By the time it is all said and done, we will likely have come to the conclusion that Obama was the most corrupt president in the history of the republic. As it sits now, his espionage and spying proclivities far outstrip Nixon’s break in of the Watergate building.
Ace of Spades noted the dirt here.
TabletMag has the scoop:
“At some point, the administration weaponized the NSA’s legitimate monitoring of communications of foreign officials to stay one step ahead of domestic political opponents,” says a pro-Israel political operative who was deeply involved in the day-to-day fight over the Iran Deal. “The NSA’s collections of foreigners became a means of gathering real-time intelligence on Americans engaged in perfectly legitimate political activism—activism, due to the nature of the issue, that naturally involved conversations with foreigners. We began to notice the White House was responding immediately, sometimes within 24 hours, to specific conversations we were having. At first, we thought it was a coincidence being amplified by our own paranoia. After a while, it simply became our working assumption that we were being spied on.”
This is what systematic abuse of foreign-intelligence collection for domestic political purposes looks like: Intelligence collected on Americans, lawmakers, and figures in the pro-Israel community was fed back to the Obama White House as part of its political operations. The administration got the drop on its opponents by using classified information, which it then used to draw up its own game plan to block and freeze those on the other side. And—with the help of certain journalists whose stories (and thus careers) depend on high-level access—terrorize them.
The reason we are being the hoax of Trump and Russia is because Obama is the first president to spy on political opponents as a political means to intimidate and further his ideological policies.
The next paragraph is in line with what we’ve been asserting for months here:
This is familiar territory. In spying on the representatives of the American people and members of the pro-Israel community, the Obama administration learned how far it could go in manipulating the foreign-intelligence surveillance apparatus for its own domestic political advantage. In both instances, the ostensible targets—Israel and Russia—were simply instruments used to go after the real targets at home.
The Russians/Kislyak, is all a diversion. The real target was–at this point–Trump. This is especially more weighty given that the illegal unmasking and leaking of names seems to be growing. Did Kislyak speak to every member of the campaign? It seems that CNN and MSNBC, the NYT, and the WaPo are saying yes! It defies logic and is delusional.