What did he know and when did he know it.
During his opening monologue, Fox News host Sean Hannity said former President Barack Obama has some questions he needs to answer in light of a blockbuster story published Wednesday.
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The FBI found no evidence of wrongdoing that would lead to a criminal charge against a Trump associate after the agency briefly examined a server used by Trump during its months-long investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, according to Circa News.
— Circa (@Circa) March 8, 2017
The FBI’s brief investigation into the Trump server, which a large number of campaign staffers would have had access to, was apparently executed pursuant to a FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] search warrant.
Given this information, Hannity said the time has come for the former president and intelligence officials with knowledge of this to “come clean” with what transpired.
“What do they know? What information was gathered?” Hannity asked. “They need to assure you, the American people, that this was not spying on a political opposition party just weeks before an election.”
But the former president’s Eleventh Hour expansion of what agencies may receive information gathered by the National Security Agency before privacy protections would apply would suggest political motivation.
“We’ve been asking: Why did President Obama wait until the last minute, two weeks before he leaves, to issue that order?” Hannity said. “It’s an order that he did not apply to himself for eight years. And since this order was signed, we’ve seen an explosion of leaks coming from intelligence agencies.”
Circa News reported:
U.S. officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information, said there is widespread frustration among intelligence professionals who have watched in horror as a normally secretive process has been distorted by media leaks and politicians uneducated about how counterintelligence operations actually work.
At the close of his monologue Hannity brought on Sara Carter of Circa News, who said the FBI was unable to find any collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
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“They didn’t even find evidence of collusion with Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn,” Trump’s former national security advisor. He was asked to resign after information was leaked to the public about phone conversations he’d had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
After Carter’s appearance, social media exploded — and tweeps started following Carter’s Twitter feed.
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Hannity concluded that this new information raises “very serious” questions on ethic, personal privacy and national security.
“Until we get answers, we’re going to keep asking these questions,” Hannity said.
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