Sen. Lindsey Graham: If Obama was able to obtain a warrant against Trump lawfully, "that would be the biggest scandal since Watergate." pic.twitter.com/l9sw7pcA7Y
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 4, 2017
If we must put up with “Waterbedgate: Second Time, As Farce”, you can’t hardly blame some people for enjoying the spectacle…
— Axios (@axios) March 4, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Not to spoil Watergate for you, but have you heard about how the story ends?
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) March 4, 2017
No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you. https://t.co/lEVscjkzSw
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) March 4, 2017
These tweets are like if Nixon's secret recording set-up was actually a public address system. https://t.co/bvMR0e8X77
— Amy Sullivan (@sullivanamy) March 4, 2017
Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today.
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) March 4, 2017
the new Pynchon novel looks amazing. https://t.co/BilGmS25nH
— 32 across (@aoscott) March 4, 2017
Journalists know: When leaders go berserk, furiously denying there's anything going on, blaming others–that's when you're getting close.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 4, 2017
Mr. Charles P. Pierce, at Esquire:
… “Unthinkable” is one of those Washington CYA words that does a lot of work until a lot of people start thinking about something seriously. (The president ordered a cover-up of a burglary? The president signed off on sending missiles to Iran? The president was doing the help? Unthinkable!) Let us assume for the moment that, if there’s a shred of truth to what the president* is saying, then the previous occupant of the White House didn’t do it without availing himself of the legal requirements.
If he requested a FISA warrant and got it, then there’s something out there that troubled not only the previous administration, but also some federal judges on a secret court. If that happened, then what President Obama did was not in any way “illegal.” You can argue that it might be improperly political during an presidential election season, but then you get hung up on why Lyndon Johnson didn’t blow the whistle on how Richard Nixon jacked around with the Paris Peace Talks. It’s impossible to conclude in retrospect that the country was well-served by LBJ’s uncharacteristic delicacy in that matter. If this keeps up, the demand for complete transparency is going to become overwhelming…
There is a critical mass building quickly concerning the connections between the president*, his administration, his aides, and the Putin regime. There’s just too much of it right now for the administration to contain. Given that, it probably would have been helpful if the president* hadn’t had another episode on Saturday morning…