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CNN reported on March 15, 2017, that “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said he does not believe Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped him, but said it’s possible Trump communications may have been gathered in ‘incidental’ intelligence collection.

 

“‘I don’t believe Trump Tower was tapped,’ Nunes told reporters Wednesday.

 

“‘We don’t have any evidence that that took place and, in fact, I don’t believe – just in the last week of time, the people we’ve talked to – I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower,’ Nunes said at a news conference in reference to the baseless claim originally made by Trump several weeks ago.

 

“Nunes and Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA], the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said they want to see any evidence of wiretapping by their March 20 hearing or they may issue a subpoena for the records.”

 

So, as expected, Trump again spewed lies. He has finally done what once was thought impossible – to turn former President Richard Nixon into the second most dishonest man in American politics. Kudos to you, Trump, but heavy is the head (and hard it falls) that wears the crown.

 

Heads fall hard when chopped off in a real, or in a metaphoric, guillotine. In the U.S., we have political metaphorical guillotines. They’re called Congressional oversight and investigative committees. When Congress puts partisanship aside, and places patriotism front and center, heads fall. Just read up on Nixon’s forced resignation. Heads will fall from Trump’s team, just as they did with Nixon and his crew. There will come a day when Trump too is laid to waste. It’ll be by his own doing: by all his lies; by his narcissism; by all his assumed dealings with Russia and her sleazy sisters over the years in the forms of friendships with criminals and quid pro quo loans and shady real estate deals and election tampering and questionable cyberbanking, to his assumed tax evasion – all of which are now under scrutiny.

 

Yes, Trump will fall. And Fall Hard!

 

Congressional hearings are just around the bend, and “FBI Director James Comey will testify at their March 20 hearing and there will be a second hearing in the committee March 28.

 

“Nunes and Schiff also sent a letter to the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency demanding information on the leaks regarding Russia’s contact with Trump advisers by Friday,” CNN reported.

 

CNN’s article further stated that “The White House has vacillated on Trump’s claims in the last two days. Press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump did not mean literally that Obama personally wiretapped him. But on Tuesday, Spicer said Trump was ‘extremely confident’ he would be vindicated by the evidence.

 

“’I think there’s significant reporting about surveillance techniques that existed throughout the 2016 election,’ Spicer said, without providing any examples.

 

“’He feels very confident that what will ultimately come of this will vindicate him,’ Spicer said.

 

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday he never gave Trump any reason to believe the GOP candidate had been wiretapped by the Obama administration during the campaign.

 

“Asked by a reporter at an event on crime in Richmond, Virginia, if he ever briefed Trump on ‘investigations related to the campaign or did you ever give him any reason to believe that he was wiretapped by the previous administration,’ Sessions replied, ‘Look, the answer is no,’” CNN’s article reported.

 

As you can see, the rats are scurrying to get off the burning ship, out of the flaming house.

 

When the Attorney General of the United States of America, the one person who could provide evidence of a wiretap order in a New York second, says he never even hinted that he had any inkling that wiretapping took place by the Obama administration to Trump, you know the end is nigh. You know it is time to start sharpening the blades of the great American political guillotine.

 

March 20, 2017, is moving closer and closer and so is the Congressional investigation Trump requested into the claim he made that Obama ordered him wiretapped.

 

Be careful what you wish for, Mr. President, because you just might get it. I would have thought that you would have learned your lesson. We all know you never expected to win the election. That you just ran for president to feed your ego, to kick up some dust, to raise some hell, to start some shit, to make you feel important. We also know that you are hating every day being imprisoned by your title. And now, your title imprisonment just might turn into true imprisonment behind bars.

 

Tick-tock….

 

You do have an out, Mr. President. It’s been done before, sir. Trust us, if you do it, we’ll leave you alone. Just like we did with Nixon. We’ll have way more important things to do once we are free of you.

 

Donald, you have two choices: 1) fight the piling accusations of criminal activity and hope you avoid prison, or 2) resign the presidency.

 

So, there’s only one question you need to ask yourself, sir: “Do I feel lucky?”

 

“Well, do you, punk?”

 

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