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Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Is Really Getting Interesting

This really brought back old memories.  President Trump tweeted this morning about requests by the Obama administration to the FISA court to wiretap the phones and computer lines of the Trump campaign in Trump Tower during June and October of 2016.  Almost immediately, we get a response from the Obama "spokesman", Kevin Lewis.  Here's what he said:

"Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

See what he's doing there?  Obama didn't "order" surveillance.  Neither did the White House officials.  That's a very Clintonian kind of response.  What it means in English is that the Obama Department of Justice under Loretta Lynch asked the FISA court for permission to wiretap Trump.  Obama didn't "order" it and Lynch is not a White House official.  The FISA court turned down the request in June, so Obama had Lynch try again in October.  By then, the DNC and Podesta hacks were all over the internet, so a friendly judge at the FISA court said ok to the wiretap.  The FBI was then ordered by Lynch (not Obama -- nudge, nudge, wink, wink) to wiretap Trump Tower.  After months of listening in, the FBI heard nothing at all that would indicate any wrongdoing by Trump or his people.

What we got today from Obama is the old non-denial denial.  He only talked about what he and White House officials did.  He carefully left out the Attorney General and the rest of the Justice Department (like the staff and the FBI).

On top of this, we know that during the Obama years, there were thousands of Americans who were the subject of surveillance.  Remember Fox News reporter James Rosen who they called an unindicted co-conspirator so that they could wiretap and bug his home, his office and even his parents' home?  How about the AP office in Washington; the Obamacrats wiretapped them for months as well.  But Obama's spokesman says Obama never "ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen."  Oh really?

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats and media people are out with claims that Trump's tweet about the Obamacrats wiretapping Trump Tower has no support and is untrue.  Both Obama's move and the move by Pelosi and the others are really very dangerous.  They seem to have forgotten that Obama is no longer president.  He can no longer control what happens in Washington.  If Trump decides at some point to release the transcripts of some of the wiretaps of the Trump Tower conversations, he can demonstrate to the American people that Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats are telling lies.  He can prove that the Obama administration bugged his office and phone.  The media may try to ignore this, but the average American will see it for what it really is, an attempt by the Obamacrats to use government police power to tip the election.  We may see the "investigations" flip from Russia/Trump to Obama/wiretap.  After all, it is beyond the pale for the President to have his administration wiretap one of the two candidates for president in order to swing the election.  That will be true whether or not Obama "ordered" it or just "permitted" it to happen after a wink and a nod to Lynch.

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