Saturday, March 4, 2017
Just Because You're Paranoid . . .
Given the shady collection of characters with substantial ties to Russia inhabiting Trump Tower, it shouldn't be at all surprising there would be government surveillance, including wire-tapping, in the building. As for such taps, and whether Trump's own phones were tapped, there is a legal procedure, put in place after Watergate, in which intelligence agencies would have to obtain a warrant from the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) after demonstrating probable cause that the "target of the surveillance is a foreign power or agent of a foreign power."
So, either Trump is a paranoid fool who is parroting fake news with an outrageous accusation against a former president (sick) or he is trying to distract the public from focusing on the increasingly tantalizing scandal surrounding his administration (pathetic) or Trump's connections with Russia were substantial enough to demonstrate probable cause for a FISA warrant (bad). Or maybe all three.
Posted by Lovechilde at 10:54 AM