The Trump/Obama Wiretap Incident
What ABC News says
WH spokeswoman doesn't think Trump accepts FBI's reported denial of alleged wiretapping
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that she doesn't think President Trump accepts the FBI’s reported denial of his claims about being wiretapped in New York last year, adding she didn't know whether he had spoken to the law enforcement agency about the matter.
Answering a question from ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” about whether Trump accepted FBI Director James Comey's reported denial of his claims, Sanders replied, "You know, I don’t think he does, George."
Comey told the Justice Department to publicly refute Trump's unsubstantiated assertion that his predecessor, President Obama, ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower phones prior to the November 2016 election, government sources familiar with Comey's thinking told ABC News Sunday.
Comey expressed concerns that the president's tweets created the impression that the FBI acted improperly, and he wanted to set the record straight, the sources said.
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What the Examiner says
Kellyanne Conway: Trump may have info others don't on alleged wire taps
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump may have access to information backing up his claim that President Obama asked for a court order to tap phones in Trump Tower.
Conway said on Fox News Monday that, as president, Trump has access to information that others don't, and that might be a reason why he decided to tweet accusations at Obama for wire taps at Trump Tower. The president and his administration have not provided any evidence for those claims, which have been denied by Obama.
She also pointed to media reports as justification for looking into whether the Obama administration asked for a FISA court order to spy on Trump Tower.
"You have a number of credible media outlets reporting there was politically-motivated activity all during the campaign and suggesting there's more there," she said.
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