President Tinfoil Hat


It is Saturday morning, March 4. In between a busy morning tweeting about Celebrity Apprentice’s ratings, Trump found time to accuse President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, an action he claimed was worse than Watergate. He offered no evidence.

Such a wiretap would be illegal unless the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court determined there was probable cause to think that the subject of the proposed wiretap was a spy or an agent of a foreign power.

Was any such court order sought? Was any such order received? Or is this a claim that Obama chose to violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978—indeed a serious crime, if any such thing happened.

We’ll see what develops, but the available evidence makes this seem like a further descent into madness.

Trump’s spokespuppets have their work cut out for them this time.