I know it would not take long for Cory Heidelberger to join in on the establishment media's baseless claims against President Trump:
Suppose I posted, without any corroborating documents or testimony, the following accusation to Dakota Free Press:
Dan Lederman and the South Dakota Republican Party have sabotaged my blog with denial-of-service attacks. Sick and sad!
Suppose I let that accusation percolate for a day, then followed up thus:
With all the unanswered questions about Lederman’s sabotage of my blog, the South Dakota Legislature owes the people of our state an investigation of the SDGOP and its sick and sad leaders!
I would never make such a baseless charge, because I know that such behavior would gravely damage my credibility.
Yet President Donald Trump has made just such a charge against his predecessor. Neither the President nor anyone else has presented any evidence that Barack Obama wiretapped phones at Trump Tower before the 2016 election.
To fabricate wild claims and then demand investigations of those wild claims is a gross abuse of Presidential power. It also demonstrates Donald Trump’s failure to recognize his obligation to protect American credibility around the world by adhering to strict rules of evidence and fact-checking before opening his mouth.
Perhaps Cory should do some fact-checking and research before opening his mouth, and attacking America's credibility. Here is what the establishment media is not telling us:
President Trump has caught plenty of flak from the establishment media and members of Congress for his weekend statement that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had Trump Tower wiretapped while Trump was still a candidate.
Some believe Trump is lying, while others think he may have pressured the FBI to tell him about an investigation against him.
But Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, says there’s a third possibility no one is considering.
He shared his thoughts in a video posted to his Facebook page over the weekend.
“The Secret Service does ECM sweeps, electronic counter-measures, where they go in frequently and look for listening devices, radio frequencies, all kinds of things to make sure the president or president-elect is not being, in fact, wiretapped or listened in on on specific phone lines,” Bongino revealed.
Bongino, who wrote about his time in the Secret Service in his book “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away From It All,” said if Trump were being wiretapped or surveilled, it’s highly unlikely that he walked into the FBI and demanded to know.
The former agent, noting Trump had Secret Service protection as a candidate, thinks it’s much more likely the Secret Service discovered something while performing one of their ECM sweeps of Trump Tower and later found out it was the DOJ that had ordered the surveillance.
“That makes total sense, but of course the media’s not really interested in the story, because they want to find fault with Trump. So their story’s gonna be, ‘Did Trump force the FBI to tell him he was being monitored in some kind of an investigation?'” Bongino said.
“They’ve never considered the third option, that he had Secret Service protection and there was likely an ECM sweep done to check for bugs. The FBI’s not going to tell the Secret Service if they’re monitoring the president-elect, and if Obama or his DOJ officials wanted Trump monitored, the Secret Service probably didn’t know at all.”
So did Obama pull a Watergate? We don't know, and if the wiretap was illegal he would use the tactic of "plausible deniability" that President Reagan used on Iran-Contra. But to call Trumps claims baseless is premature at this point in time. Like the establishment media, Heidelberger wants to find fault with Trump. And Cory will never admit when he is wrong, because that would mean his credibility would be in question. Perhaps that is reason number one he has banned me from his web site.
When this story first broke I thought it only makes sense for Obama to have had wiretapped Trump's campaign, unless Obama's allegations that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Russians is a false. So far they have not produced the smoking gun. The only reason people believe it to be true is because the establishment media keeps repeating it as if it was fact. Time to do a little critical thinking.