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Special Fake News Rap Sheet: Here Are All the MSM’s Lies Surrounding TOWERGATE

President Trump doesn’t just flip over the chess board. He shoves it in a wood chipper, flattens your tires, deletes your porn, steals your dog’s affection, sleeps with your sister, slaps your mama, and then cooks and eats your entire exotic fish collection over the burning embers that were once your home. I don’t know about ya’ll, but the poetic beauty of what happened over the weekend certainly brought tears to my eyes.

This morning’s goal was to update The Daily Wire’s ongoing rap sheet of the MSM’s Fake News Lies, because as you well know, there has been a boatload of new lies since the previous update. In just a few weeks, the national media has been caught telling a whopping 114 lies.

But with all the necessary and important chaos caused this weekend by Trump’s assertion that the Obama Administration wiretapped him, the decision was made to create a Special Fake News Report that would focus exclusive on all the Fake News Lies the media is spreading regarding Trump’s awesome allegations.

Let’s start with the biggie, and keep our cumulative count going…


When the Emperor of Fake News himself, no less than Jake “ReleaseTheGoldenShowersDossier”- Tapper, a virulent Leftist and Trump hater, admits that “there’ve been reports of wiretaps of Trump advisers,” this intentionally-dishonest media talking point that there is no evidence of any wiretaps, is nothing more than a colossal, enormous, hefty, huge, monumental lie.

The contemporaneous news reports of wiretaps are everywhere, including The New York Times. In a story titled “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates,” this is what the NY Times itself reported on January 19th of this year, the day before Trump’s inauguration: [emphasis added]

The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.

I am going to go ahead and repeat this, because it is very important:

One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.

So, on January 19, the White House is reading wiretapped communications surrounding Team Trump.

Who is the White House on January 19?


Where was Team Trump operating out of prior to January 19?

Trump Tower.

Has The New York Times retracted the story?


So as far as I’m concerned, this case is closed.

But wait, there’s more…

A full two months earlier, on November 7, 2016, Louise Mensch of Heat Street, another virulent Trump hater, reported that back in October, during the height of the presidential election, the Obama Administration was granted a FISA warrant, which gives the intelligence community the authorization to do all kinds of sneaky things, including wiretaps.

Does anyone believe the F.B.I. requested this warrant without the okay of the Justice Department, or that the head of the Justice Department, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, went ahead without the okay of the White House?

Backing up Trump’s claim, there are more than a half-dozen independent sources gathered together here and here.

In other words, there is evidence galore.


Martha Raddatz of ABC News, who entertained President Obama as a guest at her wedding, and who cried on TV when Trump won the presidency (no, really), said this Sunday morning, while filling in for Clintonista George Stephanopoulos on “This Week”:

If there was an order, there would have to be probable cause shown before it was granted, evidence of wrongdoing. So, isn’t the president saying this indeed happen confirming that the investigation had enough evidence to get a FISA order?

Oh! Look! Suddenly the FISA system, which this very same media told us for a decade was nothing more than a “rubber stamp” for the intelligence community, is The Holy Grail of All That Is Righteous and Just In the Universe. And be sure to look at the dates of those “rubber stamp” stories — all during the Obama Administration.

As you probably know, Raddatz isn’t the only one spouting this nonsense. The MSM’s absurd claim that a FISA approval automatically means that Trump is a Manchurian Candidate, is everywhere.


Former top-officials in the Obama Administration have been all over the MSM, and allowed to spread the provable lie that a president cannot order a wiretap.

Ben Rhodes, the foreign policy adviser who was caught red-handed lying about Benghazi and who bragged openly about his ability to manipulate a willing media into spreading the falsehoods necessary to pass Obama’s horrific Iran Deal, went first with this demonstrably false tweet, “No President can order a wiretap.”

Then, without any pushback from Raddatz (natch), Obama’s Press Secretary Josh Earnest falsely claimed on “This Week” that “the president of the United States does not have the authority to unilaterally order the wiretapping of an American citizen.”

Now Earnest is being a little sneakier hiding behind the word “unilateral,” but the fact remains that a president can order a wiretap.

Via Zero Hedge, here is the statute and the particulars…

(1) Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under oath that—

(A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed at—

(i) the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title; or

(ii) the acquisition of technical intelligence, other than the spoken communications of individuals, from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;

(B) there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party; and[…]


Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Chuck Todd what Chuck Todd wanted to hear, so no one should be surprised that there was, laughably, no pushback when Clapper told Todd that “I can deny it” when Todd asked if Trump was tapped.

Clapper is a proven liar.

Clapper also told Chuck Todd that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing between Trump and the Russians. Naturally, the media is memory-holing that important piece of news.


Remember: there is absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing between Team Trump and the Russians. None. Nada. Zippo. Even under recycled headlines that lie and smear Trump on this issue, you will oftentimes find a sentence (buried under a dozen paragraphs) that reads something like, “Intelligence officials stress that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.”

Nevertheless, without any evidence of wrongdoing, for six months the MSM has worked overtime to keep the Russian Plates spinning as a means to destroy Trump, and has done so through innuendo and outright lies, like the fake BuzzFeed/CNN Russian Dossier.

This is not a news story backed by evidence. Rather, what it is is a NARRATIVE manufactured by Team Obama and fed to a willing and very partisan media.

But now that Trump has dealt himself into the game, suddenly this very same media is screaming for evidence to back up his claims about wiretaps. Moreover, the media is outright lying about there being no evidence.

FACT: Trump actually has evidence. The media has NONE.


This is what the corrupt national media wants us to believe…

That all of their previous reporting about and gleaned from wiretaps of conversations between Team Trump and Russian officials, were what exactly…? Was the reporting all lies because there are no wiretaps?

Or, the wiretaps do exist but were not ordered by the Obama Administration… Well, then who ordered them? Did the media illegally wiretap Trump?

Or, maybe the wiretaps were ordered by the Obama Administration but through a means that gave Obama plausible deniability… Well, that’s a distinction without a difference. And we are talking about The Wiretapper-In-Chief.

Or, the wiretaps were ordered against Russian officials and Team Trump got caught in the net… If this is the case, are these anonymous officials lying to Louise Mensch of Heat Street about the Obama Administration’s FISA warrant? And why is the same MSM that constantly cites anonymous sources suddenly discounting these particular anonymous sources? Let’s not forget that Mensch hates Trump every bit as much as the MSM, so it’s not like she’s a friendly source.

Or, the wiretaps were ordered by the Obama Administration but without Obama knowing… Okay, but how do you square that with The New York Times report that says the White House did know…

One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.

So, let’s actually go ahead and try to square the media’s circular logic…

From people within their own administration, the Obama White House was given reports based on wiretapped communications. But the Obama administration did not request these wiretaps or know anything about them.

This utter nonsense is what the MSM wants us to believe.

Based on actual facts, here is what we do know…


Multiple sources speaking to news outlets (openly hostile to Trump) have confirmed that the Obama Administration requested and was granted a FISA warrant against Trump, a warrant that would almost certainly have to include Trump Tower, because that is where Team Trump was located at the time the warrant was issued.

Moreover, numerous contemporaneous reports from news outlets (openly hostile to Trump) practically crow about how these wiretaps are damaging Trump.

Other than the outside possibility of illegal wiretaps ordered by the media, no one other than the Obama Administration could have ordered these wiretaps.


Despite a six-month media frenzy, there is so far absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing between Team Trump and the Russians.

But there is a ton of evidence backing up Trump’s claims about being wiretapped by the Obama Administration.

Now we need to ask ourselves why our media is pretending the exact opposite is true.

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