Well, the Justice Department has come out and called President Donald Trump a liar. Well, they did not use that term exactly. In March, threw Twitter, Trump sent out the allegation he had just discovered that Barack Obama had Trump Tower wire tapped prior to his victory. “This is McCarthyism!”
And that was a lie. That is what the Justice Department concluded Friday night. In a court filing they stated that both the National Security Division (NSD) and the FBI have confirmed that there are no records showing that Trump Tower had been wiretapped at any time as the March 4, 2017 tweets stated. This backs up what James Comey, the former FBI Director fired by Trump, told Congress that the allegations by Trump during the spring and what James Clapper, the former National Intelligence Director stated.
This word from the Justice Department shows that the reason Trump or the White House offered no evidence to back the president’s claim of wiretapping was because there was no evidence. Donald Trump flat-out lied about Barack Obama issuing an order to wiretap the future president’s campaign headquarters.
To be fair, most of the U.S. did not believe that Trump Tower had been wiretapped. From the moment Donald Trump sent out the allegation through Twitter, it seemed fishy. Then following the congressional testimony by Comey and the assertions by Clapper, and that no one in a position to know about any wiretapping stated that it was even possible, made clear that if this was going to be proven, Trump had to supply evidence showing that it was true.
Months and months went by and neither the White House or the president offered up any evidence, and because of that, it was harder and herder to believe that there was any evidence to prove the wiretapping allegations.
And this is not Trumps only lie. In the first seven month he has been in office, 1,000 claims were either totally false or misleading. This is according to the Fact-Checker site at The Washington Post.
This is concerning. What this shows is that Donald Trump is treating the White House the same way he treated real estate. He is making up what he calls facts, no mater how wrong they are. By repeating them over and over, he convinces people that his facts are the real facts, when they really are no where near the actual truth. It is time for the American people to stand up to this and call for accountability on absolutely everything the president says.
By Cletus Dillwood
Official White House Photo Courtesy Joyce N. Boghosian