No, I do not justify or excuse Richard Nixon’s illegal political activities but when I compare what he did to what the former President Barack Obama has done, I am forced to call Richard Nixon a rank amateur. The complicity of the MSM and the apparent involvement of various intelligence agencies in conjunction with explicit or implicit instructions from Mr. Obama to engage in spying on Donald Trump and his associates is not simply appalling and distasteful but dangerous. Did Obama ‘wiretap’ or order it for Trump Towers? I don’t know but I know that he has done much in exposing the American people to danger and violated our right of privacy on more than one occasion. He has used governmental agencies to harass and target political opponents. Therefore, it is completely within the realm of possibility to envision him spying in some manner on the Trump team. Much of the Obama actions in his eight years was apparently ILLEGAL and that illegality does not seem to be of particular interest to the Democrats, the MSM, and many Republicans. WHY?
The former chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese said, “This is not about President Trump’s tweeting; this is about the Obama administration spying…The issue isn’t whether the Obama administration Trump campaign or transition of surrogates; the issue is the extent of it… Donald Trump is the victim. His campaign is the victim. His transition team is the victim. His surrogates are the victim.” I would add, the American people are the victims. Everybody should be deeply concerned and highly interested in discovering IF and to WHAT EXTENT Barack Obama was involved and how much he knew.
It is impossible to ignore the stories in the New York Times and Washington Post, even in the face of denial by Clapper, Comey, and some in Congress. It is impossible to conclude that Barack Obama was in the dark as to any activity being conducted under his watch. It is impossible, considering the past eight years that anything transpired without his knowledge and/or approval. If you recall or will research you will find that Watergate began with attempted ‘wiretapping’ of the DNC and its chairman, Lawrence O’Brien. I have seen reports that at least eight reports by various news media outlets that this spying took place. There were reports in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Heat Street. Will we ever have the real truth?
Heat Street published an article on November 7, 2016, with the headline. EXCLUSIVE: FBI ‘Granted FISA Warrant’ Covering Trump Camp’s Ties to Russia. They suggested that they had two separate sources with links to the “Counterintelligence Community” confirming a FISA court warrant granted in October to spy on “U.S. persons” in the Trump campaign. The Guardian published their article on January 11, 2017, declaring they had uncovered information that the FBI had applied for a FISA warrant over the summer to monitor four members of Trump’s campaign and the FBI was finally granted the warrant in October of 2016. McClatchy reported on January 18, 2017: FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump. This article declared that the FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies collaborated for months in an investigation regarding Russian attempts to influence the 2016 Elections and whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided Donald Trump. The New York Times published January 19, 2017: INTERCEPTED Russian Communications Part of Inquiry into Trump Associates. Buried deep in the article is the sentence, “The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing…” The New York Times, January 12, 2017: NSA Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications. This was a report on the Executive Order of Barack Obama allowing the widespread dissemination of ‘raw data’ between 17 agencies BEFORE privacy rules were applied. Basically, they had unrestricted access. Then on March 21, 1017, the New York Times reported: Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking. This was an attempt to suggest that the nefarious Donald Trump would destroy the evidence. That assertion is so fallacious it is impossible to understand how anyone could believe it, but they do. On February 9, 2017, the New York Times reported: Flynn Is Said to Have Talked to Russians About Sanctions Before Trump Took Office. The Washington Post reported on March 2, 2017, that the Wall Street Journal reported that “U.S. Investigators have examined contacts that Jeff Sessions had with Russian officials during the time he advised Trump and claimed this was part of a widespread “counterintelligence” investigation.” Not to omit the January 20, 2017, New York Times headline: Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides. In this article, they acknowledged that this information had been provided to the White House (Barack Obama).
Mr. Clapper has declared that no FISA Warrant was issued but for the aforementioned activity to have transpired there would be the necessity of a warrant for it to have any semblance of legality. If it (FISA Warrant) did not exist then if there was any kind of spying it was totally ILLEGAL activity and if it (FISA Warrant) did, WHAT was the basis of the warrant and WHO requested it, not just the agency but the individual in government. The articles of impeachment of Richard Nixon put him in such a precarious situation he resigned rather than face impeachment. Article One of those articles states: “On June 17, 1972, and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the Re-election of the President committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Convention in Washington, District of Columbia, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.” (Emphasis mine). Nixon was responsible although he did not do the dirty work and I suggest that we need to determine if Obama was responsible regardless of who did the deed.
I urge everyone to begin a letter writing, email, text, and phone campaign to pressure Congress to INVESTIGATE and get to the bottom of Obama’s Executive Order, the possible if not probably spying activity, and the highly illegal leaking of information. WE NEED TO KNOW for this, if true, is a grave threat to our American system of government and a danger to the Republic.
God, bless you and God bless America!