In my post this morning, I pointed out that I believe Obama’s surveillance does not begin and end with Donald Trump.
In fact, I’ve been saying for years that I think Barack Obama was using his “very, very powerful database” to collect dirt on his Republican opponents.
I really do believe that some Republicans are joining the pig-pile on Devin Nunes because they fear where this investigation will go and what it might reveal about them.
And shortly after posting that column, I read this headline from the Hill:
McCain: Nunes ‘killed’ opportunity for bipartisan investigation into Russian interference
Yup. John McCain was on “This Week with George Steophanopoulos” attacking about Devin Nunes. But not only that. He tried to turn the focus back on Russia.
He told Martha Raddatz, that paragon of unbiased reporting, this:
“If we’re really going to get to the bottom of these things, it’s got to be done in a bipartisan fashion. And as far as I could tell, Congressman Nunes killed that.”
He killed it?
Why? Because he is tenacious in investigating the unmasking of American citizens?
Nunes has been investigating the surveillance of Trump for months.
Reporter Adam Housley said on Fox Friday that Nunes attempted to get this information in January, but Obama officials blocked him from gaining access. [Hat tip Breitbart]
Who gives a crap about doing things in a “bipartisan fashion?”
Earth to John McCain: The partisans are the Democrats who are manning the battlements and trying to keep the truth from coming out. And one of the ways they’re doing that is to focus on the “Russia hacked the election” fake news.
So why is McCain attacking Nunes?
Now, I realize that John McCain is the king of self-sabotage. The guy has a long history of attacking fellow Republicans. In fact, he has done everything except officially change his party affiliation to Democrat.
But throughout Obama’s presidency, McCain’s nasty habit of attacking Republicans reached a fever pitch.
If I were a bettin’ gal, I’d put money on John McCain being one of the people swept up in Obama’s “very, very powerful database” that’s “never been done before.” [As Maxine Waters famously called it.]
I think Obama’s surveillance and data collection is well known on the Hill. And many on our side of super scared of what he’s accumulated over the years.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say John McCain is the scaredest rabbit of all.
Look, he ran a terrible campaign against Obama in 2008. It was as if the guy was terrified to actually take the fight to Obama. And when anyone associated with McCain’s campaign did attack Obama, John tripped all over himself to disavow that person and defend Obama.
Now, why would anybody go to such lengths to hobble his own campaign for the White House?
Unless, of course, he was forced to tread lightly for fear of what might be revealed.
Then Obama became President. And he utilized the NSA to collect data “on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before” (as Maxine bragged).
What have we learned so far?
Well, we learned that Obama used surveillance on foreign nationals to spy on American citizens. And his people then unmasked those American citizens’ names and leaked them to friendly media.
Stick with me here.
Remember a while ago when John McCain was punked by two Russian comedians who recorded him speaking on the phone with whom he believed was the Ukrainian Prime Minister?
In that prank phone call with a fake Prime Minister, McCain openly criticized President Trump.
Trust me. That can’t be the only time loose-lips McCain was blabbing on the phone to a foreign official (real or fake).
If he did it to a fake Prime Minister, you know he’s done it to actual foreign leaders under surveillance by Obama.
You don’t think Obama’s surveillance hasn’t ensnared big-mouth McCain?
I guaran-damn-tee you it has.
And I guaran-damn-tee you John McCain knows his propensity to pop off on the phone to foreign leaders might very well mean he’s been caught in Obama’s surveillance net.
John McCain no more wants Devin Nunes getting to the bottom of this scandal than the Democrats do.
This has nothing to do with McCain’s love of “bipartisanship.” Instead, it has everything to do with John McCain’s self-preservation.
Like I said earlier, once we start down this rabbit hole, there’s no telling where this scandal will take us and what it will reveal.
And there are a lot of rabbits who are petrified by what might come out.
Not the least of them is John McCain.
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