Sunday, March 05, 2017

GOP Senator Calls Out Trump for Wild Wire Tap Claims

Sen. Ben Sasse

Most Congressional Republicans continue to willfully close their eyes to the misdeeds and lies of Der Trumpenführer, their complicity motivated by a desire to put their party and its reverse Robin Hood agenda ahead of the best interest of the nation and all of its citizens.  Now, at least one Republican Senator has called out Trump on his wild claim that the Obama administration wire tapped the phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.  Better yet, Senator Ben Sasse notes that if a FISA Court order supported a warrant to wire tap, then Trump needs to disclose the application that caused the FISA Court to find probable cause that a crime had been committed.  I doubt Der Trumpenführer will provide any documentation to back up his irresponsible claim.  Instead, he will repeat the lie which his moronic supporters are only too ready to believe given their racial hatred for America's first black president.  Politico looks at Sasse's call out to Trump:
President Donald Trump owes the public a further explanation of his allegation that former President Barack Obama tapped Trump's phones, said GOP Sen. Ben Sasse on Saturday afternoon.
The Nebraska Republican, who opposed both Trump and Hillary Clinton in the president campaign, called the current political atmosphere a "civilization-warping crisis of public trust" after Trump said Obama ordered Trump's phone lines tapped before the election and Obama's spokesman denied it on Saturday. Sasse said if there were taps, it would have been either with a FISA court authorization or without — but either way Trump needed to publicly explain his tweeted allegations.
The president today made some very serious allegations, and the informed citizens that a republic requires deserve more information," Sasse said. "If without [an authorization], the President should explain what sort of wiretap it was and how he knows this. It is possible that he was illegally tapped."
But Sasse said if there was a legal authorization for a phone tap, then Trump should disclose that application.
"If it was with a legal FISA court order, then an application for surveillance exists that the court found credible. The president should ask that this full application regarding surveillance of foreign operatives or operations be made available, ideally to the full public, and at a bare minimum to the U.S. Senate," Sasse said.

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