Trump Aides' Car-Crash Interviews About 'Obama Wiretaps' Prove Reality Doesn't Matter Anymore

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On Mar 6, 2017
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George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos say

Does President Trump accept the FBI Director’s denial?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders say

You know, I don’t think he does, George. I think he firmly believes that this is a story line that has been reported pretty widely by quite a few outlets. The wiretapping has been discussed in The New York Times, BBC, Fox News and we believe that it should be looked at by the House Intelligence Committee.

George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos say

Sarah I have got to stop you there. Every single article you just mentioned does not back up the President’s claim that President Obama had him wiretapped. Not a single one of those articles backs that up so what it is the President’s evidence?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders say

It does back up the fact that the [Obama] administration was wiretapping citizens, there was wide reporting suggesting that his administration, whether it was directly ordered by [Obama} specifically, his administration could have done that.

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George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos say

Sarah, I’ve got to stop you again - that is simply not true. Not one of those articles says that President Obama ordered a wiretap. One of them, based on anonymous sources says there might have been a court-ordered wiretap, that has been denied by the former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.

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