Except Nixon spied for his own re-election. Obama had nothing to lose, he was out either way, so he spied for Clinton. But it was the exact same thing that Nixod did; they spied on the other party's campaign. Because the whole collusion with the Russians gambit is a big Lie that's supposed to cover up Obama's illegal spying on the Trump campaign. So they keep pushing that Lie and pretending Obama wasn't spying. See that? wire tapping Manafort wasn't spying on Trump it was investigating non-existant collusion with the Russians to throw the election. The whole problem with this Lie is the idea that there was anything to investigate in the first place... they keep trying to find that. Well, jesus-stupid-christopher, the whole point is, they never had it to begin with, so it was never a legal investigation, it was always illegally spying on the Trump campaign, exactly the same as what Nixon's gang did.