Yesterday I opined on this topic using the Bret Baier's Special Report as the hook. Today A.B. Stoddard repeated her sad lie that Trump was not the subject of surveillance even after the FBI Head Comey said the FBI had been investigating Trump since the middle of 2016. Stoddard makes all the dumb blonde jokes come to life.
An intelligent former diplomat has another explanation that makes sense.
The Dems claim that Trump is in bed with the Russians; Trump denies it and countercharges that the Dems had him under surveillance. We have here a problem. If the Dems have official intel on Trump's connections with Russia, how did they get it? Presumably from the official intel services which then it would appear were monitoring Russian contacts with Trump's people. If there was no surveillance order given to US intel, from where did the intel on Russian contacts come? The British is apparently the Trump answer. I have a more plausible one. I think there was surveillance of Russian activity, probably by the NSA, and it found nothing to show that Trump had contacts with the Russians; the Obamistas and the Clintonistas then made up the accounts of Russian interference. In other words, they lied. That's the most charitable explanation I can develop. There, of course, are harsher ones which I hope are not accurate, ones that would show, once again, Obama's misuse of the nation's intel and enforcement capabilities.
We can hope that the truth is found in this explanation because the alternative is much, much worse.
We may never know since double-dealing in the international spying game standard work and what you see is much like a fun-house mirror. You can't believe anything you see.