Thursday, March 16, 2017

Regarding T-Rump's Tweet About Being Wiretapped by Obama

March 6
Q Is the President going to clarify what he meant when he accused President Obama and White House officials of doing wiretaps? Is that what he meant, or did he mean that he thinks there were wiretaps that the FBI authorized? And does he want to kind of, like, amend his previous statement?

MR. SPICER: I think the statement that we issued yesterday where -- President Donald J. Trump is requesting as part of the investigation of Russian activity that congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016. Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is continued.  [ed: emphasis mine]
March 15
President Trump discussed his tweeted accusation that President Obama ordered "wires" at Trump Tower tapped during last year's presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday.

Trump told host Tucker Carlson that the administration "will be submitting things" to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence "very soon." The president added that he "will be, perhaps speaking about this next week" and predicted that "you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next 2 weeks."

Here's a partial transcript from Bradd Jaffy:

What does that mean? He doesn't "want to do anything that's going to violate any strength of the agencies." What does that mean? "We have enough problems." SO...he doesn't want to bother them with this? It must not be "a very serious situation." Not even "potentially" if he doesn't want to bother the proper agencies with it.

Oh, and since we were wondering...
When Carlson asked whether any of the president's tweets were moderated by his staff, Trump responded, "Sure ... A lot of times, my staff comes to me and they say, 'Can you do a tweet on this or that because it's not being shown correctly.'"

Does he know what the word "moderate" means?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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