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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 06:11 PM

Trump's evidence-free wiretap claim follows rightwing Obama 'coup' stories (Guardian)

"The unprecedented attack by a president on his predecessor, made in a series of early morning tweets, stoked speculation that Trump’s remarks were prompted by stories circulating in rightwing media, including one that claimed Obama is attempting a “silent coup” against Trump.

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Obama’s former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, tweeted back at Trump: “No president can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”

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The issue resurfaced this week in rightwing media, which Trump and Steve Bannon, his chief strategist and former head of far right Breitbart News, are known to follow closely.

Conservative radio host Mark Levin made claims on his Thursday night show about the alleged steps taken by the Obama administration to undermine Trump’s campaign to win the White House. Levin called the effort a “silent coup” by the Obama administration and said this, rather than Trump’s Russian ties, should be the subject of a congressional investigation.

Levin’s comments were then summarised by Breitbart News, in a report that also made reference to the Fisa warrant reported by Mensch and the BBC.

On Saturday, Robert Costa, a Washington Post reporter, tweeted: “Per an official, I’ve confirmed that several people at the White House have been circulating this Breitbart story.” On Friday night and Saturday, Fox News hosts whom Trump is known to watch also remarked on the issue, with presenter Sean Hannity tweeting: “What did OBAMA know and when did he know it??”

Lots more:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/04/donald-trump-wiretap-barack-obama-coup

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 06:19 PM

1. For any one who has been following

 

Mr.Obama and Holder,you would know that later this week,there is a kick off for Obama's Organizing America project. Knowing this,you knew that Trump was feeling threatened Politically and Policy wise. Trump worries mostly about his Image and nothing else,and obvious he felt threaten by Obama stealing the News Cycle.

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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 06:35 PM

2. That's the same as United to Protect Democracy, right?

https://unitedtoprotectdemocracy.org/
i signed up for their email list but haven't heard anything yet from them. Where are you following this?

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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 07:44 PM

3. Same people.

 

And Trump's slugs are worried crapless over these folks. From what info I could gather,and yes I joined,the game plan is like we did in the Sixties to shut down the McCarthy Right wind of the GOP. Making sure people get registered to vote and get them to vote. Keeping the message simple and and to the point




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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 07:51 PM

4. So where are you following it? i have heard nothing back since I subscribed to their email list.

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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 07:57 PM

5. Suppose to be e-mail blitz

 

later this week. We have local Elections in four weeks and have to get rocking and rolling.

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