The scandal surrounding Barack Obama spying on Donald Trump continues to grow.
We know at least one Trump associate was placed under government surveillance.
Now Bill Clinton has weighed in and no one could believe what he said.
Democrats have tried to brush off Trump’s claims that Obama spied on him and his campaign.
But press reports – as well as House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes – indicate members of the Trump team were caught up in incidental collection.
And it’s a documented fact that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant against Carter Page – who was a minor figure on the Trump campaign for a brief period of time.
The left – aided and abetted by their accomplices in the so-called “mainstream” media – have tried to sweep the claims aside as ridiculous.
Bill Clinton also jumped on this strategy in a strange tweet meant to mock Trump’s claims that the Trump Tower had been under surveillance.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 23, 2017
While Clinton tries to deflect the scandal with sophomoric humor, the facts are disturbing.
Additionally, it has come to light that the Obama administration was utilizing information gathered by Western intelligence services which had spied on the Trump campaign.
The Guardian reports:
“Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said.
The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence — known as sigint — included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the “Five Eyes” spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, also relayed material, one source said.
Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors.
It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the US.”
This is a serious scandal that spans the globe.
Bill Clinton can try and laugh it off.
But he can’t hide the fact that this growing scandal reveals an ugly truth: That the Obama administration used surveillance powers – their own and of foreign governments – to keep watch on Trump associates.
And then they illegally leaked the information for political gain.
Bill Clinton mastered the art of escaping accountability for scandal during his time in office.
But he can’t protect Obama and his associates no matter how hard he tries.