President Obama's apparent abuse of the office of the President in the lead-up to the 2016 Presidential election involving his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican billionaire Donald Trump (and possibly others) is the perfect "medium" to expose the unlawful practices used --- that's because it was neither "rare" nor "well-done" (Credit radio legend Fred Allen for that one)
The fact that it is not >>> rare <<< came out anew in an excellent retrospective
article in Politico
According to the author of a recent piece in the on-line edition of the political magazine, "Politico" --- "President Donald Trump seems to believe that FBI agents infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and has tweeted that the bureau’s actions could amount to a scandal 'bigger than Watergate.'... Trump hasn’t provided evidence to support these allegations, but regardless of their veracity, there is precedent for an American intelligence agency spying on a presidential campaign. It happened in the summer of 1964; the target was Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and the perpetrator was the CIA, not the FBI...." (See "When the CIA Infiltrated a Presidential Campaign” by Steve Usdin, 5/22/18, Politico/ History Dept. [https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/22/cia-fbi-spy-presidential-campaign-trump-goldwater-218415]).
The article goes on to say that --- “…. LBJ [President Lyndon Baines Johnson] wasn’t squeamish about using the inside information, and he did so in a blunt fashion that must have made CIA officers cringe. Goldwater campaign staff noticed that the Johnson campaign had the unnerving habit of responding to points in their candidate’s speeches before he had delivered them. Johnson didn’t seem to care that his actions made clear to Goldwater that he was being spied on….”
The article in “Politico” is followed by this note: “…. Steve Usdin is the author of the forthcoming [[[ 'Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections between Espionage and Journalism in Washington']]] from which this piece was adapted.”
Fifty years have passed, Watergate came and went, but Democrats keep showing that they aren’t just bad Americans, they are bad people. LBJ --- Barack Obama, there isn’t any real difference. That’s why bad people like Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner don’t want any Republican congressional oversight into these Obama era abuses of the FBI and Justice Department involving spying on candidate and President-elect Trump (and others).