It would be wise I feel for President Trump to go ahead and fulfill the request of Circa and declassify how often government officials have searched NSA intercepts and for what purpose and by whom. As far as by whom it is no doubt in my mind that it was by Obama via Susan Rice and even more so now that Rice has already made it known that she does not want to testify in front of any Congressional committee. Naturally that statement by Rice did not go over well with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) who already said ” If we have to, we’ll subpoena Rice to testify about unmasking.” We all know by now that if you are caught in a conversation with a foreign identity you name must be protected and not be unmasked and a warrant is needed to pursue you. We also know by now that Obama and Rice had a field day by abusing these rules.
The following was published by Circa News: “Circa has formally requested that the Trump administration declassify records showing how often government officials have searched National Security Agency intercepts for intelligence on U.S. presidential candidates, members of Congress, journalists, clergy, lawyers, federal judges and doctors and how often such Americans had their identities unmasked by the intelligence community after Barack Obama made it easier to do so in 2011.”
“The request follows an exclusive Circa report on Wednesday that revealed that the Obama administration conducted more than 35,000 searches on NSA intercepts seeking information about Americans during the divisive 2016 election year.”
“The law makes President Trump the ultimate declassifying authority, and we believe the president can answer many troubling questions by declassifying this information, including how often First Amendment protected professionals had their privacy impacted by NSA intercepts and why some of Trump’s own aides were unmasked in NSA data by the prior White House,” said John Solomon, the chief operating officer of Circa and the author of Wednesday’s story.”
“The NSA is allowed under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on foreign powers without a court warrant but the law prohibits the targeting of Americans for such surveillance. If the NSA accidentally intercepts Americans or information about them overseas, it is supposed to legally put the information in a virtual lock box.”
It has gotten out of hand when a president such as Obama starting in 2011 made it easier via his political aids can determine who to intercept and naturally We The People do not know what would warrant such a request to go into the lock box of intercepts and start pulling out names. As we have found out recently they can be used for political reasons such as the Trump team went through and because Trumps team went through a lot of this I feel President Trump would be the first to want to get to the bottom of all this and We The People have the right to know all the answers and be assured that all these intercepts will come to an end even if it would take an act of Congress to do so. This is how our Constitution can be undermined by We The People being spied on and all this has to be stopped immediately. I trust that President Trump will make the right decision on this matter, after all he’s a peoples president.