The mainstream media and liberals everywhere said President Trump was delusional for making the “preposterous” comment to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about having Obama wiretapping “in common.”
Oddly, Angela Merkel reacted to the comment as if she had no idea what President Trump was talking about.
Because she should know exactly what he was talking about.
In fact, there is a long history between the Obama NSA and Chancellor Angela Merkel, and it became a scandal in 2013 when the NSA was caught.
According to a Fox News article in 2013:
“President Barack Obama knew of the organization’s spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel – and approved of the efforts, a National Security Agency official has reportedly told a German newspaper
The Economic Times writes the ‘high-ranking’ NSA official spoke to Bild am Sonntag on the condition of anonymity, saying the president, ‘not only did not stop the operation, but he also ordered it to continue.’
The Economic Times also reports the official told Bild am Sonntag that Obama did not trust Merkel, wanted to know everything about her, and thus ordered the NSA to prepare a dossier on the politician.
The account could mean difficulties for the White House, given another report claiming Obama told Merkel during a telephone conversation last Wednesday he was not aware of the NSA’s spying.
The Economic Times cited Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in writing that when Merkel called Obama last week to alternately complain — and get an explanation — about the NSA surveillance, the president assured her he wasn’t aware of the campaign regarding her, and would have halted it, had he known.
According to The New York Times, Susan E. Rice, the president’s national security adviser, insisted that Obama did not know about the monitoring of Merkel’s phone, during a call last week with Christoph Heusgen, Rice’s German counterpart.
The unnamed NSA official’s allegations delve deeper into a Saturday report, published by the German magazine Der Spiegel, claiming the U.S. spy agency has monitored Merkel’s phone since 2002, or even before she rose to her country’s chief executive position and was only an opposition leader.”
Following the reveal of this information, France and German ministries summoned their respective American ambassadors for explanations.
And the uncovering of this multi-nation scandal all stemmed from documents leaked by the infamous and former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden.
When Germany’s interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich discovered this story, he told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag:
“[I want] complete information on all accusations. If Americans intercepted cell phones in Germany, they broke German law on German soil. Those responsible must be held accountable.”
Although there were criminal insinuations and accusations – which led all the way to the former President Obama – nothing ever transpired.
Where was the liberal outrage here? Did it even exist?
Does everyone have amnesia with the whole Obama administration being “scandal-free”, which is something liberals love to claim? It was former President Obama who complicated the relationship between the U.S. and Germany and France.
Trump made a joke about it. So what?
Apparently, it’s a far reach for President Trump to accuse Obama for wiretapping.
Yet, Obama obviously obtained information nobody else had – and that includes intelligence agencies.