25th Amendment Follies
Watching Trump this weekend is like watching a beagle in a vacuum cleaner factory.
We all know by now that The Russian Usurper has accused his predecessor The Kenyan Usurper of having a “tapp” (the second ‘p’ is silent, methinks, or maybe that’s how they spell it in Russian?) on the phones at Trump Tower, which on the face of it is absurd: preznints cannot order a wire tap, though I bet you Trump is trying to order one. Probably right this very minute. But I’m only guessing.
Ratcheting up his attacks on predecessor Barack Obama, President Trump called Sunday for a congressional investigation into whether “executive branch investigative powers were abused” by his predecessor during last year’s election.
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement a day after Trump accused Obama — without evidence — of having him wiretapped in connection with an investigation of Russia.
Trump is “requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016,” Spicer said,
While Trump repeatedly tweeted about Obama during the weekend, Spicer’s statement said “neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.”
I wish that were true, but I know that the fool is going to
dither, and bleat.
(I liked that, it scans well.)
This ought to put Jason Chaffetz panties in a bunch. While Chaffetz has declared that his committee will not investigate Russian interference in the 2016 Goat Rodeo (or much of anything else except emails and benghazi! Benghazi! BENGHAZI!!11!), now he’s being ordered to investigate Hair Führer’s predecessor for abusing the office of the President while not investigating what that abuse was about? Or something? Which sounds like abuse of power right there. Go figure.
He’s losing it, folks. What little grasp he had on reality is slipping out of his tiny, orange, prehensile fingers.
UPDATE 1: Yup, a press release:
UPDATE 2: This is the fruit of Mike Huckabee’s loins (eww, gross), and not the dog-torturing one, slandering President Obama:
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 5, 2017
— SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER to TODD: “Well look, President Obama has flatly denied that he [ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower]. And either way, Chuck, the President’s in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong. It’s beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people’s view of government. It’s civilization-warping, as Ben Sasse, conservative Republican, called it. And I don’t know of any president, Democrat or Republican in the past, has done this. It shows this president doesn’t know how to conduct himself.
“On the other hand, if it’s true, it’s even worse for the president. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent. Now that’s serious stuff. So either way, the president makes it worse with these tweets. Now, is he trying to divert things here? Yeah. The president denied this. I don’t have any doubt to doubt — I don’t have any doubt that President Obama has been telling the truth.”