Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 20, 2017

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee [David Nunes] said Sunday that there was no proof in new documents provided to Congress by the Justice Department on Friday to support President Trump's claim that his predecessor had ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower. Nunes spoke a day before his panel holds its first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year's presidential election -- a subject that is certain to include discussion of contacts between Trump campaign figures and Russian operatives. Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned last month after it was revealed that he had privately discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington before Trump took office.

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Trump makes an idiotic and groundless claim on Twitter and for two weeks the White House and Trump supporters have to pretend it's true. Otherwise, he'd have to admit a mistake.

Energy they could have spent pursuing their Republican agenda is being used to pretend the emperor has clothes.

I think we can look forward to a lot of time spent on moronic stuff like this while Trump is president.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-20 11:01 AM | Reply

Trump makes an idiotic and groundless claim on Twitter and for two weeks the White House and Trump supporters have to pretend it's true. Otherwise, he'd have to admit a mistake.
Energy they could have spent pursuing their Republican agenda is being used to pretend the emperor has clothes.
I think we can look forward to a lot of time spent on moronic stuff like this while Trump is president.

#1 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2017-03-20 11:01 AM | FLAG:

The Trump acolytes say the rest of us should stop focusing on such minutiae.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2017-03-20 11:15 AM | Reply


@#2 The Trump acolytes say the rest of us should stop focusing on such minutiae.

OK, but how does one differentiate between "such minutiae," and real stuff that he says and we should pay attention to?

That's part of the self-inflicted problem that Pres Trump has with "such minutiae." In order to differentiate, you have to ask Pres Trump, ~are you serious?~

And Pres Trump does not take well to any manner of gainsaying. So "such minutiae" escalates into front-page headlines where it takes on a life of its own.

The ramifications of "such minutiae" are totally self-inflicted by Pres Trump. There is no one to blame for all the time, energy and $$$ spent investigating and/or defending "such minutiae" but Pres Trump himself. He initiates the comment and he encourages it to spin out of control.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 11:31 AM | Reply

I thought it came out today that in July last year the Obama DOJ requested the FBI investigate Russian ties to the Trump organization. Comey said the investigation is ongoing so DOJ more than likely does not have any findings so what does this statement really mean?

#4 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 12:10 PM | Reply

Re # there you thinking again...that is not what was said.

There was an investigation into

    Russian hacking.

The collusion was not discovered and investigated until AFTER the elections and Trumps cabinet selections were discovered to be lying about their contacts with the Russians.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-20 12:24 PM | Reply

#5 is referring to #4

Obviously.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-20 12:28 PM | Reply

Donner, the investigation began, July last year.

#7 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 12:51 PM | Reply

Re # 7.

Gotta watch that multitasking.

Well I guess you are right! And I was not listening closely enough. Maybe WE the People didn't suspect collusion until after elections.
The FBI was investigating them all along.

That IS interesting.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-20 05:19 PM | Reply

We are now the laughingstock of the world. Germany and Britain will have to step up and be the leaders until the next election, or until enough people pressure Trump to claim "illness."

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-20 09:00 PM | Reply

I thought it came out today that in July last year the Obama DOJ requested the FBI investigate Russian ties to the Trump organization. Comey said the investigation is ongoing so DOJ more than likely does not have any findings so what does this statement really mean?
#4 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 12:10 PM

"I thought" That was your first lie, you just kneejerked your usual Trump face-saving deflection.
"the Obama DOJ requested the FBI investigate Russia ties to Trump" That was your second lie, no such thing happened.
"DOJ more than likely does not have any findings" That was your third lie. You have no effing idea what is going on, no more than the rest of us.

Better stop at three lies per post. Otherwise you are infringing on Trump's lie-per-post ratio records.

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-20 09:03 PM | Reply

Comey said the investigation is ongoing so DOJ more than likely does not have any findings so what does this statement really mean?

"When you come at the king, you best not miss"

#11 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-03-21 06:44 AM | Reply

#10- care to elaborate or is your post one big lie?

#12 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 11:30 AM | Reply

#12 Considering the source it is 1 big lie but give him time, he is trying to google what he is supposed to say because he really is quite clueless about these matters.

#13 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 03:10 PM | Reply

#12 Considering the source it is 1 big lie but give him time, he is trying to google what he is supposed to say because he really is quite clueless about these matters.

#13 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Unlike you who just makes it up as you go along, right?

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-21 03:51 PM | Reply

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