wired.com - 70 days ago
Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims
The White House refuses to give up on its unfounded claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, even as the country’s leading law enforcement and intelligence officials flatly stated that they have no evidence of such spying.
Today, FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee that they’ve seen nothing to confirm the allegation President Trump made in a tweet March 4. Yet the White House stands by a story various Trump surrogates have repeated in the weeks since. “There’s a lot more questions that need to be asked about what was being done in terms of surveillance,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a press briefing today. “Who was being surveilled? Why were they being surveilled? What were the techniques? I get that you guys want to know the end of the book right now, but we’re in the first chapter of this process.”
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