[Libel /lī-bəl/ | noun (1) : a statement or representation published without just cause and tending to expose another to public contempt (2) : defamation of a person by written or representational means.]
In yet another previously unfathomable presidential action, President Trump, without an iota of evidence took to Twitter, unbeknownst to any of his capos, and launched a rapid-fire sneak tweet attack on former President Obama. A defamatory and libelous attack. This is a crime; more on that in a few paragraphs. For now, I suppose, we should count ourselves lucky that he did not launch a nuclear strike on Australia to stop refugees from coming to our shores. It’s early in his presidency though, so there’s time for that….
WOW! That’s a depressing amount of time left, but there’s now new hope for his early dismissal for conduct unbecoming. In addition to the Trump/Russian connections currently under scrutiny, now comes Trump’s possible libelous behavior, and criminal actions (disclosing a federal investigation, keep reading)….
By now, I assume all have seen his latest Twitter tantrum; it’s quintessential Trump modus operandi at its finest. For those who haven’t, and to get everyone on the same page, here they are again. On Saturday, March 04, 2017, starting at 5:25 a.m and ending at 6:02 a.m, when I assume someone pried his cell phone from his tiny hands (I’ve been told they’re quite strong … from from all the tweeting, I suppose), the president twitted from Mar-A-Lago Florida the following:
Wow – “OMG!” to quote the Millennials. He’s completely delusional and out of control. He obviously stopped taking his Lithium (see my article “Presidential Lithium Blood Levels Obtained?”).
Then, in an apparent attempt to deflect attention away from his neurotic behavior and to tweet something based in reality, well, based on Reality TV that is, he dished out some of his trite Twitter treatment on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The attack on Schwarzenegger might be able to be defended in a court of law as non-liable, but he has no hope of defending his libelous behavior towards Obama. None. The New York Times reported the following:
“Mr. Trump’s aides declined to clarify whether the president’s explosive allegations were based on briefings from intelligence or law enforcement officials — which could mean that Mr. Trump was revealing previously unknown details about an investigation — or on something else, like a news report.
Two people close to Mr. Trump said they believed he was referring to a Breitbart News article, which aides said had been passed around among his advisers. Mark Levin, a conservative radio host, had also embraced the theory recently in a push against what right-leaning commentators have been calling the “deep state.”
The Breitbart article, published on Friday, claimed that there was a series of “known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.”
If Mr. Trump was motivated to take to Twitter after reading the Breitbart article or listening to Mr. Levin, he was using a presidential megaphone to spread dark theories of a broad conspiracy aimed at undermining his presidential ambitions, and later his presidency.
Even with the Breitbart article circulating, several of Mr. Trump’s advisers were stunned by the president’s morning Twitter outburst. Those advisers said they were uncertain about what specifically Mr. Trump was referring to; one surmised that he may also have been referring to a months-old news report about a secret surveillance warrant for communications at his New York offices.
One senior law enforcement official from the Obama administration, who has direct knowledge of the F.B.I. investigation into Russia and of government wiretapping, said that it was “100 percent untrue” that the government had wiretapped Mr. Trump. The official, who asked for anonymity to discuss matters related to investigations and intelligence, said the White House owed the American people an explanation for the president’s allegations.
Mr. Trump’s aides declined to clarify whether the president’s explosive allegations were based on briefings from intelligence or law enforcement officials — which could mean that Mr. Trump was revealing previously unknown details about an investigation — or on something else, like a news report.”
Sarah Jones and Jason Easley of politicususa.com coauthored an article entitled: “A Tweet May Get Trump Impeached As President Declassified FISA Warrant On His Own People.” In it, they make the case that Trump and his staff may find themselves under investigation for high crimes and/or treason. They wrote:
“Donald Trump shouldn’t have tweeted his morning missives to paranoia, as he has announced to the world that he is being spied on and the news won’t be good. While he was trying to cast aspersions on former President Obama, Trump managed to cut off his nose to spite his face because he focused attention on why the government would be spying on him. A FISA warrant, or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant, is a judicial warrant that has to be applied for.
A FISA warrant must certify that the ‘target of the proposed surveillance is either a ‘foreign power’ or ‘the agent of a foreign power’ and, in the case of a U.S. citizen or resident alien, that the target may be involved in the commission of a crime.’”
If all of this fails to bring down Trump, then there’s the case to be made that the president is guilty of a defamatory and libelous attack against a citizen, Mr. Barack Obama.
With Trump’s unabated psychotic behavior, if these two things don’t bring down the Whore of Babylon, then it is just a matter of time until future tweeting (or a pee or sex tape) do.
Post Scriptum: “And he cried out in a mighty voice: ‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair of demons. She is a haunt for every unclean spirit, a hideout for every unclean bird, and a hold for every detestable beast.'” – Revelation 18:2
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