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Monday, April 3, 2017

Will The Lies Ever End?

Obama adviser Ben Rhodes claims Obama didn’t spy on Americans — instantly receives brutal fact check


Obama adviser Ben Rhodes claims Obama didn’t spy on Americans — instantly receives brutal fact check
Former Obama administration official rebuked after claiming Obama never spied on Americans. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early on Saturday to bash NBC News anchor Chuck Todd for reporting on the investigation into alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia instead of focusing on “Obama surveillance.”
Trump tweeted:

When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?

But Ben Rhodes, who served as a senior national security adviser for former President Barack Obama, took issue with Trump’s claim that the Obama administration surveyed him.
“There is no Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL even when you capitalize the words,” he tweeted at Trump.

However, Twitter was quick to hit back at Rhodes, given the Obama administration’s record of surveillance — which isn’t the best. Under Obama’s leadership, domestic spying became a key issue after they were caught spying on journalists from the Associated Press and Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
The Obama administration was even forced to weather a massive NSA spying scandal after NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of NSA documents, which revealed government collection programs like PRISM.
Needless to say, no one was buying Rhodes’ lies.

@brhodes Your frigging "echo chamber" doesn't work here, dude. I'd like to see you & obama answer important Qs re your spying operations. 

@brhodes You can keep saying that Ben. But no matter how many times you do. The paperwork doesn't lie. Only the Democrats

@brhodes You've admitted to lying to the public and the press, so why should we believe you now?


Tbh this sort of gaslighting worked better when you guys were in power and reporters had an incentive to echo it. 

And this guy made a great point:

Enough said.