Suppose I posted, without any corroborating documents or testimony, the following accusation to Dakota Free Press:
Dan Lederman and the South Dakota Republican Party have sabotaged my blog with denial-of-service attacks. Sick and sad!
Suppose I let that accusation percolate for a day, then followed up thus:
With all the unanswered questions about Lederman’s sabotage of my blog, the South Dakota Legislature owes the people of our state an investigation of the SDGOP and its sick and sad leaders!
I would never make such a baseless charge, because I know that such behavior would gravely damage my credibility.
Yet President Donald Trump has made just such a charge against his predecessor. Neither the President nor anyone else has presented any evidence that Barack Obama wiretapped phones at Trump Tower before the 2016 election.
To fabricate wild claims and then demand investigations of those wild claims is a gross abuse of Presidential power. It also demonstrates Donald Trump’s failure to recognize his obligation to protect American credibility around the world by adhering to strict rules of evidence and fact-checking before opening his mouth.