CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Trump’s “Fevered Effort” To Defend “Wild Accusations” Of Wiretapping [VIDEO]

“In a fevered effort to try and force this outlandish claim into something remotely resembling––passably, perhaps, maybe––the truth, the White House appears willing to actually repeat another wild accusation that potentially could alienate our nation’s most important ally. Does smearing British intelligence make your family more safe? No? So why is the White House doing it? What is the White House defending here? Because it damn sure isn’t national security or American credibility before the world.” – Jake Tapper, speaking today on his CNN show.

  • Todd20036

    Why aren’t you taking it seriously CNN? You sure took all those email claims about Clinton seriously, and they were just as credible.

    Fucking hypocrites.

    • Ninja0980

      Indeed, Hillary would have been torn to shreds by now.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        The shreds would have been torn to shreds by now.

    • another_steve

      I can’t stand watching CNN. I just can’t.

      They gave countless free airtime to that Kellyanne Cuntway during the campaign and today give countless hours to that Trump shill asshole, Jeffrey Lord.

      A plague upon them.

      May their women give birth to stones.

      • EweTaw

        If you can’t stand watching CNN then don’t watch it. Simple as that.

        • Gerry Fisher

          What?! And miss out on all this excellent snark?!!

    • kaydenpat

      My blood pressure won’t allow me to watch CNN (or even MSNBC). Their election coverage which was way too Trump-friendly did it for me.

      • Boreal

        Haven’t watched tv news networks since election night.

        • KCMC

          gave up tv Inadvertently Lent a year ago when primaries were going full tilt crazy circus.

          • Judas Peckerwood

            I stopped in 2004 when the MSM collaborated in the swiftboat smearing of John Kerry.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Judging by that video, one can only hope that somehow, leadership rubs off. If one stands next to actual responsibility and insight, it might be shared. If one gives a speech next to a person who understands and respects policy and the law, it might, just might rub off.

    Somehow I doubt it will happen.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Image_Germania_(painting).jpg

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    That’s nice Jake.
    Anyway what is up with all the Jesus shows on a “News ” network ??
    You need to stop that.

    • another_steve

      Easter approaches, sweetie.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Not in my house.

      • djcoastermark

        I, for one hate when the Easter Bunny stops by my house. All those damn droppings it left all over the place!

        • another_steve

          Have you seen all the colors that Peeps come in these days?

          Unbelievable.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/044158ee4d89db58b536aa3c7e4d4a41260a03294ba7cd86d9af6f35b66038e9.jpg

          • I’m sure Picky Pecker has something to say about those abominations…

          • another_steve

            The last time I looked, boy had turned his avatar green.

            Possibly in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. Possibly in anticipation of Green Peeps Day (I mean… Easter).

          • ColdCountry

            They also come in orange and white.
            Did you know that a 9×13 sheet cake will hold 60 peeps? (And that makes it a 60 layer cake!)

          • KCMC

            and glow in the dark

          • gaymex1

            lol…that is sooooooooooo bad.

          • ColdCountry

            Thank you!

          • gaymex1

            You’re welcome. It was the best giggle I’ve had in a few days.

        • Homo Erectus
          • djcoastermark

            Oddly appropriate as hubs has “whatever Happened to Baby Jane ? ” on right now.

          • another_steve

            ^^ My all-time favorite movie.

            Every gay man should be required to view it at least twice — otherwise, their gay license should be revoked.

          • djcoastermark

            I must be VERY gay. I have seen that movie sooo many times, and still get a kick out of it.

          • JCF

            Aw, Labbie! [Sorry, bunny]

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Easter is when we wait for Jesus to come out of his cave, and if he sees his shadow we have to stone a virgin to death right? Something like that.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Oh yes, the Jesus marathon o’ media leading into Easter.
      Somebody really needs to just find the damned body already.

    • kaydenpat

      “Leave White Jesus alone!! What has he ever done to you?” (Said in my best Megyn Kelly voice).

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT, but, My! My! My!

    Report: Preet Bharara Was Probing HHS Sec. Tom Price
    Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price traded hundreds of thousands of
    dollars worth of shares in health companies while a lawmaker voting on
    legislation that affected the industry

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/03/17/report-preet-bharara-was-probing-hhs-sec-tom-price.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl

    • kaydenpat

      Hmmm mmmm.

    • Lazycrockett

      Rachel knew.

    • Hank

      “newly confirmed Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health companies while a lawmaker voting on legislation that affected the industry—a potential conflict of interest that could violate U.S. securities laws.”

      It would be GREAT to see Price change in his “Drumpf Orange” for PRISON Orange!!! /s

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    • HKDaniel

      “Conflict of interest” is what they cite but an industry friendly lawmaker who is being lobbied by those special interests and simultaneously making large stock trades in that industry absolutely REEKS of insider trading.

      • Homo Erectus

        They put Martha Stewart away for that, didn’t they?

        • BlindBill

          make examples out of women – need to keep them in line – but when someone who owes you a favor gets caught ..get rid of, or otherwise meddle with the investigation

        • RickCabral

          Martha Stewart is a power broad. Nothing infuriates and intimidates older white men in power like a power broad. They have to be taught a lesson.

          • Homo Erectus

            Lock her up!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Are they tired of reporting on the circus that they helped create?

    https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/trumpCircus.jpg

  • FAEN

    Wait till Cheeto starts a war with N Korea.

    • kaydenpat

      I’d rather not, actually.

      • FAEN

        I’d rather not either but I’m terrified about it.

    • Yeah, rather not since it sounds like Donald is eager to have a nuclear war.

    • Circ09

      I don’t think China will let that one happen.

      • FAEN

        I certainly hope so. This is what we’ve come to-putting our safety in the hands of China. Oy.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • FAEN

    Reporters should just start calling him a liar to his face. And not let him get away with so much BS. It’s infuriating and embarrassing that we have to come to THIS! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a57c24482cbf77b95ec0d92e2c78594a03ceb84f7189f9e982d8598998f579b.jpg

    • kelven

      Our country has been hijacked by Fat Bastard.

    • Man has almost no natural hair left, his fake tan ends at his scalp…and his ass is huge and growing larger every day.

      Just felt like pointing that out again.

      • Depends?

        • Andymac3

          Pampers?

      • FAEN

        All he eats is fast food so that giant ass of his will only get bigger. Yuck.

      • Homo Erectus

        Trump steaks!

      • Tomcat

        Actually he has enough eyebrow hair to come it over his head also.

      • Al

        I think he wears a girdle too.

        • JCF

          That Depends…

      • Gerry Fisher

        It must have pined you to do so. /s

    • David Walker

      The military guy…is he still saluting or is he shielding his eyes?

    • Ginger Snap

      Looks like a padded Drag Queen’s ass.

  • kaydenpat

    Was Tapper this aggressive during the election cycle or is he just calling Trump out now when it is way too late?

  • Hank
    • “Although, I do regret not following up with that specialist in Houston.” –Mary Cooper

      • Hank

        Sheldon and Leonard’s Mothers

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKihkRS4_iI

        • I love them both. Such great actors. I still love the comedies filmed before an audience. It seems to have gone out of style but I like them because stage actors really shine in that environment and those are my favorite actors.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Gee Mike, don’t know who let the out, but we all know who killed them.

    https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/842843634382897154

    • Rebecca Gardner
      • Strepsi

        i love you becca

      • David Milley

        Damn! You are my hero!

      • Bryan

        But if he doesn’t have his PuppyChow, Chuck Norris stops roundhouse kicking things, and if he doesn’t roundhouse every five seconds, he dies.

        On second thought, I can’t find the negative in that sentence. Dogs get to live, nobody gets roundhouse kicked, and Chuck Norris explodes a violent gooey death.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Jake Tapper: There is no evidence your wires were tapped, nor that Obama did so illegally.
    Dumpf: Well Jake, someone was the Tapper.
    Tapper: We’re done.

    • That’s the root of the problem. It’s not just that Obama didn’t have him wire tapped. It’s that we have no evidence that there was any tapping of the wires much less who would have done it.

  • By deliberately offending and alienating America’s closest allies, repeatedly, and by making the Presidency synonymous with ridiculous non-stop lies, who wins in this scenario?

    I’m gonna say “Russia.” And pretty much anybody else who wants to see America defeated and reduced to a has-been 2nd world nation, rushing headlong to 3rd world and banana republic status.

    • What Putin mostly wants is for NATO to go away so that he won’t have any opposition as he annexes the Ukraine, the Baltic countries, etc. back into a reconstituted Soviet Union only without the soviet.

      • I believe it goes way beyond that, given the wholesale dismantling and destruction of our government at President Bannon’s greasy hands.

      • William

        Stalin had Europe all the way to the Elbe and Danube. Putin probably considers those starting points.

  • ColdCountry

    “No, Donny. Just, no. You’ve been caught lying, everyone knows you’re lying, and you can’t make it better by trying to blame others. Now, go to your room for a time out.”

    • billbear1961

      Time out?

      SPANK the miserable shit, CC!!

      • ColdCountry

        I ain’t touching him! Not even with a paddle – or a whip.

  • Boreal
  • No wonder Frau Merkel didn’t shake his hand. It’s bad enough PR to be seen with him but the photo of her smiling and shaking his hand would have going over very badly back home with her own party much less any liberals or leftists.

  • coram nobis

    Sidebar, and even more from today’s U.S. Fools and Stupid Report.

    “White House mistakes satirical article for one in support of Trump’s budget plan” — SF Chron

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/White-House-mistakes-parody-article-for-one-in-11009901.php

    “This is 2017 in a nutshell: You start with what you think is obviously a joke, and then a few days later it is being sent out from the White House.”

  • Mark

    I’m pretty much convinced this whole wiretap hoo-haa is nothing but distraction from the Russian connections.

    • KCMC

      your hoo-ha was tapped?

      • JCF

        Sigh—been too long since mine was…

      • Mark

        and it hurt, too!

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    When is the impeachment march?

  • Sam_Handwich

    what a fucking embarrassment!

    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      Have you noticed how many people that voted for him want to change the subject? They say things like “I wish I could come to Facebook and see something other than politics”.

      • edrex

        don’t let them.

        • RepublicansRNotConservative

          Well, I’m trying, but that comes at a cost too. My mother won’t even look at my Facebook page any more.

          • Stogiebear

            Hell, just print it out and mail it to her on a weekly basis. I bet she wishes you wrote more often anyway.

          • Tomcat

            Until trump kills the postal service that is.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t
    here is this…

    Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
    https://www.propublica.org/article/preet-bharara-fired-investigating-tom-price-hhs-stock-trading

    • coram nobis

      Oho.

    • another_steve

      Please Sam… like, this sort of thing should come as a surprise to any of us?

      Can you imagine the Trump-related shenanigans that Bharara’s office must have been investigating? Manhattan, we’re talkin’ here. Where Trump headquarters are.

      Bannon Monster probably took the sexual predator aside and said, “YOU CRAZY!!??!! Keep him in his position??? GET RID OF HIM!!!”

      • JWC

        gettingt rid of him was theirs biggest mistake. That one is coming with a vengence

        • RepublicansRNotConservative

          I hope you’re right!

        • another_steve

          Thank you, JWC. Your comments are always perceptive.

          He had a staff. A large and devoted staff.

          Read my lips: Devoted. Staff.

          They have access to the goods.

          • JWC

            They said the reason he didn’t quit but waited till he was fired affording some 24 hours to pack up his files Many in the WH should worry

          • David Walker

            Rachel said that, too.

          • JWC

            That’s. Where I heard it

          • JWC

            I Know

    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      Well you know, this isn’t a problem because he’s (Price) a Republican.

    • Walter Maerlyn

      Bharara has intimated that we’ve not heard the last of him.
      He’s smart and he has a spine, give him a few weeks.

      • Tomcat

        He will probably bring suits against trump crookedness.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    What is behind the strategy of alienating our allies and sucking up to Putin?

    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      Russia helped him. The NPD Trumpanzee became Putin’s Trumpanzee.

      Our allies just scoffed incredulously so he doesn’t like them.

    • Sam_Handwich

      best as i can comprehend…

      europe is ‘weak’
      the muzzies are knockin up their white womens
      putin is ‘strong’
      the global white patriarchy must prevail

    • Walter Maerlyn

      Putin’s pet name for him is Agent Orange.

      • Tomcat

        He will be as good for the EPA as agent orange was.

  • bkmn

    Well Jake, lets talk about how much CNN helped Trump to win first.

    • Joe in PA

      Was that CNN or MSNBC that had the cameras trained on empty podiums? Yeah, no room to talk Jake.

    • TJay229

      👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • M Jackson
      • JCF

        What the hell did they do to Nicole’s hands here? O_o

        • M Jackson

          I know. She’s such a beautiful gal, why give her paddle-hands?

  • Walter Maerlyn

    It’s really very simple if we employ Occam’s Razor.

    No person with NPD will ever admit error.

    That’s all there is to it.

    • another_steve

      I had to google “NPD.”

      Please be considerate of the seniors on this blog.

      Every keystroke might be our last.

      • RepublicansRNotConservative

        Nutty President Donald /s

      • William

        Who you calling “senior”, Sonny?

        • Adam King

          Sorcerers! One of those creepy old men has magically taken over all my mirrors.

          • William

            I replaced all my mirrors with big smiley face stickers.

      • JCF

        Being a senior (yes, I’m starting to save money at restaurants that way), I’m saving the keystrokes: guessing “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”?

        • another_steve

          I assume that’s what Walter meant.

          When you google an acronym you usually get a list of 50 or more things it can stand for. Some of them for “NPD” were funny. But only “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” made sense.

  • Boreal
    • Rebecca Gardner

      I just opened a bottle of Cab.

    • TrollopeReader

      oooooh …..triple ipa !!

      • TrollopeReader

        Whale’s Tale Pale Ale for me tonight …

    • JCF

      Speaking of beer (crying in):

      So proud of my UC Davis Aggies tonight. No, they couldn’t compete (for very long) w/ the bigger & faster boys of #1 seed Kansas (100-62), but they put up a very spirited fight! [I’m sure more than one March Madness viewer went “U Cee Where?”] Great job, guys: next year, FINAL FOUR!

      JCF, Class of ’84, Always an Aggie!

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  • billbear1961

    While the town is sleeping tight
    Comes the music of the night.
    One can hear its lonely beat
    On each dark deserted street.
    The dreams and hopes of yesterday
    Sigh and slowly drift away.

    All the sounds of earth unite
    Secretly in the night.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVaLeI99pV4

    https://thehitchcockproject.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/con1.jpg

  • Walter Maerlyn
  • JWC

    Keep at it Donny you are talking yourself into Bedlam

    • billbear1961

      If only.

  • billbear1961
    • TrollopeReader

      🙁

      • billbear1961

        xoxoxo

  • KCMC
  • billbear1961
  • Robert Anthony

    Any consensus on whether FAUX news turning on the orange baboon will FINALLY make his base see the light??

    • Tomcat

      They will NEVER turn on him.

    • TrollopeReader

      It was Shep. We’ll see (well, others will) what happens with Sean-Daddy.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Religionist tips his hand. Charity is ONLY for christians. How else can they drive desperate secular individuals into indoctrination soup kitchens, right?

    https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/842835996253274112

    • SFBruce

      Sadly, this view of this passage is what most evangelicals subscribe to. For me, it’s one of the most beautiful passages in the New Testament, precisely because it so strongly warns against an us/them view of the world. And there’s this little problem in the text:

      I was a stranger and ye took me in.

      Be definition, a stranger is someone who isn’t part of your own clan, so I find it amazing so many hold to Erickson’s narrow view.

      • TrollopeReader

        just as with the Sodom story … it was about hospitality and offering food and shelter…..

      • Cuberly

        He’s a staunch Calvinist, could that explain it?

        • billbear1961

          The self-righteous with STONES for hearts are in danger of the JUDGMENT.

        • JCF

          Ding-ding-ding!

          In Calvinism, people are predestined for Heaven or Hell. If you’re the former (and Calvinists are ALWAYS convinced they are!), they can’t do anything to lose that. So why concern yourself w/ those you’re convinced are the latter? F#ck ’em—let ’em starve!

      • billbear1961

        It’s a “view” held out of hypocritical convenience.

        These people are a DISGRACE to their religion.

        They’re truly disgusting human beings.

        Christ is addressing multitudes of people who are often listening to him for the first time and shares with them his moral beliefs.

        And he frequently says to behave morally we must behave much BETTER than many of the limited examples we see around us:

        But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

        That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

        For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

        And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

        Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

    • Treant

      That’s literally impossible; Jesus was a Jew, and there were no Christians until after the crucifixion.

      That dumb fucker doesn’t even know his own basic theology.

      • Cuberly

        What makes it even more interesting is he quit his website Redstate, to pursue a divinity degree at a Calvinist Academy. As far as I’m aware he’s still working on that.

        • TrollopeReader

          supposedly reading in Greek …

          • Cuberly

            Love the replies he’s getting in that thread. As usual he’s acting like a pompous religio-jackass.

            https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/842848822426386433

          • JCF

            …as taught/interpreted by Christianist Fundies. You think you’re the first New Testament 101 student to suddenly claim “I’m the first to discover What Jesus Really Meant”???

          • Wikipedia’s probably more accurate than Erickson.

        • Treant

          Apparently said Academy will throw a degree at anybody.

          • Cuberly

            …and they’re salivating in anticipation of all that school voucher cash. Once DeVos gets going.

      • David L. Caster

        Or history.

    • billbear1961

      There is no asterisk next to the “poor” when Jesus talks about them.

      And he is frequently addressing multitudes hearing him for the first time when he shares with them his moral beliefs.

      This qualification is exactly the kind of interpretation that these right-wing HYPOCRITES tell us we–and this includes other Christians–are FORBIDDEN to indulge in.

      Christ says NOWHERE that only certain people are covered by his ideas and that you may treat OTHERS any way you like.

      It is the grossest of CALUMNIES against his memory to claim THAT was his meaning.

      It is a terrible diminution of his teachings.

      It DEGRADES Christianity.

      Everywhere Christ exhorts people to the very HIGHEST standards of ethical behaviour!

      Imagine his reaction if he heard his followers claiming that HE said it was all right to let outsiders suffer and starve!!

      • Cuberly

        To me his “interpretation” betrays his social imperialism. These are the same people insisting the separation of church was never the founders intent. It’s how nutjobs like David Barton claim the Constitution is 100% biblically based.

        These “religious” extremists are a political movement with religious window-dressing. They want power and claim it via fake biblical bs. You’re either with them, or against them.

    • JCF
  • ArchiLaw

    He’s smarter than Wolf; he’s prettier than Wolf; and doggoneit, people like him. CNN should let Jake take over and reinvigorate the network.

  • Tom Ato

    Worst
    President
    Ever

    Sincere apologies to Chancellor Merkel.

    • Todd20036

      W is relieved

  • MattPS

    Does anyone else find Jake Tapper’s name deliciously appropriate for this particular news item?

    • TrollopeReader

      🙂

  • phhht


    So why is the White House doing it?

    The White House is doing it because President Pinchcunt and his lickspittle minions suffer from delusional illness. They are unable to distinguish fact from fantasy. Consider the Birther delusion, the Millions of Foreign Voters delusion, the Inaugural Crowd delusion, their rejection of fact as a concept, etc. etc.

    We are governed by literal madmen.

    It is this pandemic of mental illness which threatens our democracy.

  • rednekokie

    Why? Because the White House is being run by a rank idiot (no, not referring to Bannon, even though he fits the ticket, too)_ and all the underlings are idiots.
    We have (s)elected by far the most ignorant group of politicians in the history of the country. Why should anyone be surprised?

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  • Think Russian national interest, as envisioned by Vladimir Putin: destabilize the West, especially NATO and the EU, then start gobbling up the countries of Eastern Europe.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Trump blames Tapper for the tapp.