Patrick Byrne has recently emerged as a central figure in the broader Russiagate/Spygate/Mueller affairs and he has presented information that deserves everyone's attention.
Namely, Byrne has stated that the totality of what we've witnessed since (and apparently before) Donald Trump's election is the cover-up of a broader politically-based espionage operation at the hands of the Obama administration. This is a wholesale different notion than what many believe, which more closely aligns with the idea that the effort began with the election of Trump and was devised to remove him from power. That's partly true, but it's not the entire story and it's certainly not the beginning.
Obama's espionage efforts existed well before the 2016 election and I've dated the operation to back to at least 2014 (linked below.) In all likelihood, it probably extends back even further and hopefully that timeline will gain further clarity as matters move forward.
Consequently, I've subscribed to the notion that no matter who became president in 2016, so long as it wasn't Hillary Clinton or some other Deep State pawn, there was always going to be a need to sanitize Obama's preexisting political espionage efforts. That Donald Trump won the election likely impacted the sanitation effort significantly and to the extent that he needed to be removed from office. Understand that this leaves room for a non-Deep State candidate antithetical to the Obama administration to hypothetically hold the office of the presidency without the need for removal assuming that individual could be controlled with other mechanisms. Trump's election created the impetus for an entirely new and drastically different approach because of the depth and breadth of the threat he presented to upend it all. It also explains why those standing antithetical to Trump are so fervent about his removal from office. They know it's the only option with any chance of succeeding otherwise they face exposure to legal jeopardy.
Byrne isn't the only one to venture down this road as several have; the most trusted source being Sundance at Conservative Tree House (my best recommendation for technical analysis in the geopolitical landscape.)
Here are the relevant quotations from Byrne:
“I gave to the DOJ documents concerning both the origin of the Russian probe and the probe into Hillary Clinton, both of which I was involved in, and both of which turned out to be less about law enforcement than they were about political espionage...This is going to become the greatest political scandal in US history...If we survive it, and if Rule of Law returns to America, it will be due to one man: Bill Barr.”
If you haven't read both articles, they're both extremely worthy and they both speak truth to the matter at hand, which is that Obama's political espionage operation is the biggest political scandal in this nation's history and it preceded Donald Trump's election.
Linked below are below are the relevant articles - one from ZH and the other from CTH - both of which are worthy. Also included is the item linking Obama's efforts back to 2014.