Just what did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it?

Those are two important questions everyone is asking about the ever growing scandal surrounding his administration spying on Donald Trump.

The media tried to brush off Trump’s accusations, but one bombshell report just proved Trump right.

Democrats and the press have tried to claim that Trump’s allegations of Obama spying on him are “baseless” and “without evidence”.

But Fox News broke a major story which reported that the Trump team had been picked up by Obama administration surveillance long before Trump wrapped up the nomination in mid July:

“The communications collected from Trump team associates apparently were picked up during surveillance of foreign targets. But an intelligence source familiar with those targets said they were spied on long before Trump became the GOP presidential nominee in mid-July.

In addition, citizens affiliated with Trump’s team who were unmasked were not associated with any intelligence about Russia or other foreign intelligence, sources confirmed. The initial unmasking led to other surveillance, which led to other private citizens being wrongly unmasked, sources said.

“Unmasking is not unprecedented, but unmasking for political purposes … specifically of Trump transition team members … is highly suspect and questionable,” an intelligence source told Fox News. “Opposition by some in the intelligence agencies who were very connected to the Obama and Clinton teams was strong. After Trump was elected, they decided they were going to ruin his presidency by picking them off one by one.”

In addition, Fox reported that the individual who ordered the unmasking is very high up in the intelligence world and does not work for the FBI.

Fox also noted that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes knows who the person is and has known of the deliberate unmasking of American citizens since January:

“Nunes has known about the unmasking controversy since January, when two sources in the intelligence community approached him. The sources told Nunes who was responsible and at least one of the Trump team names that was unmasked. They also gave him serial numbers of reports that documented the activity.

This was long before Trump sent out his now-infamous March 4 tweets claiming then-President Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower during the 2016 election.”

This report also shows the New York Times had falsely reported that the source of Chairman Nunes’ information that Trump officials were unmasked and that the information was spread for political purposes came from Trump White House staffers.

Adam Housley – one of the Fox reporters who broke the story – also tweeted that his sources were not Trump people, but “frustrated” with how intelligence was used for political purposes.

If the Obama administration used the intelligence community to spy on its political opponents, it would be the worst scandal in American history.

The media refused to believe Obama was capable of such an abuse of power and hurled labels like “liar” at Donald Trump for suggesting Obama had spied on him.

But the allegations were – and are – serious.

And a large part of the media refused to do any real investigative reporting on the allegations.

But now Americans are learning Trump’s allegations are true.