webfact

White House says Trump stands by claim Obama wiretapped him

128 posts in this topic

White House says Trump stands by claim Obama wiretapped him

By Ayesha Rascoe and Doina Chiacu

REUTERS

 

r3.jpg

The Trump Tower logo is pictured in New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stands by his accusation that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 presidential campaign, the White House said on Thursday, despite three senior lawmakers rejecting Trump's claim.

 

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a statement they saw "no indications" of surveillance at Trump Tower in New York as the president claimed in Twitter posts on March 4.

 

"Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman, said in a statement.

 

The top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, on Thursday added his voice to those saying there was no sign of a wiretap.

 

But White House spokesman Sean Spicer forcefully defended Trump's assertion during a briefing, citing media reports that have discussed intelligence collection on possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia in the campaign.

 

"There is no question that there were surveillance techniques used throughout this," Spicer said.

 

When pressed for further evidence, Spicer chastised the media for focussing so much attention on comments disparaging Trump's claim about surveillance. He said reporters have not focussed enough on comments from officials denying evidence of any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

 

The Russian government has rejected an accusation by U.S. intelligence agencies that it worked to influence the election in Trump's favour by hacking computer systems, among other methods.

 

House Speaker Ryan told reporters: "The point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigation of all things Russia, got to the bottom - at least so far - with respect to our intelligence community that - that no such wiretap existed."

 

An official familiar with the investigations by Congress and intelligence and law enforcement agencies said investigators have looked as aggressively and thoroughly as they can for evidence of any spying on Trump or his associates but have found none.

 

Trump, a Republican, made the accusation six weeks after he took over the presidency from Democrat Barack Obama.

 

Trump accused Obama of wiretapping him during the late stages of the campaign, but provided no evidence. Obama said through a spokesman that it was "simply false."

 

"How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!," Trump wrote.

 

At least four congressional committees added the startling accusation in their investigations of possible Russian meddling in the election campaign and Russian ties to Trump and his associates.

 

On Wednesday, House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican, and top Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters they had seen no evidence that Trump Tower was tapped and said they would ask Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey about the issue during a public hearing on Monday.

 

Ryan told reporters he received the same intelligence briefing as Nunes and Schiff.

 

Trump appeared to back away from his accusation of wiretapping in a Fox News interview on Wednesday night.

 

"But wiretap covers a lot of different things. I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks," Trump said.

 

(Additional reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by David Alexander and Grant McCool)

 
reuters_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Reuters 2017-03-17

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ID: 2   Posted (edited)

it's a Game Show now. from Trump's childhood.


which one of you is Obama? and which one is the USA?

 

would you please stand up?

 

North Korea is "totally controlled" by "China" but which to everyone else is several thousand Communist Party cadre next door to.... a North Korean military cadre that even Kim Jung Un, who spends a lot of time there, is having trouble with.... along with the new US FATCA bank account paperwork... but "China" totally controls North Korea.

and Obama is still out to get him.

 

 

Edited by maewang99
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Can you prove to me you don't have a sister? same with the wire tapings,

can any one prove Obama didn't wire tap Trump? proving the negative is

 hard and impossible to do and this is why Trump is getting everyone running

around like a headless chickens,,, I wish he'd  do far less twitting though....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ID: 7   Posted (edited)

Ryan, Senate Intel committee see no evidence of Trump wiretap

 

"The speaker of the House, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they've seen no evidence of President Donald Trump's accusation that he was wiretapped last year by his predecessor."

 

"We have not seen any evidence that there was a wiretap or a (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court order against Trump Tower or somebody in Trump Tower," Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer.

 

"I think the President's going to be marked and judged by his record," Ryan said. :whistling:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/paul-ryan-wiretap-response/

 

None. Zip. Nada.

 

But send the bill to Trump Tower.

Edited by iReason
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ezzra said:

 Can you prove to me you don't have a sister? same with the wire tapings,

can any one prove Obama didn't wire tap Trump? proving the negative is

 hard and impossible to do and this is why Trump is getting everyone running

around like a headless chickens,,, I wish he'd  do far less twitting though....

In this case, it would be quite easy for the President to find out.  All he'd have to do is call the people who would be doing the wire-tapping.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Berkshire said:

In this case, it would be quite easy for the President to find out.  All he'd have to do is call the people who would be doing the wire-tapping.

 

Well, according to Spicer and the "waste of space" POTUS, wiretapping means all sorts of surveillance. Maybe Obama had his ear up to the wall? Or had the microwave taking pictures?

 

 

 

eavesdropping.jpg

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Next time he will insist on that he is followed by ghouls and ghosts!

Better he use his time to find out where he´s going to hide for not be assassinated before his election period is over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

" it's a Game Show now. from Trump's childhood. "

Hmmm like "Who do you trust?" maybe "What's my line?" or "Let's make a deal"? we all know "The Price is Right"

If I thought Trump capable of a line of reasoning that lasts more than a nanosecond, I might think this is a way Trump can be removed from office so he can go back to his regular job of scams, frauds and cheating. He doesn't want to quit, but would like to exit. "Nobody knew being president involved so much real work"

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like the "waste of space" POTUS is so obsessed with surveillance because he does it on his own properties. What a slime ball.

 

'...telephone eavesdropping and video surveillance have indeed long taken place at Trump properties — it’s just that they were conducted by Trump’s own team.'

 

Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With Surveillance?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/why-is-donald-trump-so-obsessed-with-surveillance?

 

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/17/2017 at 9:24 AM, Silurian said:

Looks like the "waste of space" POTUS is so obsessed with surveillance because he does it on his own properties. What a slime ball.

 

'...telephone eavesdropping and video surveillance have indeed long taken place at Trump properties — it’s just that they were conducted by Trump’s own team.'

 

Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With Surveillance?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/why-is-donald-trump-so-obsessed-with-surveillance?

From your article.  Trump's a definite nutter.  Sick man:
 

Quote

 

At his private club at Mar-a Lago, as BuzzFeed News revealed last June, Trump listened in on employee phone calls using a special switchboard that was installed in his bedroom and was connected to every phone line in the estate.

.....

Trump himself has claimed that he possesses information on the personal lives of his hotel guests. In a little noticed passage in his 2000 book The America We Deserve, Trump wrote that he knew of at least one conservative senator who had “spent more than a few nights with his twenty-something girlfriend at a hotel I own.” 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, not the FBI but British Intelligence...yeah, that's it...British Intelligence. Have to pick someone that Congress can't investigate.

 

Sean Spicer just suggested that Obama used British intelligence to spy on Trump. Not so much.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/16/sean-spicer-just-suggested-that-obama-used-british-intelligence-to-spy-on-trump-not-so-much/?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Berkshire said:

In this case, it would be quite easy for the President to find out.  All he'd have to do is call the people who would be doing the wire-tapping.

That would be Obama ?

And he is out golfing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 28 June 2017 17:29
Sponsors