Should Obama Testify Under Oath Regarding Surveillance?

From Penny Starr at Breitbart, 4-4-17:

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.


He lied then, he would lie again.

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.


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  1. The leftists elites are very good at covering their tracks, Kathy. They also have an unlimited supply of cunning lawyers at their disposal.

    I’m not sure why this couldn’t be pursued within the Justice Department to remove it from the Republican vs. Democrat political arena in the senate, but regardless of whether it’s by the JD or the senate I wouldn’t dream of going there unless there was ironclad proof against Obama that would stand up in court. Obama’s not going to testify, but even if he were he would simply lie and then what? The status quo is far preferable to a Rachel Maddow moment where your smoking gun turns out to look like a nothing burger.

    Right now the truth is getting out about what kind of schemers Obama & Co. really are. Personally I think it’s better to have it this way than to give them the opportunity to claim that they were vindicated in court (you know they will) when their lawyers get them off. We can’t risk making them into martyrs.


    • I also wondered about the possibility of it being the responsibility of the DOJ, but I don’t know how that’s determined. I’ll try to research it, but if it means that it falls into the hands of the FBI, then I don’t hold much faith there would be any different outcome than we’d see from Congressional hearings.

      I’d agree that it would be better played out in the media rather than give them a chance to redeem themselves. If there ever was any proof that O was aware of the information, it’s long gone now to the shredder or the incinerator. All he had to do was look over her shoulder at any given time, and there’s no way to prove that happened, and she’s certainly not going to rat him out.

      That doesn’t mean the Republicans are smart enough to leave him out of it. The visual this would give voters may be more important to them than the end result. How often have we heard that tired old phrase ‘we tried’?


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