From Charles C. Johnson, whose track record for accuracy outperforms the establishment press (bolds are mine):
BarackObama’s CIA Director John Brennan and His Allies Are Targeting Trump Supporters For Surveillance
Barack Obama‘s CIA Director John O. Brennan targeted Trump supporters for enhanced surveillance, intelligence sources confirm to GotNews’ Charles C. Johnson.
The surveillance took place between Trump’s election on November 8 and the inauguration in January, according to White House and House intelligence sources.
The focus was on General Mike Flynn, billionaire Erik Prince, and Fox News host Sean Hannity — all of whom had close ties to Trump before and after the November election and had helped the future president with managing his new diplomatic responsibilities.
Hannity was targeted because of his perceived ties to Julian Assange, say our intelligence sources. Hannity was reportedly unmasked by Susan Rice at Brennan’s behest thanks to his close relationship with Trump and Julian Assange.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince, a former CIA covert asset, has long criticized the CIA’s bloat and incompetence, including the Brennan-run CIA drone program’s failure to properly target terrorists rather than Afghan civilians. Prince has repeatedly called for restructuring the CIA and argued against Brennan’s tenure.
… Billionaire monopolist Jeff Bezos’ CIA-affiliated blog The Washington Post alleged a meeting between Erik Prince, the crown price of the United Arab Emirates and an unnamed Russian “close to Putin” nine days before Trump’s inauguration. The meeting was supposedly to establish a back channel of communication.
Left unanswered in the Post’s story was the following: wasn’t Trump supposed to be colluding with the Russians prior to his election? Why would Trump need a back channel nine days before he’s inaugurated?
Andy McCarthy argued at National Review online on Tuesday that Susan’s Rice’s now-admitted unmasking of private citizens is “A Watergate-style Scandal,” but on Wednesday contended that her actions are abuses of power, but not yet demonstrable crimes.
Does McCarthy’s belief still apply to other Obama administration surveillance actions, especially if one of the targets is a former CIA guy who is now a private citizen and … broadcaster Sean Hannity? If the surveillance actions don’t, does the obviously orchestrated facilitation of post-election and post-inauguration leaking — aside from the leaks themselves, which definitely are crimes — cross that line?