Barack Obama has responded that he never “ordered” a wiretap of then-GOP candidate Donald Trump in a statement.
I’ve been in politics too long to know when someone is pulling the wool over me in the way of parsing words and word-smithing. Politicians are bred to move words around for meaning and if Obama said he never “ordered” wiretapping of Trump that could very well be true.
Here’s my question. Did he suggest it? Did he request it? Did someone on his staff/cabinet suggest it and he gave the nod for the action to begin implementation? Just saying “I never ordered a wiretap” doesn’t mean anything in my book and it shouldn’t in yours either.
This tweet by Obama’s support group means nothing to me.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 4, 2017
From Zero Hedge:
Yet while the carefully-worded statement, an exercise in semantics, claims Obama did not himself, or through members of his White House team, order a potential wiretapping, it does not deny an actual wiretapping of Trump (or Trump Tower), which as some have speculated in the past, did in fact take place after a FISA Court granted surveillance of Trump over accusations of Russian interference. It also does not preclude the FBI – which is the entity that would most likely have implemented such a wiretap – from having given the order.
As a reminder, here is what the Guardian reported in early January:
The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t do drugs. I try to use common sense when I speak about things, and these politicians are very sneaky and conniving when they talk so you can’t take them at their word until you peel away the layers of protecting themselves to find the truth.
Do you believe Obama wiretapped Trump?
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