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A wistleblower has surfaced claiming that the NSA wiretapped Obama during his 2004 Senate campaign.

Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was massive unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies, claimed Wednesday that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004.

Speaking on "The Boiling Frogs Show," Tice claimed the intelligence community had ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

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"I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on," Tice said.

After going public with his allegations in 2005, Tice later admitted that he had been a key source in a bombshell New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration's use of warrantless wiretapping of international communications in the U.S. The article forced Bush to admit that the practice was indeed used on a small number of Americans, but Tice maintained that the NSA practice was likely being used the gather records for millions of Americans. The NSA denied Tice's allegations.

When the FBI wiretapped Malcolm X in the 1960s all they found out was that he loved his wife and kids.  I have the feeling wiretapping Obama likely had a similar result.  I have to wonder if the reason that Progressivism can't seem to beat Neo-Liberalism, no matter how much real world economic data we get, is that somebody behind the scenes in playing games.

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