The Deep State smells blood in the water

Dallas NewsUnder questioning from the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, he also publicly contradicted a series of tweets from Trump that declared the Republican candidate's phones had been ordered tapped by President Barack Obama during the campaign.

"I have no confirmation that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI," Comey said. The same was true, he added, of the Justice Department.

I think this nails it: Comey is blackmailable. Hillary has dirt on him, and so does someone else. That's why he's being pulled in so many different directions. He has at least three masters (Hillary, someone else opposed to Hillary, and the actual elected president).

But note the careful wording of this denial. Comey admits to some sort of investigation of Trump or his associate's connection to Russia. But then he denies that the FBI or DOJ had conducted a phone tap of Trump's phones specifically, and specifically that Barack Obama ordered it personally.

What if Trump's associates phones were the ones tapped, as news organizations breathlessly reported not long ago? What if Obama did not personally order it through the FBI or DOJ -- what if it was performed through the CIA, NSA, or British intelligence? (Comey did also deny that it was done through British intelligence, but how would he know?)

The reports and testimony from Comey appear to be in direct contradiction to multiple news reports from earlier this year. That tells me all the denials are carefully worded and evasively phrased to avoid the obvious truth: People close to Trump, possibly including Trump himself, were wiretapped during and possibly after the campaign, and the Obama Administration received the information even if he did not order the tapping personally.

I can't imagine a good outcome here. Does the Deep State think that if they somehow unseat a legitimately elected president that the people will meekly roll over and accept it?

UPDATE: House Intelligence Chairman confirms "incidental" surveillance of Trump. As the puppy-blender is fond of saying, Trump should be taken seriously but not literally, while the media insists on taking him literally but not seriously. In this case, it appears that Trump's claim was accurate, and the FBI is refusing to cooperate with the House investigation.

UPDATE: Paraphrased press conference. I'll update with a better source or actual video when I see one.

UPDATE: PJMedia reports on the issue.

This entry was published Wed Mar 22 11:33:19 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-03-23 10:35:10.0. [Tweet]

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