Why has so-called President T'Rump asked Kellyanne to look into Obama's Wiretapppping of Trump's hideout?
- Weasel McWeaselLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
That's sorta like asking Alex Jones to look into the secret moon colony on the dark side of the moon.
He will come back and tell you that's where Atlantis really is......and the Loch Ness Monster lives there.
Kellyanne is about as sharp as all that.
- electricpoleLv 73 years ago
I would normally respond to things like this with "I am willing to let the law do it's job". But I lack any shred of confidence in the Law at the Federal level anymore, Either way this thing pans out, I will find it suspicious.
- Anonymous3 years ago
So far nothing.
The White House on Monday pushed back against FBI Director James Comey, with spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying President Donald Trump does not accept the assertion from Comey that former President Barack Obama did not order an illegal wiretap of Trump Tower.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, hinted that Trump may have intelligence backing up his explosive claim that Obama had tapped Trump’s phones in the lead-up to the November election. Like Trump, Conway did not provide any specific evidence.
When asked on “Fox & Friends” about how Trump knows his phones were tapped, Conway responded, “He’s the president of the United States. He has information and intelligence that the rest of us do not, and that’s the way it should be for presidents.”
Neither Conway nor Sanders, the two White House officials who have offered the most prominent defenses of Trump, offered any proof of the president’s claim, nor has any other Trump administration official. Obama, through a spokesman from his post-presidential office, flatly denied Trump’s allegation, as did former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
White House spokeswoman: Trump doesn't believe Comey that Obama didn't wiretap
By Louis Nelson
Comey’s denial of Trump’s allegation has not yet taken a public form but instead came via multiple media outlets who reported that the FBI director asked the Justice Department to publicly knock down the president’s claim because it insinuated that the bureau had broken the law. At his daily press briefing Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was unwilling to concede even that Comey had asked the Justice Department to refute Trump's claim, telling reporters that "aside from anonymous sources ... I'm not aware that occurred."
In her interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sanders said she did not know whether Trump had reached out to Comey or anyone else within the intelligence community seeking verification of his claim. But asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos whether Trump accepted Comey’s reported denial, Sanders responded, “You know, I don't think he does, George.”
Asked Monday afternoon whether Trump had spoken with Comey since leveling the wiretapping allegation, Spicer said, "I'm almost 100 percent certain he has not." But the press secretary stood behind the president's accusation, telling reporters that "there's no question something happened. The question is — is it surveillance, is it a wiretap, or whatever?"
It was Sanders’ second appearance on ABC in as many days. On “This Week,” the network's Sunday-morning political talk show, Sanders sought to characterize Trump’s allegation only as an act that may have occurred, a departure from the certainty with which the president leveled the charge on Twitter. On Monday, Sanders said it should be up to a congressional investigation to get to the bottom of it.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, on Monday morning newly criticized Trump’s accusation.
“We must accept possibility that @POTUS does not know fact from fiction, right from wrong. That wild claims are not strategic, but worse,” Schiff wrote in a pinned tweet. He also wrote, “If Director Comey asked Justice Dept to reject @POTUS claim of illegal wiretap, did Attorney General Sessions decline, or recuse himself?”
Both Sanders and Conway said the president is the victim of a double standard, in which reporting on ties between individuals close to Trump and the Russian government is allowed but the allegation of illegal wiretapping by Obama is dismissed and criticized. Conway complained that anonymous sources are too often given credence in negative stories about the president and then ignored “when it may be something positive or exculpatory.”
Democrats, too, are guilty of imposing a double standard on the president, according to Trump’s aides. Conway equated Trump’s as-of-yet unsubstantiated claim of Trump Tower wiretapping with the widely reported controversy tying individuals close to the president to the Kremlin and said Democrats should be calling for an investigation into the former just as loudly as they are for the latter.
“You have Democrats every single day saying ‘investigate, investigate, special prosecutors, investigate,’” she said. “Well then, what are they afraid of here? Let's investigate this and see where it leads.”
In his own TV appearance Monday morning, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said his colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee would indeed investigate Trump’s claim but admitted that “thus far I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said.” The oversight committee, Chaffetz said, “will play a supporting role.”
Chaffetz also acknowledged that as president, Trump has the authority to prove his allegation true by declassifying the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court order that presumably would have been needed to authorize a wiretap on Trump Tower. If Trump’s allegation is true, Chaffetz said, “the paper trail should be there.”
“Look, it’s a very serious allegation. The president has at his fingertips tens of billions of dollars in intelligence apparatus,” he said. “I’ve got to believe — I think he might have something there, but if not, we're going to find out.”
- Anonymous3 years ago
hehe the aclu sued the obama admin on spying, and you moose humping snowflakes still whine!
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- Justin ThymeLv 73 years ago
How many times are you going to insult President Trump today, Beav?
- Anonymous3 years ago
Look into you say would that be one more of what Hillary called a security inquiry
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- TheKittenLv 73 years ago
Because no one in a reputable intelligence or law enforcement agency will do it.
- ElizabethLv 73 years ago
When you have nothing and want to create confusion, Kelly Anne is a good choice. She has no shame in being a retard supporter.
- ahandle101Lv 73 years ago
Because he can't ask Snowden for details about how the Obama administration spied on law-abiding Americans without warrants. I would have thought that old news about Snowden and the NSA under Obama would have reached the frozen tundra to our north.