An ever-defiant President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down on his claim that Barack Obama’s administration tapped his phones, telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel the duo might both be victims of Obama-led spying.
One US official familiar with the discussions said the British complained to the Trump administration about Spicer giving a platform to Napolitano’s remarks.
On Wednesday, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who was a member of Trump’s transition team, appeared at a joint press briefing on Capitol Hill with Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to say “we don’t have any evidence that that took place”.
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The department’s response comes with FBI Director James Comey set to testify publicly Monday for the first time about Russia’s meddling in the USA presidential election and the web of conspiracies – or conspiracy theories – entangling Trump and his associates.
The White House call to defund the programme is “a betrayal of the millions of students and parents who depend on after-school and summer learning programmes”, the alliance said in a statement, noting that federal investment in after-school programmes supports more than one million children. The White House’s refusal to back down raised the stakes for Comey’s appearance before the intelligence committee on Monday.
“We’ve cleared that up”, Ryan said, adding that he’d received a briefing and seen no evidence of Trump’s wiretap claims. Trump did not cite any specific information when he accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones in a series of tweets earlier this month. I watched your friend Bret Baier the day previous where he was talking about certain very complex sets of things happening, and wiretapping.
“They are not findings”, he said.
“I think we’ll hear quite a direct rebuttal from the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at our hearing Monday”, Schiff said.
On Friday, Trump suggested that he and Merkel had “something in common, perhaps” when it came to being targets of surveillance.
President Trump can’t seem to get past the wiretapping controversy. The fake news media is all upset and whiny because Trump hasn’t provided evidence to prove his obviously true criminal accusation. If someone says something one day, and the next day acknowledges that it was wrong or inappropriate, that’s one thing.