NYT Blames Trump For Reading Its Reports

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NYT Blames Trump For Reading Its Reports

Originally appeared at MoonOfAlabama

NYT March 6 – Trump’s Wiretapping Claims Puncture Veneer of Presidential Civility

[W]hen Mark Levin … contended that Mr. Obama had targeted Mr. Trump for surveillance … it struck a chord. Along with reports that in Mr. Obama’s last days in office his administration changed the rules on distributing intelligence and made a point of spreading information about Mr. Trump’s team and Russia to different parts of the government to “preserve” it, the wiretapping allegation pushed Mr. Trump over the top.

NYT March 5 – When One President Smears Another

In four tweets … Mr. Trump declared as fact a theory he apparently encountered on alt-right websites: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”

The above assertions by the New York Times raise the question where Mr. Levine got his information from. A reader might also ask who published those ominous “reports” and on which “alt-right website” one might encounter such theories?

The New York Times does not know where all this came from? That is a bit astonishing. Let me help:

  • On targeting Trump and his campaign for surveillance:

NYT – January 19 Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.

It is not clear whether the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself.

NYT – February 14 – Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications …

  • Those “reports” that Obama spread the information on Trump and his associates?

NYT January 12 – N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications

In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

NYT March 1 – Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information … about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government … to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.

  • The “alt-right website” that peddled all this?

By now you will have guessed it. It is the New York Times itself that reported (and slandered) the news about the Obama administration’s surveillance of Trump and those associated with him.

The NYT and its editors now blames Trump for repeating, in a condensed tweet, the open and hidden assertions made in various reports by the New York Times itself.

There is zero evidence of any Russian involvement or hacking of the U.S. election. There is zero evidence of any collusion of Trump and those around him with Russia. There is zero evidence that any of the lunatic claims made in that Steele dossier, ordered up and financed by Trump’s political enemies, are true.

Even if Trump’s personal phone and email were not under direct wiretap, people near to Trump definitely were under communication surveillance. Inevitably such surveillance will have caught communication with and of the would be next president, Donald Trump. The Obama administration made sure that such taped communication would be widely distributed in raw form, guaranteeing future out-of-context leaks.

The Times knows all this and reported it – though often hidden in plain sight with misleading headlines and context.

Blaming Trump and others for repeating such reports is lame hypocrisy.

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  • Gary Sellars

    “Blaming Trump and others for repeating such reports is lame hypocrisy.”

    Hypocrisy is what the NYT has always excelled at. Why stop now?

    • Mikey Harry Harris

      And all this time I thought it was Krugman that was the most embarrassing thing about Carlos Slim’s little blog. Nope. The whole thing is pretty shady.

  • hvaiallverden

    I think trump is beating the shait, is they say it in Scotland, of them as we speak and the hole shebang is going down dha drains.

    And of course with the back clash it caused upon them self, stupid freaks.
    As for the MSM, I an supriced the CNN, Clinton news network is still alive, huh, not dead yet.
    Are there anybody whom cares, of course its basic human physic , an free range open asylum attracts the nutcases and various fruit cases, inevitably since its payed on top of it to deliver sniveling drivel of an caliber that makes any village idiot to an intellectual giant.
    To an waterhole nobody cares about any more, yup, Pavlovian thinking in an Pavlovian reality, witch by the way, freaks is dying.
    Taste the word, irrelevant, ……. yummy.
    My recommendations to the Russians is to read M. Bulgakovs, an dogs hart, of of my few favorites.
    Otherwise Russian literature is what I define as close to head ace.
    (two pages and you have just passed the name callings when someone is meting someone else somewhere and I have suffered thru some of the worst/best, good, but head ace, ugh)

    Its an freak show of top rank.
    I may start to watch the TV again, ugh…. yeah, but not thru an Samsung, go sc……. your self, Samsung.
    You just committed harakiri and I will boycott your products to the day I die.

    So, one of the clearest assassinations of an person I have seen on video from an surveillance camera, is of Hastings, whom “crashed” his Merc into something in high speed, do you remember that one.

    The first is this, this dont happen in the real world, in Hollywood, yeah, but never in the real world, forget that, ask anyone.

    So tell me, what we see, I know there are bomb experts out there that can see it to, that, apart from the engine witch was dislocated from the actual crash site with 50-60 m is remarkable, in it self regarding of what may have cased it to go loose, before even the fire occurred, dont forget that, and the “blast” it self, witch to me looks more like an firebomb of some kind, an highly reactant going of that creates an short but intense heat, and may it was that “bomb” that continued to burn to make sure everything in the car, where pulverized.
    And the first responders, if they used water, may have created an situation that is the equivalence of putting out fire with gasoline, if its an highly reactant that is burning an time, after the initial “explosion”.
    If an reactant package’s goes of it may very way sound like an bomb, because of the intense heat wave or/and sound wave it creates.

    May the lord have mercy upon His soul.
    He died from the fight for the truth.
    A true human.

    peace

    • StaggerLee360

      Thanks for your comment. It’s nice to know what the average pinhead thinks.

      • PZIVJ1943

        No need to be so mean.
        The Hastings story is quite strange and tragic, but most love a good conspiracy theory. IMOA drug abuse was involved in the accident. May he rest in peace.

        • StaggerLee360

          Not mean; blunt. Mean is posting such bilge water. Who is he to recommend any book? You think he’s read it? He tries to sound intelligent, but he’s an outright idiot. Read his other posts; he hates Jews, blacks, gays, you name it. His time would be better spent reading a third grade textbook.