AMERS DATHO - Earlier this week, President Trump found out that former President Obama had wiretapped the Trump Tower during the Presidential election.

Obama was secretly investigating Trump and now Trump is getting payback. He has requested that the House Intelligence Committee investigate Obama, and they agreed.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, will be investigating the alleged illegal wiretapping by Obama as well as any Russian interference in the election.

Nunes backs Trump’s claims, as he explained to the New York Post.

“One of the focus points of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation is the U.S. government’s response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign.

As such, the Committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates, and we will continue to investigate this issue if the evidence warrants it.” 

If it’s found that the allegations are true, it is likely that someone in the Obama administration will face criminal charges.

The law specifically prohibits lying to any judicial officer to obtain any means of surveillance, and the misuse of FISA.

FISA is only allowed to be used for “foreign intelligence information.” Information necessary to protect the United States against actual or potentially “grave” “hostile” attack, war like sabotage or international terror is the only “foreign intelligence information” that’s permitted as a basis for surveillance.

Furthermore, FISA can only be used to eavesdrop on conversations in which the participants are a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power. The agent of a foreign power cannot be a United States person. This is unless they are knowledgeably involved in criminal espionage.

This means that FISA can’t be used to spy on a political opponent