Early Saturday morning, March 4, the president of the United States alleged in a series of tweets that former president Barack Obama arranged a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap Trump’s phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election. Trump concluded that the former president is a “Bad (or sick) guy!”
Trump cited no evidence for his accusation.
WE’VE GOT A HUGE PROBLEM
- Trump is more nuts than we suspected – a true delusional paranoid who shouldn’t be anywhere near the nuclear codes that could demolish the planet, or near anything else that could determine the fate of America or the world.
- Or Trump’s outburst was triggered by commentary in the “alt-right” publication, Breitbart News, on Friday, which reported an allegation made Thursday night by right-wing talk-radio host Mark Levin suggesting Obama and his administration used “police state” tactics last fall to monitor the Trump team’s dealings with Russian operatives.
IF THIS IS THE CASE…..
But if this was the case, we’ve got a president willing to put the prestige and power of his office behind baseless claims coming from well-known right-wing sources of lies. That means Trump still shouldn’t be anywhere near the nuclear codes that could eliminate the planet or anywhere else he could do damage.
- The third possibility is that Trump is correct, and the Obama administration did in fact tap his phones. But if this was the case, before the tap could occur it’s highly likely Trump committed a very serious crime, including treason.
PRESIDENT CAN’T ORDER WIRETAP
No president can order a wiretap by himself. For federal agents to obtain a wiretap on Trump, or anyone else, the Justice Department would first have had to convince a federal judge that it had gathered sufficient evidence of probable cause to believe Trump had committed a serious crime or was an agent of a foreign power, depending on whether it was a criminal or foreign intelligence wiretap. In which case, we have someone in the White House who shouldn’t be making decisions that could endanger America or the world.