Obama served the Deep State. Trump exposed it.
We are seeing commentaries popping up around the internet claiming that this is a modern-day Watergate scandal.
We respectfully disagree. It's far, far more serious.
If Trump Tower was wiretapped, it was almost certainly done by the NSA.
Which means that this wasn't a case of "Democrats collecting dirt on Republicans". It's an example of how a permanent shadow government uses intelligence and blackmail to control both parties.
According to a prominent NSA whistleblower, what happened to Trump is standard operating procedure: the NSA spies on all up-and-coming politicians in order to ensure a "smooth transition of power" — in other words, to make sure there is no real change.
As Business Insider reported back in 2013:
Russ Tice worked as an offensive National Security Agency (NSA) analyst from 2002 to 2005, before becoming a source for this Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times article exposing NSA domestic spying.
Tice claimed that he held NSA wiretap orders targeting numerous members of the U.S. government, including one for a young senator from Illinois named Barack Obama.
"In the summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a forty-some-year-old senator from Illinois. You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives now would you? It's a big White House in Washington D.C. That's who the NSA went after. That's the President of the United States now."
Tice added that he also saw orders to spy on Hillary Clinton, Senators John McCain and Diane Feinstein, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, Gen. David Petraeus, and a current Supreme Court Justice.
The difference between Trump and Obama? Obama bent the knee, while Trump blew the whistle.
Actually, Obama's servitude to the intelligence community is common knowledge:
The cat's out of the bag. Your move, Deep State.
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