‘What did Barack Obama know and what and when did he authorize it?’ Calls for scrutiny of fmr president’s role grow stronger

Now that Attorney General William Barr has informed Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation did not find evidence that President Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election, nor did they find evidence that Trump obstructed justice, Ari Fleischer is calling for the well over due scrutiny of the Obama administration.

Lost in the in the mix, largely because of a protective media, is that Barack Obama was in the White House when the whole sordid Russian collusion hoax began.

And Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, took to Twitter to ask the very pertinent question.

“Now that Mueller says there was no collusion, it is time to scrutinize the Obama Administration,” he tweeted. “They spied on a US campaign, wiretapped Americans, bit on the dossier and unmasked Flynn. What did Barack Obama know and what and when did he authorize it?”

In the autumn of 2016, the DOJ and FBI asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to begin surveilling former Trump campaign aide Carter Page — which began the process of spying on Trump’s campaign.

And there are concerns from the GOP about possible abuse of power in obtaining the FISA warrant.

At the center of that effort is the largely discredited dossier, which was compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign — a fact the Justice Department failed to disclose to the court in obtaining the warrant.

A DOJ being run at the time by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. So, what was then-President Obama’s role in all of this, if any?

Sen. Lindsey Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, took it a step further than Fleischer, urging the appointment of another special counsel to investigate the Obama administration.

The irony of it all, as noted by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, is that the Russian interference in the U.S. election, such as it was, occurred on Obama’s watch.

Much like the night of the 9/11/2012 terrorist attack on Benghazi, the media loses all intellectual curiosity when it comes to Obama’s whereabouts during critical events.

How do you know it’s a legitimate concern?

Because former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod is fully engaged in a diversion campaign.

With the Mueller probe now being completed, Axelrod’s question falls back on the infamous Helsinki press conference, asking why did Trump “meekly accept” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial that they had interfered in the U.S. election.

An inquiry that practically answers itself — in all likelihood, it was a clumsy attempt at diplomacy in trying to forge a better relationship with Moscow.

As for the Obama administration, Fox News’ Jesse Watters presented a case for who he believes the culprits are in the now proven Russia collusion hoax.

“There are a lot of potential felonies that happened and abuse of power from the Obama Administration,” he said.

Talk radio host Mark Levin responded to Fleischer’s call for scrutiny to state the obvious: “Two years late but ok …”

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

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