Intel Officer: Obama Could Be First President With Felony Indictment-Reported as Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An intel officer said President Obama could be the first president in history with a felony indictment.
Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said accusations that President Obama authorized wiretapping Trump Tower could be”Soviet-level wrongdoing” in March 2017. But Shaffer’s comments have since been twisted to form the false narrative that President Obama is being indicted on felony charges.
Shaffer made the comments in an interview on Fox News on March 4, the same day President Trump accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign:
During the interview, Shaffer said the accusations would be “Soviet-level wrongdoing” and “worse than Watergate” if proven true. He also speculated that Trump learned about the wiretapping through intelligence briefings, and that a paper trail would generate lots of evidence:
I don’t doubt for a minute that Mr. Trump has a critical mass of evidence that says something is wrong here. And as a president you start learning little by little about collection capabilities, so naturally as you start learning about stuff, you question if this could be used against me in some form.
Source of Rumors that Obama Would Be First President With Felony Indictment
Recent Developments Bring Obama Indictment Accusations Back to Light
A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine’s former ruling party, the sources told CNN.