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Sean Hannity: Connecting the dots in Obama spy scandal

Sean takes Americans through the scandal step by step

 

Let’s connect some dates and dots.

It all began last month, when President Trump sent out a tweet accusing the Obama administration of surveilling him during the election. Since then, we've been peeling away all the layers of the president's claim with the help of the investigative reporting from people like Sara Carter and John Solomon.

Sara and John uncovered the existence of an FBI investigation into a server at Trump Tower. They also discovered that a federal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant that allowed federal officials to capture Trump team communications existed prior to the president taking office.

Then they revealed that high-ranking officials with direct access to President Obama may have had access to unmasked federal surveillance of Trump transition team members. And they may have briefed the president about this information.

Then, on March 22, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed that he had seen reports that prove that President Trump and members of his transition team were, in fact, surveilled and unmasked. The intel collected had nothing to do with Russia, Nunes said.

Last week, we uncovered video from March 2, in which Evelyn Farkas, a very prominent Obama administration official who served in the administration until 2015, encouraged her former colleagues to get as much intelligence as they could about the Trump team before they left office.

“I was urging my former colleagues … ‘Get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration’ because I had a fear that, somehow, that information would disappear with the senior people who left,” Farkas told MSNBC.

Farkas said she feared the Trump administration “would try to compromise [intel gathering] sources and methods, meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”

Farkas was admitting surveillance took place of the Trump transition team, that there was unmasking of names and that there was also talk about leaking the information, which would be a felony.

Breitbart News unearthed a video from October 2016 in which Farkas predicted the impeachment of Trump if he was elected.

“If Donald Trump were elected, I believe he'd be impeached pretty quickly or somebody else would have to take over government,” she said. “And I'm not even joking.”

She must have thought she knew something.

This week, we have seen multiple reports that revealed that Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, was requesting that members of the Trump transition team’s names be unmasked in raw intelligence reports. In what passes for an interview at MSNBC, she was permitted to deny and dodge the allegations.

“There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to -- name not provided, just U.S. person,” Rice said. “And sometimes in that context, in order to understand the importance of the report and assess its significance, it was necessary to find out or request the information as to who that U.S. official was.”

But wait a second. Just two weeks ago, Susan Rice was on PBS and she said she, "knew nothing about" any kind of unmasking. Was she lying then, or this week?

Remember, Susan Rice has a stormy relationship with the truth. She flat-out lied to the faces of the American people about the issue of the Benghazi terror attack.

“What sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a very hateful, very offensive video,” she told Fox News on the first Sunday following the attack. She would appear on four other shows that day to spout the same untruth.

A history of lying, a complete 180 on unmasking in just two short weeks. It is clear something is amiss and we are on the brink of yet another scandal.

Yet, the alt-left, propaganda, destroy-Trump-media is trying everything they can do to find proof that President Trump and his campaign was colluding with Russia. There's no evidence, even after eight long months.

The real question is this: Did President Obama and his administration knowingly surveil either an incoming president or an opposition party candidate? Americans are demanding answers to those questions, and we will not be quiet until we get them.

Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue on "Hannity," April 4, 2017

Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity (weekdays 10-11PM/ET). He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York. Click here for more information on Sean Hannity

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