“In effect, Trump was wiretapped — if not in the corny, old sense of the word, something very close. Technologically, he was wiretapped, as were several (actually many) others.
“A fair amount of this happened not long before Barack Obama suddenly changed the rules regarding raw intelligence, for the first time ever allowing the NSA to share its data with 16 other intelligence agencies, thus making the dissemination of said data (i. e. leaking) many times more likely. That was done on January 12, 2017, just [eight] scant days before Trump’s inauguration. Why did the then president finally decide to make that particular change at that extremely late date, rather than on one of the previous seven years and three hundred fifty-three days of his presidency? You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes or Watson to smell a rat. Something’s rotten somewhere — and it’s not Denmark.”
While the “deep state” continues to undermine Trump at every opportunity, the business community is enthusiastic about his presidency. After all, he’s the jobs president — versus Barry’s legacy as the food stamps and welfare president.
What the NYTimes reported existing on Jan. 20, it now reports never existed—weird, huh? (Photo via Arthur Schwartz on Twitter.)
Is it the Dems hobbyhorse Russia-hacked-the-2016-presidential-election? Or is it something else, such as the FBI spying on the Trump campaign?
Neither supposedly is an ongoing investigation. The former was quietly put to bed after the FBI found nothing. The latter is just coming to light with Trump’s Twitter rant this morning about the Obama admin wiretapping him during the campaign. Naturally he cuts to the chase and accuses Barry of doing it. Naturally Barry, through a spokesman, denied personal involvement. A non-denial denial.
Certainly believable. Barry’s admin has done it before.
But now conservative bloggers like Instapundit and Powerline are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the Obama admin’s wiretapping. And we’ll see whether that develops wings.
But, still, I ask you, just what has Atty Gen Sessions recused himself from?
Via Instapundit & Powerline
UPDATE: Republican senator from Nebraska starts the ball rolling.
WSJ’s James Freeman:
“Tuesday was in many ways a mirror image of the start of the previous presidency. Whereas Mr. Obama gave Republicans not the slightest incentive to try to cooperate, Mr. Trump just made it extremely difficult for Democrats in swing districts to keep pretending he’s Hitler.”
And WSJ commenter KennethGimbel:
That, right there, is the sum total of Bronco Bama’s legacy. The same one he had when he was elected in ’08 and again in ’12. And the same one he has in leaving the building. A novelty act for president and little more.
“President Obama is about to shuffle off the stage…as his term finally comes to a close. He has been spending the last weeks of his presidency celebrating himself. This has included giving himself some awards and giving a farewell address that no one bothered to watch. He and his old lady have been popping up on every liberal TV chat show, and sitting with even minor reporters, for farewell interviews. All of which is supposed to be a victory lap, but it feels more like last call at a local dive.”
We could go through here the long list of scandals of his eight years, the ones he denies and his lapdog Democrat news media still is helping him deny, but why bother? Most of his trash will be taken out by the new Trump administration and Obamacare will be excised. He didn’t lend it anything but his name and that was the media’s doing. As the Z Man concludes: Good Riddance.
For now. I’m sure we’ll be hearing Barry Hussein’s prattle for a long time to come. But he’ll be a whole lot easier to ignore.
Via The Z Man
UPDATE: The People’s Cube lists the O Man’s successes for people of all pigments.