PUBLISHED: 9:35 PM 16 Jan 2018
UPDATED: 5:53 PM 1 Feb 2018

“Obama Himself” Used Political Weapon: GOP Chairman To Distribute Proof To All 435

The DOJ and FBI were used as weapons by Obama.

The DOJ and FBI were used as weapons by Obama.

According to a military and intelligence analyst who previously served as a deputy assistant to President Trump, “the DOJ and the highest level of the FBI were politicized as weapons by the Obama administration.” The order to pull the trigger may have been issued by Former-President Obama personally. “Was it perhaps Obama himself that used the intelligence community as a political weapon?” Dr. Sebastian Gorka asks at a Saturday appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is determined to give him an answer. The GOP “bulldog” is convinced he has already seen enough proof to declare that Obama’s Justice Department “abused the surveillance program” and he wants his fellow lawmakers to read the same reports. “Nunes privately told GOP lawmakers that he will be pushing as early as next week to secure access for all 435 members of Congress to see the same documents to decide for themselves what happened,” Gorka explains.

Nunes was chastised last year for bringing evidence directly to the president without first briefing his committee. He didn’t want the sensitive nature of what he found to leak through liberal back channels, so cheerfully accepted the inevitable slap on the wrist from the ethics committee. President Trump agreed at the time that Nunes’ evidence appeared to be convincing. Trump team members had been under surveillance by the DOJ. More proof that Obama’s Justice Department misused the surveillance program surfaced on Friday.

As reported by Fox News, “Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear “abuse” of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the controversial anti-Trump dossier was used by the Obama administration to authorize surveillance of advisers to President Trump.”

They used the intelligence community to target people they politically disagreed with.

Nunes’ comments were leaked out of private meetings with fellow Republicans centered around the upcoming renewal of a key section of security legislation. According to Dr. Gorka, “What happened under the last eight years means that nobody is safe… When Obama was in charge, they used the intelligence community and law enforcement to target people that they politically disagreed with.”

The intelligence expert points out that “the FBI is a very, very, prestigious organization,” operating as a branch of the Justice Department. Despite the bureau’s reputation, both “the DOJ and the highest level of the FBI” were compromised. The big question now is who gave the order to proceed with the wiretaps. “Where did the command come from? Was it John Brennan? Was it Eric Holder? Was it Samantha Power? Was it Susan Rice? Was it Ben Rhodes? Or was it perhaps Obama himself that used the intelligence community as a political weapon? We will find out.”

Capitol hill’s industrious colony of moles had an especially busy night just before the end of the year. Somebody well placed within the Congressional intelligence community managed to “scamper off with a copy of Devon Nunes’ freshly written letter to Rod Rosenstein.” The letter showed “just how furious the GOP head of the House Intelligence Committee is with the Department of Justice.”

Nunes was chastised last year for bringing evidence directly to the president.

All the way back in August, the Intelligence Committee sent out subpoenas “for records related to all interviews the FBI did as part of their investigation.” The Committee got nothing. “The reason for yesterday’s letter,” Nunes writes, is “the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to fully produce responsive documents… in compliance with the subpoenas issued over four months ago.”

The Department of Justice didn’t simply ignore the requests for interview summaries, they flat-out lied to the committee and said there weren’t any. “Several weeks ago, the DOJ informed the Committee that the basic investigatory documents demanded by the subpoenas, Form FD-302 interview summaries, did not exist.”

Nunes caught them dead to rights with their hand still in the cookie jar when he and his committee grilled Rosenstein like a steak early in December. “However, shortly after meeting with you in early December, DOJ subsequently located and produced numerous FD-302s pertaining to the Steele dossier.” Apparently, Rosenstein’s memory got jogged a little by the heated interrogation.

The DOJ and FBI need to be investigated themselves.

In his letter, Nunes went ballistic. He wanted it all and he wanted it by Wednesday. “Accordingly, DOJ and the FBI are instructed to promptly produce to the Committee no later than January 3, 2018, ALL outstanding records identified as responsive.” Intentionally withholding evidence from Congress is a crime. “It seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigated themselves,” Nunes writes.

Every day, the chairman is “more convinced that made-up stories were used to justify wiretap warrants, allowing Obama and his cronies to spy on Trump and pass the information along to Hillary, as election day got ever closer.”

“FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein went crying to Paul Ryan. Their last-ditch effort to resist turning over the requested records and witnesses fell on deaf ears. Ryan told them in no uncertain terms that the Congressional watchdog committees are entitled to anything they ask for, so turn it over now.” They did. The rest of Congress will be looking at it soon.