Trump DOJ Obtained Data on Schiff and Swalwell, Two Long-Time Champions of Domestic Spying…
The two California Democrats join the long list of politicians who enable spying on ordinary citizens, then protest when they are targeted.

In 2018, they played a key role in joining the Paul-Ryan-led, pro-spying wing of the GOP to block @justinamash's domestic spying reforms.
The Obama & Trump DOJ spied on journalists for leak investigations, while the Biden DOJ protected it. Targeting members of Congress merits an investigation. Time will tell if this was an abuse.

But few people have less credibility to object than Schiff and Swalwell.
The 2018 domestic spying reforms that Pelosi, Schiff, and Schiff blocked were so crucial that even the @ACLU, which rarely criticized Democrats during the Trump era, denounced them. It was designed to prevent exactly the types of abuses Schiff and Swalwell are now decrying.
There are few attributes more contemptible in a politician than placing themselves above the citizenry they are supposed to be serving, believing themselves immune from the burdens they impose on ordinary Americans. That's Schiff and Swalwell.…
And I neglected to include, though will now add, that time when Schiff obtained and then publicly disclosed the phone records of GOP House members and reporters he dislikes.…
Schiff also praised the DOJ's spying on Carter Page, even though it turned out that (a) Page was guilty of nothing and (b) the FBI lied to the FISA court in order to obtain them.…
Anyone who is feigning anger today at what the DOJ did to Schiff and Swalwell, but never condemned them for their years of supporting all sorts of spying abuses as long as it was aimed at ordinary Americans and/or their political enemies, is a fraud.

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