Friday, March 24, 2017

Knowing What, If Not Precisely How

You've probably wondered why President Trump has confidently claimed he and his people were "wiretapped." Perhaps you think he simply made it up, read it in The New York Times, or whatever.

I suspect Trump knows they were wiretapped because they've found the content of their private phone calls showing up in public media stories, and knew it could get there no other way. I'll wager he and his people have experienced multiple examples thereof.

It looks like we may learn the gruesome details relatively soon. Washington is lousy at keeping secrets and this one is a doozy.

It may be as big as Watergate, but since the malefactors this time were Democrats there are no Woodwards and Bernsteins waiting to pounce, no Ben Bradlee to guide their searches. Unlikely as it might seem, the hero of this cycle couild be Portuguese-American Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA).

It's fun to imagine Barack Obama and John Brennan spending years in orange jumpsuits at Lompoc. It would lend weight to Michael Walsh's contention that the Democratic Party is "a criminal organization masquerading as a political party." Too much to hope for, one supposes, but fun nonetheless.