Robert Barnes: Obama Encouraged ‘Deep State’ ‘De Facto Coup’ Against Trump, by John Hayward

As SLL noted in Plot Holes, the Trump administration now has a wide open field to investigate the leaks of secret information by the intelligence agencies. It will surprise nobody if it is discovered that Barack Obama is behind some of them. From John Hayward at breitbart.com:

On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Alex Marlow asked attorney Robert Barnes about the campaign of leaks designed to damage the Trump administration, described by some observers as “deep state” career bureaucrats and/or holdovers from the Obama administration acting as saboteurs. Marlow wondered if there was any legal recourse for the Trump administration to halt this operation.

“Yes, there is,” Barnes replied. “In fact, it’s one of the directions that a future investigation can take. A future investigation doesn’t have to focus on whatever it is the Democrats or liberals want. It can focus on the illegal leaks that took place.”

“As I mentioned the other day to a liberal lawyer friend of mine, the worst thing ever accused concerning Nixon was about using private resources to try to illegally spy on people. Here you had Obama’s people using the NSA to spy on his adversaries, and apparently include the CIA, the FBI, and members of the Department of Justice in that loop, in a manner that was not approved of by any court, that was not approved by even a FISA court – the special court that monitors certain kinds of surveillance,” he said.

“Just because a conversation involves a foreign official doesn’t allow you to illegally tape it, illegally monitor it, or illegally record it when a U.S. citizen is on there, particularly when it’s your political adversary,” Barnes explained.

“I’m sure the liberals would go nuts if Trump tomorrow started listening in on every conversation Obama had with anybody that’s foreign, or that Bill Clinton had with anybody that’s foreign, or that Hillary Clinton had with anybody that’s foreign. So it’s a dangerous, precarious path that Obama has opened up, and hopefully there is a full investigation into that activity,” he said.

To continue reading: Robert Barnes: Obama Encouraged ‘Deep State’ ‘De Facto Coup’ Against Trump

 

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2 responses to “Robert Barnes: Obama Encouraged ‘Deep State’ ‘De Facto Coup’ Against Trump, by John Hayward

    • I read the article and most of the links in it. As I said in Plot Holes, Trump and Sessions now have virtual carte blanche to investigate both the intelligence agencies and Obama, and the parts they played in the leaks.

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