By Garth Kant
WASHINGTON – “Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action.’” – From “Goldfinger” by Ian Fleming.
The Obama administration isn’t accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times.
A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.
With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information.
And the list is impressive.
- Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.
- Pro-Israel lobbyists
- FBI contractor and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz
- Tea-party groups
- New York Times reporter James Risen
- NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake
- Fox News reporter James Rosen
- CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson
- Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio
- Fox News reporter Mike Levine
- ATF Special Agent John Dodson
- Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus
- Associated Press reporters
- Benghazi whistleblowers
- President Obama’s vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright
- Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning
- CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou
- NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
- Reporter Audrey Hudson
- FBI agent and contractor Donald Sachtleben
- Former state department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
- The Senate Intelligence Committee
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- Former CIA employee Jeffrey Alexander Sterling
- Unspecified members of Congress
- American-Jewish groups
- Trump adviser Carter Page
- Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
- Candidate Donald Trump’s campaign
- President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team
WND asked Attkisson: Given the sheer number of areas in which it engaged in spying, did it not seem clear that the Obama administration had weaponized the intelligence community?
“I think the facts of the timeline speak for themselves, and people are free to draw their own inferences,” she replied.
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