Why Did “No Scandal” Obama Spy on Trump? – He had to protect himself

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Daniel Greenfield

Last week, CNN revealed (and excused) one phase of the Obama spying operation on Trump. After lying about it on MSNBC, Susan Rice admitted unmasking the identities of Trump officials to Congress.

Rice was unmasking the names of Trump officials a month before leaving office. The targets may have included her own successor, General Flynn, who was forced out of office using leaked surveillance.

While Rice’s targets weren’t named, the CNN story listed a meeting with Flynn, Bannon and Kushner.

Bannon was Trump’s former campaign chief executive and a senior adviser. Kushner is a senior adviser. Those are exactly the people you spy on to get an insight into what your political opponents plan to do.

Now the latest CNN spin piece informs us that secret FISA orders were used to spy on the conversations of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.  The surveillance was discontinued for lack of evidence and then renewed under a new warrant. This is part of a pattern of FISA abuses by Obama Inc. which never allowed minor matters like lack of evidence to dissuade them from new FISA requests.

Desperate Obama cronies had figured out that they could bypass many of the limitations on the conventional investigations of their political opponents by ‘laundering’ them through national security.

If any of Trump’s people were talking to non-Americans, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) could be used to spy on them. And then the redacted names of the Americans could be unmasked by Susan Rice, Samantha Power and other Obama allies. It was a technically legal Watergate.

If both CNN stories hold up, then Obama Inc. had spied on two Trump campaign leaders.

Furthermore the Obama espionage operation closely tracked Trump’s political progress. The first FISA request targeting Trump happened the month after he received the GOP nomination.  The second one came through in October: the traditional month of political surprises meant to upend an election.

The spying ramped up after Trump’s win when the results could no longer be used to engineer a Hillary victory, but would instead have to be used to cripple and bring down President Trump. Headed out the door, Rice was still unmasking the names of Trump’s people while Obama was making it easier to pass around raw eavesdropped data to other agencies.

Obama had switched from spying on a political opponent to win an election, to spying on his successor to undo the results of the election.

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ht/ kpark

23 Comments on Why Did “No Scandal” Obama Spy on Trump? – He had to protect himself

  1. None of these people in the Obama administration where what I would consider smart. Add that to the fact they were convinced Hillary would be their next boss. There’s no way they had time to cover their tracks. Why no arrests or prosecutions? I don’t get it.

  2. Beauregard has not lifted his pinkie to defend President Trump from Democretin horse pucky.
    He should be looking for another placement. Instead of a Lion we got a pussy cat.

  3. Why did he spy on Trump? That’s easy. Because the Øbamboozler is an insecure, inexperienced, incompetent, jug-eared, tone-deaf, purple-lipped, lazy, Gay-obsessed, Radical, Butt-Fisting, Bomb-Throwing, Communist-Organizing, Marxist, Muzlim Mallard who has never so much as run a lemonade stand who has had everything handed to him and knows he has to cheat to win!

  4. @BBrad ~ because Sessions is an Establishment repugnican, like most in the DoJ & the FBI, they’re on the same side …. the sooner Trump accepts his resignation, the sooner he can clean house

  5. The whole Russian collusion line was to give them cover and distract from what they were really doing.

    They knew themselves what an awful president he was and incompetent administration they ran, so they’ve had to do what ever possible to tear a good president who can run a competent administration down to make themselves look lets crappy.

    I’ve suspected / known this is what has been going on.

  6. @Extirpates ~ yet Trump doesn’t … in fact, he supports the corruption in Alabama to assuage McConnell … bad move (in Trump parlance)
    … the sooner Trump realizes that he cannot appease these Quislings, the sooner he can Drain The Swamp

  7. Bad Brad, it looks like the FBI has been busy breaking into Manafort’s house in the middle of the night.

    If the swamp is ever going to be truly drained, anyone employed by the Federal Government for longer than 3 years needs to be fired and barred from ever working in the government again. Excluding military, although even there I think there are some who need to go.

  8. Nearly ALL of the Federal Government is STILL an Obungo Administration. Legal actions against his staff won’t go anywhere unless these people are removed.

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