The Party of Joe McCarthy Cries McCarthyism
Devon Nunes-who’s allegedly supposed to be leading an investigation into the question of whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia’s interference in our election last year-was whining that this is ‘almost McCarthyism.’
Nunes who himself was part of the Trump campaign later said ‘Everyone I talk to says there was nothing there.’ Uh, isn’t this what the investigation is supposed to determine?
But we have to laugh at this idea that the party of Joe McCarthy is whining about McCarthyism. McCarthy was a Republican. In the 1990s the Republican party once devoted 140 Congressional hours to the question of ‘What really happened to the Clinton’s Christmas list?’
But now they think the question of whether the Trump campaign collaborated with a hostile foreign power is ‘just a witch hunt.’
Nope, the Republican party invented witch hunts.
The public doesn’t buy this is witch hunt:
Now Trump is playing this same sad song. Yesterday he was sending out pictures of Democrats talking to Putin. The point is not whether members of Congress ever spoke to Russia as part of their job. Like it was good and right that Claire McCaskill spoke to Russia about its cheating in the Olympics.
The point is why so many in the Trump campaign were talking to Russia while Russia was subverting our election and whether or not there was coordination. Full stop.
Now Trump is playing a new game: Obama tapped my phones at Trump Tower, That’s the issue.
“President Donald Trump, under siege for alleged ties between his campaign and Russia, on Saturday morning sought to deflect attention by accusing former president Barack Obama of tapping his Trump Tower phones prior to the election.”
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted, as part of a six-tweet screed.
He went on to ask, “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, also tweeting, “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!”
No Herr Trump you’re Nixon and engaged in Watergate 2.0. As for this claim that Obama tapped his phones what was it based on? The Mark Levin Show.
t was not immediately clear what specifically prompted the accusations, but conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday evening tried to make a case for the idea that Obama used “police state” tactics to undermine Trump in the last months of his presidential campaign.
“Levin’s argument was then picked up by Breitbart in an article published by senior editor Joel Pollak.”
“It appears that the crux of the argument comes from reporting that U.S. officials secretly monitored a computer server in Trump Tower to determine if there were links to Russian banks. A New York Times article published on Jan. 19 – just one day before Trump’s inauguration – reported that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies had intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a probe of links between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.”
Truth is Obama-probably too a fault-bent over backwards not to appear partisan. When he couldn’t get Mitch McConnell to agree to discuss Russia’s interference publicly, he backed off.
But is Trump saying that intel agents are wrong to investigate clear links between his campaign and Russia? Just let it go?
This seems to be one tactic the conservatives are trying. Some nefarious machinations from Obama are what matters rather than whether Trump collaborated with Russia.
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