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Sunday, March 5, 2017

On President Trump's wiretapping claims

I have a bad feeling about this. Remember the job Obama's writers did on Trump over his birther claims?

Breitbart was said to be Trump's source on the wiretapping  Two words: Steve Bannon
"Donald Trump relied on conservative media sources to make his explosive claim that former President Barack Obama had the then-candidate’s phones tapped during the 2016 election campaign, according to a person familiar with the situation.
"A spokesman for Obama said Trump’s claims were “simply false,” and lawmakers urged Trump, if he had evidence of a wiretap, to make it public or at least disclose it to Congress."
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“If it was with a legal FISA court order, then an application for surveillance exists that the court found credible,” Sasse said in a statement. “The president should ask that this full application regarding surveillance of foreign operatives be made available.”

Did Obama authorize wiretapping of Trump?  "President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before the election.

"The Washington Post dismissed the charge:
Trump offered no citations nor did he point to any credible news report to back up his accusation, but he may have been referring to commentary on Breitbart and conservative talk radio suggesting that Obama and his administration used "police state" tactics last fall to monitor the Trump team.
Image result for trump wire tap cartoons"The Washington Post, a member of the Opposition Party, does not believe that Breitbart is credible.  Breitbart reported that the Obama administration sought a FISA warrant in June 2016, which was denied, but did obtain a FISA warrant in October 2016." . . .Read more.

The fact that WaPo is an Obama supporter does not necessarily mean they are wrong about this. TD

President Trump's Obama Wire Tapping Claims Backed By Top Intelligence Officer
"Retired Lt. Col Tony Schaffer states President Trump was probably given sufficient evidence to make his claims."  (Probably?)

Obama DENIES Trump's sensational 'Nixon/Watergate' phone tap accusation:

. . . " 'As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.' 
However, the statement did not deny that another federal agency may have sought authorization to listen in on Trump Towers and received it. 
Lewis' statement comes shortly after Trump fired off a flurry of tweets early Saturday morning claiming that the former president had been spying on him in October, a month before his election victory.  
'" Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!' the president wrote on Twitter." . . .

Yes, There Could Be Serious Legal Problems if Obama Admin Involved in Illegal Surveillance  . . . "If the stories are correct, Obama or his officials might even face prosecution. But, we are still early in all of this and there are a lot of rumors flying around so the key is if the reports are accurate. We just don’t know at this time." LawNuze

The AP defends Obama

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