Libertatis Sacra Fames

Albeit nurtured in democracy,
And liking best that state republican
Where every man is Kinglike and no man
Is crowned above his fellows, yet I see,
Spite of this modern fret for Liberty,
Better the rule of One, whom all obey,
Than to let clamorous demagogues betray
Our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Wherefore I love them not whose hands profane
Plant the red flag upon the piled-up street
For no right cause, beneath whose ignorant reign
Arts, Culture, Reverence, Honour, all things fade,
Save Treason and the dagger of her trade,
Or Murder with his silent bloody feet.

Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

And now we are living in The Days Of Trump.

The President Of The United States Is A Conspiracy Theorist…

Trump is, in essence, a conspiracy theory nut job. He bought into the birther movement of the far right. Now he has made wild accusations that President Obama had his phones wiretapped. This folks is something you would expect from Alex Jones, Stephen Banning, Joseph Farrah, Rush Limbaugh, INFOWARS, Breitbart, WND, and EIB Network. Not from the President of the United States.

But we do not have a normal person occupying The White House. We elected a narcissistic fool with huge insecurities. He has shown himself to be not only a narcissist but a misogynist, a xenophobic, and a pathological liar was well. He is a man many believe is in great need of psychoanalysis and extensive counseling. To think this man has the nuclear launch code is chilling to say the least.

Because Trump’s administration is under scrutiny for unethical conduct and lying in regards to contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign Trump has floated his on conspiracy theory. Of course he is doing this as a way to distract from the real story swirling around himself and his administration, and, because he know a yuuuuuge number of fellow nut cases will believe him. Simply because he says it is so. He has offered no credible evidence supporting his claim President Obama had his phones wiretapped. He hasn’t because there is none.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNN) – President Donald Trump made a stunning claim Saturday, alleging without offering evidence that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning in one part of a six-tweet tirade that began just after 6:30 a.m.
The President went on to compare the alleged tapping of his phones to Watergate and called Obama “bad (or “sick).”
“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy,” Trump tweeted.
The White House did not provide evidence to back up Trump’s claim or explain the source of his information.
The White House did not provide evidence to back up Trump’s claim or explain the source of his information.
But two former senior US officials quickly dismissed Trump’s accusations out of hand.
“Just nonsense,” said one former senior US intelligence official.
Another former senior US official with direct knowledge of investigations by the Justice Department under the Obama administration said Trump’s phones were never tapped.
“This did not happen. It is false. Wrong,” the former official told CNN.
A spokesman for Obama, Kevin Lewis, called “any suggestion” that Obama or any White House official ordered surveillance against Trump “simply false.”
“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” Lewis said in a statement early Saturday afternoon. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
Warrants to tap into someone’s phones in the course of a federal investigation would be sought by the Department of Justice, which conducts investigations independent of the White House and the president.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, an independent and secretive federal court, is responsible for issuing surveillance warrants in cases concerning foreign intelligence. The FBI has been investigating contacts between Trump campaign advisers and Russians known to US intelligence, and that court would likely be the forum to petition for such a warrant.
The former senior US official with direct knowledge of the Justice Department’s investigations said Obama could not have ordered such a warrant. It would have been taken to a judge by investigators, but investigators never sought a warrant to monitor Trump’s phones, the former official said.
A federal judge would only have approved a warrant to wiretap Trump’s phones if he or she had found probable cause that Trump had committed a federal crime or was a foreign agent.
Former Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes echoed the point in a tweet responding to Trump on Saturday morning.
“No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you,” he said in his Twitter post. (Read More – With Video & Tweets)
How this man gets up and looks at himself in the mirror every morning is beyond explanation.

Saturday Morning Trump Hits… Just To Get Ya Going!

As we awaken on another Saturday we’ve almost made it through another week under the steady albeit chaotic “leadership” of our Acting President. Damn, he sure does a remarkable job of acting doesn’t he?

Anyhoo, some interesting articles to start the weekend.

Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower

Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

Scientists say Trump’s border wall would devastate wildlife habitat

 Trump Team’s Links to Russia Crisscross in Washington

Keith Olbermann mocks Trump’s leak confusion: If they are making up stories why are you searching for leaks