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DOJ IG: Obama May Have Known FBI
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Posted By: Imright, 12/12/2019 4:15:06 PM

Former President Barack Obama may have been aware the FBI was surveilling Donald Trump’s presidential campaign based on Russian election interference claims, the newly released audit by the inspector general at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed.In DOJ IG Michael Horowitz’s report, then-FBI Director James Comey said although Obama did not explicitly ask for an investigation into Trump, he urged the FBI to warn soon to be president of the surveillance that was taking place through counterintelligence defensive briefings. Comey expressed reservations to the DOJ IG about approving the Page FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] request that enabled the investigation of the Trump campaign.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/12/2019 4:19:41 PM (No. 260265)
Since a counter intelligence investigation has to be approved by the president, Obama knew about it, authorized it. There were several meetings with the Deep State where the issues were discussed.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 12/12/2019 4:21:46 PM (No. 260268)
Not unless he read about it in the papers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 12/12/2019 4:23:39 PM (No. 260270)
Of course obama knew. Comey would have made sure so he would get all the brownie points for his efforts. Hillary was going to be president and the whole thing would never see the light of day. What tangled webs we weave.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimBob 12/12/2019 4:24:44 PM (No. 260272)
Ah yes, that little text that Page sent to her lover-boy... "POTUS want to know everything we are doing." Sort of the same effect as the infamous stain on the blue dress from the 'Horndog' years. Hard to get around that one.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bhkat 12/12/2019 4:33:33 PM (No. 260278)
Knew about it? Most likely he ordered it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 12/12/2019 5:10:59 PM (No. 260303)
May? Is this bumbling idiot interviewing for a part in the next Inspector Clouseau movie? It's right there in black and white in FBI texts, you dolt. We deserve better than an IG who just fell off the turnip truck.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry 12/12/2019 5:23:56 PM (No. 260313)
Ya think???!!! Is the Pope a Catholic? Do bears poo in the woods? Did Bill Clinton have sex with that woman? Bwahahah!!! Three guesses and the first two don’t count.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Miceal 12/12/2019 5:28:12 PM (No. 260324)
May have? There is NO DOUBT in my military mind...he DIRECTED the surveillance be done...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 12/12/2019 5:28:16 PM (No. 260325)
When it comes to then President Barack Obama knowing anything about the investigation, that knowledge is always going to be cloaked in what they call plausible deniability at least until someone spills the beans. From reading that article, it appears that the involved super bureaucrats are now trying to cover their butts. You got to remember that the high level super bureaucrats running the CIA and the FBI are always pretty darn cautious when it comes to taking any questionable action that would put their career government positions, their personal qualifications, and their reputations in danger, as the first rule in the high level bureaucracy is to take care of number one first and foremost. So those super bureaucrats would have had to have “insurance” from the highest levels that they would be protected and rewarded for taking that action, and in this case that insurance would have come from Obama and his White House crew, and the rewards would come later after Hillary Clinton was elected.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mizzmac 12/12/2019 5:30:12 PM (No. 260327)
Well, duh.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 12/12/2019 5:31:26 PM (No. 260329)
He certainly knew about it and ordered it. Career bureaucrats don't take it upon themselves to thwart a national election and then attempt to undo its results without orders from the top. Obama was the most corrupt and incompetent person elected to the presidency in the entire history of the United States. I still wonder how such a shiftless do-nothing with no accomplishments could have been elected to anything. His banana republic mentality and obvious disdain for the intelligence of most American citizens makes you wonder how he ever graduated from any law school, and especially with a major in constitutional law where he didn't even understand the American Constitution. He is a prime example of the results of equal opportunity---"let's give 'em a degree and get them out of here to keep our quotas up".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/12/2019 5:33:05 PM (No. 260333)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 12/12/2019 5:34:46 PM (No. 260334)
Know about it hell ,he OKed the damn thing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 12/12/2019 5:49:25 PM (No. 260350)
Well, yeah, since HE ORDERED IT DONE.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bobn.t 12/12/2019 6:31:52 PM (No. 260395)
May have?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn 12/12/2019 6:49:21 PM (No. 260409)
Really, May Have? Give us a break. No one in Obama's chain of command took a bathroom break without permission from Obie!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anniebc 12/12/2019 7:56:29 PM (No. 260463)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hard Nard 12/12/2019 8:32:57 PM (No. 260490)
Snerlock Holmes was unavailable for comment.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/12/2019 8:40:55 PM (No. 260493)
If Lady Lindsey would grow some 'nads and PROMISE to call Barack Obama as his very first under oath witness, you'd see this scam Impeachment in the House get dropped like a very hot rock.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: curious1 12/12/2019 8:55:30 PM (No. 260498)
Obola will have to shake off his SS detail when it comes time to make a run for home in Kenya. Mike will probably stick around at the digs on the coast and enjoy the good life with Obola permanently out of the country.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/12/2019 11:12:09 PM (No. 260564)
Call him as the first witness in the Senate Trial.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: NYbob 12/13/2019 12:32:21 AM (No. 260595)
Never forget Trump had no chance. They still can't believe he is President and that his approval is so high. This is impossible. It's that kind of mindset that just might provide all the powder needed to blow open the biggest con the most massive coup in the history of the world. Let's open that box and see just how illegal it was for BO to be President. Who broke the law besides him, who covered up for him, who are the foreign instigators, how was it done and who in the media knew how illegal it was? THAT would amazing the kind of revelation that 'would be too much of a shock to the American public to allow.' Bring it on. Give them hell and if every darn one of them is in on it replace all of them. If that blessed event could happen, make them follow the laws they pass, NO special deals. It will take a lot more than this to make that happen, but it sure would be nice if this was the first crack in the ice.
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