James Freeman, of the Wall Street Journal, Calls Out Obama!
Opinion | James Freeman, the assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal, is seeing eye to eye with Senator Rand Paul when it comes to the FISA abuses from the Obama White House.
Freeman made it clear that the Obama White House needs to be held accountable for their “flagrant abuse” of the federal government’s surveillance powers.
— James Freeman (@FreemanWSJ) March 25, 2019
Breitbart News reports:
Freeman observed Monday the [Mueller] report confirms it is former President Barack Obama who “owes the country an explanation” for his administration’s “historic abuse of government surveillance powers.”
“The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power.
This historic abuse of executive authority was either approved by President Barack Obama or it was not.
It’s time for Mr. Obama, who oddly receives few mentions in stories about his government’s spying on associates of the 2016 Trump campaign, to say what he knew and did not know about the targeting of his party’s opponents,” Freeman wrote.
Senator Rand Paul had the same sentiments as Freeman when he tweeted, “time to investigate the Obama officials who concocted and spread the Russian conspiracy hoax!”
Time to investigate the Obama officials who concocted and spread the Russian conspiracy hoax!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 25, 2019
Obama is a known advocate for preventing the abuse of federal surveillance powers going way back before he was even running for President.
According to Breitbart, Obama had previously criticized the USA Patriot Act in 2004 “for using the war against terrorism to violate U.S. citizens’ civil liberties.”
“It’s time for this lawyer and alleged passionate defender of the Bill of Rights to explain the actions of his overzealous and overreaching executive branch.
If he didn’t find out about the wiretapping until after the fact, when exactly did he learn about it and how did he respond,” Freeman asked.
Freeman called Obama’s actions… or inaction, on the use of our government’s surveillance technology against the republican party, “a direct threat to the democratic process.”
“Mr. Obama might have room to deny any knowledge of the details of the surveillance abuses, given the story his FBI director told Congress—if anybody could believe that story.
The absolute bare minimum that Mr. Obama owes this country is an explanation of the actions of his government in spying on a presidential campaign,” Freeman concluded.
Now that the left’s plan has crashed and burned, it’s time for Obama to show his face and answer for these blatant abuses of our government.