well of course. all the agencies with the means are keeping close tabs on the current president
all they need is a single paned piece of glass they can bounce a laser off to listen in.
you can also get a good vibration off some metals
like those found in golf carts...
The excellent book “Silent Coup: the Removal of a President)” by Colodny and Gettlin begins with the Pentagon’s spy in the White House, a junior officer who manned a communications office IIRC.
The senior military had noticed back-channel communications going on between Red China and someone in the White House. This was while we were busy fighting China’s ally North Vietnam and the military were concerned that they might have discovered a traitor. So they spied on these communications.
This led to a discussion of some select young military officers who acted as liasons between the White House and the Pentagon. One such Naval officer was Bob Woodward. Among the White House officials Woodward briefed was Alexander Haig.
Woodward then left the Navy and went to work at the Washington Post, teamed with Carl Bernstein. And then came Watergate and fame for one-time Naval officer and White House briefer Bob Woodward.
Spying on the White House:
Colodny and Gettlin’s “Silent Coup” online:
It never ceases to amaze me that, even after Nixon has been dead for years, still they dribble out some tapes and/or transcripts, every so often, so that they Leftist media might once again relive those glorious days when they overthrew a sitting American President. They so relish the fact that they can still find small ways to drag his name through the mud. Remind people why history ought to remember him as “tricky Dick,” and why he is to be despised and villified at every opportunity.
I’m no great fan of Nixon. He was an old line Republican, not a Conservative. He was a control-freak. He would destroy his political enemies if they got in his way. But the News Media LOVES Liberals who are EXACTLY like that. The reason they hated Richard Nixon, and ALWAYS wanted to destroy him, was because back in the late 1940’s, during the McCarthy era, it was Nixon who, as a member of the House UnAmerican Affairs Committee, chaired the sub-committee that exposed the hero of Democrats and the Media, Alger Hiss, as a Communist Agent, with the testimony of former Communist Whittaker Chambers. It proved to be a major embarrassment to President Truman, who has tried to force HUAC to back off Hiss. In 1952, Truman would not run for re-election in part for this debacle, and in part for his firing of popular war-hero and Commander of American forces in the Korean Conflict, General Douglass MacArthur.
Alger Hiss eventually was convicted of Perjury and spent 3-1/2 years in prison. But the media NEVER forgot that Nixon pressed the case against Hiss, even when the others on the HUAC would have let it go. The Media and the Democrats swore to destroy Nixon, and at every opportunity, they sabotaged him.
In 1960, when he ran for President against JFK, the TV debate is a veritable lesson in camera-work for presenting one candidate in a very positive light (JFK) and another in a very negative light (Nixon). Whereas Kennedy was generally shown from the waist up, and usually when he looked at ease, most of Nixon’s shots were tight close-up’s of his face — so close one could see the sweat glistening — and they usually cut to these tight face-shots when Nixon has a frown or nervous scowl. It was an artful use of propaganda.
Even then, Nixon came within 100,000 popular votes or so of winning the election. The closest state was — Illinois. There, in Cook County (Chicago) there were tens of thousands of fraudulent votes in the largely democrat precincts. There was enough that Nixon could have legally forced a 2000-like Supreme Court showdown had he wanted to. Nixon, however, dismissed the thought. He didn’t want to cause such a division in the country. A shame Al Gore didn’t learn that lesson, isn’t it?
Of course, the Media got their chance to bring Nixon down with the dirty political operation of the Watergate break-in, and the cover-up. When he resigned in August, 1974, I remember how upset my Dad was. He said the Media had finally gotten what they wanted. And he was right. So they “dig up” ol’ Nixon every now and again, just to spit in his face one more time, to revisit old victories. And they live in hopes that they can recapture old glories and destroy new hated figures today.
They seem to be doing pretty well....
The entire problem was Dean's mess. The true beneficiary of the actual break-in was none other than John Dean. Nixon's 'crime', other than being universally hated by the rabid left, was in giving loyalty to a man (the self-same John Dean), which in the final analysis, deserved none...
"As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally. Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman's supervision created the 'White House Plumbers,' which would later lead to the Watergate burglaries."
So what is Daniel Ellsberg up to these days? Well, for one thing, he is an endorser of the Revolutionary Communist Party's "World Can't Wait" movement...
Click on the 'World Can't Wait' link just below and see: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include" You may recognize a few other names as well, including the democrat chair of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr. Conyers' name appears right after Ward Churchill's.
Endorsers of the [World Can't Wait] Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:
James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Rocky Anderson, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Paulette Cole, US Rep John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Diaz Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Jane Fonda, Martin Garbus, Senator Mike Gravel, Andre Gregory, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Janis Karpinski, Jonathan Kozol, Rabbi Michael Lerner, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Robin Meyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, Viggo Mortensen, John Nichols, US Rep. Major Owens, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Michelle Phillips, Harold Pinter, Michael Ratner, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, Richard Serra, Jeff Sharlet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn, and thousands more who have already joined us.
World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party. (scroll down the list that appears (after clicking link) to find the World Can't Wait organization --rwor.org is the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party):
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)
*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration
*Organizes college and high-school students
*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party
The RCP calls for the armed overthrow of the U.S. government...
From the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party (revcom.us or rwor.org) :
"Create Public Opinion, Seize Power: We are preparing minds and organizing forces for the time when there is a major crack in the system, whenever it comes and wherever it comes from: an opening that makes it possible to bring the future Revolutionary Army of the Proletariat (R.A.P.) into the field and wage a revolutionary armed struggle that actually has a chance of winning.
And we have said that building our party itself is the most important part of organizing forces for revolution. This is true now, and it is true looking forward to the creation of that future R.A.P. and the waging of that armed struggle.":