Heat Street, McClatchy, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press—they all have known for months that Obama spied on Trump. They even reported it, in detail.
But when Trump called Obama out on it, they all lied to cover it up.
Via John Nolte at the Daily Wire
“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.”
Pity the Republicans aren’t going to repeal it. Only water it down. Ann Coulter says they have sold out. Seems so. They fear to rile the voters and only want to maintain their positions, for their chance to become millionaires off the lobby.
The Conservatives say they will fight it. But conservatism died long ago. Now it’s just maintaining the status quo. No wonder they’re fighting Trump so hard. Even he seems to like it. “This is his bill,” House Ways & Means Chief Kevin Brady of Texas says.
Indeed, Krauthammer says there’s no going back to pre-Obamacare days. Luckily for me I have VA eligibility to stave off O-care, even if I rarely use it.
And from the NYTimes, too. It’s Fast & Furious again, but without guns.
“The investigation and the looming racketeering trial will bring renewed scrutiny to the A.T.F., which has been buffeted in recent years by the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious and its mismanagement of undercover investigations. Representative Jason Chaffetz, whose House oversight committee investigated Fast and Furious, asked the A.T.F. on Wednesday for reams of documents related to the secret tobacco account.”
President Trump, please abolish the ATF. They’re helping no one but themselves and their political cronies.
The early bits I saw reported, along with video clips of the Donald’s usual digressions and by-the-ways, made me cringe. I even put up a comment at Instapundit suggesting it would be wiser if Trump avoided these things as much as possible. (And was roundly shot at with both barrels at by his beloved.)
Then I read Rush Limbaugh’s transcript and laughed along with him. Trump is Trump. You either like him or you hate him. I like him, bombastic, New Yorker-style and all. Hey, this guy grew up in the Bronx. You expected smooth and sophisticated? What planet do you live on?
Even the WSJ editorial page liked it. And they did not support his nomination or his election. As WSJ commenter John Schwaebe put it: “Trump seemed to be talking directly to the people. Telling us what he and his staff were working on. Unfiltered, straight up [with] no need for nuance.”
Nuance plainly is not the Donald’s thing. I might prefer a polite Southerner who was more subtle in twisting the knife. But most New Yorkers aren’t like that. Chicagoans, either. We forget that Obama also spent his early months attacking the news media, if mainly in the form of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.
And even the latter didn’t pile on the hate for Hussein the way the MSM has done with Trump since he was nominated. And Barry, too, couldn’t handle extemporaneous very well. WSJ: “President Obama tended to filibuster at his press events, and he’d have reached perhaps the third question by the 60-minute mark.”
All in all, I decided, I liked the presser. “Bully Trumpet,” the WSJ headlined their editorial. Just so. And bully for Trump, too.
Never mind what Gen. Flynn said or didn’t to the Russian ambassador, or what he did or didn’t tell the Vice President about it, the real story (as usual the one mostly being ignored) is how the permanent administrative state sandbagged Flynn: they released a classified intelligence intercept of his phone call to the Democrat news media.
There’d have been no controversy without that first, clearly illegal act, in which the Democrat media was only too happy to cooperate. What the government was doing tapping Flynn’s phone is a whole other issue likewise being ignored. This is the work of a police state. Likewise the unprecedented investigation of Flynn and the rest of Trump’s transition team by the Obama DOJ and FBI.
“…this is a rolling coup attempt, organized by elements of the intelligence community, particularly CIA and NSA, abetted by Obama-era holdovers in the understaffed Justice Department…and the lickspittles of the leftist media.”
Trump properly fired Obama’s DOJ director (ostensibly for something else) but he should not have kept the FBI stooge-in-charge. Nor should he have forced Flynn to resign. He’ll be very sorry to have set that particular precedent. Because what Judicial Watch calls “the soft coup” against him is just getting started. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway looks to be the next victim as the Obama-appointed Ethics Commission has started attacking her—with the full support of the Democrat media.