Barack Hussein Obama perfected the art of using government resources as political weapons against his opponents. It didn’t matter if it involved breaking the law. For Obama, the more illegal, the better. Aren’t you glad he’s gone?
Unfortunately, his legacy of corruption is still affecting our government. According to The Hill, recently declassified memos from the NSA and FBI show that under Obama, these agencies gathered and disseminated information on American citizens in a manner that broke the law.
These documents were only made public thanks to litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union. If it hadn’t been for them, the Obama holdovers in our intelligence agencies would never have spilled the beans on Obama’s wrongdoing.
The NSA searches hundreds of thousands of phone numbers and emails as part of its Section 702 warrant-less spying program, which was created by Congress under George W. Bush in 2008.
It’s not surprising. George W. Bush, like his father and his brother Jeb, is an unapologetic establishment figure who aligned himself with the neocons instead of with true conservatives.
Although the NSA supposedly has rules about how it can monitor Americans’ digital conversations, it has continually followed a policy of “rules were meant to be broken.” Under Obama, there was a complete disregard for the law.
ACLU staff attorney Patrick Toomey stated, “Americans should be alarmed that the NSA is vacuuming up their emails and phone calls without a warrant. The NSA claims it has rules to protect our privacy, but it turns out those rules are weak, full of loopholes, and violated again and again.”
Under Section 702, the NSA can intercept and use information that was incidentally collected on American citizens–but it’s supposed to be carefully protected. If information was wrongfully collected on an American, it’s supposed to be promptly destroyed.
However, the NSA has subverted this rule through the use of “destruction waivers,” which allow the NSA to keep intercepted data on Americans. The newly released documents show that the NSA made significant violations of procedures by improperly using these waivers. They’re doing all they can to spy on Americans.
What’s worse, ACLU’s legislative counsel, Neema Guliani, states that most of these cases have nothing to do with terrorism. The reasoning behind having these spying systems in place is to protect the United States from terrorist threats. However, the documents indicate the NSA rarely collected data on Americans over anything terror-related.
If that’s the case, why was Obama’s NSA spying on American citizens? We know he didn’t really care about stopping terrorists. As a Muslim sympathizer, he’d love to see the spread of the Islamic State around the world.
As with the IRS scandal, Obama was simply targeting his political enemies–namely conservatives. It’s disgusting what Obama was allowed to get away with. Now the truth is out and we must fight to put this Socialist criminal behind bars. Justice is long overdue!