The Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon was a third rate burglary which he didn’t order and which scandal was the product of a vengeful Deputy Director of the FBI seeking retribution for being passed over as Director for that organization.
The former President and his deputies took it to a whole new level:
The former President and his deputies used the full force and power of the Executive Branch and the Intelligence Community against their political enemies.
Obama had to spy on Trump to protect himself.
By Daniel Greenfield, FRONTPAGEmag
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.
Read the whole thing. In essence the former President’s Administration painted themselves into a corner. Having used the Intelligence Community against the Trump campaign while failing to derail his candidacy and prevent him being elected to the Presidency, they had to expand their surveillance ever further in the hope that some criminality might be exposed which would excuse this misuse of their authority.