Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any
person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so
would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28
USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license
to practice law.
So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he
comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls
into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported
Obstruction requires what's called "specific intent" to interfere
with a criminal case. If Comey concluded, however, that Trump's
language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty
under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level
|of specific intent. Thus, no crime.
There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the Justice
Department, as he is duty-bound to do. Surely if he had, that
incriminating information would have made its way to the public
either by an indictment or, more likely, an investigation that
could hardly be kept confidential in the intervening months.
WAPO'S LIE ABOUT TRUMP MOCKING A DISABLED REPORTER
WAPO'S LIES ABOUT REX TILLERSON
WAPO'S LIE ABOUT JEFF SESSIONS MEETING WITH RUSSIANS
WAPO'S LIES ABOUT POPE FRANCIS
WAPO'S LIES ABOUT GUNS, SILENCERS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS
THE ABOVE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE WAPO ICEBURG OF LIES, LIES AND LIES
DISQUS DEBATE ON WAPO'S LIES ABOUT TRUMP MOCKING DISABLED WAPO REPORTER
You dribbling fuckwit. We all saw Baby Huey mocking the disabled reporter.
we all saw trump mocking that disabled reporter on TV.
But if you divert your eyes you will have no idea.
That is the Trump Cult Boy way
Pure anti-Trump slander. Trump mocked the denial of a story the reporter wrote, not the repoter's disability which was unknown to him ... as is proved in this video:
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This is too much a coincidence to be coincidental. It looks more like a sign from the gods that Trump will be undone before his 71st birthday next month. Face the facts folks: where there's smoke there's fire; and things are looking mighty grim for President Trump and his Collusiongate Men.
Did James Comey find the smoking gun (the treasonous collusion link to Russia) that could bring down Donald Trump and his presidency? Or was he hot on the trail of finding it drawing closer and closer until Trump stopped him in his tracks and fired him-as many Trump haters across the net believe? Assuming they are right, then what Comey knows (hard evidence or circumstantial of collusion) would make him the most dangerous man alive for Trump's political survival. It means that Trump's impeachment, disgrace and imprisonment are very much in Comey's hands making him a very powerful man; making him the ultimate weapon for anti-Trump derangement forces for obliterating him.
Why will Trump win the Granite State and Presidency again in 2020? It's the economy, stupid!
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LOL!......you make a lot of assumptions.....but everyone needs a dream....and that's yours....LOL!
Assumptions based on the economic history of this country going back 96 years to the Roaring, Soaring, Prospering Twenties unleashed by Supply-side ("trickle down') ideas. But don't take my word for it or from any right-winger. If JFK were alive today it's 1000% certain he'd be backing Donald Trump's (what I call his) "Five Point Maganomics Program" for super charging the US economy. Why? Because it's practically identical with his pro-business, pro-growth, "trickle-down" tax reduction, GDP boosting policies which made him, his family and the nation more prosperous:
Go peddle your blog to someone else, I'm not interested in what you're selling.
What I'm selling is salvation from the 7th rung of radical leftist hell. What I'm selling is a way out of your ignorance, confusion and despair. I'm a friend not an enemy, Sy. I feel your pain. Please, let me help you. It won't cost you a dime.
No it's you who need me to rescue you from the political catastrophe ahead that Trump is causing with his disastrous presidency and policies. Mark my words: He will not be able to push his agenda through congress. He's failed to garner the votes to repeal Obamacare. Republicans will never be able to agree on legislation to get anywhere, thank God. Trump is George Bush's third term and, mark my words, he's going to plunge the country into another recession with his tax cuts just as Bush did.
Indeed, by the time four years rolls by, if Trump's still president, you won't find anyone who will publicly admit to voting for him...like Bush. They will primary him...and he'll lose. That all hinges on him staying out of prison for his collusion with Russia. It's already caused four members of his administration to either resign or recuse themselves...Flynn, Sessions, Nunes, and now Chaffetz... Trump has failure written all over his orange face. And on Election Day 2020 the House, Senate and Presidency will belong to us Democrats.
You have the same Trump derangement mentality that laughed uproariously when he announced his candidacy, and confidently predicted he wouldn't survive the first GOP debate; then predicted he'd never surmount GOP establishment and media opposition to win the primaries; then predicted he'd be defeated by the" Never Trumpers" at the GOP convention and be denied the nomination; then predicted that Hillary would crush him and finish him off in the first debate; then predicted his massive defeat because of the Access Hollywood groper tape and multiple groping charges.
I'm watching Trump with the utmost glee triumphantly dismantling piece by piece Obama's growth killing declinist globalist legacy, and cowardly appeasement foreign policy; and preparing the economy for a robust Reagan-like recovery and return of America to greatness. And you're hopelessly stuck in the same stupid groupthink mindset that was certain he wouldn't get to first base during the campaign. Pathetic. Heck, the nomination of Gorsuch alone puts Trump far ahead of Reagan's first 100 days (made memorable by the Hinkley shooting). Only angry, frustrated, mentally deranged Trump haters are blind to what he's now accomplishing.
Get used to it friend:
This unpredictable, gravity defying, indefatigable man is in the first 100 days of eight victorious MAGA years.
The first 100 days are not looking like a good harbinger.
Failure now indicates future success ?
Hey, I hope he does well....
No. Like the Cubs and Patriots it APPEARS that Trump is failing as president, just as it APPEARED for 16 months that his presidential campaign was failing and he'd lose the nomination, then the election.
What will guarantee Trump's success and reelection is the doubling of Obama's pathetic, flat to failing, trickle growth economy of 1.48% GDP to a more robust 3%. Given all the pent up growth in the economy this 3% (which will expand it by $10 trillion) will be easy for Trump to accomplish. No way he can do this and not win in 2020 the Rust Belt states that put him in the White House.
" What guarantees Trump's success is the doubling of Obama's pathetic trickle growth economy of 1.48% GDP to 3% "
And how will he do that ?
Tax cuts ?
More of the GW Bush agenda ?
He's already doing it by showing economic leadership: The soaring of consumer confidence, the new optimism of the business community, the Dow breaking 20,000, and the Feds raising interest rates twice since the election are all due to the TRUMP EFFECT: the promise or anticipation of radically changing the direction of our flat to failing, middle class destroying, highly regulated, declining economy.
How? By dismantling Obama's, stupid, oppressive, growth inhibiting regulatory state, implementing corporate and middle class tax reform, rebuilding the infrastructure, stopping the flow of job robbing, wage depressing illegal aliens (and deporting millions), and repatriating $trillions in hidden offshore corporate profits. Trump haters who think that Trump is failing are deluding themselves like they did for 16 months during the campaign. They're out of touch with reality living in an alternate universe of fear, anger, darkness and despair. As Michelle Obama said after the election: HOPE IS DEAD. and so it is for New Deal/Great Society Liberalism.
Yeah, people are excited about the Trump promises.
Except it looks like he can't delivery on more than 1/5 of them.
Continence looks more like 'hope", hope that is now in decline.
I don't see that Obama "regulations" hurt the economy much either. Higher standards for fuel efficiency in cars ? Less pollution ? These are not bad things and they promote investment and technological development and that means more jobs, not fewer.
The odds on a recession are going up and could increase with any sort of trade war. We'll see what happens
Trump is doing more for this country in his first 100 Days than Reagan did in his; and President Reagan, because of booming economic growth that started in the third year, was reelected in a 49 state sweep in 1984. Reaganomics and Maganomics are practically identical. Reagan's inspiration, by the way, for his SUPPLY-SIDE economic miracle was JFK .
When Obama left office his eight years of GDP averaged out to 1.48%
Moreover, Obama's sickly, pathetic trickle growth 1.48% GDP (the only U.S. president not to achieve 3% GDP growth in any one year) was the lowest of the last 11 presidents. And the costs of his failure have been staggering: he lost the House, Senate, Presidency, a Supreme Court pick, 14 governorships and 1000 state legislature seats. Not since Herbert Hoover has a president done more damage to his party.
Meh. Obama came into office in the midst of the worst Recession in eighty years. Economic growth has been slow, but recoveries usually last sixty months and this one has been over ninety.
Trump promised to fix everything but he doesn't have any real plans. At least none that he's shared.
Maybe Trump will cut taxes and raise spending. Good luck with that. In the end I expect he will widen the wealth gap and leave America weaker economically. Not trying to be a pessimist intentionally, but that just seems to be the direction.
When Obama took office the V-shaped GDP and manufacturing recoveries were well under way (beginning in December 2008); and this was followed in April by the V-shaped jobs recovery (before red one cent of stimulus money was spent). V-shaped recoveries are the beginning of the end for recessions. When the Great Recession ended in June 2009 it was still the Bush economy. If Bush had a third term, or McCain had been president, the recession would have ended when it did without the stimulus (a huge waste of money that stimulated the debt not the economy).
US Census Bureau chart showing that the V-shaped manufacturing recovery from the Great Recession started December 2008, before Obama took office
BTW, under Obama the Wall Street bankster economy boomed (making the 1 percent rich vastly richer) while the Mainstreet economy languished. During Obama's eight years the crisis of the disappearing middle class worsened-which is why there were two simultaneous populist middle class revolts led by Donald Trump on the Right and Bernie Sanders on the Left. Trump and Sanders represented 76 million mostly white "forgotten" middle class Americans wanting a radical change from and reversal of Obama's miserably failed status quo policies - represented by Hillary, the establishment Washington candidate, stupidly promising to stay the course and not connecting with the forgotten folks.
No offense, but that is a lot of empty air.
"the stimulus was a waste of money"
Sure. We should have had more layoffs and more austerity. Punish the Middle Class and the Lower Classes.
Now Trump wants a stimulus package. Many of the Republicans who opposed Obama will oppose Trump as well.
"the extension of the Bush tax cuts for two years was an admission of failure"
Trump wants more tax cuts. I guess that's an admission of failure as well. He can't grow the economy except through larger deficits.
"The recovery was so bad that Obama lost the House in November 2010."
Yet he beat Romney who ran in 2012 on his business acumen. Your argument doesn't hold up. And I am not even auguring that people are "happy" with the recovery so your "proof" of what people think is pointless.
The Trump tax policies are basically the same type of policies that enriched the wealthy under Bush and Obama.\
Trump is basically giving us Bush's third term. Trickle down economics.
Basically, Congress stifled the economic recovery under Obama. Congress wouldn't or couldn't act and instead of fiscal policy the recovery was kept alive with monetary policy directed by the Fed.
Now Trump wants Congress to act. He will call for them to do the things he called for them to not do under Obama (such as raising the debt ceiling). It will be interesting to see the political hypocrisy.
It's kind of sad. Oh well.
The 18 yr 8 month global cooling trend (the so-called "pause") interrupted by a powerful warming El Nino. Now that El Nino has ended will the cooling trend resume despite 400 plus ppm of CO2 in the air? I'm betting it will.
DISQUS-MEDIA MATTERS DEBATE
QUESTION FOR TRUMP-HATING OBAMUNISTS
WHICH IS WORSE?
I REPEAT FROM FRIDAY
President Kennedy's Bay of Pigs fiasco (in his first 100 days), with its 118 dead anti-Castro commandos, 360 wounded, and 1200 captured prisoners? Or President Trump's temporary setback in repealing and replacing "CRAZY (Bill Clinton)," "MISTAKEN (Chuck Schumer)," "TRAINWRECK (Max Baucus)" imploding Obamacare?
Indeed, if nothing worse happens to our 45th President in the next 45 days he will have a more successful first 100 days than did JFK. Moreover, if in the next 45 days Trump and the GOP implement JFK type, across the board, supply-side tax cuts on individuals and corporations (that sent the 60's economy soaring) GDP growth will easily more than double in the years ahead adding $10 trillion to our flat to failing economy; and that will win Trump a second term, just as JFK would have won had he lived.
TRUMP/JFK PARALLELS AND COINCIDENCES
Bill Gates, Chris Matthews (in a sober moment) and others have likened Donald Trump to JFK; and they were right in doing so as you shall see from the following parallels, analogies and coincidences:
1.Trump like JFK was born into great wealth and privilege.
2. Both are Geminis.
3. Both came from the northeastern United States.
4. Both have glamorous, classy, intelligent wives.
5. In 1946, the year Trump was born, JFK started his political career running for and winning a seat in the House of Representatives.
6. On November 5, 1946 when JFK won his House seat Donald Trump, the future 45th President, was 145 days old (see)*.
7. 45 is a multiple of 15 3x. On the day Donald Trump was born JFK was 1515 weeks old. 1515 is a factor of the number 4545 3x (see)*.
8. Trump was elected president in a tight race on the 56th anniversary of JFK's close victory over Richard Nixon (11-08-1960)*.
9. 20455 days separate both elections-a five digit number encoded with the number 45 (see)*.
10. JFK's and Trump's president numbers (35 and 45) end in the number 5.
11. Both men succeeded popular two term presidents of the opposing party.
12. Both became president when their respective parties controlled both houses of congress.
13. Both believe in the efficacy of creative tax cuts to stimulate robust economic growth.
14. Both are pro-military, peace through strength, patriotic nationalists.
15. Both came into office having trouble with an aggressive, imperialist, hostile Russia.
For those of my readers who believe in God, and that America is a special nation under His Providential guidance, I ask you this: is it possible that JFK's close victory over Richard Nixon on a November 8th election date prophetically anticipated that the 45 president would also win in a close race on that same date, and like JFK not be of the incumbent party?
There are many signs that I discovered showing that the President is a Providential Man. Could this also be one of them?
DONALD TRUMP AND HIS WEALTHY, PRIVILEGED PREDECESSORS
As Trump haters mock and ridicule the President for his good fortune of being born into privilege and wealth it is fascinating to note that he is the fifth consecutive president elected on November 8 that was born this way. These other fortunate presidents were as follows: GHW Bush (Nov. 8, 1989), John F. Kennedy (Nov. 8, 1960), Franklin Roosevelt (Nov. 8, 1932), and Teddy Roosevelt (Nov. 8, 1904). Three of the five, Trump and the two Roosevelts, were born in New York; and the remaining two, Bush and Kennedy, were born in Massachusetts. All five hail from the great northeast; and the first four (anticipating Trump I believe) were successful presidents*.
*George H. W. Bush was one of the most successful one term presidents in US history.
BTW, in 1892, before Teddy Roosevelt's election, Grover Cleveland was elected on Nov. 8. Though not born into wealth Cleveland was a New Jersey born resident of New York at the time of his election.
Vermontcare on the ash heap of history.
See my prediction of Obamacare's inevitable repeal and demise based on the 18th century repeal of the Stamp Act. This ancient sign of liberty from unfair taxation and oppression shows that Obamacare was doomed from the start and doesn't have a future.
I posted this on Disqus:
WE'RE IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF 8 EPOCH MAKING MAGA TRUMP YEARS
THE TRUMP H8ERS REPLY
The Great Rust Belt Revolt. Former steel workers, coal miners and party line Democrats put Trump in the White House, and will keep him there because of a coming booming high growth economy.
If this past historic election has so pathetically unhinged and collectively broken the brains of the Trump derangement political and media Left then what will they and their senseless "resistance" be like after eight successful Trump years? How far will they plunge into political and moral madness when a rejuvenated and richly prospering middle class (declining for decades) votes in 2020 to continue the Trump presidency? Then votes again in 2024 to continue his legacy?
The Liberal Brain four months after Trump's election. What will it be like after eight years of his presidency?
Many Trump haters across the net unable to bear the thought of just four Trump years (imagining there could be no worse or crueler fate) childishly fantasize that he'll be gone in ten months or less impeached for this or that offense; or assassinated by a Moslem, climate change nut, or illegal immigrant. But as we learned from eight years of the impeached sexual predator and perjurer Bill Clinton the economy is destiny for presidents however flawed their characters. And all that big, bad "deplorable" Trump needs do to remain the Left's archenemy-in-chief for two terms (and ensure Republican congressional rule) is to double the national GDP, and reverse the worse recovery since the 1930s.
Indeed, and this is instructive, during the 1930s progressive, liberal (Teddy Roosevelt Republican) Herbert Hoover tried to tax, spend and regulate his way out of the Great Depression he helped create; and then FDR doubling down on Hoover's failed policies (he didn't go far enough FDR thought) prolonged the Depression until the great war. In short, the New Deal (which collapsed in 1937 from taxation, unionization and excessive regulation) was simply Hooverism on steroids (the one being the other in embryo).
Barack Obama (an economic ignoramus like Hoover and FDR), who stupidly thought the New Deal was a national success, fancied himself the new FDR with a new and greater New Deal for America -to end the Great Recession (which was ending when he took office). He, Barack Obama, would outspend FDR and Hoover combined, and every other US president in peacetime who tried to tax, spend and regulate their way out of economic distress. The size not the substance of the program was the answer. The more billions spent the better.
And the result, believed Obama, would be historic: the greatest, grandest, most gigantic recovery ever recorded-far outdoing Ronald Reagan's high growth recovery in the 1980s. Indeed, the Obama years with its staggering $800 billion stimulus would go down in history as a new era of US economic growth and prosperity - that would be emulated the world over and ignite a global boom. Not only was Obama going to lower the rising seas, he was going to raise mankind's standard of living in every clime and country. But that was not to be. Obama taxed and taxed and taxed, spent and spent and spent, kept interest rates low, printed trillions (he backed Bernanke and the Fed) and enacted thousands of new rules and regulations to control economic activity, and what did we get? The rich got fantastically richer from a rigged, soaring, overpriced stock market (see), and government boomed at the expense of Mainstreet as the economy of the middle class lagging far behind continued to decline with millions going broke (see).
Indeed, while the federal government from 2009 to 2016 grew by 16% (see) the annual average growth rate of GDP was a trickle in comparison: a weak, pathetic, mediocre 1.48%-the lowest of the last 11 presidents. The Obama stimulus was another big government/Keynesian failure (hopefully the last of its kind) that grew the national debt, not the economy and the middle class. Obama who lyingly claimed that his policies saved us from a depression (Bush's TARP did that) told voters that they should be glad things weren't worse - as Hillary campaigned to stay the course which proved a fatal political mistake. As economic anxiety and discontent ran high (causing the rise of Trump and Bernie Sanders) it's no wonder Hillary lost with working men and women in the rust belt states: these forgotten Americans were in revolt against the Washington/Wall Street/Globalist status quo that Hillary coddled. They wanted change, voted Trump and won't be sorry - already they're seeing results.
Indeed, the robust economy promised by Obama that never materialized (due to his growth killing policies) is there simmering beneath the surface waiting to volcanically erupt; waiting for the pro-growth, pro-business, America first policies of Donald Trump. Maganomics is Obamanomics in reverse: it puts economic growth above growing government, and the creation of new wealth over the spending and spreading of it. For Obama (as for FDR) government was the business of America, the primary engine of growth; for Trump, as for Coolidge (a great economic success story), it's BUSINESS with a capital "C"-Free Market Capitalism should and must be America's primary business for restoring the economy.
Because of clueless Obama's ignorant policies there's a tremendous amount of pent up growth inherent our economy that Trump is hell-bent on unleashing. Throughout the campaign Trump promised to deliver 4% GDP growth and create 25 million new jobs over a ten year period. And he wasn't bullshitting. Indeed, if Trump can simply double Obama's weak, pathetic 1.48% GDP to 3% or slightly less (easy to do) that would ensure his feared (by the Left) political success; it would add a massive $10 trillion to our $20 trillion economy increasing its size by a whopping 33%, and create 20 million new jobs. That means at least 12 years of Republicans ruling the White House and continued control of Congress. And as long as Trump's successor keeps to his MAGA agenda (unlike Bush 41's eschewing of Reagan) he will be a two term president.
Trump's victory over Hillary has transformed the political Left into one vast insane asylum of hysteria, hate and murderous rage. What will they be like when they lose to Trump (and the GOP) again and again and again with eight in your face defiant years haranguing, ridiculing and tormenting them? They'll be lots of riots and blood in the streets until like sick, low energy Hillary (in the last days of her failing campaign) they're completely worn down and exhausted by this man.
The vicious out of control anti-Trump derangement media has been reporting for months that the FBI and other intel agencies have been digging for evidence using wiretaps and secret surveillance that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in interfering with the 2016 election; and that this may have tipped the outcome in Donald Trump's favor (which I disprove HERE ). Indeed, a scared sh*tless, panicking Barack Obama frightened at the thought that the hated, "deplorable" Donald Trump would succeed him in office and decimate his legacy pulled out all the stops to find the smoking gun that would criminally link him to Russia (or other crimes) and destroy his candidacy. And if that meant abusing his power and ordering legal or illegal wiretaps on Trump (which he has the authority to do see), then so be it. The terrible end of Trump being president justified and excused the immoral, politically driven (if not exactly criminal) means of bringing him down.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Indeed, "Desperate men do desperate things." And as the race drew closer to election day with a gravity defying Trump running strong, lying, lawless (see) Obama's desperation to stop him grew into an insane obsession; and as a last desperate resort he abused his powers and spied on Trump. Indeed, when sifting through and carefully analyzing the news reports from the credible sources cited above you will see that Donald Trump's shocking March 4th tweets accusing Obama of a McCarthyite political witch hunt to destroy him was JUSTIFIED.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! 7:02 AM - 4 Mar 2017
Indeed, in an explosive, eventful October after the failure of the strategically released Access Hollywood tape, and coordinated multiple groping allegations, a psyched out Obama (at his wits end) made one last pre-election day move to bring down Trump and irreparably damage his campaign. The story as reported by the Guardian, HeatStreet and the New York Times is as follows:
Back in June of last year (before the Republican Convention) Obama's Justice Department and the FBI believed that a private computer server in Trump Tower (Trump's campaign headquarters) was linked to several Russian banks, and was being used in the commission of possible financial/banking crimes that somehow posed a threat to our national security. The DOJ and FBI seeking a warrant from the FISA Court against Trump drew up an affidavit ( apparently citing him as a potential Russian agent or spy) requesting permission to tap his server and phones. But the ridiculous request was denied because it failed to establish probable cause.
Now here is where the story gets extremely fishy and loses credibility. According to HeatStreet in October just weeks before the election the DOJ and FBI submitted a second request to FISA for a tap warrant for Trump's server. Because this new request was drawn differently ("more narrowly" says the report) it met the court's criteria for a warrant, and it was granted. This is what HeatStreet said:
Now really, does this make any logical or even political sense? Why did Loretta Lynch and the FBI wait so long (five months) to rewrite the request to FISA when they could have immediately done so in June hours or days after the first request was denied? This way, not needlessly wasting precious time, Obama's DOJ (race obsessed Loretta Lynch), out for blood and wanting to stop ("white supremacist Islamophobic racist") Donald Trump and torpedo his campaign, would have started taping his alleged Russian linked server weeks before the GOP Convention; and if any crime, dirt or whatever was discovered it could have been used to wreck havoc on Trump, throw the Convention into chaos and possibly deny him the nomination.
Indeed, surely it could not have taken AG Lynch and FBI five months to figure out what to do after the initial application for the surveillance warrant was denied. With the server at Trump Tower possibly and potentially being the solution and key to stopping and defeating Trump (after everything else failed) it makes no sense for Lynch to procrastinate so long - to wait so close to the election in October before taking the appropriate measures (rewriting the affidavit) in getting the FISA warrant.
Indeed, as I said, it makes no logical or political sense for Lynch and the FBI to do in October what they could have easily done five months before in June - unless, of course, the story in whole or in part is untrue and a cover up. What I mean is this: After the first FISA request in June was denied Obama and Lynch were stuck. Contrary to what we're being told Lynch could not have improved the original affidavit that FISA rejected in June; they were unable to rewrite it (or "narrow it," as HeatStreet said) to show probable cause that Trump was some kind of Russian agent or spy and national security threat. In other words, what they did in June was the best they could do. They couldn't go back to the court a second time as they had nothing more convincing to show it.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that "credible news sources" suggested there might have been politically motivated activity during the campaign that has yet to be divulged. "Trump is POTUS," said Conway "and has information that the rest of us do not."
What am I inferring then? That there was no tap placed on Trump's server and phones? That it's fake news? No! President Trump in his tweets acknowledged that the tap did occur just as is stated and suggested in the above articles - but without a Trump related FISA warrant and court approval. The Washington Post after months of trying to confirm the October warrant couldn't do so (see)." WAPO failed because the October warrant is fake, phony news and doesn't exist.
The publisher of the Newsmax Media website, Christopher Ruddy, a friend of Trump's, wrote Sunday the president told him, "This [Towergate] will be investigated. It will all come out. I will be proven right."
But the Trump server, so it seems, was nevertheless tapped - tapped immorally if not illegally by a deeply distressed Barack Obama who saw the unthinkable unfolding before his eyes: the "nightmare" of a Trump presidency moving closer and closer to becoming a reality. Indeed, an alarmed Obama rightly understood that if Trump against all odds could politically emerge unscathed from Gropergate (which should have destroyed him) then he could go all the way to the White House. And thus was born the desperate idea (FISA Court be damned) of Obama deeming Trump a potential foreign spy (a danger to national security); and going to Loretta Lynch for approval in placing a covert tap on Trump's server and phones to find a criminal 11th hour link tying him to Russia. It was late in the race and there was nowhere left for Obama (Clinton and the Democrats) to go. "Nothing ventured nothing gained." Obama abusing his power turned Trump into the victim of a politically motivated unjustified surveillance investigation under the pretext that he was a possible Russian spy and national security threat. But that miserably failed like everything else that was tried. And now Trump is President rubbing Obama's face in the feces of his lies and subversive crimes and promising to prove them in time. As it says in the Zero Hedge piece, "Trump may have the last laugh."
ALLOWING THE PRESIDENT TO ORDER WIRE TAPS
Trump is "Putin's puppet," "his useful fool," "his idiot and stooge" read the above pre-election headlines by Trump haters and concerned critics. But if what was negatively said of candidate Trump (based on his pro-Russian rhetoric and lack of criticism about neo-imperialist Vladimir Putin's sins) turns out to be true of President Trump what then? History tells us that he will join a club of useful idiot president stooges who were naïve about and dangerously soft on Russia, and paid a steep price for their blind trust and folly. These presidents are as follows:
First there was the gullible, butt kissing liberal Democrat appeaser Franklin Roosevelt who called implacable, mass murdering Russian strongman Joseph Stalin (allied to Hitler for several years) "Uncle Joe" to humanize him. FDR's weakness and naivety with good old "Uncle Joe" at Yalter (where Stalin had him bugged) emboldened the autocrat to dominate the war ravaged nations of eastern Europe and half of Germany after the war causing decades of misery and oppression to millions. This started the very dangerous 45 year-long Cold War that led to costly wars for us in Korea and Vietnam (which killed 100,000 US troops combined) and nearly went nuclear in 1962 over the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Then 66 years later came the weak, butt kissing, ultra appeasing liberal Democrat Jimmy Carter. Ridiculously declaring that we had "overcome our inordinate fear of Communism" (as the Soviet Union was expanding its power and influence across the world) Carter made concession after concession to implacable Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and paid the price when the Red Army brutally invaded Afghanistan - this gave birth to al-Qaida, 9/11 and the war on terror that we are still fighting today.
Then 32 years later came another clueless, butt kissing, liberal Democrat Barack Obama. Obama having learned nothing from the Russian invasion of Georgia declared ominously in Munich (city of war causing weakness) an appeasement policy for "resetting U.S./Russian relations." Obama, stupidly believing that "Reset" was a historic success, and he'd won over the heart, mind, friendship and trust of Vladimir Putin with his bowing, scraping and concessions, assured us during a debate with Mitt Romney that "Russia was not our enemy or a geostrategic threat." Obama (the third and fourth terms of Jimmy Carter) was made to look like history's biggest fool since Neville Chamberlain when Russia invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea then assisted Syria's Bashir "the Butcher" Assad in horrific genocide.
The big question now is this: three American presidents have been the useful gullible idiot stooges of Russian imperialism. But will there now be a fourth? Will Donald Trump who was a liberal Democrat (and the seventh president from New York after FDR) be the Republican Shemp of American politics and repeat the mistakes of FDR, Carter and Obama? Will we see this?
Unless Putin does a 180 and becomes a real friend and ally of the U.S. (which is unlikely) I hope not.
BUT PERHAPS THE FOLLOWING ARE SIGNS THAT THIS ABASEMENT OF AMERICA UNDER TRUMP (HARD TO IMAGINE) WON'T HAPPEN