Nancy Pelosi should have done the gracious thing and stood down as Democratic leader of the House when the party lost control. Obviously, graciousness is not a characteristic Mrs. Pelosi possesses in any abundance. There were other younger Democrats who were potential leaders who might well have done a much better job as minority leader. In fact, they might have improved the Democrats’ position in the House, something Pelosi has failed to do.
As a result of her persistence in insisting to remain minority leader, she might, ironically, be one of the Republicans’ best friends. Lately she has taken to making bizarre statements, and it’s hard to imagine how thoughtful Democrats can rally around such a person.
This time, Pelosi may have really blown it.
She ranted on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that it’s completely ridiculous to think Barack Obama would have wiretapped Donald Trump or any citizen. ‘As one who has been engaged in intelligence as a member of the gang of eight for a long time, I can say that it’s just ridiculous for President Trump to say President Obama would order any wiretap of an American citizen, any president.'” Here is a clip of her interview:
So she says. However, “[a]s Breitbart reported, Mark Levin outlined how the Obama administration got an order from the FISA court to tap Trump Tower.”
Continuing with the story, “The first [FISA] request, which, sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June, but the second [FISA request] was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October after evidence was presented of a server, possibly related to the Trump campaign, and its alleged links to two banks; SVB Bank and Russia’s Alfa Bank. [via Heat Street]”
Here is a video of Fox News interviewing Mark Levin about Towergate:
It would appear that this wiretapping business is not as rare as Mrs. Pelosi would like us to believe: “Zero Hedge explains, ‘[W]hat the Snowden affair has demonstrated all too clearly, is how frequently the NSA and FISA court would make US citizens collateral damage. To be sure, many pointed out the fact that Fox News correspondent James Rosen was notoriously wiretapped in 2013 when the DOJ was investigating government leaks. The Associated Press was also infamously wiretapped in relation to the same investigation.'”
So what is it Nancy? Are you sure you want to stand by your comments on CNN? “The funny thing is, Nancy Pelosi said that she has been part of the gang of eight, which makes her one of the elected officials who has the clearance to know what the intelligence agencies are doing. Clearly, she knows that Obama got the FISA order, but she just can’t tell the truth.”
Chances are Mrs. Pelosi has a lot of company in this operation and in the cover-up. They’ve clearly more than just irritated President Trump with this matter. It will be more than interesting to see how this gets resolved.
Pelosi can be depended on to launch continual attacks against President Trump and conservatives, yet this doesn’t take a lot of ability. Anyone can stand up and make accusations and nasty comments. The question becomes one of whether there is any substance to what she has to say. Clearly, she is grasping at straws. And lying through her teeth.
Source: Mad World News