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originally posted by: talisman
Wasn't it around October when someone leaked Donald Trumps '95 Tax return? Wasn't it claimed, if memory serves correctly, the envelope had "Trump Tower" when it was sent? Given the time frame, it does become suspicious. Also, I recall someone climbing Trump Tower back in Aug with suction cups. Could that have been a diversion? Who knows?
Then the rumour flew that in October some kind of investigation was ongoing with regards to the FISA court. Someone is trying to either "Frame" this or there is something more to this.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Kellyanne says Comey has said NOTHING (yet).
Meh. The agriculture and labor ministers are not that important at this point. All the important cabinet members are approved.
After Donald Trump blew the whistle on the eavesdropping of his 2016 campaign headquarters by Barack Obama’s administration, few in the media or elsewhere seem to be asking the obvious questions:
Was it legal?
Was it ethical – in the American way?
One thing is for certain: If the roles were reversed and the Trump administration bugged Democrats, you can imagine the media would take a much different view.
Let’s first take a look at how the media reported this travesty of justice, political decorum, the Constitution and American legal tradition:
Washington Post: President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former President Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters in the run-up to last fall’s election, providing no evidence to support his explosive claim and drawing a flat denial from Obama’s office.
CNN: Trump’s baseless wiretap claim
Atlantic: Trump’s Unfounded Claims of a “Nixon/Watergate” Wiretapping Scheme
Huffington Post: Obama Refutes Allegation that He Wiretapped Trump Tower During Campaign
New York Daily News: Trump’s poor understanding of national security investigations may prove dangerous
New York Times: President Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower the month before the election, leveling the explosive allegation without offering any evidence.
The emphasis of all of these “fake news” reports is disingenuous to say the least. Obama didn’t deny his administration wiretapped Trump. He said no one at the White House did. That is a virtual admission that his administration did, probably Justice Department, meaning the “apolitical Loretta Lynch” who just called for “blood and death” in the streets to stop Trump, much to the approval of Senate Democrats. It’s an obvious parsing of words by the slick Obama.
The accusation is indeed bigger than Watergate, which began with an attempt not to eavesdrop directly on Richard Nixon’s opponent in the 1972 presidential election, but on Larry O’Brian, the head of the DNC, whose offices were in the Watergate Hotel. He was the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of his day, but she and Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta didn’t bother securing their email communications, and you could read them all on WikiLeaks.
originally posted by: Berns23
a reply to: mOjOm
Breitbart busted ACORN which caused the demise of ACORN. Don't underestimate Breitbart. It's quite formidable.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: burgerbuddy
That's just more guessing.
If that's the case why didn't he say that???
If he has something solid why not just say "Here, this is why I said that."
Probably because he's just tweeting out his butt about something he was told or read by someone else who also can't back up what they said.
Remember when he retweeted that false claim about Black on White vs. Black on Black crime months ago??? Turned out that it came from some White Power Blog or something that had changed the numbers. Even O'reily came down on him saying you can't just do that when president. That you have to verify what you say is true. Trump just blew it off like it was no big deal. But it is a big deal.