FOR “POLITICAL” REASONS
by Sharon Rondeau
Last night, both reporters told Hannity that a Hillary Clinton supporter encouraged an investigation of the Trump Tower server’s alleged communications with the Russian bank.
At 10:22, Carter posed the question that the pings could have been generated to “try to make a connection” between the server and Alfa for political reasons.
Carter and Solomon have been almost-nightly guests on Hannity’s program of late discussing the “investigation” of Trump associates’ alleged connections to elements of the Russian government as was reported by The New York Times on January 19 and 20.
The Times’s article alleged that five different government agencies were involved in analyzing “wiretapped communications” which were reportedly “provided to the White House.”
At the time, a spokeswoman for Trump denied “knowledge of any investigation or even a basis for such an investigation.”
The mainstream media, once eager to report on the alleged federal law-enforcement investigations of Trump or his associates, has been quick to mount a defense against Trump’s claim, made in a series of four tweets on March 4, that Trump Tower was “wiretapped” during the campaign.
This week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer clarified that Trump used the word “wiretapping,” which he had placed in quotes in his initial tweet, broadly, to include a variety of surveillance methods.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson aired on Wednesday night, Trump maintained that more information on his allegations that the Obama regime surveilled him will be released. Spicer on Thursday told the White House press corps that the U.S. Justice Department has not yet briefed members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, who on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, said that they have seen “no evidence” that Trump Tower was spied upon before or after the November 8 election.
FBI Director James Comey reportedly briefed the committees on March 10, but Trump has specifically referenced the Justice Department as presumably having new information.
At Monday’s press briefing, Spicer said that Monday, March 20 is the “deadline” for Justice to brief the Intelligence committees.