If Obama hadn’t weaponized and politicized every government agency from the IRS to the DoJ to the FBI, he’d have been on trial.
What if the FBI Had Probed Obama?
By the bureau’s Trump standard, he looked like an agent of Iran.
By Lee Smith, Wall Street Journal. Jan. 23, 2019:
President Barack Obama speaks in the White House, Nov. 5, 2014. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2017 to find out if President Trump was a Russian agent. What if the FBI had similarly looked into whether President Obama was an agent of Iran?
Counterintelligence agents would have examined the target’s personal and professional networks. The FBI investigated at least four Trump campaign figures for supposed ties to Russia. Only one, Mike Flynn, worked in the administration, and for less than a month. The Obama administration had a few senior officials with personal ties to Iran.
Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz and reportedly led back-channel talks with the Iranians in 2012. Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter quashed right-wing rumors that her Iranian-American husband’s best man was the son of Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. But under the FBI’s Trump procedures, that denial might have made her suspect. A month after Trump adviser Carter Page publicly asked then-Director James Comey for an interview to clear his name, the FBI obtained a warrant to wiretap him.
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