President Trump tweeted over the weekend, claiming the Obama administration wiretapped his phone during the election.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Is that wrong? Yes, it’s wrong now and it was wrong when President Obama did it to journalists and Congress. It will also be wrong when it happens under the Trump administration. How do we know it will happen under Trump? Because it can.
“Because of the Patriot Act. Because of the FISA courts. Because of the fact that you only need an inkling, you know, I’ve got this feeling, Your Honor. You don’t need to have real hard evidence, otherwise you wouldn’t go to a FISA court. All you need is an inkling.” Glenn said Monday on radio.
He also made the point that we’re arguing about the wrong thing — again — making it about people instead of ideas.
“Let’s be consistent. Let’s not make this about Donald Trump. Let’s not make this about Barack Obama,” Glenn said. “Let’s not make it about the person. Let’s make it about the idea: Wiretapping of American citizens without evidence is wrong.”
Enjoy the complimentary clip above or read the transcript below for details.