March 8, 2017

Trump Aides Address His Wiretap Claims: ‘That’s Above My Pay Grade’

Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman - The New York Times:

After weeks of assailing reporters and critics in diligent defense of their boss, Mr. Trump’s team has been uncharacteristically muted this week when pressed about his explosive — and so far proof-free — Twitter posts on Saturday accusing President Barack Obama of tapping phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

Not above their pay grade; against the law.

Of course they’re keeping their mouths shut. Their boss has either undeniably proven himself a fool, or publicly commented on evidence of an ongoing criminal or counter-intelligence investigation. This one’s a lose-lose.

If the former, well, we knew that, and now the rest of the world does, too.

The latter is itself a criminal offense.

Which is worse? It hardly matters - it’s both.

#Trump #fraud #notTooBrightEither #impeachable #offense

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