Time and Past Time to Investigate The Former President

Evidence continues to mount indicating that the former President and his staff weaponized the Federal Bureaucracy against the American People. The IRS was encouraged to suppress the Tea Party and other nascent conservative and populist non-profits. The Justice Department removed any pretense of impartiality. The intelligence community was used against political foes.

Let’s set the wayback machine for five months ago to the day:

BOMBSHELL: The Obama Spying Scandal Started Long Before Trump

APRIL 5, 2017, By Bre Payton, the Federalist

On Tuesday, Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice admitted that she used the intelligence community to spy on members of the Trump team, but this type of behavior isn’t anything new.

In fact, it appears the Obama White House had been spying on its political opponents and leaking classified information about them long before Donald Trump won the presidential election last November, Lee Smith of Tablet Magazine writes.

Remember the Iran Deal negotiations? In December 2015, The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Obama administration used the NSA to cast a wide net of surveillance around not just Israeli officials and diplomats, but American lawmakers who were friendly towards Israel as well as Jewish-American groups.

White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. ‘We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ a senior U.S. official said. ‘We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it.’
Stepped-up NSA eavesdropping revealed to the White House how Mr. Netanyahu and his advisers had leaked details of the U.S.-Iran negotiations—learned through Israeli spying operations—to undermine the talks; coordinated talking points with Jewish-American groups against the deal; and asked undecided lawmakers what it would take to win their votes, according to current and former officials familiar with the intercepts.

In other words, the Obama White House used Israel as an excuse to collect classified information on its political opponents via the NSA and then leak bits of this information to the news media in an effort to intimidate them. Smith writes.

‘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.’

The White House redefined who is an agent of a foreign government in order to justify collecting classified information about American citizens, then used that information to bully them into doing what they wanted — in this case, passing the Iran Deal…

This is a criminal pattern that cannot be allowed to stand. This must be thoroughly and exhaustively investigated, prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and punished as harshly as the law allows at the highest level. The President and his staff are our servants, not our masters, and they must be held to account.

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  • Retired military

    Dont forget that Comey had already started drafting the “nonprosecution” statement prior to Hillary or 17 other key witnesses had been interviewed. We can assume that Comey didnt do this without being instructed to by the Obama admin.

  • jim_m

    We can assume that nearly everything the Obama admin did was illegal. They spied on US citizens illegally. They spied on political opponents. They used the IRS to suppress the political speech of opponents and to harass conservatives for the political views in general. They used their regulatory control over financial institutions to intimidate them into denying access to banking for legally run and constitutionally allowed businesses (i.e. Gun stores under Operation Choke Point)
    The Obama admin illegally influenced the FBI and DOJ to enforce the law based on political considerations and to prosecute people according to their political beliefs and the color of their skin.
    The Obama admin acted deliberately to undermine due process for men with their ‘Dear Colleague” letter from the DOJ, which sparked the formation of kangaroo courts throughout the nation’s universities with the effect that men accused of sexual assault are considered guilty until proven innocent, not allowed to face their accusers, not allowed counsel, not allowed to present a defense. This is what the Obama admin sought to do to all their opponents.
    If we do not do something to put these people in prison NOW, the next dem administration will pick up where they left off and finish the job.

  • jim_m

    As evidence that David has finally gone beyond his “sell by” date with Wizbang readers, even when he writes (finally) about something other than to advocate erasing all of US history, no one is willing to comment on his thread.

    • Scalia

      You can only insult people so long before they ignore you. David arrogantly stated that he liked insulting his readers while snacking on popcorn. His non-stop Confederacy posts were transparent middle fingers to his audience.

      • Who?

      • jim_m

        And he’s returned to it already with his next idiocy.