Just hours after President Donald Trump shocked the world with a tweet claiming that Barack Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Towers before the November election, FBI Director James Comey has done the unthinkable and turned on our president with a backstabbing statement that no one saw coming.
According to the NY Times, Comey just did the last thing anyone expected by asking the Department of Justice to issue a public statement denying Trump’s claim that Obama had him wiretapped prior to the election. The FBI director didn’t stop there, according to senior government officials, he said that Trump’s claim is completely false and needs to be corrected. The environment in D.C seems to have become barely habitable as the details of Comey’s request to the DOJ are made public.
This week is sure to bring more political upheaval as relations between Trump and Comey deteriorate following a weekend of turmoil. According to Daily Mail, Comey feels that the president has implicated the FBI in illegal wiretapping activity with his recent accusations against Obama. The DOJ has seemingly ignored the request made by Comey to release a statement to invalidate Trump’s claim.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
After the president’s controversial tweet was made early on Saturday morning, voices from both sides of the conflict started to emerge. Obama’s former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, issued a statement saying that nothing matching Trump’s claims had taken place. He said, “Absolutely, I can deny it.”
In contrast, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement on the matter, saying, “President Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
Daily Mail reports that Rep. Devin Nunes R-CA., who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that his panel will move forward with an investigation into Trump’s allegations against the Obama administration’s use of wire-tapping.
During a brief interview, Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark, said that the Senate Intelligence Committee has already started an inquiry. “We’ve already begun an inquiry on the intelligence committee into Russia’s efforts to undermine confidence in our political system,” he said on Fox News Sunday, adding, “That inquiry is going to be thorough, and we’re going to follow the facts wherever they lead us, and I’m sure that this matter will be part of that inquiry.”
This new turmoil comes on the heels of recent developments showing that Obama’s administration was busy putting into place the framework to sabotage Trump’s presidency. There are many moving parts to this political game of chess, and there have already been some unfortunate casualties, such as Gen. Michael Flynn. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also recently been under attack by the left in a ridiculous attempt to force his resignation.
Never before has America seen such divisive behavior on the part of an outgoing president. We will continue to provide updates to this important story as it develops. If you disagree with FBI Director James Comey and think that Trump should replace him immediately, please share this with others. In my opinion, we gave Trump a mandate to drain the swamp, therefore we should stand behind him as he rolls up his sleeves to get the dirty job done.