Richard Nixon had his very own “enemies list,” and he used to “wiretap” just in case someone says or does something he should know about. Oh, wait, did someone just say “wiretap” or what? The Watergate scandal was sure a thing back in the 1970, and America was shocked to learn that he “wiretapped” the Oval Office and the offices of his opponents.
And now we’ve got a Democratic president who has done the same thing. Are we witnessing the new Watergate scandal? Absolutely not. Obama’s wiretapping is way more “pro” than Nixon’s spy game, that’s a sure bet.
Joe Hoft’s report reads:
It is not unfounded that former President Obama would wire tap President Trump during the election process. This is because he has done this before. Here is a list of individuals who were wire tapped by the Obama Administration.
WikiLeaks released the following list on February 23rd (see link here) of Obama Administration wire taps:
* The US National Security Agency bugged a private climate change strategy meeting; between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin;
* Obama bugged Chief of Staff of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for long term interception targetting his Swiss phone;
* Obama singled out the Director of the Rules Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Johann Human, and targetted his Swiss phone for long term interception;
* Obama stole sensitive Italian diplomatic cables detailing how Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to help patch up his relationship with US President Barack Obama, who was refusing to talk to Netanyahu
The report suggests that “Obama wiretapped various individuals in the US media that were reporting information not flattering to the Obama administration.” Well, unlike Obama, Nixon’s “enemies list” consisted of top journalists. Here’s how Daniel Schorr found out he was part of the list:
So, is Obama any different than Nixon? No. wiretapping is the same thing, regardless of whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.
What will happen now? Will Obama be treated differently?