RUSH: Obama changed the rule, began sharing all this raw data with 16 other intelligence agencies. That was on January 3rd. That was two days after New Year’s Day, when people were still hung over. So he changes the rule on January 3rd, and the Flynn leaks occur after that.
They’d collected the data on Flynn all during December. They were surveilling the Russian ambassador and who knows who else. Flynn was unmasked and should never have been. There’s a real crime that has occurred, and not just with Flynn, but all these others that were captured the way Flynn was.
And then here came the innuendo. Just because Flynn was talking to the Russian ambassador proved, in quotes, in the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and CNN, that there had to be illicit discussions going on. They had laid the foundation that Trump and Putin worked together to steal election from Hillary beginning the day after the election, not before, when they thought they were gonna win, but the day after.
Flynn was scooped up, he was hoovered up in an incidental bit of surveillance with the Russian ambassador and who knows who else. That’s where the real crime is in all it is. The real crime has occurred in the Obama intelligence agencies, Justice Department, you name it. You want to start talking about Watergate style stuff, that’s where it happened. And everything since then is designed to cover this up.
RUSH: James Rosen at Fox reported yesterday that just groundbreaking news was going to reveal itself today from the NSA that would indicate Trump and his people were, in fact, surveilled. I got the impression that there’s a whistleblower at the NSA or at least somebody who’s made the evidence available.
I, frankly, think we’ve already got the evidence and it’s been published in the New York Times and Washington Post. I don’t… I don’t think there’s any doubt that the Obama administration was surveilling the Trump campaign and then the Trump transition. I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. The proof is the fact that the fruits of that surveillance has been published for months in the New York Times and the Washington Post! We know that it was happening. What we don’t know is was it direct surveillance or was it incidental? I’ve told you what I think it is.
I think the Obama administration was purposely and legally surveilling people like the Russian ambassador and other foreign actors. But when I read that Obama signed an order allowing our intelligence agencies to share everything they were learning with 16 additional intelligence agencies in other countries, I said, “Whoa.” And this was in November-December, after the election. I said, “What is this?” And then Flynn is unmasked. He was not targeted, but yet they got rid of him.
So what I think has been going on is that the Obama administration has been surveilling these foreign actors, picking up those foreign actors’ conversations with Americans, Trump people as well, and I think they’ve been unmasking them. I think that’s what they’ve been leaking to the media. And I think they have been violating the law. You’re not supposed to reveal the names of Americans who your foreign targets are caught talking to.
RUSH: Ryan could be — I’m just speculating here, since that seems to be the most popular sport in Washington these days, so let me play. It could well be that Ryan wants Trump to fail, wants Trump to bomb out, so lets him come in and take control of when the vote’s gonna be. Because, I’m telling you, I don’t know if Ryan’s part of this, I’m just telling you, the Capitol Hill establishment, the Washington establishment, the Drive-By Media will be happier than they’ve ever been if they can write the story that Trump has bombed out, that Trump has failed, that Trump can’t accomplish, because he doesn’t know the system and he’s been humiliated and embarrassed.
And to the extent that they can tie whatever vote if it fails to Trump in their effort to make that story possible, anything is going on there. My point to you is that Trump, in many ways, is doing what he said he was going to do. And he’s doing certainly what his voters expected.