Robert Gehl reports that President Donald Trump is under pressure to turn over any evidence he has about the claim that Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower during the campaign – and Judge Andrew Napolitano knows where to turn.
Speaking on Fox News, the judicial analyst said that “three intelligence sources” say Obama turned to GCHQ, the British spy agency – to get transcripts of conversations involving Donald Trump.
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“[T]hree intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn’t use the NSA. He didn’t use the CIA. He didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database. So by simply having two people go to them saying, ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,’ he’s able to get it, and there’s no American fingerprints on this.”
Asked about the wiretapping claim Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump meant “wiretapping” in the broadest sense of the term.
“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,” Spicer said. “The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”
The House Intelligence Committee is investigating the wiretapping claims. On Monday, the Justice Department was ordered to provide any evidence they had to back up the claim. They have asked for more time.
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