LAW PROF: Obama Administration Spying May Have Been Worse Than Watergate

While Democrats continue pushing conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia, recent reports about the Obama administration spying are much more serious and real.

Glenn Reynolds, a law professor and owner of the popular blog Instapundit, says what the Obama administration did may be worse than Watergate.

He writes at USA Today:

Was Obama administration illegal spying worse than Watergate?

In 1972, some employees of President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. This led to Nixon’s resignation and probably would have led to his felony prosecution had he not been pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford.

But if a single bugging of the political opposition is enough to bring down a presidency — and maybe lead to an unprecedented criminal prosecution of a former president — then what are we to make of the recently unveiled Obama administration program of massively spying on political opponents in violation of clearly established law?

Because that’s what was unveiled last week.

When the FBI wants to wiretap a domestic suspect, it goes to court for a warrant. But when listening in on foreigners, the National Security Agency hoovers up a vast amount of stuff in bulk: Conversations between foreigners, conversations between Americans and foreigners, conversations between Americans who mention foreigners, and sometimes just plain old conversations between Americans.

Read the whole thing.

Our partisan and corrupt media is ignoring this story in favor of the fake Russia story.

Is anyone surprised?

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