A tweet by President Donald Trump on April 1st turns out NOT to have been an April Fools joke. Donald Trump’s people, when private citizens, were reportedly being electronically surveilled. What is the CIA up to? A March 31st document dump by Wikileaks reveals the CIA has lost its marbles.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “CIA Loses Its Marbles”, published to YouTube on April 2, 2017. The clip, which clocks in at 8 minutes and 32 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
In yesterday’s blog entry, Trump April Fools, an April 1st tweet by President Donald Trump was reproduced. Was it true, or was it an April Fools joke?
The Trump tweet cited an unspecified report from Fox News. I have been able to track down the relevant report, and based on it the Trump tweet was NOT an April Fools joke.
In his tweet of April 1st, the president had written, in part, and based on the Fox News report, “Trump team spied on before he was nominated.”  This would have been back before July 2016, when Mr. Trump was still a private citizen.
“Intelligence official who ‘unmasked’ Trump associates is ‘very high up,’ source says,” reported Malia Zimmerman and Adam Housley on March 31, 2017. The unmasking of Americans whose communications apparently were caught up in surveillance under the Obama administration is a key part of an investigation being led by Congressman Devin Nunes. An intelligence source said the Trump people “were spied on long before Trump became the GOP presidential nominee in mid-July.” 
And if this Fox News report was not enough of a headache for the CIA and associates, there was also on the same day, March 31st, a document dump from Wikileaks which revealed for all the world to see how the CIA is using computer algorithms to add fake fingerprints to its own hacks, thereby making it seem like the Russians or some other patsy of choice have done the hacking. Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed tells us of such things as Marble, Mibster, Mender, Warble, Carble, and Validator. 
——- Sources ——-
 “Trump April Fools”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, April 1, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/trump-april-fools/
 “Intelligence official who ‘unmasked’ Trump associates is ‘very high up,’ source says”, by Malia Zimmerman and Adam Housley. FoxNews.com, March 31, 2017. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/31/intelligence-official-who-unmasked-trump-associates-is-very-high-up-source-says.html
 “Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed”, Wikileaks, March 31, 2017. https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_14588467.html