We know when Obamagate ended, but we don’t know when the policy of spying on Americans began. The tangled roots of the domestic surveillance of political opponents by the NSA predate the alarmism about Russia. Tracing them back into the fetid swamp takes us not toward Moscow, but to Tehran.
H/T: FrontPage Magazine
According to the article, the focus of spying by the Obama administration morphed from the original goal of preventing a potential Israeli attack on Iran, to one of aiding a “political campaign to win the domestic argument to aid Iran and legalize its nuclear program.”
The Iran Deal ushered in a surveillance shift from monitoring the former allies that Obama wanted to toss overboard, to monitoring Americans who were friendly to those governments, and then leading members of the political opposition, and finally members of an incoming administration. Obama and his associates had redefined national security as the pursuit of his dangerous foreign policy, and the new national security threats were administration critics who were surveilled in order to entrap them.
Surveillance had morphed from spying on Obama’s political opponents to conspiring to lock them up.
General Flynn had been a key opponent of the Iran policy, as detailed by Lee Smith in How Russiagate Began With Obama’s Iran Deal Domestic Spying Campaign. Flynn’s arrival not only threatened the Iran Deal, but the politicized intelligence agencies that had been covering for Iran even during the Bush days. Beyond protecting the Iran Deal and Obama’s legacy, the fake intelligence machine was defending itself.
Flynn had already been forced out once. His return wasn’t supposed to happen and was seen as a threat.
HOW RUSSIAGATE BEGAN WITH OBAMA’S IRAN DEAL DOMESTIC SPYING CAMPAIGN— CharlestonSC (@CharlestonSC294) June 2, 2020
Michael Flynn posed a threat to the former president’s legacy and was made to pay for ithttps://t.co/i1OiaqPIbK
According to OAN, Obama officials have been caught advising Iran how to defeat U.S. foreign policy. New reports are shedding light on the role the Obama administration is currently playing in regards to the conflict between the U.S. and Iran. One America's Jack Posobiec has the details.
Lee Smith: Obamagate Began with Obama's Iran Deal and His Domestic Spying Campaign on General Flynn Who Promised to Publicize Obama's Secret Deals with Iran https://t.co/X5Jg8NEdqz— barbara (@barbara77153967) June 4, 2020
President #Trump’s war with the supporters of the terrorist regime of #Iran namely, the Democrats is just beginning.— RESTART_MIGA (@ReStart_MIGA) June 3, 2020
Michael Flynn is someone who has some evidence against #Obama and #Clinton’s betrayal of the American people. https://t.co/0xwOcRhHTC
Flynn was targeted because he opposed Obama's disastrous Iran deal and would most likely have a key role in dismantling it. Legacy and ego were more important than the rule of law.— rusty stonelake (@collectorgrid) June 4, 2020