And now their two biggest reporters -- Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush -- are pumping President Trump for more information about illegal espionage by the Obama regime.
You know, the claim they said Trump could not prove...
Haberman and Thrush interviewing President Trump about the espionage was a very important development.How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
The New York Times released a partial transcript, and it is delightful.
They are excellent interviewers, just not excellent enough. They asked him a question on one thing, and he dragged them off into Wiretapville anyway.
From the transcript:
THRUSH, White House correspondent: Why do you think Democrats feel the need to oppose Gorsuch? What do you think the politics is?
TRUMP: Well, I think that some of it had to do with the election. They thought they were going to win. You know, winning the Electoral College is, for a Republican, is close to impossible and I won it quite easily. And I think they are still recovering from that, but they are recovering now. I think the Susan Rice thing is a massive story. I think it’s a massive, massive story. All over the world, I mean other than The New York Times.Independent lawyer, self-help author, and journalist Mike Cernovich who broke the Susan Rice story initially said Haberman sat on the story. Cernovich said inside the newspaper snitches tipped him off about the story and how the Times spiked it.
So President Trump is trolling them. They got defensive about it. And he wants them on the defense because it allows him to be on the offense. He likes being on the offense. He's good at it.
Perhaps you have heard how offensive he can be.
So instead of Gorsuch, they focused on Obamagate:
TRUMP: Yeah, it’s a bigger story than you know. I think —
HABERMAN: You mean there’s more information that we’re not aware of?
TRUMP: I think that it’s going to be the biggest story.
THRUSH: Why? What do you think —
TRUMP: Take a look at what’s happening. I mean, first of all her performance was horrible yesterday on television even though she was interviewed by Hillary Clinton’s P.R. person, Andrea Mitchell [the NBC News journalist]. Course you’ve been accused of that also.
HABERMAN: Mostly by you, though.
TRUMP: No, no, no. Mostly by a lot of people. So you know, we’ll see what happens, but it looks like it’s breaking into a massive story.
THRUSH: What do you think are — what other shoes are there to drop on this?
HABERMAN: Yeah, what else could we learn on this?
TRUMP: I think you’re going to see a lot. I think you’ll see a lot."What other shoes are there to drop on this?"
This story has more shoes than Imelda Marcos.
TRUMP: I think it’s one of the biggest stories. The Russia story is a total hoax. There has been absolutely nothing coming out of that. But what, you know, what various things led into it was the story that we’re talking about, the Susan Rice. What’s happened is terrible. I’ve never seen people so indignant, including many Democrats who are friends of mine. I’ve never seen them acting this way. Because that’s really an affront on them, you know, they are talking about civil liberties. It’s such an affront, what took place.
THRUSH: What other people do you think will get ensnared in this? Can you give us a sense? How far this might extend —
HABERMAN: From the previous administration.
TRUMP: I think from the previous administration.
THRUSH: How far up do you think this goes? Chief of staff?
TRUMP: I don’t want to say, but —
TRUMP: I don’t want to say, but you know who. You know what was going on. You probably know better than anybody. I mean, I frankly think The Times is missing a big thing by not writing it because you’re missing out on the biggest story there is.Woodward and Bernstein had Deep Throat.
Haberman and Thrush have Deep Gloat.
Notice what has happened since that March 4 tweet. Barack Obama blew it off. The networks tried to show in their Sunday shows on March 5 that Trump with his tweet was losing it.
But Clapper and Comey went on those shows and had to admit that after months of investigation, they had nothing on Trump.
This kept the story moving. Democrats wanted the House Intelligence Committee to investigate President Trump.
They now regret that.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes received info from a whistle blower on Obama's spying. Nunes told Trump.
The Democrats tried to make the story of Obama's spying on Trump about Nunes, but they soon realized all they accomplished was keeping the story alive.
Now the public knows they have been spying on Trump under the guise of investigating a Russian hacking of an election Democrats blew. Big time.
And with no evidence of anything untoward by Trump, Democrats were in trouble.
Which led to the unforced error of Evelyn Farkas going on MSNBC. Farkas was a deputy assistant something or other. She went on national TV to beg her colleagues to out Trump.
You would have thought a Ph.D would know how to work a telephone.
But it quickly got worse.
Rush Limbaugh did the timeline. He said Farkas left the Obama regime in September 2015, which means the spying on Trump began a year earlier than reported -- or she had access that information after she left, which is illegal.
Backs to the wall, Democrats wound up Susan Rice, and sent her to do damage control.
Instead she lit the night sky with fireworks.
Probably the ones from Hillary's Election Night victory celebration. Yea!
So what is next?
Back to back to the transcript:
HABERMAN: Sir, if you could give us more information about Rice. If the administration would give us more information —
TRUMP: No, you have a lot of information. No, you have so much information.
HABERMAN: If you would have given it to us last week, we would have written it. Would you declassify some of the information so that —
TRUMP: I don’t want to talk about that.
HABERMAN: No? O.K.
TRUMP: No. I just don’t want to talk about that. It’s such an important story for our country, for the world. What took place.
HABERMAN: Why not talk about it then? With all due respect.
TRUMP: At the right time, I will be.
THRUSH: One last thing on that. Have you actually seen intelligence that leads you to believe that people other than Susan Rice are involved.
TRUMP: I don’t want to comment on anything about — other than to say I think it’s a — I think it’s truly one of the big stories of our time.
THRUSH: Do you think she might have committed a crime?
TRUMP: Do I think?
TRUMP: Yes, I think.That gave them their headline: "Trump Says Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime."
Which won him another news cycle.
I love it, and I predicted this would be a big story right after I read that March 4 tweet: "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"
The misspelled word sold the story. Without that tweet and that misspelling, the story would have died aborning.
But pedantic people in the press cannot resist mocking poor presidential spelling. They saw that typo, which reaffirmed their intellectual superiority, right?
That is one way The Donald plays them.
Let me be clear: I called Obama spying on Trump Watergate on Steroids early on. This may be the worst abuse of presidential power ever. How Trump got that story out and keeps it alive intrigues me.
Republicans could not make the IRS scandal stick.
Republicans could not make Benghazi stick.
Republicans could not make the Clinton Foundation donations stick. The stories were boring.
But President Trump is not boring. They say politics is the art of the possible, but Trump sees politics as art.
We shall see how long this story lasts.
Meanwhile, these are the Top Down Days of America. Enjoy.
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