March 06, 2017

Trump’s wiretapping tweets, the media and reality

Brian LilleyArchive

You probably heard on the weekend that Donald Trump put out tweets accusing Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Towers during the campaign. Ever since, the media have been on a full court press to prove Trump wrong.

They’ve called it false, they’ve called it baseless, unfounded. They’ve called it outright lies.

And while they’ve been doing this, they’ve ignored their own reporting on this very issue.

The question isn’t what evidence does Trump have for this claim, the question is why did he wait so long to tweet about it. The media have been reporting on this in mainstream and other outlets for months - including using the very word wiretapped.

Watch as I look at Trump’s tweet and show you how the media reported regularly and vigorously about Trump being under surveillance until Trump tweeted about it, at which point they called it a lie.

Is what I’m laying out here conclusive evidence that would hold up in court? No.

Is there enough that a Congressional committee should be looking at this? Absolutely.

Aside from that though, what is so telling is that the mainstream media has it in for Trump. So much, that they’ll ignore their own reporting on this very file.

The fact is major outlets on the left reported on the FISA courts, the warrant, the wiretapping, the multi-agency surveillance and revelled in it until they needed to ignore it to bash Trump as peddling conspiracy theories.

If a warrant was issued, maybe there is something to the allegations about connections to the Russians and Trump’s campaign. You would think the media would be all over that, right?

No, better to bash Trump. Better to say he’s selling fake news when really, he’s reacting to their news.

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commented 2017-03-10 19:23:11 -0500
This whole Russian affair is just so ridiculous coming from the left, democrats, loons, etc. Do you really think Russia or Putin would want to influence the election in Trump’s favour? Of course NOT! They would want business as usual under the weak administration of Obama. They would have wanted Hillary to win. Because she would have degraded the military and foreign affairs even further. Russia would have loved that, so they could walk all over the place and step on every face. This is so stupid by the media party in America, just colluding along with all the left wing manipulators! Progressive manipulators. God Bless President Trump!
commented 2017-03-07 13:23:15 -0500
These politically correct New Agencies, such as The CBC; Toronto Star; Mcleans & the CNN are nothing but fake news.

They are a propaganda machine being used by George Soros and other Globalists such as Justin Trudeau; Obama & Hillary Clinton to destroy free speech and destroy the Judeo/Christian way of life.

They have sold their soles to the Islamists & Communists to achieve their goal and stay in power. One day it will back fire on them and they shall end up the same way as Mussolini; hanging upside down in a public square after they have been executed by the people they betrayed.

I shall not shed one tear for them, but I shall cry for Western Civilization, provided I live long enough to do so!
commented 2017-03-07 11:15:33 -0500
Not only was the God Emperor right about the tapping, but it’s even worse than he says. Anyone with a smartphone, computer or smart TV can be spied on by the CIA, with no oversight or transparency. Take a look at the new Wikileaks.
commented 2017-03-07 10:27:30 -0500
If I have learned anything about these crafty lawyer democrat politicians it is that they delegate power so in the vent of an investigation thy can claim no direct responsibility. This is how Hillary operated so far as to hire lawyers to work for her even though they weren’t hired as lawyers. In the event she was investigated she then retained the same person as a lawyer and could claim attorney client privilege. Nothing would surprise me with this bunch who have become emboldened by years of practise and a forgiving press. Why Obama was let off about lying about Benghazi, the targeting of Republican tax payers (where those in charge pleaded the fifth), how Hillary profited from selling 20% of the U.S. Uranium to the Russians, Obama being behind the arrest of a film maker who made an unfavorable film about him (although he was charged for illegal tax contributions). Watch this video past the first minute where you see what was cut out. by CBS.
commented 2017-03-07 09:57:25 -0500
Obama spent eight years diminishing the USA. He continues to subvert the US government by using Marxist tactics.
commented 2017-03-07 09:13:26 -0500
Broke Hussan Obama is the second coming of Saul Alinsky.
commented 2017-03-07 09:01:10 -0500
Trolls? Trolls? The silence is deafening. Funding cut off perhaps?
commented 2017-03-07 07:20:27 -0500
Obama has a lot of allied inside Washington , they’re ready to open the crap box anytime, so nothing is revealed of his lame administration and the corruption surrounding his 8 years in office, remember , Obama came in the senate, totally broke and after 8 years he’s a multimillionaire .

Good to hear from Bryan L. a great journalist , essential to TheRebel.
commented 2017-03-07 02:19:50 -0500
Obama spied on everybody.
commented 2017-03-07 01:28:31 -0500
A note to all the left wingers, you are so used to being pampered and getting your way from wimps and spineless feminist men that you think everyone will crater , well sorry not everyone does , and your tantrums show that fact quite well, and Trump plays you like fiddles and you are so blinded by hate for him and your own arrogance that you do not see it until it is too late.
commented 2017-03-07 01:26:00 -0500
This is such sweet irony. The best part is seeing all the lefties turning on other lefties as they deny reports they swooned over a while ago.
commented 2017-03-07 00:47:33 -0500
I hope and pray that this ends with Hillary, Obama getting their necks stretched.
We all knew that Hillary was evil and that Obama was two faced, but whats being shown now is just how two faced that asshole was.
I hope that Obama’s girlfriend Justin Trudeau is involved and gets nailed to the wall.
commented 2017-03-06 23:39:57 -0500
I don’t believe Trump is that naive, it’s obviously bait, it’s also obvious by his actions that he’s very informed. Anyone who’s been paying attention over the past 5-10 years knows that any phone, computer and “smart” device used by interesting people are monitored without a warrant.
commented 2017-03-06 21:55:46 -0500
Democrats’ full-out trashing of Trump and friends for months, with their owned media helping by unwittingly reporting what will turn out of be illegal surveillance by the Obama administration, is perhaps the greatest gift to conservatives to date. Acknowledging the fact that criminals are truly stupid and inevitably do themselves in, we see the Democrat party playing to type, setting themselves up for some well-deserved pay back. Sure is gonna be bad for Obama. And bad for the Clintons when the whole compost bucket is emptied and inspected. Bad for some intelligence agencies. Good for Trump! Thank you Mark Levin, whose brilliance is appreciated every night but has become of great import to the bringing-on of a little justice. Thank you to Brian Lilley for this excellent post.
commented 2017-03-06 21:52:12 -0500
I don’t think the fake stream media is fooling many people on this one.
commented 2017-03-06 20:54:10 -0500
A warrant would not have been issued. Reason? It can be tracked. The Obama Cartel would have covertly surveilled Trump with no warrant. There will be no record available to Trump or Congress.
There will have too be a criminal investigation with forensics and the whole nine yards that will expose Obama ,Hilary and the whole criminal deep state NWO.
commented 2017-03-06 20:49:12 -0500
The Sleuth Journal (below) makes a good point about people becoming complacent and depending too much on ‘Trump will take care of it’. Everyone must remain vigilant and more prepared than ever to step forward to ensure that the libs are not gaining control. He states Reps are on the defensive and Dems are on the offense. That is the problem in Canada as well. It has to change and it means people have to get off their lazyboys and vote. Let’s hope the silent majority in Canada actually steps forward to make their vote heard in every election to come.
commented 2017-03-06 20:22:49 -0500
Keith Barnes:
I agree. He knows how to play the game.
commented 2017-03-06 20:21:09 -0500
The following discussed Obama’s SHADOW GOVERNMENT and how Democrats have turned against him. You can clearly conclude how George Soros is involved in this. Soros, Obama, Clinton, Trudeau.

If the MSM was shut down for a week and only Conservative news was aired, I bet there would a whole lot of epiphanies and converts. More people will start seeing the truth.
commented 2017-03-06 20:13:57 -0500
Keith Barnes: These stories were first mentioned in the new York Times and Washington Post as well as others. Now apparently the N.Y.T is criticizing some of it’s own reporters and the question is why did they wait so long to call out fake news? I have also seen other people claiming there is something to this according to the former attorney general for George Bush and a former N.S.A. whistleblower/
commented 2017-03-06 19:43:40 -0500
I do not see Trump Tweeting on this without having any proof. It is possible that he is setting the MSM up for a big Fail, He is nobody’s fool.
commented 2017-03-06 19:33:11 -0500
The main stream media in the USA and in Canada are outright liars. And that always will be the case so long as they continue to hold the opinion that lying is okay so long as it serves their agenda.
commented 2017-03-06 19:25:09 -0500
Thanks for this BRIAN , this really is castor oil for our trolls