Another day, another Trump lie. This one is pretty big though. However, this specific lie is very damaging to Donald Trump himself. He’s trying to get the heat off of him and his administration regarding Russia, but he may have actually dug himself into a deeper hole.
On Saturday, Trump sent out three tweets accusing president Obama of illegally wire-tapping Trump Tower prior to the election in November. First of all, there is zero evidence of this, so we’ve got a libel case on our hands. And we know Trump loves to sue for libel, so let’s give it back to him! Want to know where he got the ‘information’? From a Breitbart article and conservative radio host Mark Levin. Two bastions of truth if there ever were…
Seriously though, that is how Trump gets his information. He’s the President of the United States, he could have access to whatever information he wants, but instead, without presenting an iota of evidence, he goes on his twitter rages. (See also: voter fraud, birtherism). The man is unhinged.
I’ve no doubt that the Obama administration did not order an illegal wire-tap. Why? Because what would be the point? No one thought he would win the election, not to mention the fact that having a wire-tap wouldn’t do much to sway public opinion before November 8. NO ONE WOULD KNOW ABOUT IT! If Obama wanted to harm Trump and do something illegal, why not just hack the IRS and release Trump’s tax returns?? That would have done much more harm to DJT, revealing all of his business/financial ties to Russia.
Now, on the other hand, if there WAS wire-tapping, it would have come about legally with a FISA Warrant. That term has been floating around for a few days, so let’s look at what it means.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, which oversees requests for warrants to surveil foreign spies in the United States. Requests for a FISA warrant are made by the FBI or NSA.So, if legal wire-tapping had happened, it was because there was cause for concern regarding Trump and his associates, and a federal judge signed-off on the warrant. That doesn’t bode well for The Donald.
On the Sunday political shows, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Directer James Comey both denied that a FISA warrant exists and that there hasn’t been any wire-tapping, so really, I just go back to 45 being totally mentally unstable. Either way, this is not a good look for him. Also, after obviously finding no evidence of it themselves, the White House has ordered Congress to investigate. I’m betting that since they can try to blame this on Obama, that they get right on it, rather than pussyfooting around regarding Trump’s ties to Russia. Hypocrites, the lot of them.