Using the hashtag #PutObamaUnderOath, best-selling author and political pundit Ann Coulter tweeted that while knowing the truth about Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice allegedly ordering surveillance of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign aides, Obama should also testify before Congress on the matter.
“Susan Rice testimony now essential, but insufficient,” Coulter tweeted on Tuesday. “Must hear from Obama.”
Coulter also suggested in another tweet that Michelle Obama may be able to shed some light on the White House surveillance activities during her husband’s tenure.
“I don’t know if what she knows is privileged, but we need to hear from Michelle too,” Coulter tweeted.
Rice allegedly ordered surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign aides during the 2016 presidential election, and maintained spreadsheets of their telephone calls, the Daily Caller reported.
The alleged spreadsheets add a new dimension to reports on Sunday and Monday by blogger Mike Cernovich and Eli Lake of Bloomberg News that Rice had asked for Trump aides’ names to be “unmasked” in intelligence reports.
The alleged “unmasking” may have been legal, but may also have been part of an alleged political intelligence operation to disseminate reports on the Trump campaign widely throughout government with the aim of leaking them to the press.
The surveillance and spreadsheet operation were allegedly “ordered one year before the 2016 presidential election.” According to a Fox News report on Monday, former White House aide Ben Rhodes was also involved.
Fourth amendment rights have been violated by our government and it goes all the way to the top – there’s no denying that. Susan Rice didn’t snoop on Trump and his people merely to have the information and keep it to herself. We all know she took her findings straight to then President Ozero. That’s a given, but it still has to be proven in a court of law.
First, getting Rice to admit she did it would be hard to do, if not impossible. Upon questioning, she will give long rambling answers that really aren’t answers at all. Once hearings are completed, there will be no consequences and no punishment, just like it’s gone for all the other people who’ve testified at hearings.
If questioned about passing the info on to O, she will do what all good liberals do, and that is to deny it. That denial would stand because they have no way to prove otherwise.
For eight long years, O lied to us every time he opened his mouth, so putting him under oath would not make one iota of difference – he will simply lie again. For these people lying is no harder than drawing their next breath.
But here’s a thought from another angle. For those eight years he was in office, most all of our government have been his beck and call girl, so what makes anyone think they all of a sudden have the guts to put him in that position now? In my opinion, they don’t. Yes, this is as bad or worse than Watergate, but unless McConnell and Ryan grew a pair last night in their sleep, we still have a spineless Congress.
I predict we’ll see long drawn-out hearings with matching dramatic headlines, then this goes away. Poof.