So either there was probable cause to wiretap if it went through a judge, or, he’s getting sucked into the conservative conspiracy theory hole that is Breitbart “News.” Can we impeach this guy yet?
“U.S. law prevents a president from personally ordering a wiretap, in order to guard against potential abuses of power.
To obtain a wiretap, federal investigators conducting a national-security probe must persuade a judge there is probable cause that a target of surveillance is an agent of foreign intelligence and that the main purpose of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence information. Investigators sometimes face a higher bar if the target is an American citizen.”
Full article here.