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Woodward: Obama Officials Could Face Criminal Charges

Not saying it will go this way, but this scandal has Watergate potential and could go deep into the Obama White House.

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump’s transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities “unmasked” after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials.

The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain “masked” if American communications are swept up during surveillance of foreign individuals.

During an interview on Fox News, Woodward said that if that information about the unmasking is true, “it is a gross violation.”

Trump Administration Steps Up Threats Against North Korea

It’s very bad news, but since Bill Clinton failed to stop North Korea’s nuclear program in its tracks and Barack Obama sat idly while the country built its stockpile, we now have a major and potentially existential threat on our hands that will have to be dealt with either by regime change or military action, which would be devastating for South Korea. Obama, who is now wandering around Tahiti, allowed the military to deteriorate to the point where we can’t fight two wars at once. But we may have to do what we can.

In the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announcing a tougher posture toward North Korea, President Trump said the Kim Jong Un regime is “behaving very badly” and called out China for not doing more to help, the Washington Examiner reported.

“North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been “playing” the United States for years. China has done little to help!” Trump tweeted.

In Seoul, Tillerson said Friday morning that a pre-emptive military action against North Korea was an option and that American patience with North Korea aggression is running out. That stance received praise from Republicans and Democrats alike on morning cable news shows.

Obama’s Mysterious Journey Continues in Tahiti

He just left Hawaii. Now a month in Tahiti. Without his family, so far. This is getting weird. Former President Barack Obama is spending a month at a luxury resort near the tourist island of Tahiti, the Washington Examiner reported. He checked into the Brando, a luxury resort on French Polynesia’s atoll of Tetiaroa according… Continue Reading

Obama Steps Up His Activity Level

He’s traveling, holding meetings, getting something done. Who knows what it is? No doubt Obama will become one of the leaders of the “resistance,” with occasional statements and plenty of work behind the scenes. Former President Barack Obama was spotted Monday in Hawaii, adding to what has been a busy several days for the 44th… Continue Reading

Republicans: Congress Will Investigate Trump’s Obama Wiretapping Charge

Good. Let’s see what Loretta Lynch, possibly in cahoots with the White House, was up to. For a great outline of why Trump’s claim is credible, read Andrew McCarthy in National Review. President Trump’s claim the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign headquarters last fall will be part of the House and Senate intelligence committees’ investigations into… Continue Reading

Trump Goes After Obama Again on Twitter

Trump invokes Obama’s own little Russia scandal. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump stepped up his confrontation with former President Barack Obama on Sunday, reminding the country of the time Obama sought to furtively assure the Russians that he could deal with them more amicably once he didn’t have to worry about politics. “Who was… Continue Reading

Whistleblower: Thousands of VA Applications Filed Under Obama to be Tossed

A whistleblower in the Atlanta office of the Department of Veterans Affairs warned President Trump on Tuesday that the VA is preparing to throw out hundreds of thousands of benefit applications due to an error the VA itself made during the Obama administration. Scott Davis, a well-known whistleblower who has testified before Congress, wrote an… Continue Reading

House Intel Chair Says Top Obama Officials are Leaking to the Press

What? The nice Obama people try to subvert the democratically chosen president? They would never! Everyone knows only Trump does stuff like that . . .  The House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes on Sunday accused Obama-era officials, who are working for President Trump until his administration is staffed up, of illegally leaking intelligence and other… Continue Reading

GOP to Kill Obama Order Requiring Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

The government was forced by the courts to allow abortion. But that doesn’t mean the government should be forcing you to pay for it. From the Washington Examiner: House Republicans will vote next week to liberate states from an Obama rule requiring them to subsidize Planned Parenthood. In one of his last actions, Obama effectively… Continue Reading

Obama Kitesurfing with Billionaire Richard Branson

Former President Barack Obama appears to be enjoying life after the White House, including learning to kitesurf with billionaire Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands, the Washington Examiner reported. Branson published a blog post showing the former president and himself competing to see who could pick up a new sport first. Obama was attempting… Continue Reading

Obama Says Trump Immigration Order is Discrimination

Barack Obama decided to wade into the debate over President Trump’s immigration order with his usual nastiness, suggesting that the order attacks people based on their religion. From the Washington Examiner. “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” his spokesman, Kevin Lewis, said in a Monday… Continue Reading