Donald Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping Trump Tower on Twitter

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In his Saturday morning tweet storm from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor, President Barack Obama, of a “Nixon/Watergate”-style action by wiretapping Trump Tower in October, before the election, without any evidence. The aftermath of Trump’s tweets became clear the next day, as it was reported by The New York Times that the FBI asked the Justice Department to reject Trump’s claims. However, it will not do so after the White House asked that any Congressional investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election include determining if “executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

Trump was apparently referencing a claim from conservative radio host Mark Levin, who suggested that Obama should be the target of a congressional investigation for “police state” tactics.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted. He then added, “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”

“I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election,” Trump continued. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp [SIC] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”

It has been reported by the Washington Post that Trump’s tweets came as a surprise to his own aides. NBC News also reports that a senior U.S. official wasn’t sure what Trump was referring to exactly. In addition, NBC News reports that Trump didn’t speak with anyone within the government about the issue.

Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis, also issued a statement, which reads:

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. 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.

To show how serious Trump is about the allegations he made against Obama, press secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement Sunday morning. In it, he says that the president has requested that Congressional investigations into the 2016 election also “determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.” Here’s the full statement:

Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling. President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016. Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.

Hours after Spicer’s statement, the The New York Times reported that FBI Director James Comey asked the Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department to reject Trump’s claims. However, the Justice Department has yet to do so. If the Justice Department did call out the President for making an unverified claim, it would be unprecedented.

Levin’s comments on his radio show on March 2 were picked up by Brietbart on March 3. The host outlined a case – further turned into 10 points by Brietbart – for a congressional investigation into Obama. One of Levin’s points was an October 2016 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) request from the Obama administration, which was focused on a Trump Tower computer server that was believed to have links to Russian banks, The National Review later reported in January 2017.

As RealClearPolitics also notes, Levin accused Obama of conducting a “silent coup,” adding, “They are not going to stop.”

There was also a report in The New York Times on March 1 that Obama administration officials rushed to make sure the evidence of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign were not swept under the rug and remained in the official record.

Back on January 19, the New York Times reported that law enforcement and intelligence agencies did intercept “communications and financial transactions” during their investigation into potential ties between Trump and Russian officials. The FBI is leading the investigation, with the help of the NSA, the CIA and the financial crimes unit within the Treasury Department.

The Times did report that some wiretapped communication did come from the White House, but the Times didn’t say if this wiretapping was ordered by Obama himself. It also wasn’t clear if the wiretapped communications had anything to do with Trump himself or his campaign. In addition, the Times report doesn’t specify if these communications were acquired by wiretaps of Trump Tower.

In between Trump’s accusations about wiretapping, Trump again commented on the situation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ decision to recuse himself from investigations relating to the Trump campaign. Trump tweeted that Sessions’ first meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016 was “set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 [ambassadors].” Trump then wrote, “Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone.”

However, the Washington Post’s report on Sessions’ meetings with Kislyak states that the two first met in 2016 in July during the Republican National Convention. It was the second meeting between the two in September 2016 that took place in Sessions’ Washington, D.C. office.

Before he left Washington on Friday afternoon, Trump tweeted to both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to remind them that, they too, had met with Russian officials at one point in their lives. For Schumer, Trump tweeted a 2003 picture of Schumer and Vladimir Putin eating doughnuts when the Russian president visited New York City after the photo resurfaced on conservative websites the day before.

56 Comments

56 Comments

Anonymous

Obama was and is a crime wave. He is an embarrassment and the biggest threat to America, Israel and the free world.

Anonymous

Obama is a scumbag thug with his scumbag followers. He is truly Hitler. Why can’t he just leave the earth!

JOHN MAYOR

Earlier this month, a U.S. Official stated that a months-long inquiry into alleged contacts between Russian Government Officials and “Associates” of Trump’s campaign, and business interests, was continuing DESPITE THE “FIRING” OF NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN (though, other evidence supports a Michael Flynn “Resignation”!)!… and, for “misleading” White House Officials about his communication with Russia (see, Kevin Johnson’s USA TODAY Report, of Thursday, February 23rd, 2017)!
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The White House confirmed Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, that a conversation between Reinhold Richard “Reince” Priebus, Trump’s White House “Lead” of Staff (whom I’ve dubbed, “Prince Priebus”!) and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, occurred on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at which “Corporate Media Interests” have reported that “Prince Priebus” attempted to convince McCabe to refute claims of a connection between Russia, Flynn, and Trump (and thereby… folks!… removing any further– and I’ll suggest, LEGITIMATE!– HEAT, on Trump’s past “COLLUSIVE ARRANGEMENTS” with Putin/ Russia!… and, on his current “Presidency”!)! And further, a White House Official is also reported to have stated, that “Other Intelligence Agencies” were also contacted in an effort to SHUT DOWN “claims” of a Russian/ Putin Flynn/ Trump link!… THE CLAIMS OF WHICH, CAN EASILY BE CONFIRMED BY THE DNI, AND HOMELAND SECURITY!
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And now, we have a Trump appointed U.S. Attorney General who believes “Recusing” himself is a “SUFFICIENT RECOURSE” for actions he took, involving the very same genre of allegations that led to the firing/ resignation of the outgoing N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y A-D-V-I-S-O-R! (Can somebody say, YIKES!)
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This evolution of events has given the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee the impetus to demand a Special Prosecutor!… and, has left an investigation by the Justice Department into potential Russian (and… American!) interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, in the hands of the Deputy Attorney General!
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But!… by the way!… there is, presently, no permanent Deputy Attorney General!… just Acting Attorney General, Dana Boente, a former U.S. Attorney who stepped in after Sally Yates was fired! (Again, can somebody say, YIKES!) However, Donald Trump’s nominee, U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein, will undergo confirmation hearings with the abovenoted Senate Judiciary Committee, this month!
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Nevertheless!… the very same Judiciary Committee Members who have called for a Special Prosecutor to be put in place, can N-O-W A-S-K Rosenstein to commit to naming same, B-E-F-O-R-E V-O-T-I-N-G ON WHETHER TO SEND ROSENSTEIN’S NOMINATION TO THE FULL SENATE! (Can somebody say… yet again!… YIKES!)
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At least SEVEN of the nine Democrats on the Judiciary Committee… including RANKING MEMBER Dianne Feinstein of California!… have PUBLICLY CALLED for a Special Prosecutor to investigate potential criminal actions by Russian Officials!… and including, any criminal actions of any of Trump’s “Associates”! But yea!… and hopefully, and wisely!… any criminal actions of Trump! And!… South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, one of the 11 Republicans on the Committee, has said, that, “if there is something there that the FBI believes is criminal in nature, then, for sure, you need a Special Prosecutor.”
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And so!… in the light of the compromise already evidenced by the actions of the now “recused” AG!… and in the light of the “INSANITY” of allowing a YET TO BE CONFIRMED Nominee for Deputy AG FEIGN IMPARTIALITY in the acceptance or rejection of a call for– let alone, A SELECTION OF!– a Special Prosecutor!… THE ALLOWANCE OF TRUMP’S NOMINEE TO EFFECT A VOTE ON A CALL FOR, AND/ OR ON A SELECTION OF, A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, IS A CLEAR CASE IN POINT OF THE NEED TO REJECT BOTH TRUMP’S NOMINEE, AND, THE “POTUS ELECT” HIMSELF! And!… if the nine Democrats and Graham acted as a block, they would have the power, today, to PREVENT Rosenstein’s S-U-B-V-E-R-S-I-O-N O-F J-U-S-T-I-C-E!
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Folks!… What’s wrong with this picture? YEA!… What’s wrong with this F-U-L-L B-L-O-W-N A-N-I-M-A-T-I-O-N?
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Oh Trumpeter against “Faux News”!… me thinks thou protesteth too mucheth! And!… as the reason for your recent solo White House buffoonish “Faux News protestation” revolves around the “Faux Media’s” recent “Russian COLLUSION REVELATIONS” involving Michael Flynn (and, which sparked Flynn’s “Firing”/ “Resignation”!), I thought it appropriate to offer up what you– OBVIOUSLY!– don’t want others to know about…
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Inasmuch as FORMER National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “Fired”/ “Resigned” after media PROOFS emerged of his COLLUSIVE COMMUNICATIONS with Russian Officials DURING this just past U.S. Federal Election (the which… and along with Jeff Sessions’ “recusing”!… you are now FEIGNING INDIGNATION!)!… or Flynn could have– and can presently!– legally challenge this “TORTIOUS LEAK”!… this NOW PROVES that the claims of YOUR INVOLVEMENT in COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA/ PUTIN TO UNDERMINE HILLARY CLINTON (AND, THE DNC!), A-R-E R-E-A-L (as YOU… OBVIOUSLY!… had close ties with Flynn– and knew what Flynn was up to!)! And so, this then makes YOU, Trumpeter, a TRAITOR (as TECHNICALLY REVEALED in, “So what are we supposed to do now?”, by Keith Olbermann!)! And so!… FINALLY!… we can now arrest your sorry *ss! Unless!… and of course!… YOU, “Prince Priebus”, Flynn, and Jeff Sessions can PROVE that the information released on your now former National Security Adviser is “FAKE NEWS”!… and, on other grounds, is T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S!
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In other words!… FAUX NEWS WHINER!… get your BIG MOUTH into a Civil Courtroom, and put your FAUX NEWS ALLEGATIONS DOLLARS where your “BLOWHOLE” is!
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And folks!… failing to arrest Trump on grounds of RUSSIAN COLLUSION, places the ENTIRE American Intelligence machinery under suspicion of either UTTER INCOMPETENCE, or TRAITOROUS INDIFFERENCE to the safety and security of the American people!… AND!… to the safety and security of the GLOBAL COMMUNITY! And moreover!… if the new NSA, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is unwilling– OR IS UNABLE!– to place as P-A-R-A-M-O-U-N-T the evidence linking Flynn (let alone, Jeff Sessions!) and Trump to TRAITOROUS COLLUSION with Putin and with Russia, then McMaster needn’t bother unpacking!… and, he should seek out his political pipedreams and political fortunes somewhere else! And the same applies to the new Director for the FBI!
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And thus, and so!… the FURTHER recent sociopsychopathic circumlocutory obfuscation emanating from the lips of “Prince Priebus” AND Rep. Devin NUNSENSE, Chairreignor of the House “Intelligence Committee”, is M-O-S-T G-A-L-L-I-N-G!
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And the latter’s “AUTHORITATIVE INTIMATION” smacks of the same BULLSH*T EXCUSES offered up by critics of Julian Assange, afterupon Assange’s revelation that innocent citizens were killed in U.S. Military efforts to capture the “bad guys”!
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Rather than admit to the TRAITOROUS ACTIONS of Michael Flynn… and thereby, Donald Trump!… NUNSENSE would prefer to CLOAK these actions under the “slight-of-hand” of FAKE NEWS and CRIMINAL SPYING, against Michael Flynn and POTUS! And… of course!… backed up by the PSYCHOBABBLE of both “Prince Priebus”, and POTUS! And, in the same manner that sundry have attempted to CLOAK the MURDEROUS ACTIONS of sundry members of the U.S. Military during the outset of Assange’s famous WikiLeak of AMERICAN MILITARY MURDERS! And it remains to be seen whether a Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be following in the same footsteps as those of Rep. Devin NUNSENSE, “Prince Priebus”, and Trump!… or, whether he will AWAKEN TO THE REALIZATION that his WOULD-BE boss is “forensically predisposed”, a cad, and, is deserving of JAIL TIME!
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The involvement of Devin NUNSENSE and “Prince Priebus” notwithstanding, we’ll soon learn of the full nature of Flynn’s communications!… and, of the “POTUS TRUMPETER’s” complicity!… with, or without the assistance of Trump’s new PET Security Advisor! The TRUTH W-I-L-L “win out”!
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And!… Flynn didn’t “resign” over N-O-T-H-I-N-G! If it was N-O-T-H-I-N-G, he would have had– should have had!– the sense and gumption to “do battle”! But!… because the “INTRApersonal heat”– at least!– was on, he decided to “cut and run”! And which brings to mind the words within Proverbs 28: 1… and which reads:… “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” [NIV] (“Where are you headed… Jeff Sessions?”)
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And so… Why did Michael Flynn flee?… Why was he unsettled by mere “FAKE NEWS”? Well!… the answer rests– in part!– between his ears!… within his CONSCIENCE! And simply put, he didn’t like what he had allowed (and thus, sought to end the “INTERNAL CONFLICT”!)!… and/ or!… he was so overwhelmed by the Media PROOFS offered up, that he had BUT ONE CHOICE to mitigate/ to end the STEADFAST PRESSURE of Media, and public scrutiny! (And, once again, I ask:… “Where are you headed… Jeff Sessions?”)
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And!… please note!… for Michael Flynn to be “Officially FIRED”, Trump would have to have had LEGITIMATE PROOFS that Michael Flynn had– VIRTUALLY!– COMPROMISED NATIONAL SECURITY, in Flynn’s dealings with sundry Russian interests!… or, Flynn could have legally challenged his “firing”, as ILLEGITIMATE! And thus, and so, this begs the question:… Why would Trump have “FIRED” his NSA, if– in Trump’s view!– the “leaked info” on Michael Flynn, was, BUT, MERE “FAUX NEWS”?
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As I’ve indicated above, Michael had– and has!– every opportunity to challenge any TORTIOUS IMPUGNING of his character (and ditto, for the POTUS TRUMPETER, and Jeff Sessions!)!… of his “defense” of his past dealings with Russia, and with Hillary’s campaign and the DNC! But since he has chosen to reject challenging any “TORTIOUS MEDIA ASCRIPTION”/ “Media claims” re his past dealings with Russia, and with Hillary’s campaign and the DNC!… and thereby, has rejected standing up for his “vision” of a “SECURE AMERICA”!… we can be safe in assuming, that he was– and is!– WRONG for the job of SECURITY ADVISOR! (And ditto, for the selection of Jeff Sessions as U.S. AG!) And with that rejection, he has cast a BLACK CLOUD on his WOULD-BE boss!… and on the role his WOULD-BE boss has played, in the matters now under CONSCIONABLE INVESTIGATION elsewhere! And hence the reason, for the recent quickly mounted solo White House Press Office “MAGIC SHOW”, T-O D-U-P-E T-H-E D-U-P-A-B-L-E, re the “REAL REASONS” why Michael Flynn was “Fired”/ obliged to “Resign”! And!… and of course!… in publicly “defending Flynn”, Trump– IN FACT!– was attempting to stave off any IMMEDIATE MEDIA FOLLOW UP, re a Putin/ Russian link to himself!
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The more “BLUFFEROUS” the bluff… and the quicker the bluff!… the less the public will notice that their “political pockets”, minds, and souls, have been “groped”!
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Nevertheless!… most Americans– I suggest!– have seen (or at least, have heard about!) the Wizard of Oz!… and, are– somehow!– familiar with the FAKE WIZARD behind the curtain! And despite the thunder, the lightening, and the smoke, Americans are just not buying what Trump is selling!… AND, HAVE CONVERGED (AND ARE CONVERGING!) ON HIS “MENTAL LARE”!… AND– INDEED!– ON HIS “POLITICAL HANGOUTS”!
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And consequently!… due to the subsequent revelations that “Prince Priebus” and other “newly minted” White House staff had attempted to “convince” the FBI– at least!– to reject a Michael Flynn connection to Russia!… and!… due to yet further revelations that Trump’s new AG was similarly predisposed in wrongful communications with Russian Officials, and interests!… the assumed disappearing “Trump elephant in the Oval Office”, has unfortunately– for Trump!– MAGICALLY REAPPEARED!
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AND SO… OH TRUMPETER!… IT’S TIME TO BOARD THE BALLOON!
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Lastly, on the matter of the WikiLeaks of Julian Assange… Julian Assange will be vindicated for his uncovering of the truth re sundry U.S. Military Strategic “Tactical Operations” that saw the wrongful deaths of innocent civilians, in the same manner that sundry were vindicated in the uncovering of the truth about the My Lai Massacre (see, Wikipedia!)! And!… DARE A-N-Y-O-N-E suggest today, that revealing the truth about what happened at My Lai, was a BETRAYAL of the interests of America, and of American Security!
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Please!… no emails!

Anonymous

JOHN MAYOR – Podesta’s account was hacked from a phishing email that had asked him for his account password. He then asked his system administrator if it was okay to share his password, and the system administrator said, “Yes. It’s legit. Go ahead”. So Podesta gave up his password to the hacker, which was, “PASSWORD”.

In a separate incident, Hillary was asked to turn over her private server. But before she did so, she deleted 33,000 emails which she said were personal, and had to do with Yoga, etc.

The Journalists asked Trump what he thought of the report that Russians had hacked Podesta’s email account, and Trump replied that he didn’t know anything, but that if they were listening, the Russians should find Hillary’s missing 33,000 emails. These had already been deleted! His sarcastic comment started the press into misinterpreting the facts and creating sensationalist headlines that Trump somehow had conspired with Putin to hack Podesta’s account. LUDICROUS!

Partisan people like yourself are so addicted to an “US” vs “THEM” political philosophy that you no longer see facts, and believe that everyone else will accept the sensationalism that you don’t even believe yourself!

JOHN MAYOR

Annoyingmouse!… please remove your head from the C-R-A-C-K of your *ss!… and then wack it with a pipe! And then hang it I-N S-H-A-M-E!… F-O-R Y-O-U-R U-T-T-E-R S-T-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y!
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Please!… no emails!

Anonymous

@John Mayor – Obama already ran the investigation – “Fmr. DNI James Clapper: NO EVIDENCE OF TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION TO MY KNOWLEDGE”

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