Trump: ‘Wiretap covers a lot of different things’

The Hill
March 16, 2017

President Trump is defending his unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. 

“Wiretap covers a lot of different things,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson set to air Wednesday night. “I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.”

The comments are Trump’s first on the matter since making the stunning allegation in a string of tweets earlier this month.

Trump referenced the New York Times’ reporting when asked about the source of his wiretapping accusations.

Administration officials have cited news reports in their defense of Trump’s claims, but no news reports have found that the Obama or any White House official called for surveillance of Trump.

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This article was posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:53 am

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