President Obama’s White House photographer Pete Souza just posted the absolutely most perfect response to President Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped his phones.
Trump claimed as such in a series of tweets early this past Saturday morning.
He wrote, in part:
‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!’
He went on, and if you want to read the rest of his rant then check his Twitter.
In short, as has become customary for Trump’s grandiose pronouncements, it’s all bullsh*t. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Obama administration ordered for Trump’s phones to be wiretapped at any point prior to the election.
As White House officials have asserted when pressed by various members of the media, the president based his statements about the alleged wiretapping on an article from the so-called news site Breitbart. That article was, in turn, a write up of the brain vomit that Mark Levin had just spread around.
Again, there is no other evidence besides this Breitbart article. Multiple former intelligence officials from the Obama era have come out to assert that Trump’s claims are completely false, and, plainly, such is also illegal. A sitting president can not order the wiretap of a private citizen’s phone, apparently.
And yet, Trump is still sticking to his story. He’s even ordered Congress to investigate his completely made up claims.
Well, enter Pete Souza. Souza served as Obama White House photographer for the trendsetting president’s entire 8 year tenure, and he’s just posted his own take on the whole thing.
You can check it out below.
As for how this whole debacle will proceed on from here, Trump has, as mentioned, ordered a Congressional investigation into these false claims.
They’re not going to find anything.
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