Ohhhhh, kayyyyyyyyy… Over the weekend DJT accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.
This accusation is apparently based on something he heard Levin or Limpbaugh or some other hatewing pundit say on the radio.
Either that or it is based on something written on one of the most unreliable sites in Right Blogistan.
We’ll never know because these folks are always too embarrassed to admit where they get their information. They stick with “I heard” and “some say” and “I have just learned” without saying where they heard it, who said it, and how they learned it. Even *they* know their sources are not credible outside the RWNJ bubble...
For one thing, it’s bizarre that DJT knows so little about the government he is the titular head of, that he believes presidents can singlehandedly order wiretaps. He’s probably making a list of people he’d like to bug! Wonder how long it will take for him to figure out that it doesn’t work that way.
But wait, that’s not the best part.
Of all the bat crap crazy things DJT is involved in, THIS is what the Republicon party is willing to investigate!
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, instead of trying to find out whether a hostile foreign government interfered with our election in an attempt to install a puppet president, is actually talking about wasting time, effort and taxpayer money looking into the Trump Tower wiretap story.
How can these allegations even BE investigated when all the people in a position to know are all saying there is no factual basis to it.
And other Rcons went completely mealymouthed on the subject, stuck between a rock and a hard place—not wanting to say their president* is a liar but clearly obeying marching orders not to contradict this latest burst of lunacy.
Instead of tearing out what is left of my hair over this latest spin of the DJT’s FantasyAmerica merry-go-round, bemoaning the fact that the actual President of the United States is making these bizarre allegations while pressing international matters go unaddressed, it suddenly occurred to me today...
Maybe we can solve one problem with another. Maybe this helps us.
First of all, there are only two possible outcomes here.
Either it will be determined that there were no wiretaps, and DJT will look like the fool he is.
Or there was a FISA warrant of some kind, perhaps not directed at DJT himself but at someone else who works for him, because our government was keeping tabs on the Russian election tampering and DJT campaign members were mixed up in the Russian election tampering!
This is the same angle Chuck Schumer took on MTP yesterday:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he believes Trump is "in trouble" whether there was a court order authorizing surveillance of his phones or "if he falsely spread this kind of misinformation."
“If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong. It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government...”
“On the other hand, if it's true, it's even worse for the President. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent. Now that's serious stuff.”
[side note to Sen. Schumer—is there a truthful way to spread misinformation?]
Perhaps this is exactly what the doctor ordered.
The entire DJT administration apparatus is insisting on an investigation now, a thorough investigation, not realizing what may be stirred up on the ocean floor once the submersible gets down there.
If everyone actually starts poking into this, who knows what interesting facts might be uncovered?
Who knows what unusual leaked documents might find their way into the hands of committee Democrats?
[side note to anyone with relevant information—don’t leak to the Republicons because they will just bury it. c.f. Strom Thurmond “forgetting” to enter Coretta Scott King’s testimony in the Congressional Record because she was opposing Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge.]
So please proceed, Rep. Nunes! Keep demanding those investigations, Scary Spice! Make sure you cooperate fully! Leave no stone unturned in searching for the truth!
I have a feeling you won’t like what is found, and that will lead to even more temper tantrums from Twitler.
Previous TRUE BLUE REPORT diaries
Mar 5: How is it even possible that deplorables see a man of faith when they look at DJT?
Mar 4: Blue Ribbon Winners—Chris Hayes, Malcolm Nance, Cierra Fields
Mar 3: I’m glad Bannon, Conway, Carson, Sessions, Miller, et al. are in the DJT Administration
Mar 2: “In every major fire it always starts with smoke. And smoke is what kills you.”
Mar 1: Am I the only one whose skin crawled at the Carryn Owens BIRGing moment?
Feb 28: Spinspotting 101: Special Prosecutor for what? It’s so easy to answer that question
Feb 27: Spinspotting 101: I’ve seen no evidence because I haven’t looked for any evidence!
Feb 26: If Neil Gorsuch were a man of integrity, he would decline the S.Ct. appointment
Feb 25: True Blue Ribbons: Russia Flag trolling, Dixie Swastika grabbing, District Days demonstrating
Feb 24: There is no such thing as a compassionate conservative
Feb 23: Chief of Staff, Nat’l Security Advisor, GOP Head, President Bannon—too many hats!
Feb 22: DJT has a few questions for you—SMURF THIS POLL!
Feb 21: The end of “access journalism” means it’s time to #sendtheinterns
Feb 20: KAC lying low for now… can we banish her (and all her ilk) from the airwaves completely?
Feb 19: DeVos cartoon, Ruby Bridges, unearned unhappiness and childlike faith
Feb 18: Blue Ribbon Winners—Vice Adm. Harward, Melissa McCarthy, and intel whistleblowers
Feb 17: And Ain’t I an American?
Feb 16: Please tell your family and friends—If you regret your DJT vote, speak up NOW
Feb 15: R-supported forced childbirth laws deny the autonomy of women
Feb 14: What did the president know? Everything. When did he know it? From the beginning.
Feb 13: Coping with The Madness of King Donald by hoping political comedy will save us
Feb 12: The Poverty and Justice Bible
Feb 11: Blue Ribbon Winners: Swastika removers, Ninth Circuit Panel, and the Persisterhood!
Feb 10: The first three words of the Constitution are “We, the People” not “I, the President”
Feb 9: Who first inspired your political activism? Who inspires you now?
Feb 8: We cannot and will not be silenced—Here’s what to do if they try to silence you
Feb 7: Plain Talk Tuesday: Tell people the Affordable Care Act is the same as OBAMACARE
Feb 6: Interview Skills 101—Internalized oppression and what Ryan Lizza did right. BRAVO!
Feb 5: These protest signs with Bible cites will confuse and befuddle RWNJs
Feb 4: Blue Ribbon Winners: Temple B’Nai Israel, Judge Robart, CNN, Senate Phone Callers
Feb 3: Not rich, not smart, not a good businessman, not a winner—DJT is NOTHING he claims to be
Feb 2: Thursday action—Encouragement, thanks, and apologies (pick one or more)
Feb 1: July 7, 2009 to August 25, 2009 and September 25, 2009 to February 4, 2010
Jan 31: If you’re on overload that’s part of their plan—there’s more than one way to #resist
Jan 30: Interview Skills 101 for reporters attempting to interview KAC and other Rcons
Jan 29: Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness
Jan 28: Blue Ribbon Winners: Women's March participants and #NoMuslimBan demonstrators and...
Jan 27: I wish Steve Bannon would tell me to keep my mouth shut
Jan 26: Thursday Action—Have you ever written a letter to the editor? Here’s how to start
Jan 25: The Asch Conformity Study, inauguration crowds, and the importance of speaking out
Jan 24: #ResistTrumpTuesday—good news day or another paying dues day?
Jan 23: Spy the Lie 101: How to enjoy watching Rcon spokesbot interviews, even KAC!
Jan 22: Why I prayed for the President* today
Jan 21: The only silver lining in the midst of these clouds
Inaugural (!) diary: Stop expecting Republicons to make sense