At this point it is now an irrefutable fact that President Obama did not have the Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 presidential campaign. The highly questionable claim, which was first made by Donald Trump during one of his trademark early Saturday morning tweetstorms, has now been determined to be false by FBI director James Comey, the House Intelligence Committee, and just earlier today, by Speaker Paul Ryan and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
It’s done. Over. The jig is up. Obama did not spy on Donald Trump. We know it, his family knows it, dogs know it.
So why, then, won’t this completely baseless, fabricated, non-scandal die? Despite all of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, during his Thursday White House press briefing, Sean Spicer — reversing gears from his efforts to downplay the remarks earlier this week — was asked point blank by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl whether or not the President still stands by his allegations.
This is what Spicer had to say in response, all the while Karl struggled to interject (as well as keep a straight face):
First of all, he stands by it, but again, you’re mischaracterizing what happened today. The senate … at the same time they acknowledge that they have not been in contact with the Department of Justice. But again, I go back to what I said at the beginning, it’s interesting how, at the same time, where were you coming to the defense of that same intelligence committee and those members when they said there was no connection to Russia. You didn’t seem to report it then. So you wanna comment and you wanna perpetuate a false narrative when those individuals have gone out time and time again, when Chairman Nunes has said number one, that there was no information that he’s aware of that that existed. That got zero reporting. Number two when he went out yesterday and said quote “I think it’s very possible,” you don’t include that in the question mark. The bottom line is that the President said last night that there will be additional information coming forward, there’s a ton of media reports out there that indicate that something was going on during the 2016 election, and I think it’s interesting, where was the questioning of The New York Times, and these other outlets when that was going on?
Spicey sure did get fired up, and Twitter took notice:
Anyway, we’ll certainly all be waiting with bated breath for this “additional information coming forward,” for sure. In the meantime … Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out, who was left?