Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Former President Obama was furious that President Trump accused him of ordering a wiretap. A former Obama mouthpiece said:
“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Kevin Lewis. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
No. Sorry, that’s not going to cut it. I may have been born at night, but I wasn’t born last night. I know how this works. When Guido put a hit on Lucky Louie, The Don didn’t actually order that, he just mentioned that he really needs this problem to go away. There’s never an outright order, hasn’t been since some guy innocently wondered “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”
If Obama were innocent, that’s not the way to deny the accusation. When someone asks: “Did Obama order a wiretap on Trump?” you say “No.” Unless he did it. Then you have to weasel around the question. But not like that. Like this:
“I don’t believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed Government policy solely because of a contribution.”
That’s not to say he didn’t do it, only that he doesn’t believe you can find the evidence that he did it.
That’s not to say there is no evidence, only that he doesn’t believe you can find it.
That’s not to say he didn’t change government policy because of a contribution, only that he didn’t do it solely because of a contribution.
Now that guy was a straight-up expert at weasel words, Master Class liar. Obama and his minions are pathetic amateurs by comparison. Might as well sign the confession and be done with it.