Chuck Schumer is a) ignorant or b) a liar

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Chuck Schumer appeared on Meet the Press to deflect Trump's assertion that the Obama administration had him wire tapped prior to the election. Schumer repeated that Obama "flatly denied that he has done this and either way, Chuck, the president is in trouble" Schumer gleefully claimed. Continuing he said "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, has probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent"?
That appears to be a carefully crafted statement which Schumer was dispatched to recite on behalf of the former Obama administration. Why would a guy like Schumer try to claim that FISA court judges are "independently elected"? The FISA court is a secret panel appointed by the SCOTUS Chief Justice, comprised of Federal judges. Federal judges are appointed for life by the president. To try to reinforce the appearance of impartiality by claiming they are "independently elected" is really odd. Why did Chuckie lie about that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uP1Tg41Xjg
 
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Chuck Schumer appeared on Meet the Press to deflect Trump's assertion that the Obama administration had him wire tapped prior to the election. Schumer repeated that Obama "flatly denied that he has done this and either way, Chuck, the president is in trouble" Schumer gleefully claimed. Continuing he said "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, has probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent"?
That appears to be a carefully crafted statement which Schumer was dispatched to recite on behalf of the former Obama administration. Why would a guy like Schumer try to claim that FISA court judges are "independently elected"? The FISA court is a secret panel appointed by the SCOTUS Chief Justice, comprised of Federal judges. Federal judges are appointed for life by the president. To try to reinforce the appearance of impartiality by claiming they are "independently elected" is really odd. Why did Chuckie lie about that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uP1Tg41Xjg
This is likely just a Trump strategy to give the democrats some of their own medicine; to put them on the defense regarding accusations of wiretapping instead of it always being Trump and his administration having to defend themselves against these manufactured narratives that he's in collusion with Russians.

So in other words: just the fact that Schumer was on Meet the Press to deflect Trump's assertion shows that the strategy is working. So Schumer can lie or play ignorant all he wants. It really doesn't matter. This is President Trump flexing his political muscle and showing the democrats that they aren't the only ones who know how to play this game. Because unfortunately for them, this President has a lot more political skill than many of his Republican predecessors who tended to lay down and take all the b.s. that was thrown their way.

And considering the Obama administration hacked the computers of reporters they didn't like - it's certainly not unbelievable that they would wiretap their political rivals as well.
 
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HayJenn

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This is likely just a Trump strategy to give the democrats some of their own medicine; to put them on the defense regarding accusations of wiretapping instead of it always being Trump and his administration having to defend themselves against these manufactured narratives that he's in collusion with Russians.

So in other words: just the fact that Schumer was on Meet the Press to deflect Trump's assertion shows that the strategy is working. So Schumer can lie or play ignorant all he wants. It really doesn't matter. This is President Trump flexing his political muscle and showing the democrats that they aren't the only ones who know how to play this game. Because unfortunately for them, this President has a lot more political skill than many of his Republican predecessors who tended to lay down and take all the b.s. that was thrown their way.

And considering the Obama administration hacked the computers of reporters they didn't like - it's certainly not unbelievable that they would wiretap their political rivals as well.
LOL - Nobody in their right mind thinks that Obama wiretapped MM. That would require a FISA court order. Schumer is right, if a FISA judge did order a wire tap (and so far I haven't see proof of that) it would mean that the FBI thought MM and his staff had broken a law.

Yes, and please continue to ignore that 17 IA agencies found that Russia did "hack" the election though Wikileaks.

BTW, have a link that Obama hacked the computers of reporters?
 
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Chuck Schumer appeared on Meet the Press to deflect Trump's assertion that the Obama administration had him wire tapped prior to the election. Schumer repeated that Obama "flatly denied that he has done this and either way, Chuck, the president is in trouble" Schumer gleefully claimed. Continuing he said "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, has probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent"?
That appears to be a carefully crafted statement which Schumer was dispatched to recite on behalf of the former Obama administration. Why would a guy like Schumer try to claim that FISA court judges are "independently elected"? The FISA court is a secret panel appointed by the SCOTUS Chief Justice, comprised of Federal judges. Federal judges are appointed for life by the president. To try to reinforce the appearance of impartiality by claiming they are "independently elected" is really odd. Why did Chuckie lie about that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uP1Tg41Xjg
I say he is both