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
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.”
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.