Leading Conservatives Predicted This Last Week: Obama Is Behind Illegal Leaks on Trump and Russia

Guest post by Joe Hoft

A couple of the more prominent conservative pundits in the media are suggesting that former President Obama may be behind the classified leaks coming out of the government surrounding the Russian connections with the Trump campaign. 

Although the results of these leaks have not uncovered any apparent illegal activities, the mainstream media and Democrat Party leaders continue to push the apparent ‘fake news’ story.  At the same time leading conservatives are beginning to suggest that there are illegal activities related to the Russian story which will surprise most Democrats.

Conservatives pointed out that the Obama Administration is  the key suspect involving illegal activities surrounding the story.

Author and radio personality Rush Limbaugh was on FOX News Sunday in mid February and he suggested that a “deep state” (shadow government within the US bureaucracy) of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton lackeys —are “absolutely” behind the leaks about ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Rush added that “the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat party, is doing everything they can to undermine, sabotage, and to prevent Trump from implementing his agenda. There’s no question about it.”


Author and radio personality Mark Levin went off on Friday about the tactics coming out of DC to smear the Trump Administration:

Radio host Mark Levin spent most of his Thursday evening show discussing the alleged scandal surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions and what he says is the real scandal: A “silent coup” by the former Obama administration against President Trump.

“They are not going to stop, I told you that the day after the election,” Levin urged.

About Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from 2016 investigations he wondered: “Did Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder ever recuse themselves from anything? This is the game they play! It is so pathetic to watch these Republicans on Capitol Hill. Not even 24 hours and they’re all over the TV telling Sessions to recuse himself. Recuse himself from what?”

About Obama’s efforts against Trump: “There’s a much bigger scandal here: We have a prior administration. Barack Obama and his surrogates, who are supporting Hillary Clinton and her party, the Democratic Party. Who were using the… intelligence activities to surveil members of the Trump campaign, and to put that information out in the public. Those are police state tactics. Nothing Flynn or Sessions has done is even in the same category as that,” Levin said.

Breitbart’s Joel Pollak put together a list of activities noted by Levin on Thursday night and summarized these activities as follows:

In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

They were right.
Today President Trump announced on Twitter that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the election.

It is high time that the Trump Administration begin to prosecute the Obama Administration and the Clintons for their many illegal and treasonous activities against the United States.  Mr. President, America is behind you.


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