Axelrod on Obama: As a Constitutional Law Prof., He Was ‘Very Careful’ with Surveillance
AXELROD: "Well, very carefully. He had spent years teaching constitutional law. He understood where the lines were and everybody in the White House. Presidents cannot order surveillance on American citizens for political reason or any reason and that authority belongs only to the appropriate investigative agencies and only then with the approval of the courts. That's what separates us from countries like Russia. Vladimir Putin places surveillance on his political opponents and worse. We do not. President Obama understands that and what was appalling about what's transpired over the last few days apparently President Trump does not."