The mainstream media, the Deep State and the Democrat Party all went berserk on March 4, 2017. That was the date that President Trump sent four separate Tweets talking about how Barack Obama had tapped his phones in Trump Tower during the election. “Bad (or sick) guy.”
The media then proceeded to lecture America on the definition of “wiretap,” an old-timey method of tapping into a landline telephone using a Glass warrant, in order to call Trump a liar. “Why, the FBI hasn’t used wiretaps in years, due to the proliferation of cell phones! Obama couldn’t possibly have wiretapped him! That scallywag Trump is prevaricating again! Dare I say we should impeach him?”
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some exact quotes from President Trump’s enemies, shall we?
James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence: “For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”
PolitiFact: “We rate [President Trump’s] claim false.”
Former FBI Director James Comey (stated while under oath): “With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components.”
Dept. of Justice Court Filing Dated Sept. 1, 2017: “Both the FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets.”
FactCheck.org: “Still no evidence, Mr. President.”
Fox News’ Shepard Smith, while rolling his eyes: “There’s no evidence of that. Of course, the president could learn first-hand whether the building in which he lives was wiretapped. All he’d have to do is ask the intelligence services. They work for him!”
Bloomberg News: “If the president has made false claims of a crime (wiretapping) without proof, there’s only one constitutional remedy.”
Reuters: “There has never been any evidence to support Trump’s assertion.”
Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes: “No president can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like [Trump].”
Cecilia Varga, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent: “Nine days after President Trump accused Obama of wiretapping him, there is still not one credible shred of evidence to back up that claim.”
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK): “I think President Obama is owed an apology.”
I think Oklahoma is owed a new congressman in 2020!
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Now a Fox News Contributor: “I haven’t seen evidence of mass voter fraud and I have not seen evidence of wiretapping by Obama.”
Joint Statement from the Entire Senate Intelligence Committee: “There are no indications of any surveillance at Trump Tower.” (Both Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen are in prison now. Both lived in Trump Tower and both were wiretapped.)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA): “I haven’t seen any evidence whatsoever to substantiate that.”
Esteemed Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who serves as the very conscience of America and would never lie to you about anything, ever: “[Trump] claimed this was fact. I think this was just a distraction to distract from this very, very serious interference by a foreign power on our democracy. And the question of whether ‘Trump world,’ his campaign, his business associates, had anything to do with it and colluding with them.”
Jake Tapper, CNN: “There is no credible source that says this is true.”
Bakari Sellers, CNN Contributor: “We can beat around the bush and call it whatever we want to call it, but the President of the United States lied to the American public.”
Joe Scarborough, MSNBC: “This is a joke, right? I’m not being a smart**s here, but everybody knows Trump was lying about Obama and the FBI tapping him.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano, who became rabidly anti-Trump after the president refused to nominate him to the Supreme Court instead of Brett Kavanaugh: “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command (to wiretap Trump Tower). He used the British intelligence spying agency (GCHQ).”
The entire Washington, DC-media apparatus aligned against President Trump for saying that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. The president was factually correct once again.
And now those same people who said it was preposterous that Obama would have wiretapped Trump Tower are claiming that the Obama administration did not “spy” on the Trump campaign. Who do you suppose is more likely to be telling you the truth this time?