Wednesday, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee gave his take on President Trump’s claims that former President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.
California Representative Devin Nunes told Capitol Hill reporters that if you take Trump’s accusations literally, then they are “wrong.” Earlier this month, the President accused Obama for wiretapping Trump Tower phones.
The claims were made on Twitter, something the President is becoming famous for doing these days. Some believe the idea of his accusations came from Mark Levin, a conservative radio show host.
According to Nunes, there’s no way Barack Obama would have physically went to Trump Tower and placed the wiretap there. This just doesn’t seem plausible to the Republican chairman.
Nunes suggests that the American public not take the President’s tweets literally.
Trump caused a stir earlier this month when he claimed on Twitter that he had just learned that Obama tapped the phones in Trump Tower. It is believed he based the claim on analysis from conservative radio host Mark Levin.
Though Levin’s analysis misses key details about what’s been reported about the surveillance used in the investigations into Russian meddling in the election, the White House has insisted that evidence supports Trump’s claim that Obama directed politically-motivated surveillance against the Republican’s campaign.