President Donald Trump’s shocking allegations that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower have been officially rejected! Yep, Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are NOT here for Trump’s BS. Here’s what it all means.
It’s a St. Patrick’s Day miracle! Senate leaders have trashed President Donald Trump‘s explosive claims that Barack Obama, 55, had Trump Tower under surveillance, according to an official statement from March 17. “Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after election day 2016,” the Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina and the Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia said in a joint statement on March 17. In other words, Trump, 70, made it all up. What else is new?
Republican Devin Nunes also said as much on March 15, though he was a little more blunt about it. “Are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the President was wrong,” he told members of the media, adding: “We don’t have any evidence that took place.”
As a refresher, here’s the tweet in question:
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Trump has since refused to apologize to Obama, to the surprise of no one, but it’ll be darkly hilarious (as usual) to see how Sean Spicer handles this update. Spicer obviously backed Trump’s wiretapping claims, telling CNN: “I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election. The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.” Wish we could say that’s the biggest hunk of crap to have come out of Spicer’s mouth, but it barely even ranks these days.
HollywoodLifers, are you glad Trump’s incendiary claims were rejected by the Senate intelligence committee?