March 6, 2017
President Donald Trump does not believe FBI director James Comey’s denial, through senior officials, that Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower prior to the election.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC News Trump ‘firmly believes’ that the wiretapping allegations that they say have been ‘reported pretty widely’ should be looked at by Congress.
The White House is claiming that reports from the New York Times, BBC and Fox News back up the explosive charges against the previous president, even though there’s no such evidence as Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos today pointed out.
Sanders insisted, ‘It does back up the fact that the administration was wiretapping American citizens.
‘There was wide reporting suggesting that his administration, whether it was directly ordered by this president specifically, his administration could have done this.’
Sanders also said Trump doesn’t necessarially believe that Comey called on the Justice Department to publicly refute the president’s wiretapping claims in the first place. She argued that the president has not seen a ‘firm denial from the FBI.’
The Trump spokeswoman could not say whether the president had called Comey himself to ask him about the possibility that the agency was spying on him.
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She suggested that it would be improper, and that is why the president has requested that the House Intelligence Committee probe the matter.
This article was posted: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:57 am