What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 13, 2017

Senator McCain, Trump, And (Possible) Libel

Let's start here:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said President Trump either has to retract his claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, or provide evidence of the allegations.

“President Trump has to provide the American people, not just the intelligence community, but the American people, with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the Unites States was guilty of breaking the law,” McCain told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
And let's still be clear: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF ANY OBAMA-ORDERED WIRETAP.

If he did, then that would be a serious crime.  If he didn't and Trump either knew he didn't or he didn't even bother to check to see if it was true then it's Trump who could be guilty of a crime - libel.

If whatever intelligence that may exist came from a legal (FISA or criminal) wiretap.  Perhaps the Justice Department was monitoring a person or persons in communication with someone attached to Trump in Trump tower. 

If that's the case, then Trump already has the authority to release that information.  No Congressional investigation is needed.  He can simply declassify and release whatever's there.

If that's the case, let's see it.

Let's see who in the Trump campaign/Organization was talking with someone under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance or let's see who in the Trump campaign/Organization was talking with someone under federal investigation for committing a crime.  And let's see what was being said and when.

There's no evidence Obama committed a wire tap crime here.  But there's lotsa questions about Trump.

1 comment:

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

https://twitter.com/marcorandazza/status/838755176001359872

@AriMelber Trump's wiretap accusation against Obama could actually be libelous:

@marcorandazza @AriMelber you don't have the slightest idea what the hell you're talking about, you clown.