US House Intelligence Committee Asks Trump for 'Wiretapping' Evidence
Mar 14 2017
"We know this is a fact of modern life".
The counselor to President Donald Trump also clarified on ABC explosive claims made to the Record that surveillance can be achieved through television sets, microwaves and phones isn't necessarily how the president was spied on, but rather just surveillance techniques in general.
President Trump claimed in a series of tweets last weekend that President Obama had ordered phones to be tapped at Trump Tower at the end of the 2016 campaign.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking for evidence proving that Trump Tower had been wiretapped. Follow the logical progression here: Trump says he's seen evidence of President Obama ordering illegal surveillance; the White House says it's up to Congress to uncover the evidence; and Kellyanne Conway is glad lawmakers may uncover the evidence she already has access to.
Then, she told a flat out lie.
McCain said Trump could "clear this up in a minute" if he were to call "the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, 'OK, what happened?'" We've also found no evidence to support Trump's claim that the wiretapping eventook place. Without any evidence, the wiretapping allegation may be chalked up to distraction from Trump's multiple ties to Russian Federation.
A spokesperson for Obama issued a statement flatly denying the allegations shortly after Trump fired them off, and top White House staffers registered complete confusion upon waking to the bold claims.
Conway ... suggested that the alleged monitoring of activities at Trump's campaign headquarters at Trump Tower in Manhattan may have involved far more than wiretapping. This goes to personal integrity, what kind of message you're putting out, ' he said.
"President Trump said last weekend that he wanted the intelligence committees in the Senate and the House to take up this matter as part of our broader inquiry into Russia's activities into our political system past year", Cotton said on "Face the Nation" on CBS.
"President Trump has to provide the American people, not just the intelligence community, but the American people, with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the Unites States was guilty of breaking the law", McCain told CNN on Sunday.
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