As we learn more each day about the Obama administration’s massive spying operation against the 2016 Trump campaign, it’s getting more difficult to refrain from characterizing what the former president did — or at least oversaw — as treason.
Yes, that’s a strong word without a doubt, and it should never be used flippantly. But how else can we describe what the Obama regime did?
Though the likes of former CIA Director John Brennan, fired FBI Director James Comey, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are all attempting to portray the operation as a legitimate attempt to thwart suspected Russian interference in the U.S. election, it’s become more obvious by the day that it was nothing more than a fabrication — a ruse designed to give the Obama Deep State an air of legitimacy so they could spy on a rival presidential campaign.
And now, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, some of them may wind up wearing prison clothing.
During an appearance Tuesday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” with Laura Ingraham, Gingrich noted that some of those involved in this historic scandal were, at one point, trusted and loyal public servants who took a wrong turn somewhere and got caught up in the political power struggles of Washington, D.C.
Gingrich said that at some point it would be helpful if law enforcement investigators or the Justice Department pulled in for questioning former Obama officials including one of the 44th president’s closest advisers, Valerie Jarrett, and others to find out “what did they know and when did they know it” regarding what President Donald Trump is now calling “Spygate.”
Obama should be asked those questions too, he added.
“Because what you’re seeing happen on every single level — and this is what happens with really big scandals, they keep unfolding and they keep unfolding and they keep unfolding,” he said. (Related: Obama’s ‘Spygate’ scandal has many twists, but how come no one’s talking about THIS one?)
“So, we’re now supposed to believe that the director of national intelligence was lying to us, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency was lying to us, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was lying to us, the deputy No. 2 person [Andrew McCabe] was lying to us, the attorney general [Loretta Lynch] was lying to us,” he continued. “I mean, she was meeting with Bill Clinton on an airplane, in private, to talk about their grandchildren. I mean, at what point do you just say, ‘Give me a break.’”
The former House speaker says he thinks the entire operation was being coordinated by Obama and Jarrett out of the White House.
“You think it’s inconceivable that the chief executive of the country was not told they had seen this Carter Page on the list of [Trump campaign] foreign policy advisers they decided to go into, you know, overdrive,” Ingraham interjected.
“Look, I don’t believe — if you look at the total number of things going on — I don’t believe that an administration that was as tightly centralized as the Obama administration that you could have had as many different things going on, all of them illegal, without the president having been briefed,” Gingrich said.
He cited one example of how likely it was that Obama knew what was going on — and, thus, sanctioned it.
“The president is emailing Hillary Clinton on her insecure [private] email server,” Gingrich noted. “They carefully reword the FBI report to avoid telling us that President Obama clearly had to know she was using an illegal email because he’s writing to it.”
And when he did, he was using a pseudonym, as was reported in September 2016 — less than two months before the November election.
“Now you are watching people who I think in every case are in danger of going to jail. If the system works and people are actually tested on, ‘Did you tell the truth under oath?’ Clapper’s a perfect example,” he said.
They should if a court finds them guilty of gaming the system to spy on Trump.
Because what these people have done is treasonous any way you slice it.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.