Trump Calls James Comey a Liar
As I noted in an earlier piece, Trump is just digging himself in deeper with these wild accusations.
After all, they just serve as a sharper goad to Congress to get to the bottom of all this. Then he demands that Congress investigate Obama allegedly wiretapping Trump Tower. Trump’s lackey Devon Nunes says they’ll include that as part of the investigation. But that only forces Congress to dig even deeper.
What Trump may be doing is divulging information not that Obama was tapping his phone but that the FBI through a FISA court warrant.
“There’s an argument that invoking the name of the FISA court is a risky strategy for Trump – because, if it had issued an eavesdropping order on Trump or his associates, it would mean that a federal judge had been convinced that there was “probable cause” for such an order, which is to say there was explicit evidence that a crime had been committed.”
Last night James Comey-who tipped the election to Trump-wanted the DOJ to push back against Trump’s wild accusations about Obama.
“The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged claim is false and must be corrected, they said, but the department has not released any such statement.”
“Mr. Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s truthfulness. The confrontation between the two is the most serious consequence of Mr. Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst, and it underscores the dangers of what the president and his aides have unleashed by accusing the former president of a conspiracy to undermine Mr. Trump’s young administration.”
It’s even more remarkable as Comey’s the one who made him President in the first place.
But this from Herr Trump is just downright ungrateful:
“Asked by ABC “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos if Trump was willing to accept the denial of his FBI director, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said he was not”.
“You know, I don’t think he does, George,” Sanders said. “I think he firmly believes that this is a storyline that has been reported pretty widely by quite a few outlets. The wiretapping has been discussed in The New York Times, BBC, Fox News and we believe that it should be looked at by the House Intelligence Committee.”
“As he would wind up doing multiple times throughout their interview, Stephanopoulos interjected at that point to tell Sanders that what she had said was incorrect and that none of the media reports to which she referred actually backed up Trump’s accusation. All told, the “Good Morning America” anchor stopped Sanders five times to correct her over the course of their five-and-a-half minute interview.”
“Asked if Trump had reached out to the FBI or anyone else in the intelligence community, of which he is in charge, to verify his claim that Obama illegally tapped his phones, Sanders said she did not know.”
“The president, Sanders said, is the victim of a media-double standard that allowed continued reporting into ties between close associates of Trump’s and the Russian government while simultaneously casting doubt on the accusation of an illegal wiretap. The difference, unstated by Sanders, is that there has been a near constant trickle of revelations tying Trump associates to Russia while there has not, to this point, been any proof of the accusation leveled by the president over the weekend.”
There the media goes again with it’s biased preference for actual evidence for claims. But Herr Trump has some great alternative facts to back it up.
“Frankly, George, I think if the president walked across the Potomac, the media would report he can’t swim,” Sanders said. “This is a constant battle we’re having to fight. All we’re asking is that the double standard be washed away and we allow the Congressional committee to do their job.”
Trump is welcome to walk on water as I’d love to see him go jump in the lake.
As for Congress I wish they would do their job. Maybe Trump should call Devon Nunes and Richard Burr to stop stalling.
But for him to call James Comey a liar is pretty ungrateful after the man rigged the election for you.
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