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TomCADem

(17,447 posts)
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:47 PM Mar 2017

WaPo: Trumps evidence for Obama wiretap claims relies on sketchy, anonymously-sourced reports

Of course, the White House internally is relying on an article on Breitbart titled: “Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump.” But, outwardly, Trump is again relying on news articles that at best do not support his allegation that President Obama ordered wire taps and, at worst for him, confirm there was an investigation into communications and money between exchanged between Trump and the Russians during his campaign.

Not surprisingly, Trump's statement is awarded 4 Pinnochios. Of course, this does not stop Representative Nunes from using Congressional resources to investigate it.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/analysis-trump%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98evidence%E2%80%99-for-obama-wiretap-claims-relies-on-sketchy-anonymously-sourced-reports/ar-AAnP5NJ

Only two articles, both with British roots, have reported that a FISA court order was granted in October to examine possible activity between two Russian banks and a computer server in the Trump Tower. This claim has not been confirmed by an U.S. news organizations. Moreover, neither article says President Obama requested the order or that it resulted in the tapping of Trump’s phone lines.

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Moreover, the articles do not support the White House’s claim that these were “potentially politically motivated investigations” led by President Obama. The articles all suggest the FISA requests — if they happened — were done by the intelligence agencies and the FBI. The BBC says the investigation was prompted by a tip from a Baltic country abut possible criminal activity:

Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was – allegedly – a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US presidential campaign.

It was passed to the US by an intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States. The CIA cannot act domestically against American citizens so a joint counter-intelligence task force was created.
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WaPo: Trumps evidence for Obama wiretap claims relies on sketchy, anonymously-sourced reports (Original Post) TomCADem Mar 2017 OP
Only now - NYT and WaPo have 'covered the story'! yallerdawg Mar 2017 #1
"I'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources. They shouldn't be allowed dalton99a Mar 2017 #2
There very well could be documentation of surveillance from Trump Tower... Barack_America Mar 2017 #3
He's the f'n precedent C_U_L8R Mar 2017 #4
It sounds like the very secretive counter intelligence FBI unit underthematrix Mar 2017 #5
It sounds like the very secretive counter intelligence FBI unit underthematrix Mar 2017 #6

yallerdawg

(16,104 posts)
1. Only now - NYT and WaPo have 'covered the story'!
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:51 PM
Mar 2017

Along with Fox News, CNN and NBC!

This is NOW Main Stream Media coverage making it credible!

Because of a tweet from a madman!

dalton99a

(82,315 posts)
2. "I'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources. They shouldn't be allowed
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:51 PM
Mar 2017

to use sources unless they use somebody's name. Let their name be put out there."
- CPAC 2017

Barack_America

(28,876 posts)
3. There very well could be documentation of surveillance from Trump Tower...
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:56 PM
Mar 2017

...we know Kislyak was under surveillance, and we know he was invited to Trump Tower on at least one occasion (from that oddball left field admission the other night).

Doesn't exactly take a genius to put that together...unless what they're really trying to fish out is what that surveillance may have led to.

underthematrix

(5,811 posts)
5. It sounds like the very secretive counter intelligence FBI unit
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 02:24 PM
Mar 2017

obtained a FISA warrant on an individual or individuals living in or doing business from Trump tower

underthematrix

(5,811 posts)
6. It sounds like the very secretive counter intelligence FBI unit
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 02:25 PM
Mar 2017

obtained a FISA warrant on an individual or individuals living in or doing business from Trump tower

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