- Both the FBI/NSA say there is absolutely no information within the US Government that supports Trump's claims of Obama wiretapping him, nor is it possible for any president to do so. A FISA judge would have to approve such a wiretap in the context of a criminal investigation.
- Trump also claimed that Obama had previously requested a wiretap and a judge rejected it - this was also debunked. Didn't happen. No such request was made or rejected.
- NSA director agreed that Trump's claim of the British spying on him on behalf of the Obama administration was "nonsense" and "baseless".
- FBI Director confirmed that there is an active investigation into whether the Trump campaign had any coordination with Moscow. This investigation has been ongoing for several months.
- FBI Director: Russia and Putin were specifically aiming to "hurt our democracy, hurt her, help him" - exact quote.
- FBI Director: Putin "hated" Clinton because he believed she was involved in inciting protests against his regime in 2011.
- FBI/NSA: Russia essentially used WikiLeaks as a proxy to release their hacked material.
I think most of us know the answer is of course, but it'll never happen. If there's one thing Trump knows it's that he's always right and nobody is smarter than him. Would be quite the hit to his very fragile ego to admit he was wrong and apologize publicly for it. We're talking about a President who rather than getting his information from the various intelligence agencies at his disposal chooses to watch hours of Fox News a day and re-tweets conspiracies that surface on breitbart and other fringe alt-right sources.
Either way, none of this looks good.
Edited by Rob, 20 March 2017 - 02:00 PM.