The Obama deal with Iran was never in effect. All treaties must be ratified by Congress, but Obama refused to even consider putting it forth for ratification. That in itself is illegal since we gave Iran a ton of cash and lifted the sanctions.
But, Obama went further than that. He spied on Israel and members of congress, friendly to Israel. He also spied on pro-Israel groups and he spied on Trump and may have tried to set him up twice during the presidential campaign.
The most glaring example was the $10,000 given to George Papadopoulos. He was suspicious about the money and turned it over to a lawyer in Israel. He then hopped a plane to New York and was detained as soon as he got off the plane. I have no doubt, they were hoping to find the money on him.
They would have used it to try to stop Trump.
In a recent article at the Columbia Law Review a few of the crimes of the Obama Administration were discussed –
The Obama Administration’s efforts to sign and implement a nuclear agreement with Iran with limited if any congressional input, and at times in violation of federal law, is a particularly important example of Democratic constitutional hardball. This particular example failed to make it into books and essays critical of the Obama Administration, including Lawless, because it played out toward the end of the Administration, and many of the details of the Administration’s hardball tactics became matters of public knowledge and controversy only after President Obama had left office.
To sell the deal, the Administration found it necessary to lie to the American public about its origins. The Administration began secret negotiations with Iran in mid-2012.81 Samuels, supra note 78. When reporter James Rosen asked at a press conference about rumors regarding these negotiations, the State Department spokesperson lied and denied that “government-to-government” talks were underway.(Obama’s State Department Deliberately Cut Embarrassing Questions from Press Briefing Video, Wash. Post (June 1, 2016) – Remarkably, someone in the Administration later had a staff member delete a portion of a video of a news conference showing Rosen asking a spokesperson whether the Administration had lied about the Iran negotiations.)
Administration officials told the public that engagement with Iran began in 2013. The Administration claimed that it was “tak[ing] advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country.”As David Samuels reported in the New York Times Magazine, this story of nascent moderation in the Iranian government “was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal.”
The Obama Administration also spied on U.S. opponents of the Iran deal, both in Congress and in private pro-Israel organizations. Pro-Israel activists reported that the Administration seemed to know exactly what they were saying and doing, and acted accordingly. There have also been serious allegations that the Obama Administration undermined federal law enforcement efforts against the Hezbollah terrorist group to placate Hezbollah’s Iranian backers.
The US spied on the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, because of concerns he would derail the Iran nuclear deal, according to a new account of surveillance operations.
Despite Barack Obama’s promise to curtail eavesdropping on allies in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations about the scale and scope of US activities, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance included phone conversations between top Israeli officials, US congressmen and American-Jewish groups, according to the Wall Street Journal.