Paul Ryan Confirms Obama Wiretapped Trump Illegally

Paul Ryan accuses Obama of illegally wiretapping Trump

Speaker Paul Ryan has confirmed that the Obama administration illegally and unconstitutionally wiretapped Donald Trump’s private phone. 

In an interview on Special Report with Brett Baier, Ryan confirmed that Obama ordered for the wiretapping of Trump Tower:

BAIER: Are you concerned, on the flip side, that the Obama administration may have been surveilling members of the Trump campaign in a pretty detailed investigation during the election?

RYAN: Well, I don’t think that’s the case. If you recall, President Obama asked the intelligence community, after the election, to canvass all the intelligence and give a report to Congress on what Russia did do and all their interactions. And in that report, nobody alleged that there a person in America, like a Trump campaign official, involved with the Russians on this. So if they would have found that you would think they would have put that in the report that they gave us in early January.

BAIER: Right, but there’s a report, June 2016, there’s a FISA request by the Obama administration Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several other campaign officials. They get turned down. And then in October they renew it and they do start a wiretap with some computer and Russian banks and it doesn’t show up anything, by reporting. Have you heard that?

RYAN: Well, again, and like I said, none of us in Congress, or anybody I know in Congress, has been presented with evidence to the contrary of what you just said.

BAIER: So you believe it to be true?

RYAN: Yes. We have seen no evidence that anybody in this campaign, or any other Americans, was in on it with the Russians to meddle in our elections. We know they meddled. Russia’s and adversary. And that’s something we have to work to counteract.

BAIER: I got it. But my point is the Obama administration was pretty aggressive and a couple of FISA requests…

RYAN: I hear your point, and what I’m saying is I’ve seen nothing of that. I’ve seen nothing come of that, that is my point.

BAIER: Okay.

  • Josh Stern

    Ryan gives a non-denial agreement to Baier’s questions stating that Obama twice requested FISA court surveillance of Trump or Trump people, and it was granted the 2nd time. Baier describes it as monitoring a computer in Trump Tower. Unfortunately, this crap goes on all the time is not “illegal” – though it should be. However, I think the juicy story hear is Ryan seeming to confirm Baier’s leak saying implying that Obama is being a lawyerly weasel saying it is “simply false” that they wiretapped Trump’s phone. They got a court order to intercept communications from computers in Trump Tower related to his campaign.

    • mame

      It’s Bret and Paul, two empty-headed over-paid stiffs, so what can you expect? Coherence?

      • Josh Stern

        It’s a funny situation. Trump is saying something essentially true, while media and FBI are trying to claim he is being nutty. Levin on Fox runs through the reports on the intercepts from many of the same media sources that are denying the reality of it:

        Wikileaks – tweet and linked article – does a good job of illustrating how Obama & Spooks were intercepting every international leader’s communications whenever they could.

        Trump entered the WH naively thinking the Intel agencies were going to play fair and work for him. He didn’t understand the reality that they work for themselves, always play dirty, and only admit things to the folks in bed with them. Like the public, he also radially underestimated the percentage of DC and mass media ownership in that category. If he wants to stand up to Spook in the public sphere, he needs to empower allies he are actually committed to doing that, with a track record of trying.