From: breitbart.com, by Ben Kew, on Mar 7, 2017
Barack Obama has reportedly deployed a team to “keep tabs” on the Trump administration and attempt to preserve his legacy, according to the Huffington Post.
Since leaving office in January, the former president has tried to emulate the example of George. W. Bush by not commenting on actions taken by the new administration. Jen Psaki, Obama’s former communications director, recently said that “Obama’s inclination would be to follow the Bush model as a person.”
That resolve was broken this weekend as Obama responded to allegations from Donald Trump that he had wiretapped Trump Tower in the run-up to the last election, with his spokesman Kevin Lewis maintaining that “neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen” and that “any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
Also, following Donald Trump’s first executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven terror prone countries, Obama released a statement stating that he “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith.”
However, White House spokesperson Michael Short accused Obama of displaying a lack of courtesy, telling the Huffington Post, “It is disappointing that [Obama] isn’t affording President Trump the same courtesy that his predecessor showed toward him.”
Despite his pledge not to interfere, Obama reportedly has deployed a team of over a dozen operatives to “keep tabs on the unreported stories” relating to himself and the Trump administration. They work from an office in Washington D.C.
Obama has also participated in a “regular conference call” with his former aides, as well as making regular calls to Democrats in Congress, party leaders, and grassroots organizations. Organizing for Action (OFA), the nonprofit group heavily involved in Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has partnered with the newly-formed Indivisible Project for “online training” on how to protest President Donald Trump’s agenda.
“For President Obama, this next chapter of his public service will focus on his core principle of grassroots engagement. This was previewed in his farewell address to the country, and has animated in his entire career in public life,” said Obama’s spokesperson Eric Schultz.
This has been widely reported before, in fact, some have said that the forces that Obama has deployed (his minions) number in the hundreds. All do not answer directly to him, but their sole purpose in life is to 1) damage Trump’s administration and, 2) protect Obama’s legacy. Make no mistake, Obama doesn’t intend to afford President Trump the same courtesy that was shown to him by his predecessor George W. Bush. He’ll continue his covert, under-the-covers interference in Trump’s affairs and if he can torpedo Trump, so much the better.
You can bet that, at the least, Obama knew about the surveillance of Trump’s campaign. As usual, you can’t take his statements at face value, they must be carefully parsed to read between the lines. For example, Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama said in a statement, “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen, Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.” The keywords to be noted state that “President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance.” Of course, HE didn’t order the surveillance, it would have come from Loretta Lynch or another surrogate, but you can bet the farm that Obama knew about it and supported it. All Lynch would have to do would be to say to Obama, “What if someone hacked Trump’s campaign to see what he’s up to?” Obama might have just smiled or given a “thumbs up” sign. He didn’t have to say the words, his underlings knew what he wanted and they just needed to get a nod or a smile to get his approval.