President Trump, clearly having withdraws symptoms from a pretty disciplined week with Twitter, made up for lost time this morning with wild allegations and announcements that "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower," offering no proof of wrong doing, and ignoring the fact that for months now the intelligence community has confirmed to the world that members of the Trump campaign had been in contact with Russian officials.
The allegation seems to come from a Breitbart article (that alone tells you how wild this is) that reports the Obama administration filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers during the campaign.
The Breitbart article goes on, using conservative radio show host Mark Levin's opinions as source, to say that "none of the allegations" concerning Russian contact or items in the "intelligence dossier" could be confirmed. This from a conservative radio host who has no details or information from the intelligence community about what information they actually have. It's hard to believe Levin would know, at this point, what the FBI or CIA has fully determined as "fact."
What does seem to be fact is IF a wire tap was ordered, then that happened because federal investigators presented a FISA court with sufficient evidence to warrant a wire tap. If so, I think the American people deserve to see what evidence prompted a judge to grant a wire tap.
By the way, it turns out that members of Team Trump DID have contact with Russian officials, as we now know. Not only fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump blamed everything wrong in America on President Obama during the campaign. Is he now going to spend the next four years blaming Obama for everything wrong in the Trump administration?
It's notable that Trump has a penchant for creating controversy to distract from bad news going on in his administration, like that of Jeff Sessions this week. This is likely his attempt to change that conversation.
The tweets come off like a wild animal who feels threatened.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017