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Ex-Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino Slams Obama for NSA Spying, but Not Bush (Video)

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Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino recently told Glenn Beck that there are scandalous activities going on in the Obama administration, including NSA spying.

However, Bongino didn't mention the NSA spying started under President Bush after he signed the Patriot Act in 2001.

Bongino, a Republican now running for Congress in Maryland, told Beck on his Internet Blaze TV show, "We’re in a lot of trouble" (video below).

"The President sees government, and I think it’s because of his lack of experience and maybe community organizing in the past, as this shiny new toy," claimed Bongino. "Which for all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter and Bush there were always limits, there was that line you just didn’t cross, we cross it seemingly every day. We’re lost in the scandals."

Bongino went on to name the same fake "scandals" that have been Republican talking points for years.

"The Jamie Dimon shakedown at Chase, the HHS scandal, Kathleen Sebelius shaking down the health care industry for money, the IRS," stated Bongino. "It’s to the point where these scandals in and of themselves would be huge back-breaking scandals are just lost in the scandal fog. It’s worse than people know and I’m not trying to scare you either."

Beck then asked Bongino about the NSA spying on U.S. citizens.

"You give the government information and it will be abused. It is not a matter of if it’ll be abused, it’s only a matter of when," said Bongino. "When that line is determined by the government that keeps your information in a trove for release any time they need it, how are you free?"

"The Obama administration are experts in losing you in the fog of scandal. This NSA thing is a back-breaking story, it gets at the very roots of what liberty means," proclaimed Bongino.

For reasons unknown, Bongino did not mention why he didn't step forward for eight years during the Bush administration, which began the NSA spying on Americans.

Beck, who has used Nazi and racist imagery on his programs, praised and endorsed Bongino.

Bongino also wrote an Op-Ed in The Washington Times in July parroting right wing talking points that the were still unanswered questions about the Benghazi terrorist attack.

He wrote that there was a "lack of any credible action in Benghazi the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and into the following morning," which has been debunked repeatedly, noted MediaMatters.org.

In October, Bongino slammed President Obama in an open letter published by FrontPageMag.com, in which he blamed the president because insurance companies have dropped people's existing plans to make profits off more expensive ones.

Sources: MediaMatters.org, FrontPageMag.com, The Washington Times, Blaze TV

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