Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Obama Monitoring Trump

Obama Monitoring Trump

by Stephen Lendman

Former presidents usually respect the right of their successors to govern without interference.

Obama changed the rules, maybe supported by big money backers like George Soros and likeminded international con men.

Perhaps he’s involved in staging anti-Trump protests, challenging him in underhanded ways instead sticking to justifiable criticism.

Reportedly his close aide Valerie Jarrett moved into his luxury new Washington home, two miles from the White House - intended as a nerve center to undermine Trump, ultimately aiming to oust him from office.

In late January, Obama expressed support for anti-Trump protests, saying “citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”

Given his deplorable record, presumably he means the right to rape and destroy nations, target all independent ones for regime change, carve up whole continents for profit, force-feed neoliberal harshness on humanity, and crack down hard on nonbelievers. 

In late February, Trump blamed Obama for street and town hall protests against him, saying “I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it, and some of the leaks possibly come from that group.”

On January 31, Politico said Obama “is keeping tabs on his successor in the White House and selectively weighing in.”

He “and his aides expected to take on President Donald Trump at some point, but they didn’t think it would happen this quickly.”

They’re monitoring his activities, possibly intending on openly challenging him.

On March 6, the Huffington Post said he dispatched a team of over a dozen individuals, “working out of an office in the West end neighborhood of Washington” to monitor unreported stories about Trump and his administration.

“There is a regular conference call for ‘the Obama network,’ a meeting the ex-president attended with former aides a few weeks back, and ad hoc calls to Senate and House Democrats, state-based groups and grassroots organizations.”

It sounds like a conspiracy to undermine him, likely many others involved not mentioned by HuffPo.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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