March 6, 2017
According to the New York Times – yes. Here are excerpts from an article published in the NYT on 1/19/17:
WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.
The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.
It is not clear whether the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself.
Note the language: “intercepted communications” and “some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.” This certainly warrants (no pun intended) an investigation into the Obama Administration’s actions.
November 14, 2016
The traditional American system was a system based on the idea that the majority will prevail only in public or political affairs and that it was limited by unalienable individual rights. Therefore, I do not believe that a majority can vote a man’s life or property or freedom away from him. – Ayn Rand
February 17, 2016
Sounds like the Obama administration wants un-warranted access to your cell phone. Here’s what Apple revealed yesterday:
… the FBI is proposing an unprecedented use of the All Writs Act of 1789 to justify an expansion of its authority.
The government would have us remove security features and add new capabilities to the operating system, allowing a passcode to be input electronically. This would make it easier to unlock an iPhone by “brute force,” trying thousands or millions of combinations with the speed of a modern computer.
You can read more here.