Trump’s “Wiretap” Conspiracy Theory Is Now Repudiated by Both House and Senate Intelligence Committees

A scurrilous Trump lie collapses
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Our so-called president still insists he’s about to prove the Obama administration “wiretapped” Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. He says this proof is coming “very soon.”

But he may be too late to convince anyone except his cultish followers on the right, because even Republicans are officially fed up with his nonsensical conspiracy theory.

WASHINGTON — In a striking repudiation, Republicans on Wednesday threatened subpoenas and vented openly about the lack of evidence behind President Trump’s tweet that President Barack Obama had wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes of California, told reporters on Capitol Hill that “I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower” and that Mr. Trump, if taken literally, is simply “wrong.”

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said he had provided no information to Mr. Trump that might have formed the basis for the president’s claim.

And it’s not only the House Intelligence Committee. Today the Senate Intelligence Committee also confirmed that there’s absolutely no evidence Trump Tower was “wiretapped.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:13:13am

Quite simply. He pulled it out of his ass because he didn’t like that Sessions was being called out for the perjuring scumbag he is.

2
freetoken  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:15:43am

Checking the FoxNews home page… nothing on this except Tucker’s “Exclusive” about Trump submitting proof soon.

The marks will continue to be played.

3
FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:15:52am
4
wrenchwench  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:16:44am

Trump’s “Wiretap” Conspiracy Theory Is Now Repudiated by Both House and Senate Intelligence Committees

That’s what I’m waiting for.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:16:49am

This is just proof that Obama was so nefariously deep-state that he obliterated all traces of his wrongdoing and dumped the bodies of all potential witnesses in the Potomac…

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Amory Blaine  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:17:17am

I wonder how many millions of dollars has been wasted on this lie.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:18:43am

re: #6 Amory Blaine

I wonder how many millions of dollars has been wasted on this lie.

No kidding.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:19:00am

re: #2 freetoken

Checking the FoxNews home page… nothing on this except Tucker’s “Exclusive” about Trump submitting proof soon.

The marks will continue to be played.

The marks are so easy to con and FNC makes it that much easier.

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Jay C  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:21:44am

Wow! Bipartisanship in action! Republicans and Democrats can finally find agreement on a important issue: that Trump’s inane “wiretap” accusations against Obama are a malodorous crock of shit!

Of course, the larger issue: i.e. why the fucking President of the United States would make these stupid charges - in public - will probably be back-burnered, but baby steps…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:21:57am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:22:12am

re: #6 Amory Blaine

I wonder how many millions of dollars has been wasted on this lie.

I’m sure they can find it in the NIH budget, or maybe NASA.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:22:48am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ZOMG OBAMA TRAVELS TO STATE THAT HE FREQUENTS VISITS. Hey Paul, get a life, chode.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:22:57am

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Quite simply. He pulled it out of his ass because he didn’t like that Sessions was being called out for the perjuring scumbag he is.

And we’ve (media) all forgotten about Sessions’ perjury haven’t we (media)?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:24:08am

re: #13 Sir John Barron

And we’ve (media) all forgotten about Sessions’ perjury haven’t we (media)?

Yeah very true. He probably has osmething in mind to distract them from Gorka’s NAzi adventures.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:24:08am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coincidence? Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 Hours Before Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban

Jim Hoft has to be envious of this tweet.

/

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:24:42am

re: #15 Sir John Barron

Jim Hoft has to be envious of this tweet.

/

You know that Drudge is wishing his pathetic siren was all over it too.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:25:17am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coincidence? Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 Hours Before Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban - infowars.com #BoycottHawaii pic.twitter.com

— Paul Joseph Watson

This is some breathtaking stupid right here.

18
EPR-radar  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:25:49am

The mainstream media really needs to cover Trump and the Republicans the same way they would cover the machinations of an especially corrupt banana republic junta.

1) You know they are crooks, so find the evidence and nail them with the facts.

2) Do not fall for distractions provided by the regime.

19
Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:26:36am

The Forward’s story on Gorka looks really thin to me. The only source is a Nazi, and even he doesn’t actually say he witnessed Gorka being sworn in. I’m not going to run with this one, it just doesn’t look credible at all.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:27:04am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

The Forward’s story on Gorka looks really thin to me. The only source is a Nazi, and even he doesn’t actually say he witnessed Gorka being sworn in. I’m not going to run with this one, it just doesn’t look credible at all.

Fair enough.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:29:29am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coincidence? Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 Hours Before Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban

“Hey, I’m just asking questions….”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:30:46am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:31:06am

Obama breathed same air as Hawaii judge. Deep state. //

24
Dr. Matt  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:34:03am
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calochortus  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:34:59am

re: #23 HappyWarrior

Obama breathed same air as Hawaii judge. Deep state. //

Literal definition of “conspiracy.” :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:36:10am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:36:14am

re: #21 Sir John Barron

“Hey, I’m just asking questions….”

Yes, but he was spotted in Maryland AT THE SAME TIME….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:38:33am

New immigration policies put in place by President Donald Trump have already had consequences for some Canadian nurses with jobs in the United States.

According to CBC News, Canadian nurses returning to their jobs last week were shocked when they were turned away by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.

There have been reports that nurses with jobs at Henry Ford in Detroit were unable to renew their visas, and one of the hospital’s new hires was denied entry into the country.

Advanced practice nurses — such as anesthetists — with non-immigrant NAFTA professional (TN) visas are impacted by the new rules. CBC reported that “30,000 to 40,000 Canadians work in the U.S with TN visas.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:41:29am

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WTF.

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gocart mozart  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:42:00am
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:43:01am

Trump tells Michigan governor: Come take a photo “even though you didn’t endorse me … I never forget.”

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Jay C  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:43:32am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

The Forward’s story on Gorka looks really thin to me. The only source is a Nazi, and even he doesn’t actually say he witnessed Gorka being sworn in. I’m not going to run with this one, it just doesn’t look credible at all.

Unfortunate, if true, because it will make Gorka (still an extremist, and someone who should never be allowed anywhere near a position of power) into some sort of martyr to the “biased” press - in this case, a Jewish press: more fuel for the Bigot Brigade.

33
Timothy Watson  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:43:35am

re: #29 HappyWarrior

WTF.

What could be possibly go wrong with hospitals understaffed with nurses?

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makeitstop  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:43:51am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He doesn’t even need to troll them any more. He lives inside their heads now.

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Bubblehead II  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:44:09am

Short answer. No.

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calochortus  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:45:31am

re: #35 Bubblehead II

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Short answer. No.

Because the lack of evidence proves it happened!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:45:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:46:19am

re: #32 Jay C

Unfortunate, if true, because it will make Gorka (still an extremist, and someone who should never be allowed anywhere near a position of power) into some sort of martyr to the “biased” press - in this case, a Jewish press: more fuel for the Bigot Brigade.

Exactly. Another victim of PC terror, just because he holds “alternative” opinions about the role of the International Jew in the decline of Western civilization.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:46:41am

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But we can cut their black lung benefit or their WIC.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:47:15am

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OFFS. Plenty of single moms are fine with PBS since it’s entertainment for their kids. And honestly, stop acting like you give a fuck about coal miners already.

41
HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:48:02am

re: #39 Timothy Watson

But we can cut their black lung benefit or their WIC.

Yeah, seriously, I’m sick of Republicans acting like they give two shits about coal miners. My mom’s two grandpas were miners. The right wing didn’t give a goddamn about them just like they don’t know. They don’t care if those miners get sick or their families lose them young.

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calochortus  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:48:46am

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

How much are those single moms and unemployed miners paying in taxes to support PBS?
Just curious…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:49:03am

We had the Federal Theater Project in the 30’s when there were much more coal mines then there are now. Mulhaney is a dipshit liar.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:50:38am

“…Government lawyers said the man, who’s represented by the International Refugee Assistance Project and the American Civil Liberties Union’s state chapter, voluntarily withdrew his application for admission to the United States in an interview with a Customs and Border Protection officer after arriving at Liberty International Airport on Monday.

The man’s lawyers argued the application withdrawal was involuntary and said he was held without a lawyer for 36 hours. …”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:51:31am

re: #44 FormerDirtDart

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This is how Republicans thank Afghani and iraqi men and women who risked their lives helping our military in their homelands.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:52:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:54:16am
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Belafon  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:57:46am

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

These are jobs Americans would fill if those foreigners hadn’t come to take them…and the American system was set up to pay for the education.

49
Amory Blaine  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:00:17pm

Using single moms and miners as cover for tax cuts to the rich should earn you a fucking punch in the mouth. Not a soapbox on the public airwaves.

50
Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:01:20pm

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

51
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:01:59pm
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Belafon  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:02:12pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

What else are trains going to run on?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:02:17pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

They stand for well paid jobs for poorly educated White Americans. And that is the promise he sold us.

54
HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:02:41pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

I wish I knew.

55
FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:03:03pm

Suck it up Left Coasters

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:03:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:05:04pm

I’d like to see Trump and all his advisers last one day in the mines.

58
Moebym  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:05:20pm

re: #48 Belafon

Reminds me of that time that I and a bunch of other Chinese grad students were waiting at a bus stop, where we were accosted by an older white woman who accused us of coming to take American jobs. Lady, if you have the qualifications to be an accountant or auditor, by all means apply for a job in those fields; otherwise, please shut your yap about “stealing” jobs that you aren’t qualified to do.

Grrr…

59
FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:05:34pm

Apparently the clouds over Portland have broken open…

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Sir John Barron  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:05:48pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMB Director: We can’t ask coal miners or single moms to pay for PBS

“Or for food stamps for the blahs, or for Pell Grants for other people’s kids, or for any of the other programs we’ve wanted to kill for decades….”

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Jay C  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:06:02pm

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #50 Charles Johnson

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

They stand for well paid jobs for poorly educated White Americans. And that is the promise he sold us.

And also, they were considered a bloc of his steadiest supporters in the 2016 election: and since The Donald can’t or won’t get out of “campaign” mode, he’ll make sure they get plenty of mention….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:06:57pm
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BeachDem  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:07:39pm

They really should just shove a binky in his mouth and call it a day.

Aides soothed Trump’s fury over travel ban with glowing coverage by Greta Van Susteren: report

rawstory.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:09:03pm

re: #4 wrenchwench

Trump’s “Wiretap” Conspiracy Theory Is Now Repudiated by Both House and Senate Intelligence Committees

That’s what I’m waiting for.

When that happens

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wrenchwench  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:09:15pm

re: #63 BeachDem

They really should just shove a binky in his mouth and call it a day.

Aides soothed Trump’s fury over travel ban with glowing coverage by Greta Van Susteren: report

rawstory.com

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makeitstop  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:10:46pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Under @POTUS budget, virtually all fed funding to #NYPD eradicated. Entire counterterrorism apparatus in nation’s top terror target hobbled.

I’m sure an exception will be made for a certain building.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 16, 2017 • 12:19:36pm

My thread on today and Trump’s budget.

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ObserverArt  Mar 16, 2017 • 1:00:24pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

What is with the Trump administration obsession with coal miners?

They are being used as a definition of America’s downtrodden and it apparently plays to the people that voted for Trump. It works. It worked in Ohio as the southeastern parts of Ohio swung Ohio Trump’s way.


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