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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Non-denial denial?

In a statement, Kevin Lewis, a spokesperson for Obama, rejected Trump's assertion. "A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice," he said. "As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false," he added.
Maybe it's just me... but that seems more like a denial that the President "ordered" a wire-tap... not necessarily that there was no wire tapping done?  In fact, it's almost an implication that there was in fact some sort of  independent investigation led by the Department of Justice that may have actually requested and received a warrant to monitor activities at Trump Towers.

I wonder if the hacks in the media are smart enough to figure this out?

At the end of the day it still seems to boil down to one reality as it pertains to Trump. His supporters take him seriously, but not literally. His critics take him literally, but not seriously. There are actually no reports that the former President ordered anyone to go put on camo and black ski masks, break into the Trump Towers and bug the place. The reports are that the DOJ went to the FICA courts asking or a warrant to wiretap Trump Towers. Don't for a second believe that if Jeff Sessions went to a FICA court to try to get a warrant to tap a political opponent that the Democrats and the media would not blame Trump himself.