Thursday, March 16, 2017

Where Did The NY Times Say Obama Wiretapped Trump?

We all know by now that Trump has no evidence that Obama wiretapped him. He says he got that idea by reading about it in the New York Times around January 20.

If Trump had said that he'd read about it on the Breitbart website or heard it on Fox News, I wouldn't be so skeptical. But he said he read about it in the New York Times.

I want to see that allegation of wiretapping in the NYT.

Of course I don't believe that there was any such allegation in the NYT. But I want to see reporters rub Trump's nose in that a bit more: "Mr Spicer, where exactly is that passage about wiretapping in the Times? So that we can all see for ourselves just exactly what it was that the President read, that gave him the idea about the wiretapping, that nobody else in the world noticed, with millions of people reading the Times, and who knows how many other news outlets regularly quoting the Times? Where exactly is that passage in the Times from on or around January 20, Mr Spicer?"

No evidence of the wiretapping, Mr President. No evidence of the existence of the thing you say you read that made you think the wiretapping happened. No evidence that the truth is in you. No evidence of whether or not you can see how many of us can see that you lie all the time. No evidence of whether or not you even know you're lying. Sad.

PS, 16 Mar 2017: Okay, there actually is a NYT story from 19 Jan about wiretapping. The problem is, it says: It is not clear whether the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself. That's the "evidence" behind Donald's tweet: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" No, Mr President: this is farce.

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