Analysis | Devin Nunes confirms it: The evidence of Trump Tower being wiretapped just doesn't seem to exist https://t.co/EnqUaHHNTI
— Ellen Nakashima (@nakashimae) March 15, 2017
Chris ‘Mad Bitcher’ Cillizza, now that he’s on the way out the door at the Washington Post, decides to demonstrate he can so commit journalism if he feels like it:
… Against such strong denials from people in a position to know, the White House has offered up, well, not much. Trump has largely gone silent since making the allegations 10-ish days ago. His White House senior aides have been backpedaling; the latest being White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s decidedly odd argument that “wire tapping” and wiretapping are simply not the same thing. (Breaking news: They are!)
As I wrote at the time that Trump leveled these very serious allegations: The burden of proof was on him. To suggest that a former president orchestrated a listening program using the tools and resources of the federal government during a heated national campaign is a big charge. To do so without providing evidence — then or now — is eye-popping.
The repercussions of such charges should be serious. After all, this is conspiracy theorizing at the top levels of government. But they almost certainly won’t be, as a Republican Congress is unlikely to scold a Republican president so new to the White House. And Trump, if past is prologue, will somehow declare victory and move on.
Apart from the healthful exercise involved in rolling our eyes, what’s on the agenda for the evening?