Senator John McCain has given the President a deadline. He has until Monday to produce reliable evidence to prove his claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama.
There have been reports that both House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. and Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. sent a letter to President Donald Trump. It demands that evidence be presented no later than Monday to support his wiretapping claims.
Senator McCain appeared on CNN’s “State of The Union” Sunday. There, he expressed his thoughts, echoing the feelings of the House Representatives.
According to McCain, the President has a duty to the Intelligence Committee and the American people. He’s obligated to provide evidence that the former president of the United States of America, actually broke the law.
McCain noted that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that there was no truth to that allegation, this being the same Clapper who said at a hearing in 2014 the U.S. was not collecting data on millions of Americans, which proved to be false.
“I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” he said. “Because, if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least.”
Host Jake Tapper asked McCain if he was concerned “about the constant barrage of conspiracy theories we keep hearing from the president?”
Making no effort to discount Tapper’s “barrage of conspiracy theories” claim, McCain replied that “the president obviously has a unique style.”
“On an issue such as this, accusing a former president of the United States of doing something which is not only illegal, but just unheard of,” he added, “then that requires corroboration. And I will let the American people be the judge.”