Comey Undercuts Trump’s False Wiretap Charge

By Peter Montgomery

On CNN’s State of the Union show on Sunday morning, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said he was going to “withhold judgment” about Donald Trump’s charge-by-tweet that he had been illegally wiretapped by former President Barack Obama during the campaign. Neither Trump nor his apologists have offered evidence to back up the charge.

“President Obama politicized every agency,” said DeMint. “Nothing would surprise me so I’m going to withhold judgment.”

When Tapper responded by asking DeMint if he wouldn’t be surprised that Obama had “committed an impeachable offense,” DeMint responded that after seeing what Obama had “done around the world through our State Department, what he’s done with his agencies to push a political agenda, Jake, there’s not much that would surprise me.”

On the same panel, Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly pushed back when other guests charged that Trump was lying. “Let’s let the intel committee do their work,” she said, more than once.

Just about 24 hours later, the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. Comey told representatives that the FBI and the Department of justice have “no information” that supports Trump’s tweets.

Comey’s unambiguous testimony is …read more

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