information is unverified (and some of it is false), and the press doesn’t publish it, but a copy is provided to the FBI.
FBI secretly monitors and records communications between Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who later became President Trump’s national security adviser.
After Trump’s election, Obama officials take steps to ensure certain intelligence gathered regarding Trump associates is “spread across the government.” One Obama official would say it’s because they were afraid once Trump officials “found out how we knew what we knew,” the intelligence would be destroyed. However, Obama critics later theorize Obama officials were working to mount opposition to Trump’s presidency.
Jan. 10, 2017:
The media report on the leaked anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by a political opposition research group containing unverified and at least partly untrue allegations of misconduct involving Trump and Russia.
April 3, 2017:
Multiple news reports state that prior to the election, Rice had requested and reviewed “unmasked” intelligence on Trump associates whose information was “incidentally” collected by intelligence agencies.
April 4, 2017:
In an interview on MSNBC, Rice seems to reverse herself (having earlier said she knew “nothing” about unmasking of surveilled Trump associates) and admits having asked for names of U.S. citizens previously masked in intelligence reports. Rice says her motivations were not political or to spy. When asked if she leaked names of U.S. citizens, Rice replies, “I leaked nothing to nobody.”
I find it interesting to see how some of this has played out with the timelines and how it has been changed and twisted as well. I hope you got something out of this. I do suggest going to the site and reading the whole article as there really is much much more like the above. Again that can be foud here:
Thanks! You have no idea how much this helps me keep this site and myself going.