#confession | #WhatTheyVotedFor
The Washington Post reports―
President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election.
While citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of four tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”
Trump offered no citations nor did he point to any credible news report to back up his accusation, but he may have been referring to commentary on Breitbart and conservative talk radio suggesting that Obama and his administration used “police state” tactics last fall to monitor the Trump team. The Breitbart story, published Friday, has been circulating among Trump’s senior staff, according to a White House official who described it as a useful catalogue of the Obama administration’s activities.
―and a pressing question arises: Did Donald Trump just confess to something?
Breitbart conspiracy theories being what they are, why would President Trump actually be … well, what, is he actually pulling guard with this crackpottery? What did the alleged wiretaps catch?
This is a fair question, and pretty damn important, at that.
Note: Originally posted at #trumpswindle, 4 March 2017.
Image note: President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a press conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., 16 February 2017. (Photo: Associated Press)
Rucker, Phillip, Ellen Nakashima, and Robert Costa. “Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower”. The Washington Post. 4 March 2017.