Former President Barack Obama will get high grades over his speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention. Obama laid into Trump about how he doesn’t take the job seriously and touched upon how our democratic institutions are under threat from the Trump White House. While liberal America gushed over this speech, does Obama really have the moral authority to lecture us about how our institutions are under threat or at risk of being degraded? He’s already done that. Sorry, but Professor Barry can take a hike with that trash. He spied on the Trump campaign. The then-sitting Democratic president spied on the rival campaign of the opposite party in 2016. That’s now a fact.
The FBI’s counterintelligence probe into Russian collusion in 2016, which was sparked by the shoddy and debunked Democrat-funded Trump dossier launched Crossfire Hurricane, an operation in which clandestine informants tried to glean information from Trump campaign officials and then relay whatever they found pertinent to their superiors. That’s spying. They also set up fake briefings to spy on Trump himself. The FBI even doctored documents in the FISA spy warrant application process, which led to the unwarranted surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official.
Yeah, Obama knows a thing or two about perverting our institutions. He weaponized them to try and destroy his successor. Oh, and as for Obama’s remarks about the free press, do we need to rehash his administration’s war against James Rosen, who was then with Fox News, or the phone records his DOJ seized from AP reporters? President Trump torched Obama's entire smug lecture last night with one tweet: "He spied on my campaign, and got caught." Don. Jr. got in on the fun as well.
HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2020
Hearing the guy who spied on the administration that would replace him talk about our democracy and our values after he broke a 240 plus year tradition of the peaceful transition of power is truly amazing.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 20, 2020
No one is above the law— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 20, 2020
Obama: Get the "right people" to investigate my political opponents pic.twitter.com/qyVioddGR7
Obama sat in the oval office and plotted how to sabotage his duly-elected successor— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 20, 2020
The press isn't the enemy, Obama says. It's the way we hold officials accountable, says the president whose DoJ spied on both the Associated Press and Fox News. https://t.co/z4LlnzHq8q— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) August 20, 2020
We all know what you did, Barry.