Donald Trump is simply lying when he claims that President Obama somehow wiretapped Trump Tower during the election. Presidents don’t have that authority, and the intel community would never be willing to illegally do it even if the President tried to illegally order it. But it turns out Trump himself has secretly wiretapped other people, according to one of his own former employees.
Trump made the nonsensical accusation against Obama on Saturday morning. But since that time, most of the focus has blown back on Trump himself. Legal experts have pointed out that if there is a FISA warrant against Trump, then it means that a federal judge has seen sufficient evidence that Trump was acting as an agent of a foreign government. In other words, Obama would have had nothing to do with it. It’s also a reminder that, short of a warrant from a judge, it’s illegal for anyone to wiretap a U.S. citizen without their knowledge. That includes secretly wiretapping ones own employees. Hence where Trump is suddenly in trouble.
Scott Dworkin of the respected Democratic Coalition Against Trump has shared the following information today: “Fmr Trump employee told us Trump bugged him — he confronted Trump — Trump admits it & said ‘So what? I bug all my people’s phones.'” This is a remarkable revelation, because as pointed out awhile back by the San Francisco Chronicle, employers can’t wiretap the phones of their employees without their advance knowledge. And yet Donald Trump is reportedly so brazen about illegally wiretapping his employees without their advance knowledge, that he brags about it to them after he gets caught. Contribute to Palmer Report
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