Donald Trump’s suspicions about Obama’s spying were just confirmed, and in the strangest way possible – by a dead man.
A highly respected, revered, and very conservative dead man, mind you. One the nation’s Republicans mourned, and rightly so – he kept liberal idiocy at bay for a long, long time.
And Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suspicions? Obama was listening in on him, too.
Trump gets more and more right by the day, folks.
The Daily Wire reports:
President Trump says the Obama administration wiretapped him. Sen. Rand Paul says he wants to know if he, too, was tapped (and says “I know one other senator has already confided in me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration”).
Now comes a new blockbuster report that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thought the Obama administration were conducting covert surveillance on court members.
The news broke first on Fox Business Network, as seasoned judge Andrew Napolitano talked about some of the conversations he’d had with the late Scalia.
And the best part? These are old conversations. Which means that Obama’s surveillance was going on for a long, long time.
And they’re unbelievably unconstitutional.
“Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled.
And he told me that probably four or five years ago… [And they’re not talking about unmasking Senator Rand Paul’s name when it’s a danger to national security]. That’s not what he’s talking about. They’re talking about unmasking him when he’s having a conversation with his campaign manager when he’s running in the Republican primary.”
In short, Obama’s surveillance wasn’t about national security at all. It was about politics. Dirty politics.
Very dirty politics.
Scalia himself, if we can deduce his thoughts, suspected that part of the surveillance was due to the cases that SCOTUS was working on.
In 2014, the Supreme Court considered the case of National Security Agency domestic spy program. That case involved NSA’s surveillance of telephone “metadata.”
Oddly enough, Scalia didn’t even think the court was qualified to rule on this case.
“The Supreme Court doesn’t know diddly about the nature and extent of the threat. It’s truly stupid that my court is going to be the last word on it.”
Which doesn’t excuse the surveillance. But it is a testament to just how fair Scalia was – even when he’s dead right about something, he finds a way to give a nod to the other side.
And he’s right about this: listening in on Supreme Court Justices is so, very, illegal.
Even if the case deals with national security.