What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?

Those are the two most important unanswered questions surrounding the mushrooming spygate scandal.

Now one former Secret Service agent went on TV and dropped the hammer on Obama’s role in spying on the Trump campaign.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino appeared on Fox News and discussed the media’s attempt to mislead Americans about the facts of spygate.

Bongino pointed out that media outlets are using Orwellian language like “confidential human informant” instead of “spy” because it distracts from the fact that Obama not only knew about the spy, but that he ordered the covert operations taken against the Trump campaign.

The Daily Caller reports:

“The reason they’re dancing around this spy vs. informant narrative is precisely because of what you just asked…the role of Obama,” Bongino asserted.

News outlets like CNN and The New York Times have suggested President Donald Trump is lying when he says there was a “spy” in his campaign and have instead claimed the person was just an “informant” keeping tabs on Russian election meddling. 

“Spy would mean it was someone from the outside inserted or designed to interact with the campaign to get information,” Bongino argued. “Meaning someone told them to do it. An informant would be someone inside the operation who saw something negative and wanted to come out and speak about it.”

Bongino suggested that the FBI spy was ordered to infiltrate the Trump campaign by then-President Obama.

“That’s why they’re not using the word spy, precisely because it implicates Obama who put him from the outside into the Trump campaign,” he concluded.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has denied that he and President Obama had any knowledge of the operation.”

There is evidence that backs up Bongino’s claim.

An August 5th text message from anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok to Lisa Page revealed Strzok was excited over the fact that “the White House is running this.”

The name of the official mentioned in the text was redacted.

But August 5th was just five days after the FBI opened the Russia investigation which the Bureau nicknamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”

Critics believe this message is proof the White House was in the loop on the entire scope of the investigation – which included wiretaps, national security letters, and at least one spy – into the Trump administration.

In addition, critics point to an email Susan Rice sent herself just minutes before Trump took office.

The email contained Rice’s recollections of a January 5th Oval Office meeting where former FBI Director James Comey briefed Obama.

Obama ordered that the Russia investigation be run “by the book.”

GOP Senators such as Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley flagged the communication as odd.

To investigators, it looked like Obama said he wanted things run by the book so there could be an official record of him delivering the order as a cover-your-backside maneuver.

All signs point to the Obama White House being knee deep in running covert operations to spy on the opposing party’s Presidential nominee.

That means the investigation was not a counter-intelligence probe.

It was a domestic political operation.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.