In June 2016, the Obama administration filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers.
The request was denied. The Obama administration, though, persisted, according to reports.
Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of “U.S. persons” in Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.
The October FISA request was narrowed to focus on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks.
These reports, which President Trump appeared to confirm in a stream of Saturday tweets, leads to an unmistakable conclusion, according to radio host Mark Levin: Former President Barack Obama may be implicated in a “silent coup” plot – which included wiretapping – with the intention of undermining the ascendant Trump campaign and, later, his presidency.
Levin said it is Obama who should be the target of congressional investigation for his “police state” tactics.
“The gravity of this is unparalleled. It appears that during the course of a presidential election, the Obama administration used both intelligence and law enforcement agencies to investigate the Republican nominee’s campaign and certain surrogates,” Levin told Conservative Review.
Full article: Obama’s first FISA request to monitor Trump, in June 2016, was denied (World Tribune)