Saturday, March 4, 2017

NY Times: Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones

A spokesman for Mr. Obama, Kevin Lewis, issued a statement dismissing the claims. “A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” he said. “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.”

One former senior law enforcement official who worked under Mr. Obama said that it was “100 percent untrue” that the government had wiretapped Mr. Trump, and that the current president should be pressed to offer any evidence for his assertion.

Ben Rhodes, a former top national security aide to Mr. Obama, said in a Twitter message directed at Mr. Trump on Saturday that “no president can order a wiretap” and added, “Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”

 We will see.  Perhaps Trump is incorrect.  If he is, I think it is time Congress acts.
They can do a vote of no confidence, they can do a Congressional Declaration Requesting the President Cease and Desist with claims and if he refuses, a congressional censure of the president.  While the actions are not binding, it will build a wall of opposition to Trump from every section of Congress, every office, and every hallway ..  Impugning the reputation of a former president with baseless and delusional accusations is ... slanderous at the very least and perhaps Congress should consider moving toward removing the president.  

However, if evidence exists ... the NY Times is again a LIAR, Rhodes is discredited and should be fired from whatever job he has, and his security clearance revoked, and Obama should be investigated.  That investigation should go on for 4 years, and should result in prison sentences.  The Obama appointed intelligence personnel should be fired, judges removed from office, and the media forever discredited.

Updated:  Trump has asked Congress to investigate.  He actually should have asked Congress to investigate BEFORE he accused Obama.  Although, in typical NYT fashion, they ensure the unfounded portion.  Aren't ALL claims unfounded to begin with ... unless Trump found some devices and hasn't revealed that as yet.

From 'This Week' - “I think he’s right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,” Mukasey told ABC’s “This Week.”


 Mark Levin, a conservative constitutional lawyer stated it was known, that there was wiretapping of Trump/campaign and others.

Make Mine Freedom - 1948

American Form of Government

Who's on First? Certainly isn't the Euro.