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A day after President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of having wiretapped his phone during the 2016 election, WikiLeaks linked its Twitter followers to a bombshell report containing evidence of the former president’s proclivity for spying.
The WikiLeaks report specifically consisted of “highly classified documents” showing that over the course of Obama’s presidency his National Security Agency repeatedly violated constitutional integrity so as to snoop on the communications of other world leaders.
In 2008, for instance, the NSA bugged a climate change strategy meeting between then-United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
But to suggest that only these two were victims of Obama’s nosy agency, as some duplicitous liberal outlet might try to claim, would be quite ludicrous. Everyone from Japanese trade ministers to top European Union officials and even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was spied on by the Obama administration.
Even American journalists were targeted by the Obama administration. As noted by Conservative Review, “the Obama Justice Department secretly subpoenaed two months’ worth of 2012 phone records from Associated Press journalists” — and also “collected the phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen, and his parents.”
The point is that this idea by the liberal media that Obama was an unblemished leader who never once violated his oath of office is so patently false that it’s almost laughable.
This is a fair statement: Maybe Obama did indeed spy on Trump; maybe he didn’t.
What is not fair, reasonable or legitimate is the attempt by the liberal media to automatically acquit Obama of any wrongdoing on the basis of his having been a perfect leader who made the sun shine and angels weep for joy.
Get real, folks. This whole wiretapping scandal could wind up being just another “nothing burger,” though of course Trump reportedly is vociferously confident that it will be a juicy mega-meal with all the trimmings. Either way, until proven otherwise, the scandal is as real as it gets, no matter what the liberal media say.
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