“The Obama administration wrongfully asked the IRS to target conservative organizations, so anything is possible,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said Tuesday regarding the surveillance of President Donald Trump.
“Criminal laws may well have been broken,” Smith declared in a House floor speech, “when the Obama administration conducted surveillance of candidate and then President-elect Trump and those close to him, including his family members.”
Americans need to know who authorized the potential crime, Smith said:
“This exposing and disseminating personal information may well have been a criminal act.”
“The serious question is: Who authorized the surveillance in the first place?
“To direct intelligence or law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance of political opponents is a violation of the Constitution and a threat to our democracy. But, the Obama administration wrongfully asked the IRS to target conservative organizations, so anything is possible.
“One thing is for sure – the American people need to learn a lot more about what the Obama administration did, and who did it.”