I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
Where I practice law, until 2012 it was a felony to commit the kind of libel Donald Trump committed when he falsely accused Barack Obama of wiretapping the billionaire liar.
The idea that the former President would even want to do such a thing to the now current-President kind of tickles the silly-meter.
How, for starters, could anyone begin to evaluate the credibility of the “intelligence” gleaned there, if that’s using the right word for anything that goes on in Trump Tower.
What Trump says under the influence of Kentucky Fried Chicken is about as valuable as what most people might say under the influence of torture — though I may have just recollected the same thing twice.
The New York Times put a meter on the man last September and found he lied on average about thirty-one times a week. And that’s just the whoppers he told in public.
Every President has lied. I don’t believe that story about the cherry tree for one damn second. But this is the first President who is supporting a whole cottage industry of people gamely trying to keep up with the count of the lies he tells. And, like the man himself would say of the New York Times, failing.