“We don’t have a domestic spy program. There is no spying on Americans”
- Barack Hussein Obama August 6, 2013
Obama lies about everything all the time, and he enjoys it. It appears to be his greatest pleasure in life. He shipped billions in cash to terrorist Iran, and lied about it. But if a Republican fails to disclose a phone call, the non-existent domestic police state program destroys him.
The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn
There is another component to this story as well — as Trump himself just tweeted. It’s very rare that reporters are ever told about government-monitored communications of U.S. citizens, let alone senior U.S. officials.
Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do.