Over the last two weeks, #Donald Trump has attacked former President Barack Obama by accusing him of wiretapping Trump Tower. While discussing the issue with #Fox News, it appears that the president might have leaked classified information.
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In what appeared to be an attempt to deflect from the scandal in the White House regarding Russia, Donald Trump used his Twitter account two weeks ago to claim Barack Obama engaged in the wiretapping of his Trump Tower offices. The former host of "The Apprentice" hasn't provided any evidence to back up his claim, despite a request from the House Intelligence Committee. The consensus is that Trump has no credible proof, and might be kicking the can down the road to avoid admitting the mistake. Trump addressed these issues, and more, during a Fox News interview on Wednesday night, but as reported by The Hill on March 16, might have revealed too much information.
Joining Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, Donald Trump defended his wiretapping allegations while putting the blame of recent CIA leaks on the Obama administration. "I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked, and a lot of things taken," Trump said, before adding, "that was during the Obama years." "That was during the Obama situation," Trump continued.
In response, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff accused Donald Trump of revealing classified information during his Fox News interview in relation to putting the blame of the CIA leak on the doorstep of the former president. "In his effort to once again blame Obama, the President appeared to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information," Schiff said in a Thursday press release. Schiff also took to his Twitter account to point out that "had it been anyone else he would call it a "leak.'"
While it's unknown as of press time if the information revealed to Fox News is officially labeled as classified, it adds another curve ball at the White House. Donald Trump is currently dealing with leakers is his own administration, which is a topic he's continued to rail against in recent weeks. #Barack Obama