Wiretapping at Trump Tower: ‘A scandal bigger than Watergate’ – Roger Stone

It may happen that Barack Obama and members of his administration are dragged before a grand jury and questioned under oath about what they knew about these break-ins, Roger Stone, former Trump adviser, told RT’s Worlds Apart host, Oksana Boyko.


This week, President Trump demanded a probe into unsubstantiated allegations he made that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Roger Stone sat down with Oksana Boyko to talk about this latest bit of US political drama, as well as many other compelling issues.

(Watch the full interview with the former Trump adviser on Worlds Apart this Thursday).

On charges of Russia interfering in US elections

“I think it’s important to note that the intelligence services here have yet to produce any evidence or proof whatsoever of Russian meddling in the American election. What we have are “allegations;” what we have are “projections” and “assessments.” Let me review for you the assessments of the Central Intelligence Agency. They said there was no torture in American prisons during the Iraq War. That was a lie. They denied that there were renditions by foreign nationals by the US government during the Iraq War. That was a lie. They claimed that the attack on our mission in Benghazi was caused by a video that was shown one time in Turkey. That was a lie.

Let’s be candid what (claims of Russian meddling in US elections) is about. Hillary Clinton had promised the Pentagon and the people in the Central Intelligence Agency the expansion of the proxy war in Syria. They were wringing their hands in glee about war. War would be very good for a number of Hillary’s large contributors and for the military industrial complex. Along comes Donald Trump. He prefers negotiation over war. He prefers détente over war.

Donald Trump believes that if Brezhnev and Nixon can reach agreement over strategic arms limitation, then perhaps President Putin and President Trump can reach agreement and have peace in the Middle East. That is the real issue here, that is what they resent so deeply.

I think what makes (claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election) durable is that the mainstream media in this country keeps repeating it ad nauseam despite a stunning lack of evidence. It is a national drumbeat without foundation.

On General Mike Flynn’s resignation

“As you probably know, I am a hardliner. Several things are true. First of all, General Flynn did not violate the law, his contacts with the Russian ambassador were perfectly proper, legal and appropriate and within the scope of his job. He was attempting to arrange a telephone conversation between President Putin and President Trump. That’s the beginning of a dialogue. We need to give peace a chance. And he did not discuss sanctions, which would have been improper… President Trump should not have fired General Flynn. I think he rushed to judgment and it was unfortunate. Secondarily, for Senator Sessions, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to have a conversation with the Russian ambassador is proper, legal and there’s nothing wrong with it. There’s no evidence that anything inappropriate was discussed… I think it’s time for the Trump administration to push back and they began doing so this weekend.”

On charges that the Obama administration tapped Trump Towers

“He believes, and I believe, that he was under surveillance by the federal government and the intelligence agencies while he was the Republican nominee for president. This is a scandal bigger than Watergate. This is the most outrageous breach of law and of morality in American public history. Richard Nixon did not know about the Watergate break-in in advance, but he bore ultimate responsibility. If you look at the statement by (former) President Obama this weekend, he said he didn’t approve eavesdropping on candidate Trump. Notice he didn’t say it didn’t happen, only that he didn’t approve it. Of course, if the Justice Department did ask the FISA Court for permission to conduct surveillance on candidate Trump in June and again in October, it is unlikely they did so without the permission and knowledge of the President. So the question becomes: What did Obama know and when did he know it? As I said, this is a scandal far greater than Watergate, and it may take some time in which the former President and his Secretary of Defense and his CIA Director and his FBI Director are dragged before a grand jury and questioned under oath about what they knew. If I were President Trump, I would fire the FBI Director and within hours have him in front of a grand jury to find out what he knows. This is potentially the greatest scandal in American history.”

On the ‘New McCarthyism’ in America

“In this country, if you are not in favor of war over Syria, then you must be a traitor; you must be in the service of Russian intelligence. It’s insulting, it’s outrageous, it’s false and suddenly the shoe is on the other foot. I come from a long anti-communist tradition. I have been active in the Republican Party as an acolyte of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, and to say because you are not in favor of war with Russia tomorrow you must be a traitor, this is the worst form of McCarthyism in the 40 years that I have been in American politics.”

On the direction of US politics and mainstream media

“Well, it has changed in one very positive way. The mainstream media in this country – due to the technological advances of the internet – have lost their monopoly on the dissemination of political information. When I began in politics in the 60s and 70s there were only three television networks, there was no cable, and if they said something happened it happened, and if they said something didn’t happen, it didn’t happen. Now, with a majority of Americans getting their news from their handheld computer device and no longer from a television set, there’s a greater diversity of information available to the average voter. And therefore, if you don’t buy the crap being put out by CNN, you can go to Breitbart News, or Infowars.com, or the Daily Caller or any number of other alternative sources to get better investigative journalism and a different point of view. So in a way I think politics in this nation has changed for the better. There is greater polarization, but that’s fine. From my point of view, whether it is Bush or Clinton, or Bush or Obama, both parties in this country – until the advent and rise of Donald Trump – were identical. What they got us was endless war, erosion of our civil liberties, massive debt and spending, an immigration policy that left our country unsafe, our neighborhoods dangerous, and trade policies that have sucked the jobs out of America. In the meantime, we had a foreign policy that was incoherent. It appears to me, at least in the Middle East, that the goal of our foreign policy was to strengthen and embolden our enemies while undercutting our allies. It is, thanks to Donald Trump, a new day in America.”

Trump administration orders resignation of remaining Obama-era US attorneys

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All 46 US prosecutors leftover from the Obama administration have been ordered to resign, including Preet Bharara of Manhattan, who was asked in November by then President-elect Donald Trump about staying on the job.


The request was formally delivered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, who called the process a “uniform transition.”

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued a statement, saying, “Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great work of the department in investigating, prosecuting and deterring the most violent offenders, according to the Associated Press.

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The 46 Obama holdovers represent about half of all 93 US attorneys. The other 47 prosecutor positions have already been filled by the Trump administration, as the Obama administration US attorneys left as Trump took the White House.

It is customary that US attorneys leave their positions when a new administration arrives. In 1993, President Bill Clinton requested all 93 US attorneys resign the same day.

President Barack Obama kept US attorney Rod Rosenstein of Maryland, who was appointed under the Bush administration. Now Rosenstein is the nominee for deputy attorney general under Sessions.


Why is his secret meeting not “aiding & abetting terrorists” and “seditious conspiracy”?

Infowars.com – MARCH 4, 2017

It is not simply Democrats who are mounting a coup against Trump. John McCain is essentially the political spokesman for the surveillance state that is leaking and faking information to discredit or entrap Trump — the deep state who have set the world on fire with “regime change.”

It was an open “secret” that our government armed and created ISIS even before the Kerry tapes surfaced. Yet McCain continues to meet with ISIS/Al Qaeda terrorists, sneaking across the border to meet with them at the end of February.

McCain’s policy of creating & aiding ISIS for regime change is NOT Trump’s policy of destroying ISIS.

Why is his secret meeting not aiding & abetting terrorists and seditious conspiracy?

Legacy Rant

We must take this country back and support trump. We must mobilize to Washington DC and stand firm against the Communist Empire.

McCain will BURN in HELL, lying SOB.
Éric McDeplorable

Why cannot somebody beat up John McCaine asking me ? Alex is right President Trump better drain that Focken Swamp and fast !
Cindy Giboney

How is it that McCain can do the things when he is just a senator? I don’t get it!!

IN ARIZONA–we are not voting for john McCain anymore—HES TO LIBERAL!!!!!


McCain was a collaborator with the North Vietnamese in the prison camp he was held at. There are several books out there written by prisoners that were imprisoned with him that tell about his treason. McPieceofshit is a traitor and I hope McCain dies a painful horrible death

Damn, ol song bird McCain singing to Americas enemies yet again. Time to investigate this old fool.
GREG Torchia

John McCain owns 13 private homes that he visits one or two weeks a year why can’t that son-of-a-b** give a house to the homeless vets if he’s supposed to be such a crusader for veterans he’s a turd wrapped in , treason and should be dealt with accordingly

Tom Perez: Russia Rigged the Election by Exposing How DNC Rigged the Election

Published on Mar 3, 2017

Tom Perez wasted no time getting to work as the new DNC Chairman. As his first order of business, he decided to focus his energy on Russia, and alleged that we need to investigate whether or not Trump and Russia rigged the election against Hillary Clinton by releasing emails that exposed how the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. You can’t make this shit up, folks.

Perez Responds to Trump Tweet (Full Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Ue6…

the op kingdom

Lol- Obama gave us Perez on his way out of office. THANKS, OBAMA!!

You must be a CNN corporate democrat that’s in danger of pushing more progressives out of the Dem party.

Honestly, I think the best part was the look on Keith Ellison’s face. That is a “I smell bullshit” face right there.
Matt H.

I formally nominate the DNC for the Darwin Awards. They rigged an election against themselves and have spit in the face of the future of the party in favor of destructive policies. Even a guy who shoots his nuts off ain’t that stupid.
Jeremy Chase

A Russian company owns the majority of uranium mining in The United States and Hillary Clinton brokered the deal. Fuck these traitors!
Latoya Wright

Poor Keith, standing there like a poor house negro 😢
Rock the Boat

Can we just lay it out that every single one of these idiots, right and left, are corrupt and dirty hypocrites playing us and that they all need to go so we can quit bothering listening to any of their bullshit? I’m getting dizzy being bounced around on this ping-pong table….
Joseph Spencer

Fuck Tom and the demo CRATS !!! I hate this party now



Trump claims ‘sick’ ex-president involved in surveillance during heated election campaign

By Brittany Vonow, Mark Hodge and Patrick Knox

DONALD Trump’s allegation that his predecessor ordered his phone to be tapped is “simply false”, Barack Obama’s spokesman says.

In an astonishing salvo of early morning tweets, the firebrand President claimed his predecessor had bugged his phones during the “very sacred election process”, slamming the allegations as a “Nixon/Watergate” scandal.

Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of tapping Trump Tower during the US election

Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of tapping Trump Tower during the US election
The combative President launched a series of tweets against Obama following a report by Breitbart News on Friday

The combative President launched a series of tweets against Obama following a report by Breitbart News on Friday

Trump, who started the Twitter rant at 5:30am US eastern time, branded the claims a “new low” before appearing to call Obama a “bad (or sick) guy”.

But Obama has strongly denied the allegations.

His spokesman Kevin Lewis said: “President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen.”

The property tycoon turned politician wrote: “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”


Watergate refers to the early 1970s political scandal which forced the resignation of Republican President Richard Nixon.

It involved members of a campaign team to re-elect the President being caught breaking into Democratic party’s headquarters in the Watergate Building and bugging their offices.

He also tweeted: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

McCarthyism was coined after the Communist witch-hunts of the early 1950s.

Trump later added: “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”

President Trump claims his building flagship building Trump Tower in Manhattan was bugged during the US election

President Trump claims his building flagship building Trump Tower in Manhattan was bugged during the US election
Continuing his rant on his personal social media account, Trump wrote: “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

It is not clear what information Trump based his Tweets on.

Although on Friday, Breitbart News reported on radio host Mark Levin’s claims that Obama had been involved in a “silent coup” against the Trump campaign using “police state” tactics during the election campaign.

Breitbart News is a far-right political new site which was previously spearheaded by Trump’s Chief Strategist Steven Bannon.

The article, which lays out conservative radio personality Levin’s claims, states: “The Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorisation to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign.”

Levin also suggested that former President Obama should be the subject of a congressional investigation in light of the claims.

The day before the billionaire’s shock election win, former Heat Street editor Louise Mensch reported US spooks had been granted a court warrant to monitor Trump Tower.



Former Conservative MP Mensch reported that a “source within the intelligence community” had confirmed the story.

This week, the New York Times reported that officials within the Obama administration had attempted to spread information about Russian meddling during the divisive election.

And according to NYT, US intelligence agencies studied intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a probe into alleged links between Russian officials and the Trump campaign in January.

But authorities have confirmed there was no convincing evidence of wrongdoing.

President Trump also tried to defend Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general who is facing questions over two meetings with a Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign in 2016.

Trump and Obama shared an awkward handshake when the two met for the first time prior to the Republican's inauguration on January 20

Trump and Obama shared an awkward handshake when the two met for the first time prior to the Republican’s inauguration on January 20
He wrote: “The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs…”

He added: “Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone.”

This week it emerged that Sessions had two meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak – something he failed to disclose during his senate confirmation hearing.

On Friday, Sessions confirmed that he would recuse himself from investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.