What's the real scandal in US politics right now? Is it the breathless coverage of supposed Trump-Russia collusion put on by the anti-Trump media, the so called ‘resistance’, and Hillary Clinton in her ridiculous blame-everyone but herself speech yesterday?
Or is it the investigation into whether the Obama Administration inappropriately used powers to spy on the American people and members of Trump’s transition team or campaign team?
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that US House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes slapped three former Obama administration appointees with subpoenas.
Subpoenas demanding information for unmasking requests were issued to former CIA director John Brennan, former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.
What is “unmasking”? It’s the uncommon practice of revealing the identity of everyday US citizens when communication is accidentally intercepted in intelligence reports. The reason this is uncommon is because the US likes to protect the privacy of its citizens, or at least it did before the Obama Administration.
Watch as I show you an interesting statement given by Brennan to congress last week now that Power has been subpoenaed. I’ll also explain why all of this needs to considered in the context of recent revelations that the Obama administration spied on the US public and did so while being castigated by the very FISA court they were using to do so.
Again I ask - what’s the bigger scandal? The Russia collusion accusations made with no evidence, just conjecture and derangement from the left, or the unmasking of American citizens some of whom may have been specifically targeted for working with the Trump campaign or transition team?
Given the Obama administration’s history of spying on its own people and all the evidence presented and subpoenas now served by Chairman Nunes to Obama officials, I think I have my answer.