Whine your way out of this one

Brilliant article in the U.K. newspaper The Guardian

If it hadn’t been done already, this article should finally blow up the spurious and insistent Trump defense that all this Russiagate stuff is “fake news,” and that he and his staff have been the subject of “politically motivated surveillance” (never mind why he’s worried about that if it’s all fake news).

What this article reveals is that the investigation into Russiagate started long ago, in 2015….overseas, and by accident.  As in, Trump associates chattering with Russians were a kind of collateral capture by intelligence folk in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, and even some in the former eastern bloc.

This, along with the FISA warrant(s), makes it rather difficult for Trump to keep claiming that Obama had it in for him so he tapped his phone (and you’re worried about that because…).  It also makes it difficult for Carter Page to keep trying to claim that he’s the new MLK (yes, he said this).

More importantly, it goes toward proof of collusion.  It also proves that this has been going on far longer than just since March 2016.  In fact, it’s starting to sound like Russiagate had been planned for a long time.  As in conspiracy.

The only thing that shocks me here is the reluctance of the FBI (and even the CIA, although this is not their sphere) to engage in domestic spying even after they were tipped off by foreign intelligence that something very, very odd was happening.  I thought they had been spying with impunity since the Bush II, post 9/11 era.  Silly me.  But apparently it’s true; they just don’t want to get involved when there are U.S. citizens in the spyglass…unless, of course, it’s potential treason and merits a FISA warrant (looking at you, CARTER PAGE).

Something tells me Trump didn’t get that memo either, and that he won’t stop trying to blame everything on Obama.  After all, it plays well with the silly cows who still support him.  At least he isn’t stealing Page’s line about being the new MLK…yet.  Remember that Glenn Beck did that several years ago; it seems to be some sort of brain virus that affects right wingers.  I’m waiting for Trump to succumb any day now.

But anyway, Trump, you’re now officially living in a glass cage with the whole world looking in.  I’d stop throwing stones if I were you.

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