The idiocy of media lies is astonishing. The Washington Post accuses the President of “citing no evidence” in his charges that Obama wiretapped him. They actually write: “Trump offered no citations nor did he point to any credible news report to back up his accusation . . ., ” as if the President only has the goddamned news to go on. Hey, what are all those intelligence services supposed to be for? Or does the Secret Service just sit around listening to talk radio all day instead of searching for threats? On Obama’s wiretapping Althouse writes:
What’s “credible news” these days? Maybe Trump is fighting fire with fire. The Russian business is a conspiracy theory so why not distract with a conspiracy theory on top of the conspiracy theory? There was a conspiracy to plant a conspiracy, etc. etc.
But Trump is accusing Obama of wiretapping his New York office. That’s a very specific charge. Presumably Trump has high-level security within his homestead. Maybe something was detected. Here are Trump’s tweets this morning:
1. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
2. “Is it legal for a sitting President to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”
3. “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”
4. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp* my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”
#3 feels vaguely like a threat to get a criminal investigation going against Obama. This is a big move by the art-of-the-deal master. Perhaps the goal is to get his attackers to stand down.
In her comments Drago adds:
We know that a FISA warrant was sought by the obama admin in June and was denied. Why? What was the justification for that request? By whom?
We know that the FISA warrant was resubmitted in October and granted. What was altered/added/modified from the original June request? Was a different FISA judge sought? Did someone go “judge shopping”?
We know that obama, in the closing days of his administration, radically changed the rules for sharing of raw intel captured with US Citizens names NOT redacted to a much broader swath of intelligence agencies and personnel (from dozens into the hundreds) AND that a much broader swath of individuals would have access to US citizen names in the raw data (redaction would occur later in the “process”)
We know that in the final months of the obama administration hundreds of obama loyalists were moved into “career” roles in key agencies which would ensure their continued presence and access to raw intel/data after Trump was inaugurated.
We know that obama, in the last week of his administration, quietly (very very quietly) altered the succession rules for which DOJ individual would be the next in line for determining whether or not any special prosecutor would be established and we know that the “new” guy identified as the “next in line” is a hardcore obama/Holder asset. Gee, that’s sounds like something that happens everyday, doesn’t it?
BTW, buried in Sessions recusal statement is the blurb that the succession for DOJ decision-making in the absence of the AG (for whatever reason, like recusal) is reverting back to Dana Boente, at least until Tuesday morning when the Senate will have it’s hearing/vote on the new Trump guy for that role.
And we know that we have had unprecedented leaks and coordination between the IC and the NYT amongst others.
So I guess we’ll just chalk up all these people, their actions and the timing of all this as “coincidence” and get back to our regularly scheduled Trump bashing, eh?
Not a chance. We are seeing, in real time, an attempted coup.
And that phrase is not used lightly. This is a coup attempt and we shall see what comes of it.