McCain to Trump: Retract wiretap claim or provide information

Nick Mcbride
March 13, 2017

On Wednesday, Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer declared the White House had no reason to believe the President was under a counterintelligence investigation, which could have led to a warrant for wiretaps.

Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump's claims because they're false, the New York Times reported on March 5.

Tapper asked McCain that if there is no proof for what the president said, "should President Trump take back his charge and apologize to President Obama and to the American people?" "The president has one of two choices: Either retract, or provide the information that the American people deserve", he said.

McCain was joined by fellow GOP senator Roy Blunt in noting that Trump has asked Congress to investigate the claims instead of going directly to intelligence officials, which he has the power to do.

McCain said on Sunday that he had "no reason to believe" Trump's allegations, but if Obama "violated the law" by ordering surveillance, then "we've got a serious issue".

In a tweet last weekend, Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of ordering the tap. Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. "In fact, I think there's a lot of shoes to drop from this centipede", McCain said.

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But that has't quelled speculation that Trump's communications were monitored by the Obama administration.

During the past week, Schiff said the committee would answer the president's call to investigate the claim.

When it comes to President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped, Sen. As the political climate continues to experience deep divides that many believe could have a lasting impact on the country's shared values, calls for ethics have amplified.

"I think on March 20 if not before we'll be able to put this to rest", Schiff said.

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, shot down Trump's wiretapping claims last week, denying the existence of a court order allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct the surveillance. I think he's frustrated with this whole thing about Russian Federation.

January 20: The New York Times reports the FBI, CIA, NSA and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties.

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