from DC Clothesline:
During a discussion about “Spygate” on Tuesday’s “Outnumbered” program on Fox News, contributor Katie Pavlich, who’s also the editor at TownHall, was nonplussed about the revelation that President Obama may have been in on the scandal from the get-go.
“Barack Obama spied on reporters,” she said at one point. “Why wouldn’t he spy on a political campaign when his legacy was at stake and he needed Hillary Clinton to win?”
That’s a great point. Obama’s administration is known for its harsh treatment of journalists — well, some journalists, such as those who reported sensitive information that was leaked to them. Obama’s regime was renowned for prosecuting a record number of reporters’ sources under the Espionage Act — more than any of his predecessors (the act was passed in 1917, by the way).
So it should come as no surprise that, having jailed whistleblowers and reporter sources and having launched a politically motivated spy operation against President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Obama would instruct his intelligence community to turn its tradecraft to focus on conservative politicians elsewhere.
According to new information released by Julian Assange at WikiLeaks, the Obama regime ordered the CIA to spy on right- and left-leaning candidates during France’s 2012 elections.
Assange made the claim in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump.
“SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!” the president wrote on Wednesday.
“Obama already did it to the French,” WikiLeaks responded via its official Twitter account. (Related: Wikileaks: Newly released top secret CIA docs reveal that agency can use smart TVs to spy)
Obama already did it to the French https://t.co/1oIteRNEQe
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) 23 May 2018