Our government does spy on citizens who have broken no laws. In 2013 Fox reporter James Rosen was part of such an investigation for leaking information to news media. He and his family were tracked yet he was never charged.
The following year Sharyl Attkisson realized her computer was being hacked and learned it was government software.
These instances are nothing foreign to Obama. What he has never seen before is Pres Trump fighting back relentlessly.