[W]hat if the Bush FBI and the Bush NSA had incidentally monitored the phone calls of Obama’s aides and even Obama himself? Meaning, what if the Bush people had targeted foreign bad actors and those bad actors happened to be in touch with members of the Obama transition tame, as is always the case, and so incidentally the Bush team picked up intel on some of the Obama people, for instance, like Eric Holder, who was going to be attorney general….
Imagine if the Bush administration had been monitoring the phone calls of Obama’s aides, maybe even Obama himself. And what if that information was carefully preserved by the Bush administration and then shared with 16 other intelligence agencies around the world, including some of those run by foreign governments?
What if — let’s keep going — what if the head of the House committee investigating all of this were to come up with further evidence of this monitoring and this illegal unmasking and went up to Obama and then to the press with his news?
Do you think the media would be furious with that guy?