March 5th, 2017 – Statement from the Press Secretary
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are troubling.
President Donald J Trump is requesting that as part of their investigations into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive brance investigative powers were abused in 2016.
Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.” ~ Office of the President
John Hayward at Breitbart News accurately puts the intention of the President Trump administration into context.
[…] It’s possible one reason Trump issued his explosive tweets on surveillance was to make everyone put up or shut up. That might already be working, as some of the more aggressive dealers in unsubstantiated innuendo are suddenly admitting they don’t have any actual evidence. There can’t be any hard evidence if Trump is super-duper wrong about Obama administration surveillance:
The Walkbacks Begin – WATCH
Overlooked in MSM’s attempt to circle the wagons ’round ‘The Precious’ on wiretapping, was THIS👇
NO EVIDENCE of Trump/Russia collusion—ZIP! pic.twitter.com/9Fe4lHobTB
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) March 5, 2017
Until now, Democrats and their media have been pleased to create the impression that all kinds of wiretapping operations were conducted against the Trump campaign, uncovering many scandalous, possibly illegal connections. Only by reading those articles carefully does one discover the sources are highly speculative and the evidence is thin at best.
[…] Whatever President Trump’s intentions were in using Twitter to touch off this firestorm, one of the immediate effects has been letting the gas out of all those speculative Trump stories. The Democratic media is now furiously working to prove all of its own previous coverage of the Trump-Russia allegations was little more than idle speculation, every bit as lacking in hard evidence as Trump’s accusation that Obama was tapping his phones.
After months of unfounded allegations and badly sourced speculation intended to cripple his administration, maybe Trump wanted to prove that only one side of the partisan divide is permitted to make “wild allegations.” Obama’s plants in the Deep State can leak whatever they please, law and truth be damned. They can get an avalanche of hostile coverage moving with a few phone calls or emails. The media feels no contrition when the story turns out to be exaggerated or completely false, eagerly turning to the same Obama holdovers as sources for the next big phony scoop.
No one on Trump’s team, including the president himself, is allowed to reciprocate in kind. We are meant to feel bottomless outrage that Trump would level unsubstantiated allegations against Obama, but apparently, Obama’s minions can launch a constant barrage of unsubstantiated allegations against Trump.
Intentionally or accidentally, Trump just forced the press to admit how weak the bulk of those allegations were. (read more)
Read the full article at Breitbart and I think you’ll discover the entire reason for the current situation and President Trump’s response therein. Additionally, the latest interview with Kellyanne Conway provides more confidence the outline of motive is entirely accurate. WATCH: