...no, Obama is not just taking advantage of fortuitously leaked data that the Deep State is coincidentally leaking. Obama set this one up:Bookworm links to Ace, who writes,
Obama, on his way out the door, radically changed NSA rules to allow them to share unredacted surveillance information while preserving the names of people (US citizens) it’s illegal for the US to spy on without a warrant. This is a change of practice– the NSA used to have to scrub out the names of US personnel it’s not permitted to eavesdrop on.
Here’s a question for you: Looking back at the tapestry of American political history, has any outgoing president ever set himself up as the leader of an opposition — a government in exile, if you will — that is being fed illegally created and leaked immigration by Fifth Columnist administrative flunkies and that is using the media as its mouthpiece, with a stated goal of driving his duly and democratically elected successor out of office? It may not have happened before, but it’s happening now:
Back to Ace:
Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.
Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.
And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.
It is time to destroy Obama. He’s not president anymore. He is now, I think, a self-declared enemy of the State and there should be nothing stopping us. And when I say “destroy,” no, I am not threatening his life. Perish the thought. Given that my concern is Obama’s destruction of our peaceful, democratic American political system, I could never, ever countenance using violence to bring about political change. I am simply talking about destroying Obama’s reputation.Read more here.
...The other thing we need to do is get people, ordinary Americans, really, really angry that the outgoing president of the United States of America is trying to destroy America’s 242 year constitutional history of smooth transitions of power from one government to the next without coups or bloodshed. Frankly, I’m not sure how one goes about inflaming the masses — masses who have been pacified by computer games and social media and rendered ignorant by decades of Progressive control over education — but it needs to be done. What’s happening now is outrageous and un-American, and it cannot end well.