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I’m President, And You’re Not,’ Trump Says In Latest Wiretap Defense

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I’m President, And You’re Not,’ Trump Says In Latest Wiretap Defense

It is another bizarre turn of events with regard to President Donald Trump’s accusation that he had been wiretapped by the Obama administration during the election. When asked if he doesn’t believe in the intelligence community saying his tweets are wrong, Trump remarked, “I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.”

Trump has been adamantly accusing his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, of wiretapping him since early March. He first tweeted out, ” Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory.”

Trump then proceeded to send out more tweets about the said accusation on the same day. One of which said, “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process.”

Since then, the House Intelligence Committee and the FBI had conducted extensive investigations into the allegations. As previously reported by Morning News USA, FBI had concluded that there was no evidence to support the president’s claims.

Before a congressional panel, FBI Director James Comey testified, “With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets.” On the other hand, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes also had remarked, “Let me be clear: We know there was not a physical wiretap on Trump Tower.”

Trump pushes wiretap allegations but doesn’t think Obama personally wiretapped him anymore.

In a recent interview with TIME, Trump said that he still stands by his wiretap accusations. However, he no longer seems to be accusing Obama of wiretapping him personally. “Well, I don’t know where these wiretaps came from. They came from someplace. That is what they should find out,” Trump remarked.

During a recent briefing, White House Secretary Sean Spicer has also addressed Trump’s wiretap accusations once again. Spicer pointed out that Nunes said “there was evidence of surveillance” during the 2016 elections.

At the same time, Spicer said, “The President has very clearly explained that the tweet wasn’t to be taken literally in the sense of the word “wiretap” — that he was talking about surveillance in general.”

ALSO READ: Trump Seems Dissatisfied With Comey’s Wiretap Findings

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