Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Trump's wiretap claim shows president's defensive posturing

Trump's wiretap claim shows president's defensive posturing

One such revelation earlier this week in the Washington Post about a meeting between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prompted the Republican former USA senator to recuse himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign's possible Russia ties.

Clapper and Todd were referring to Trump's tweets on Saturday morning that, without supporting evidence, accused President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower phones wiretapped before the election.

Levin has said he pieced together his conclusion from other media reports.

Congressional committees in the House and the Senate are probing suspected Russian efforts to undermine the 2016 election as well as any contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

After eight years of suits and ties, President Barack Obama, 55, is taking advantage of being able to finally dress down!

As Nunes noted in his statement, his interest in Trump's allegations stems from the fact that "one of the focus points of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation is the USA government's response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign".

"Why would you get a warrant?"

Spicer added that "neither the White House nor the president will comment further until such oversight is conducted".

Sony, Microsoft Congratulate Nintendo On The Release Of Switch
Nintendo's latest console is relatively easy to pull apart and fix , at least according to the professional tinkerers at iFixit . However it has been pointed out that Nintendo isn't alone in this, as other hardware makers have similar policies in place.

Trump genuinely believes the reports, according to Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, who said he spoke with the president twice on Saturday in Florida. Earnest accused Trump of leveling the allegation to distract from the attention being given to the Russian Federation issue. A senior US official also told NBC News that the claim was baseless.

"This seems more ad hoc and personalized than the normal way in which presidents can push to get things out to public when they think would it be appropriate to do so", said David Pozen, who teaches national security law at Columbia Law School.

The request came a day after President Donald Trump alleged, without supporting evidence, that then-President Obama ordered a wiretap of the phones at Trump's campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in NY.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) walks to the Oval Office after returning to the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb 24, 2017. "So we have to understand exactly what they're talking about", Sen. Marco Rubio said on "Meet The Press" on Sunday. I've never seen anything about that anywhere before.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Mo., said March 5 on Fox News Sunday that he's "seen no evidence of the allegations we've seen in the media, Chris".

"Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times a year ago alone".

But Spicer told reporters on Monday: "It could be Fisa, it could be surveillance. If they're going to investigate Russian Federation ties, let's include this as part of it", Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

HeatStreet, The Guardian, BBC and McClatchy have reported various versions of the same story over the past three months: That the Federal Bureau of Investigation sought a warrant from the FISC to investigate evidence of improper communication between Russian nationals and associates of Trump during his presidential campaign.

Like this: