Uploaded 17-Mar-17
Taken 17-Mar-17
Visitors 47
12 of 13 photos


Tangled

“Two senior White House officials suggested on Monday that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama had tapped his telephone was not meant to be taken literally, arguing that Mr. Trump had been referring more broadly to a variety of surveillance efforts during the 2016 campaign when he made the incendiary accusation… The unusual and shifting explanations from Mr. Spicer and Ms. Conway reflected the contortions that members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle have employed to explain the president’s explosive accusation… Neither Mr. Trump nor anyone at the White House has presented any evidence for the claim…” The New York Times./March 13, 2017

“… Spicer, speaking from the podium carrying the seal of the president of the United States, repeated an account from a Fox News commentator alleging that, instead of using one of the US agencies, Obama had asked GCHQ in Cheltenham to tap Trump’s phones on his behalf… Anyone with any knowledge of the intelligence world knew the suggestion was absurd. First, the president of the United States does not have the power to order the tapping of anyone’s phone. Second, the idea of the British foreign secretary signing a warrant authorising such an intrusion into domestic US politics was unthinkable.” – Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the United States from 2012 to 2016/March 19, 2017

"O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!" - Sir Walter Scott/1808
Canon EOS REBEL SL1, f/5 @ 12 mm, 1/25, ISO 1600, No Flash

Tangled