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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 7, 2017

THE BIG CONTROVERSY OVER THE WEEKEND WAS THE CHARGE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA TAPPED HIS PHONES AT TRUMP TOWER IN NEW YORK.

RADIO TALK SHOW HOST MARK LEVIN APPEARED ON “FOX AND FRIENDS” LAST SATURDAY TO READ FROM REPORTS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST AND GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS, WHICH CARRIED REPORTS THAT THE FISA COURT WAS ASKED TO AUTHORIZE THE SURVEILLANCE.

LEVIN READ FROM THESE LIBERAL NEWSPAPERS, WHICH REPORTED SOMEONE IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MADE TWO FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT REQUESTS IN 2016 TO MONITOR TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS AND A COMPUTER SERVER IN TRUMP TOWER, FOCUSING ON POSSIBLE LINKS WITH RUSSIAN BANKS. THE FIRST ONE IN JUNE WAS DENIED BY THE COURT, BUT A FOLLOWUP REQUEST IN OCTOBER BEFORE THE ELECTION, WAS GRANTED.

LEVIN SAID, “THE ISSUE ISN’T WHETHER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OR TRANSITION SURROGATES; THE ISSUE IS THE EXTENT OF IT.”

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, REPRESENTATIBVE DEVIN NUNES OF CALIFORNIA, SAYS THE PRESIDENT’S CLAIM WILL BE ADDED TO THE COMMITTEE’S INVESTIGATION INTO TIES TO RUSSIA. GOOD. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.