One of the unresolved questions about Mike Flynn’s resignation is just how he was recorded talking to a Russian ambassador before the election. Well, Michael Walsh at PJMedia noticed this little noticed article right before Trump took power about how Obama expanded the powers of the NSA.
In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agenciesbefore applying privacy protections.
The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.
Would that make sense? Especially when you slap it together with the report from the Free Beacon that there is a cadre of Obama loyalists in the government orchestrating the leaks in order to undermine Trump and protect the Iran Deal.
And that makes you wonder if Obama was purposely colluding with those people in order to set them up to do it…