|Published : 13 Mar 2017, 19:58:10|
It’s under Investigation: Conway on Trump’s wiretap claim
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday slides past questions about accusations President Trump has made against former President Obama that the latter wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
Appearing on NBC's "TODAY," Conway said she could not comment on the wiretapping claim, noting that "it's under investigation" by the House Intelligence Committee.
However, in a separate appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America," Conway said she had "no evidence" to prove the wiretapping accusation, reports NBC News.
Conway on Sunday said the federal government has many ways to spy on its citizens beyond tapping phones, telling New Jersey's Bergen County Record that "you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways." She did not provide any evidence to support that claim.
She later added on Twitter that her "response to Bergen Record was about surveillance articles in news & techniques generally, not about the campaign."
Conway on "TODAY" also defended Trump's position on Bureau of labour Statistics jobs report, which he once denounced as "phony" but now, as the sitting chief executive, completely embraces.
"There was a lot of fakery going on" during the Obama presidency, Conway said, denying that Trump had a credibility issue after his press secretary on Friday quipped: "I talked to the president prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly: 'They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now.'"