And, as we all expected, they were using the NSA's database--the one that contains every single phone call, text, bank transaction, and email ever made by anyone in the US (and some other countries.) Yes, that one: the one Clapper lied about.
Anyhow, beginning around 2012, Obama and his cabal of festering pustules began their project, using the ever-compliant "St." James Comey and Clapper's agencies. Database searches were pulled by civilian contractors. These civilians were NOT authorized to know the results, but hey! Obama didn't give a shit.
...Searching the highly classified NSA database is essentially a function of filling out search boxes to identify the user-initiated search parameter and get a return on the search result.Can we call Comey a stinking disease-ridden WHORE yet?
FISA-702(16) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (“702”); and the “16” is a check box to initiate a search based on “To and From“. Example, if you put in a date and a phone number and check “16” as the search parameter the user will get the returns on everything “To and From” that identified phone number for the specific date. Calls, texts, contacts etc. Including results for the inbound and outbound contacts.
FISA-702(17) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (702); and the “17” is a check box to initiate a search based on everything “About” the search qualifier. Example, if you put a date and a phone number and check “17” as the search parameter the user will get the returns of everything about that phone. Calls, texts, contacts, geolocation (or gps results), account information, user, service provider etc. As a result, 702(17) can actually be used to locate where the phone (and user) was located on a specific date or sequentially over a specific period of time which is simply a matter of changing the date parameters...
How bad was it?
All of that comes from a report by a FISA Court judge, not from Republicans.
And the war continues. The current FBI Whore-in-Chief, Wray, is fighting against un-classifying the Lying FBI's papers every. single. day.
Know anyone who knows Trump? Your identity and all your bank records are now in the hands of Obama/Clinton operatives. There's a very good reason for the Second Amendment, friends. It protects the Fourth Amendment, too.