It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me, by Sheryl Atkinson.
Nobody wants our intel agencies to be used like the Stasi in East Germany; the secret police spying on its own citizens for political purposes. The prospect of our own NSA, CIA and FBI becoming politically weaponized has been shrouded by untruths, accusations and justifications. …
Journalists have been targeted, too. This internal email, exposed by WikiLeaks, should give everyone chills. It did me.
Dated Sept. 21, 2010, the “global intelligence” firm Stratfor wrote:
[John] Brennan [then an Obama Homeland Security adviser] is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources.
Note — There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode…
The government subsequently got caught monitoring journalists at Fox News, The Associated Press, and, as I allege in a federal lawsuit, my computers while I worked as an investigative correspondent at CBS News. On Aug. 7, 2013, CBS News publicly announced:
… correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked by ‘an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions,’ confirming Attkisson’s previous revelation of the hacking.
Then, as now, instead of getting the bigger story, some in the news media and quasi-news media published false and misleading narratives pushed by government interests. They implied the computer intrusions were the stuff of vivid imagination, conveniently dismissed forensic evidence from three independent examinations that they didn’t review. All seemed happy enough to let news of the government’s alleged unlawful behavior fade away, rather than get to the bottom of it. …
Officials involved in the surveillance and unmasking of U.S. citizens have said their actions were legal and not politically motivated. And there are certainly legitimate areas of inquiry to be made by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. But look at the patterns. It seems that government monitoring of journalists, members of Congress and political enemies — under multiple administrations — has become more common than anyone would have imagined two decades ago. So has the unmasking of sensitive and highly protected names by political officials.
As the means became available, due to technological advances, they became used by those in power. Corrupted.
A reader ominously notes that this has all happened before, in Sweden:
Sweden has been ruled by socialists since 1932. They have established a powerful leftwing bureaucracy who are really making politics. The liberal/moderate politicians elected were just puppets.
30 years later we know that the Social Democratic Labor Party had created parallel structures in the state security police and military intelligence. They wiretapped ministers and MPs, even when the targets were in government — so they knew about every move of their political opponents beforehand.
In Sweden we had two tries with non socialist governments, 1976-82 and 1991-1994. Both ended in debacles.
I think we see the same happening in Washington now. Obama created something similar structures in the FBI and CIA.
After eight months it seems that Trump still doesn’t have any control of the DoJ — it’s still the Lynch justice department.