"(i) the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;"
"an entity that is openly acknowledged by a foreign government or governments to be directed and controlled by such foreign government or governments"
That's where Brennan/ Clapper/ HRC friends in foreign INTL came in.
"GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information"
"Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians.."
"The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence – known as sigint – included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the “Five Eyes” spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand"
"Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors."
"It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information."
"The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months,"
"In March Trump tweeted that Barack Obama had illegally “wiretapped” him in Trump Tower".
The Guardian had Protected Obama and GCHQ w/ this art. pub. 3/5/2019
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process,” Trump tweeted. “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”
Of Course Trump was right again.
"“No president can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”
A 1/2 truth. Obama could not wiretap a US Citizen under his own auth. by could do so to "Foreign Power" .
The Half denial by Obama spokesman:
"Later an Obama spokesman, Kevin Lewis, issued a statement that did not deny there was a wiretapping but did deny that Obama ordered one."
"“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” the statement said.
Another 1/2 lie. They ordered it on a "FOREIGN POWER" as defined by 50 USC 1801(a)(3)
They are scared to death, because there IS evidence, and @realDonaldTrump certainly has it.
"...if the Attorney General certifies IN WRITING UNDER OATH that—
(A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed at—..."
Why do you think that #DeclassifyFISA strikes fear into the hearts of the Cabal, and the media and Foreign Intel?
"All of the British spy chiefs’ ostensibly high-minded anxieties are designed to distract attention from an enormous transatlantic scandal, one that has yet to be fully plumbed: that the only real collusion during the 2016 election took place between London and Langley...."
"...It took place under the hyper-partisan CIA director John Brennan, with Britty dual-asset oafs like Stefan Halper and British spies, both present and past (the Hillary-financed hatchet man Christopher Steele chief among them), putting in critical cameos..."
"...— a spy ring that nearly catapulted Hillary into the White House."
Almost, but no cigar. Read that Spectator article-- really good. By mid 2016 the internal polling of HRC would have told Obama and HRC that they were in danger of losing to @realDonaldTrump