I am hugely disappointed in the Obama Department of Justice and Office of Legal Counsel on many fronts. This shit was not OK when Republicans did it and its NOT OK when Democrats do it.
But in a surprise buried at the end of the 289-page report, the inspector general also reveals that the Obama administration issued a secret rule almost two weeks ago saying it was legal for the FBI to have skirted federal privacy protections.[Emphasis mine]
The Obama administration retroactively legalized the entire fiasco via a secret ruling from the Office of Legal Counsel.
Go read more at Emptywheel's Obama Gorging Himself on Poison Fruit.
I intend to hold ALL presidents accountable.