Posted on 3/8/2017, 12:00:42 PM by ReformedMedia
I’m not really surprised by what was said by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox and Friends on Tuesday. He claims that a president can order a wiretap, like the one Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah is being accused of doing to Donald Trump and his advisers prior to the election in 2016. He claims it is unconstitutional, but lawful because Congress said it was.
In commenting on the allegations against Obama by Trump, Judge Napolitano said, “The president of the United States on his own may conduct surveillance or order surveillance of any person in the United States upon the filing of a certification with the attorney general.”
“So, the idea that it was illegal for Barack Obama to listen to the phone calls and in person conversations of Donald Trump is wrong, in my view,” he added. “It was immoral and profoundly unconstitutional and utterly wrong, but it’s lawful because Congress has said it is lawful.”
“This is power that was given to every president from Jimmy Carter up to and including Donald Trump,” he concluded.
Now look, I like Judge Napolitano for a lot of things he has taken a stand on, but this is just doublespeak. How can this action be “lawful” and at the same time “immoral and profoundly unconstitutional and utterly wrong”? Because Congress said so? Pffft! You must be joking!
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