Former National Security  Agency analyst Russ Tice, a Bush-era whistle-blower, recently made startling  claims that the federal government’s wiretap endeavors targeted high-ranking  government officials, including military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

One of those target wound up being elected president. In appearance on “The Boiling Frogs Show” on Wednesday, Tice  made the astonishing claim that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones  connected to then-Democratic Senate hopeful Barack Obama in 2004, weeks prior to  his breakout speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.

“Now, here’s the big one,” Tice said. “I haven’t given you any names. This  was in summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a  bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for  Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you?  It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and  that’s the president of the United States now.”

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