The biggest story that has dominated the news cycle over the last week has been the wiretapping allegations made by #Donald Trump against former President Barack Obama. While Trump has not yet offered any evidence to back up his claim, a top member of his administration is elaborating further.
Conway doubles down
Just days after the Washington Post broke their bombshell story that revealed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russian officials during the election, the White House scrambled to find a way to shift the narrative. One way that Donald Trump was able to deflect attention away from the growing scandal of Russia's influence on his administration was to take to Twitter and start a new attack on Obama. "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October," Trump wrote on Twitter last weekend as a part of a multiple-tweet rant against the former president. Trump went on to label Obama a "bad" and "sick" guy, while comparing the baseless wiretapping conspiracy to Richard Nixon's involvement in Watergate. As reported by the USA Today on March 12, Presidential Counsel #Kellyanne Conway is now moving forward with the conspiracy.
Kellyanne Conway did not offer any evidence to back up her claim. But her remarks are significant. https://t.co/bMBMqsUpk4— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 13, 2017
At her home in Alpine, New Jersey on Sunday, Kellyanne Conway took part in a wide-ranging interview with the USA Today as she looked back at the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the first 50 days of the new administration. While Conway touched on many subjects, it was her comments on the aforementioned wiretapping conspiracy that caught the eye of many. "What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other," the former campaign manager said. "You can surveil someone through their phones," Conway pointed out, while also noting, "through their television sets, any number of ways."
Not stopping there, Kellyanne Conway went as far as hinting that Trump Tower in New York City could have been surveiled using "microwaves that turn into cameras." The USA Today notes that Conway, like Donald Trump, never gave any evidence or proof to back up the allegations, but referred to her remarks as "significant" and "potentially explosive."
Kellyanne Conway's comments come just a day after the House Intelligence Committee set a Monday deadline for Donald Trump to release proof of his wiretapping allegations after a request was sent to the White House. As of press time, neither Trump nor the administration have publicly responded to the request. #Barack Obama