For John, BLUF: As you sometimes suspect, so do others—the Federal Government is not circumspect in its listening. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the final paragraph:
There is considerably more evidence that the Obama administration grossly abused its awesome intelligence-gathering and law-enforcement powers than that Russian meddling had a meaningful impact on the 2016 election. And these abuses of power certainly did not start with the targeting of Donald Trump’s campaign.The article touches on not just surveillance of then Candidate Donald Trump, but also Congressman Dennis Kucinich and then CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
Of course, if you do not stick your head up no one will notice you and surveil your communications and computers. Just don't join some Tea Party or Tea Party like organization.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff