A name rarely mentioned in this tawdry ‘coup’ against Trump business, is recently retired Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the NSA with the dual capacity as the Director of the newly forming Cyber Command. If I were asked to select a candidate for a “Profiles in Courage” award, it would surely be Admiral Rogers, followed by Rep. Devin Nunes..
Over a year ago, both of these men took independent action when they recognized that things were not kosher in Obama’s government after Hillary lost her sure bet election. Progressives reaction to their election loss was disastrous and what Mike Rogers did was unprecedented. In his capacity as head of the NSA, it was his responsibility to share NSA collected intelligence of special interest with the heads of the other Intelligence agencies, but particularly the CIA Director, John Brennan and the Director of National Intelligence DNI, James Clapper.
It was reported that Mike Rogers was reading some reports that crossed his desk that alarmed him by what they revealed. He immediately cancelled all appointments for the day, packed up his briefcase and in an unprecedented move, headed to NYC for a secret emergency meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump in Trump Tower on 08/11/16. Adm. Rogers did not share the need for this secret emergency meeting with the CIA or the DNI, because clearly, they would have attempted to stop him.
The information he revealed to the President-elect was that Obama’s Intelligence Community, John Brennen and James Clapper, had launched a covert post election spying operation against Donald Trump, that included intercepting Trump’s communications in Trump Tower.
Readers may recall the very next day following that ‘secret’ meeting, Donald Trump claimed that his building had been ‘wired tapped’ and he immediately, moved the Trump organization out of Trump Tower, lock, stock and barrel, to another location accompanied by the hoots, hollers, ‘harumps’ and derisive laughter of the Leftist media and, more importantly, the deep state.
Of course, hard wire intercepts of telephone communications (wiretaps) as were common in earlier decades, are no longer used as technology has quickly advanced far beyond those now antiquated methods. Today, cyber systems are now in vogue that sweep the ‘ether,’ collecting any and all data government computers deems necessary to save itself.
Among those important intercepts that crossed Adm. Rogers desk was information that clearly showed the newly elected president, Donald Trump, was being illegally surveilled in his Trump Tower Headquarters. When the laughter died down, sober faces suddenly realized the import of the disclosure. Day’s later, The Washington Post reported a recommendation, allegedly made in in “October,” that Mike Rogers should be removed from his NSA position & etc..
Obama’s heads in the Pentagon and the intelligence community, urgently recommended to President Obama that, Adm. Rogers, should be removed (fired) as the NSA. head. The panic was setting in, the consternation was complete, but Admiral Rogers maintained his loyalty, his dignity and his self-respect. Clearly, Mike Rogers didn’t want to be involved with the spying scheme which was Obama’s post presidency plan to save his legacy and prevent Trump from removing Obama’s embedded loyalists. Rogers unknown loyalty was a risk to the Obama objectives. He was not a swamp creature and the rest is history and it’s still in the making.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (22May18)