How could DNI Director Clapper and CIA Director Morell say that no connection had been established between Trump’s campaign and the Russians, without there having been an investigation? And how could such an investigation be conclusive in exonerating Trump’s associateswithout some use of electronic surveillance?[ my underlines]This is the first thing I thought. They've been investigating Trump and co since July of 2016 and there wasn't any electronic surveillance of ANY KIND?
More questions arise. If, in its investigation of the Russian hacking and a Trump connection, the FBI did receive the fruits of some electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign, were Attorney General Loretta Lynch, White House aides or President Obama made aware of any such surveillance? Did any give a go-ahead to surveil the Trump associates? Comey would neither confirm nor deny that they did.Comey would neither confirm or deny. This is spook speak for "yeah we do but we cannot say due to legal issues". Comey was at other times willing to confirm or deny items. Therefor the ONLY reason to not confirm or deny something is because it IS the case (or NOT the case if that is relevant).
Again, the only known crimes committed by Americans during and after the campaign are the leaks of security secrets by agents of the intel community, colluding with the Fourth Estate, which uses the First Amendment to provide cover for criminal sources, whom they hail as “whistleblowers.” Indeed, if there was no surveillance of Trump of any kind, where did all these stories come from, which their reporters attributed to “intelligence sources”?Now I've seen these reports in various media outlets. They specifically mention FISA warrants and the like. Were these warrants asked about at any time? Side note, you have noticed that even though the following has been said:
“On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. … There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”Why are we still seeing "Russia ties and Russia hacks" new leads?