Bill O'Reilly's 'Talking Points' memo, March 7, 2017:
Coming out of all the chaos surrounding the Russian hacking and President Trump's allegation that President Obama somehow tapped the Trump Tower during the campaign should be indictments against those who leak national security information.
So out of chaos may come justice. Let's hope so.
As we reported last night, there are only two stone-cold facts that we can report in this entire debacle.
First, that General Michael Flynn was captured on a wiretap talking to the Russian ambassador, perhaps from Flynn's office in the Trump Tower.
That tap happened but we do not know who ordered it and how it went down.
Obviously the American people are entitled to know.
The second fact is two-fold: Someone leaked the conversations between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the press.
That's a felony so we need to know who the leaker is.
Associated with that, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, working for President Obama, ordering the rules about shared intelligence information changed just days before the president left office.
Why did Ms. Lynch do that? Did the president order the change? Again, we need to know.
That's very important because by the National Security Agency sharing raw information with the FBI, CIA and other intel agencies you open up the potential for leaks.
And that's exactly what happened. As soon as President Trump took office, his phone calls to the Mexican president to the Australian prime minister and to other high level officials were leaked to the press.
So in effect the Obama administration may have created chaos for the Trump administration by allowing unsubstantiated intelligence information to be spread across a number of agencies.
This is big if that were done intentionally to harm the incoming president Mr. Trump, that's subversion.
So you can see that Congress must get to the bottom of the situation.
Right now there are investigations in the House and the Senate to find out if Russian officials colluded with the Trump campaign.
As we reported last night, so far there is no evidence of that.
We also don't know anything solid about wiretaps and leaks concerning Donald Trump.
And we need to know.
And that's the memo.