Obama Wiretapped Trump

Obama Wiretapped TrumpPresident Trump has “accused” Obama of having wiretapped his telephones and data connections at Trump Tower during the 2016 election cycle. The President’s allegation, made as it was through Twitter, lit the internet on proverbial fire. The Lamestream Enemedia wasted no time is deriding the President’s claim and Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis quickly fired back with a denial of any wrongdoing on the ex-President’s part.

Of course, these denials are almost Clintonian is their use of facts that don’t necessarily – depending on what words and terms mean – lead to the truth.

The facts of the matter are that the FBI did twice seek to gain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court warrants to wiretap Trump’s communications and those of several of his advisers. The first attempt in June, 2016 was denied. The second, narrower request, now focused on a server in Trump Tower, in October, 2016 was granted.

So during the 2016 elections the FBI did conduct surveillance of Trump’s assets in Trump Towers, i.e., they did wiretap him, though this may have been limited to electronic communications and did not included telephony, which i what most of people still think of when wiretapping is brought up.  So, for the purposes of the truth and culpability, it comes down to the Clintonian question of what words and phrases mean, a particularly form of verbal tap-dancing that Obama has always been quite skilled at.

The FBI is ultimately under the authority of US Attorney General, during the time frame in question an Obama Appointee. So whether or not the wiretapping was done by the Obama Administration comes down to where you draw the line around the term “Obama Administration” and from whom exactly the order ultimately came from.

As to whether or not Obama “had” Trump’s assets tapped, that is a matter of great and fruitless conjecture. Obviously, Obama didn’t formally order the surveillance operation. No POTUS can formally and legally order such surveillance except in very limited circumstances that didn’t apply in this case. That, however, doesn’t address an informal, verbal order, suggestion, or spoken lament – Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest? – that Obama might have made to AG Loretta Lynch.

Then, we come to “had” vs. “known of” and “approved.” Personally, I find it hard, though not impossible, to lend credence to the idea that the FBI would undertake such a very, very sensitive operation – as proven from the fallout thereof – without walking it up the chain of command to get at least verbal approval for it. Hence, it seems very unlikely to me that Obama wasn’t both apprised of the planned investigation of the opposing party’s presidential candidate and given the chance to quash it before it started.

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Man Bites Dog

President Donald J. TrumpAs should be expected, the biggest news in America, possibly the Civilized World, is President Donald J. Trump. And one of the evolving stories center to this is the President’s refusal to bow to the Lamestream Enemedia. Given that these kingmakers – and failed, would-be queenmakers – aren’t used to being questioned by anyone, this is definitely a “Man Bites Dog” news moment and of paroxysmal bouts of outrage, fear, and denial.

Our President’s latest strike against the leftwing propaganda engines was fired off via Twitter on February 17th.

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

— President Donald J. Trump

Yes! A man bit the dogs and the dogs are howling. That’s newsworthy indeed and gratifying to read about as the “press” and their liberal followers explode over it. Definitely a case of “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Man Bites Dog
Man Bites Dog

Oh, and how they’re yipping, yapping and howling over this as they tear the clothes and beat their breasts over this “horrible slur” against them, as if they hadn’t already though their bias, hate, and mendacity already beggared their own reputations and betrayed and thus lost the trust of we, the People.

Oh yes! The media personalities and their always so useful and beholden shills have been quick to cry, “That’s how dictators get started,” and to claim to all and sundry who might listen and give credence to them that President Trump is shutting down the media.

No, while it’s true that that’s how dictators get started, it’s also how revolutionaries get started. They speak truth to power and they do so boldly, frankly, unapologetically, and with the candor that comes from the righteousness of their cause. And that is what President Trump is doing, speaking truth to power – speaking truth the undeserving holders and wielders of a vast, pervasive, and manipulative power that they have sorely misused, abused, and corrupted.

And that, my fellow Americans, is a Man Bites Dog moment in history.

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Why They’re Crying

Why They're Crying bitter tears
Why They’re Crying Bitter Tears

While the bitter tears of the Liberals and Progressives are a pleasant, well-deserved, and soothing balm for the hearts and minds of Americans, it’s still important to not take the all too easy path and not concern ourselves with why their crying so hard, so bitterly, and so long over loosing the 2016 elections. After all, it cant be just because Hillary, one of the least liked, respected, and trusted people in America’s history lost to Mr. Trump, another candidate will a less than stellar reputation.

Why They’re Crying

It’s not just that it was a total shock to them that Mr. Trump triumphed after their Lamestream media and the various pundits told them time and time again that Hillary was to be anointed POTUS, though such an upset was and is very upsetting to them. It’s not just that they lost and that they aren’t used to- or raised to be able to handle losing, though their inability to understand winning and losing certainly exacerbates their condition. No, these things may make it worse for the Liberals and Progressives but they aren’t the actual cause of their tantrums, hysteria, and breakdowns.

No, the reason the Leftists are so beaten and broken by Hillary’s loss to Trump is because it has forced to realize the stark and horrific to them truth that they failed and they’re not used to having to acknowledge their failures. Even that, though, isn’t the whole of why their keening, moaning, and thrashing about. It’s, given what the general consensus among Liberal pundits of the analyses of the election results were alludes to, the specific nature of their failing.

The Liberals and Progressive are apparently butt-hurt because they’ve been forced to admit to themselves and their fellow travelers that they failed to convince the White Working Class that voting in their own self-interest was racist, sexist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, and Islamophobic and, hence, something abhorrent.

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