Newsmax CEO: "I Spoke To Trump About The Wiretap Story, I Haven't Seen Him This Pissed Off In A Long Time"

Tyler Durden's picture

While the Sunday talk shows have been largely focused on debunking Trump's allegations that Obama hacked the Trump Tower, a somewhat different perspective into Trump's current state of mind comes from Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a close friend of the President, who in an article this morning shares that having spoken to Trump about the wiretapping story, he hasn't "seen Trump so pissed off in a long time." Below are some of the highlights from Ruddy's article posted earlier today:

When I woke up Sunday, I thought the morning news shows would all be talking about the unusual, perhaps dangerous, decision of the Obama administration to wiretap the offices of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. I’ve been watching Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press” as I write this. There is actually little talk about this unprecedented wire-tapping and even less worry over it. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, usually thoughtful, just told Chuck Todd he found it is “shocking” that Trump disclosed the wiretapping claim on Twitter.


But Friedman offered no shock that such a wiretap might have taken place!


I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this pissed off in a long time. When I mentioned Obama “denials” about the wiretaps, he shot back: “This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right.”

Ruddy then focuses on the semantic denial by Obama that he had not ordered such a wiretap:

Today on the "Meet the Press" James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, denied any agency that operated under him, including the FBI, ever wiretapped the Trump offices. “To my knowledge,” he added. [Wasn’t Clapper the same man who testified under oath that the NSA never collected phone data on millions of Americans — a fact proven untrue by the Snowden revelations?]


But the most important Clapper revelation from “Meet the Press” was this: He emphatically told Todd the Obama intelligence agencies found “no evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. Nothing. Nada. If that is true, and Trump is right he was indeed wiretapped, it will only fuel his argument that Obama administration officials improperly eavesdropped on his offices.

In lieu of a follow-up from Trump as this story progresses, here is what Ruddy thinks are the relevant things to consider in the near future:

  • No one is denying that the Russians outrageously interfered in the U.S. election. Trump says it’s true too. But remember this “act of war” happened under Obama not Trump. Obama did nothing against Putin and the Russians despite having full knowledge of Russian’s active measures at the time they were happening. This wasn’t Trump’s fault. Another sign of the Obama administration’s weakness.
  • The Russian interference, which again I take very seriously, did not change the election result. In fact, an argument could be made it hurt Trump and helped Hillary. Hillary outperformed Obama’s 2012 results in many, many states. For example, she cut Obama’s loss in Texas by half! Hillary’s problem was her campaign did little in the five states that mattered. As Woody Allen once described the secret of success, Trump just “showed up” in those states — and won.
  • Despite Clapper and others saying there is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the media is continually trying to create such a narrative. For example, stories are proliferating of the Russian ambassador’s contacts with the Trump campaign. But the truth is that campaigns deal all the time with foreign diplomats. There is nothing unusual or illegal here. And considering Trump’s very open declaration he wanted to reset U.S.-Russian relations, these contacts should not be surprising.
  • Lastly, Chuck Schumer and other Democrats calling for a special prosecutor are way, way over the top. The Constitution provides for a “special prosecutor” — it’s called Congress. The Senate Intelligence Committee and other Congressional committees will review these matters soon. If they find serious evidence of wrong doing by the Trump campaign, then they can seek a special prosecutor.

As for the markets, the rising concern is that as Trump continues to get weighed down by such domestic policy "smokescreens" as Ruddy calls it, the reality is that the president's economic plans, be it the repeal of Obamacare or his tax policy, are becoming increasingly unlikely to be implemented in the near, and not so near future, and sooner or later the market will have no choice but to notice.

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PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Mar 5, 2017 4:06 PM

No one is denying that the Russians outrageously interfered in the U.S. election.

What, exactly, did they do?

JLee2027's picture

Nothing. But they keep repeating it, because they think people will eventually believe it.

Belrev's picture

Pelosi loses it "Trump can't stop lying", doubles down on her lies

J S Bach's picture

Trump is probably more pissed off about having to deal with such petty issues with the losers on the Left.  He ran with one goal in mind... to right what he thinks is wrong with the country.  That's a helluva task.  He wants to get to work on that... but instead, he has to constantly tweet and twitter about this bullshit to defend his reputation.

stizazz's picture

Newsmax is a ZIONIST NEOCON mouthpiece.

Newsmax chumming with Trump? Zionist neocons unite.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) stizazz Mar 5, 2017 4:51 PM

Trump supporter getting revenge on M13 gangster.

I told you those red heads are trouble.

prime american's picture
prime american (not verified) bamawatson Mar 5, 2017 4:55 PM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) prime american Mar 5, 2017 5:05 PM

I am so over the edge pissed off that I can barely hold it together.  Gotta get away from the news for a few days.  I hope he cleans fucking house and outs every last shit politician for every last little thing they are probably already being blackmailed on!  >:-@

weburke's picture

"ruddy" clearly is a bullshitter. both sides of his mouth. 

Troll Magnet's picture

well at least trump knows now how us proles feel about the nsa.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Stainless Steel Rat Mar 5, 2017 5:41 PM

Few days and he himself might be arrested the way this thing is going.

I can see the end and it ain't pretty.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Don't let it get to you. Trump is playing chess, while the left is in the corner, by itself, eating checkers pieces.

sleigher's picture

"I hope he cleans fucking house and outs every last shit politician for every last little thing they are probably already being blackmailed on"


He's not going to.   Trump thinks he can enact his policies and make America great again.  He is completely underestimating how controlled the country is.   FBI, CIA, NSA all of it..  The learning curve is way to steep and he is losing.   I hate to say this but we are gonna see a sad end to this administration.  Trump should be dropping any and every bomb he has but he isn't.  By the time he figures out what to do it will be too late.  I think it might be already.  He expects the American people to stand behind and we are but that is not enough.  I think it may be that time...  that time we all fear would come and will show us the real America and Americans.

Trump, if you read ZH, and you read this, drop everything NOW.  DROP EVERY BOMB YOU HAVE. ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Citizen in 1984's picture

I'm all in for a whole bunch of Hellfire Missles........with facial recognition software.....

fleur de lis's picture

I agree.

By now Trump has enough pix and AV to crush the firebugs in public.

And if the Deep State and their psychotic friends in the CIA NSA FBI, etc., want to take it outside, Trump should unleash what good Intel forces are left and go Roman on them.

Since the pervert Dems and their psycho alphabetroid friends are hell bent on destroying this country if they can't keep it in the swamp, then they may as well take a real beat down in the process.

The one good thing about all this is that it is forcing all the DC sleaze out in the open where we can all see them for the power abusers they are.



Lumberjack's picture

Ho lee fuck! Wow! You make that much! Gee fucking whiz...

Clara Tardis's picture

Here's the Theory: the wiretap is what Lowrenta and Bill were discussing on the tarmac: (George Webb vid)
The dates line up...

Lyman54's picture

British Intelligence was doing the bugging.   They simply turned the results over to Obama's puppets.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) bamawatson Mar 5, 2017 5:23 PM

I was watching up periscope of this event and what song were they blasting??

Sympathy for the Devil

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste

And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a general's rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
(Woo woo, woo woo)

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
(Woo woo, woo woo)

I shouted out,
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all
It was you and me
(Who who, who who)

Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
(Woo woo, who who)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
(Who who)
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
(Who who, who who)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
(Woo woo, who who)

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint
(Who who, who who)

So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
(Woo woo)
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, mm yeah
(Woo woo, woo woo)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, mm yeah
(Who who)
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, mm mean it, get down
(Woo woo, woo woo)

Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!
(Woo woo)

Tell me baby, what's my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what's my name
I tell you one time, you're to blame

Oh, who
Woo, woo
Woo, who
Woo, woo
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Oh, yeah

What's my name
Tell me, baby, what's my name
Tell me, sweetie, what's my name

I kid you not, and that is what this is all about.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

I think getting angry in this situation is called "RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION".

The GOOD NEWS: GOD APPROVES!!! Mr. President, please proceed as GOD so moves your heart.

I am with you 100%!!!


So justice is driven back,

    and righteousness stands at a distance;

truth has stumbled in the streets,

    honesty cannot enter.

15 Truth is nowhere to be found,

    and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

The Lord looked and was displeased

    that there was no justice.

prime american's picture
prime american (not verified) GUS100CORRINA Mar 5, 2017 4:55 PM

CNN did with Gulf War 1.

tmosley's picture



I'm afraid you have terminal retardation.

bruno_the's picture

Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where his father was a decorated police officer in Nassau County.[3] He graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York before graduating summa cum laude with a degree in history from St. John's University, New York in 1987.[4][5] He earned a master's degree in public policy from the London School of Economics[4] and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[6] 

He is a member of the International Council, chaired by Dr. Henry Kissinger, at the CSIS, a bipartisan Washington, D.C., think tank focused on national security and foreign affairs.[15] Ruddy also served as a representative on the U.S. delegation headed by Senators Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham to the NATO 44th Munich Security Conference.[16]

greenskeeper carl's picture

Did not know that. Thanks. Was never a newsmax fan to begin with, now I know why.

earleflorida's picture

don't trust wikipedia! it is a propaganda tool for the 'deep state'!

do your own homework!

joego1's picture

Welcome to the swamp!

herbivore's picture

I voted for Trump with one overriding goal in mind: to avoid thermonuclear war with Russia. I didn't realize how desperately the Left and the establishment Right want it, the lengths they will go to encourage it, the effort they will expend to make it a reality, and perhaps, sadly, the success they may yet have.

JRobby's picture

They want more and more $$$$ for the WAR MACHINE


They don't care how many die. Incinerated in the name of their lust for power and money.

What do you do with a mad dog?

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Blow its fuckin' head off.


We're not far off from the switch being flipped; where it becomes Us vs. the globalists. Steel my soldiers' hearts.

divingengineer's picture

It's as if their whole future depends on thermonuclear war some how.
It boggles the mind.
I've never seen anything like this.

The Russians are trying to contaminate our precious bodily fluids?

robobbob's picture

General Ripper was absolutely correct in the threat being faced

but he was absolutely fooled into blaming and taking action against the wrong enemy

TwelveOhOne's picture

Such truth, spoken as comedy.  Fluoride now contaminates most of those living in the states.  There are a few pockets of resistance and they seem to be growing, although this town recently voted to keep poisoning the water hole...

tion's picture

The bromides too mate. Halide toxicity and iodine deficiency are IMO unacknowledged and widespread havoc wreaking issues here in the States. 1/8th tsp/day of borax dissolved in water plus some iodine/selenium supplementation and salt pushing will help mobilize that shit out. 

TwelveOhOne's picture

Thanks!  I take iodine but lost it in the recent move.  Tried borax but it gives me the shits (like a lot of things do).  Actually no, I tried Boron pills -- perhaps using the powder I can have a lower dose?  Again, thanks.

You Only Live Twice's picture

The Bankers are angry at Russia for selling Oil to the Chinese outside the Petrodollar. To them, money and power are above any one human being, or a country of human beings for that matter. The politicians are their employees, so this goes way above the Left or the Right.

JRobby's picture

Left Right is a manufactured distraction that works flawlessly while the Republuc is given away to CORPS.

Cycle completed. Bloody wars are next. Satan laughing spreads his wings.

aurum4040's picture

The clash with the Russians is supposed to happen. The Russians are to take over the Holy Grail as it moves west out of American hands. Will this occur? Time will tell. I have read quite a few 'tinfoil' prophesies that predict the fall of 'ISIS' aka Lady Liberty due to deliberate elitist/illuminati actions. Russians then take advantage of our weak position followed by the Chinese turning on the war torn short lived Russian empire.  

stinkopower's picture

He doesn't have to tweet on Twitter.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I think he has almost backed himself into a corner with the Twitter thing. He has twattered so much about everything that if he were to suddenly stop responding to this stupidity, it would be taken as an admission of guilt and a sign of weakness.

While I did find his twattering of his opponents and the left funny last year, I think it's almost detrimental to him at this point. By responding to nearly everything via that platform, there is now the expectation of it.

JRobby's picture

USA political system. Keep the sheep entertained and divided while secret policy gave the republic away to CORPS

heavenlykapua's picture

Sorry, 2 seconds after she started talking i had to quickly click it off.  She is subhuman.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Nancy: We gotta shoot the Russians to find out what they have.

fleur de lis's picture

A few years ago Nancy made the most dangerous mistake of her life and started bad mouthing the CIA in public in her usual arrogant way.

So they must have pulled her aside in private and spoken to her, because the next thing she was giving this yammering, nervous wreck press conference explaining how it was all a misunderstanding.

She was dropping papers and her eyes were big as dishes and she kept stuttering and stammering and talking craziness through the whole thing, like the wet workers were in the front row looking right at her.

Funniest press conference I ever saw.



JRobby's picture

Jlee, it has always worked for them in the past.

LIE repeated 5 million times BECOMES =====TRUTH

Problem now is, they have a credibility problem.

They don't realize what they have done on so many levels.

divingengineer's picture

If they keep it up, the eventual conclusion will be that they must be genocided.
You can't let a whole country go down the crapper over a couple hundred thousand lunatics.