We have a New York Times reporter and an FBI Director caught — seemingly — lying. A so-called journalist who said Trump staffers were being surveilled now says Trump has no evidence. Jim Comey who allegedly wants Trump to take back his accusations about FISA warrants is looking for the leaker of the FISA documents.
If this isn’t a sign of fake news, it’s hard to say what isn’t.
NY Times reporter, Michael S. Schmidt wrote an article that appears the evening of January 19 and again on the front page of the New York Times January 20, referencing the intelligence surveillance of Trump staffers, looking for “possible connections” between Trump staffers and Russia.
It is the same Michael S Schmidt who in a March 4 article insisted President Trump has NO proof wiretapping/surveillance occurred, Jeff Dunetz of the lid points out.
The story from this past Saturday was titled, Trump Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones.
The first story from January, titled, Intercepted Russian Communications, Part of Inquiry into Trump Associates, says that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are “examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said”.
The story continues to say that the intelligence agencies concluded the Russian government worked to help elect him and Trump could hamper the efforts of these agencies once elected.
Schmidt also notes that it’s unclear if “the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself. It is also unclear, he points out, whether the inquiry has anything to do with an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers and other attempts to disrupt the elections in November.”
Even though he wrote that in January,by this past Saturday he wrote that Trump had no proof of surveillance.
The way these surveillance operations work, they sweep up all information remotely connected to the original search target.
Meanwhile, James Comey, who allegedly asked the DoJ to denounce Trump’s accusations that Obama wiretapped him, reportedly sent an internal order to his staff to find who had access to the leaked FISA court information.
He wants to root out the culprit who leaked the information.
If there was no FISA warrant, why is Jim Comey trying to find out from staff who might have leaked it? He’s asking who had access to the filings and is very frustrated by the leaking of information only known to the highest levels of government, according to Catherine Herridge, Fox News correspondent.
They’re playing in part with semantics. Trump used imprecise language and accused Obama who undoubtedly knew about the wiretapping once it became a national security investigation. The former president was undoubtedly responsible.
We need an explanation. These two can’t have it both ways.
Unfortunately, our government officials and media minions think they can play word games to deceive the public.
h/t Judyann Joyner