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SEKULOW: The Obama Administration Changed Intelligence Sharing Rules to Target Trump Campaign

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.26.19

Trump Attorney and legal analyst Jay Sekulow published an explosive op-ed at Fox News this week; saying the Obama administration intentionally changed intelligence sharing rules to target the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

“Stunning new information just released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shows that the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration,” writes Sekulow.

“The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated,” he adds.

“By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump,” Sekulow confirms.

“There were also documented abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that led to an FBI investigation – codenamed Crossfire Hurricane – of possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Special Counsel Robert Mueller later concluded after an exhaustive investigation lasting nearly two years that the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia to advance Trump’s election chances,” he concludes.

Read Jay Sekulow’s full article here.