The anatomy of a Trump tweet
Eli Lake published a column yesterday for Bloomberg View on why Flynn lying was a weird reason to fire him:
Lake then went on Fox News to discuss that column with Sean Hannity, where he said the NSA and FBI need to be careful with the extraordinary powers they've been given: "We trust the NSA and FBI to use these powers to catch criminals and terrorists, but it should not interfere in our politics."
That was then replayed this morning by Fox & Friends, which is watched by... the president, who tweeted, using that same language:
Thank you to Eli Lake of The Bloomberg View - "The NSA & FBI...should not interfere in our politics...and is" Very serious situation for USA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017