“Reverse Targeting”: Did Susan Rice spy on the Trump transition team?
Get this, the documents in question are ‘not about Russia’, but their “everyday lives”…
The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.
“This is information about their everyday lives,” Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. “Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.
This is not unexpected. People have been bandying about the word “wire tap” like that actually has some meaning in the universe of NSA surveillance operations. Conversations via phone are going to be one part of it but so, too, will be compromising smartphones and other “smart” devices to provide video and audio of meetings. You can bet email is also in that “incidental” surveillance. If Rice was really trying to use foreign targets as a back door to monitor the activities of the Trump transition… and I’m still waiting for a lucid explanation of why a non-intelligence, non-law enforcement person would have any need to do that… you can bet that a lot of stuff was collected.
I suspect, as we dig into this, we’re going to start finding that some of “incidental” surveillance that was carried out was pretty damned targeted.”
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 5, 2017
Glenn Reynolds @ Instapundit: “IF I GET IN TROUBLE, I JUST WANT CNN TO BEND OVER BACKWARDS FOR ME LIKE IT’S DOING FOR SUSAN RICE…”
Sen. Rand Paul’s “Crazy like my dad” moments are his broken clock moments. On all other ‘minutes’ he is consistently spot-on…
Roger L. Simon @ PJM: Rand Paul’s Day in the Sun