The White House press secretary sent a statement minutes ago to PoliticusUSA that President Trump is requesting that Congress look into President Obama while they are investigating Russia’s interference in the U.S. election and the Trump campaign’s constant contact with Russia.
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” the statement began.
These “reports” of Obama ordering wiretapping on Trump came from the far-right website that was run by Trump’s Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. Trump then accused President Obama of ordering the wiretapping.
There is no actual evidence or report that exists to suggest that the wiretapping, if it exists, of Trump was ordered by Obama. Presidents can’t order wiretaps.
“President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.”
So the President won’t comment on his Russia scandal until Congress investigates President Obama’s fictional ordering of wiretapping on Trump, for which Trump has zero evidence.
The difference between the actual Russia scandal surrounding Trump and his conspiracy theories about President Obama is reality. A spokesperson for former President Obama categorically denied Trump’s wild and without evidence accusations yesterday.
What Donald Trump is doing is trying to stir up a witch hunt against Obama, to cover for what is on those tapes, if they exist.
As Malcolm Nance said yesterday on AMJoy, Trump is acting “buggy”, “This is what happens when a target starts getting buggy because he knows that he’s caught.”
The Trump White House can only hope and pray that they are right, and President Trump says no more about this. Unfortunately for him and for his entire team, Trump can’t stop himself from tweeting. Just hours ago this morning he tweeted more crazy attempts to impugn Obama with his own actions, and ended up accusing President Obama of acting as a President while he was President. Saturday, Trump was in such a state of nerves that he declassified a warrant against his own people if indeed he is being wiretapped.
A FISA warrant must certify that the “target of the proposed surveillance is either a ‘foreign power’ or ‘the agent of a foreign power’ and, in the case of a U.S. citizen or resident alien, that the target may be involved in the commission of a crime.”
There is ample evidence that Trump campaign officials, many of them, had contacts with Russia during the campaign. This evidence has led Michael Flynn to resign already, just weeks into the Trump administration, and has led to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.
Donald Trump is getting nervous and desperate.