The Dan Bongino Show: Ep. 1250 This Is Just The Beginning of the Spying Scandal [1:08:15] – Dan talks about what unmasking is, why it matters, how they get a hold of people’s phone calls, why this is so bad, and why hacks in the Slime Stream Media are gas-lighting.
6 minutes: Reverse targeting (using unmasking to listen in on an American citizen) is against the law and it is what was done to Michael Flynn.
9 minutes: Between November 2016 when Trump won the election and January 2017 when he took office, sixteen high level Obama administration officials requested FISA wire tap unmasking of Michael Flynn, who was on Trump’s transition team and was slated to become his National Security Adviser.
12 minutes: On January 4, 2017, the FBI was trying to close the case on Michael Flynn, because they had found “no derogatory information” about him and that “no other investigative methods are warranted.”
- Why was Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power getting transcripts of Flynn’s phone calls with foreign leaders on Jan. 11?
- Why did VP Biden submit an unmasking request on January 12, 2017?
- And who ILLEGALLY leaked classified details to the Washington Post (story published January 12, 2017) from Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador?!
14 minutes: The media’s talking point is, “Maybe it was Biden’s office, not Biden himself.” So the man you think should be the next president is so incompetent that his staff spied on an American citizen with no legal justification and he didn’t know a thing about it? Riiiiight.
Well, maybe Joe Biden really IS that incompetent. Check out what he told the media!
Wait, wut? Somebody signed Vice President Biden’s name on a request to have spy on the telephone conversations Trump’s incoming National Security Adviser was having with foreign leaders. There are only three ways I can think of to go here.
- VP Biden knew all about it and is lying or else he didn’t know about it.
- VP Biden did not know about it and his staff was using his name to commit crimes.
VP Biden did know about it at the time, but has forgotten because he’s going gaga.
20 minutes: On January 5, 2017, the same day that Obama and his cronies hatched the plot to frame Mike Flynn on a Logan Act violation. That same day, Obama’s chief of staff who has zero law enforcement credentials, requested the unmasking of Michael Flynn in his phone calls to foreign leaders.
25 minutes: Dan goes off on the totally weird fact that Flynn was charged with allegedly ylying about the contents of a phone conversation he had with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The prosecution said they know he had lied, because they had a transcript of the call. But when asked about it, Andrew McCabe testified under oath that U.S. intelligence never had a transcript of the call. They had a transcript, but “It wasn’t an intelligence product as we use the term.”
THEN WHERE DID THEY GET IT?!
Last week, when the DOJ announced they were dropping charges against Michael Flynn, McCabe issued this statement about why their reason is super outrageous. In it he says “we received incontrovertible evidence.” Really? What was that evidence? And how did they get it? They wanted to put Flynn in JAIL for lying about a phone call, but they apparently never produced a recording or a transcript of the December 29, 2016 phone call between Flynn and Kislyak.
WHAT WAS THE EVIDENCE AND WHERE DID THEY GET IT?!
35 minutes: The list of unmasking requests does not cover the December 29, 2016 phone call, which coordinates with what McCabe said under oath that OUR intelligence agencies did not record the call.
THEN WHO RECORDED IT AND HOW TO THE PEOPLE WHO TARGETED FLYNN GET IT?
41 minutes: The answer to the BIG BOLD QUESTIONS likely constitute a much bigger scandal than the Obama administration making multiple requests to unmask Michael Flynn.
In April 2017, CNN reported that British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts. The communications were captured during routine surveillance of Russians. The agencies were not proactively targeting members of the Trump team.
43 minutes: We have a formal intelligence-sharing agreement with Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There is a formal channel for sharing. But according to McCabe and the unmasking requests, there was no “intelligence product” recording/transcript of the Flynn-Kislyak phone call. If the Brits recorded it and passed it on, they did it without following protocol.
SO WHO RECORDED THE PHONE CALL? AND WHY ISN’T THERE ANY RECORD OF THE RECORDING? HOW DID THE CIA AND THE FBI GET A HOLD OF IT? AND HOW COME NOBODY CAN FIND A RECORDING OR A TRANSCRIPT NOW?
49 minutes: They did unmask Flynn’s name. They just didn’t use unmasking to get their alleged transcript of the Kislyak call on which they based their whole case. Bongino suggests the CIA might have been illegally spying on Trump.
56 minutes: Clapper says he doesn’t remember why he asked to have the in-coming National Security Adviser unmasked. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh …. Was there a FISA warrant on Flynn? Did all the anti-Trumpers freak out about Flynn in early December 2016 because Flynn was asking questions about Christopher Steele? Dan lines up the dates of old news reports re: what was going on in early December 2016.
1 hr 8 minutes: Why did Biden request unmasking on January 12, 2017?