“Badges? We don’t need no stinking Badges!”
The narrative for this weekend is set. Except when it changes.
President Trump tweeted out that President Obama tapped his phone. That there was electronic surveillance and wiretapping of a candidate for President by an administration of the opposing party who was supporting his opponent.
Here is what we know. There were two FISA filings. First they went for a warrant and were denied. Which is almost impossible. Only 12 out of thousands were denied last year. So it had to be a pretty piss poor warrant. They went back to the drawing board and got a second warrant for Trump tower. Now why was the first one denied? Was it because they wanted to tap Trump and the Court refused. So they went back to the well and didn’t mention Trump but tapped him anyway.
They violated the law by spying on domestic matters in the guise of finding foreign agents. They used the cover of FISA to tap an opponent. They the disseminated and leaked the information in another violation of the law. They were supposed to redact any domestic content and obviously did not do so. The whole bullshit story of the Russian influence and hacking was the result of leaks and information that they claim resulted from these wiretaps.
The press claims that Trump has no “Proof.” Unproven or no proof is in every headline and the first line of every story. When was that ever the criteria? Every leak, every allegation and every bag of bullshit from anonymous sources has no “Proof.” Of course they never mention that in their headlines. They present rumors. Lies and fabrication as gospel as long as it hurts Trump. It is just more of the same lies and attacks of the opposition party.
This time they may have screwed the pooch. The President is calling for Congress to investigate. He can declassify these warrants and put it out there. If it comes out that Obama tapped Trumps communication it will be one of the biggest scandals in American History. If they let the facts come out.
President Trump is deep into his conflict with the Deep State. I fear for his safety. I hope he retains his private security force. He obviously cannot rely on the Secret Service. They would have to have acquiesced in the bugging of his communications. He cannot rely on the entrenched deep state in the NSA, CIA or FBI. Unless he starts firing people in wholesale lots he is at risk. Severe risk.
They tried to take him down with leaks and wiretaps and lies. It hasn’t work. How far will they go?