Sen. McCain Says Trump Should Retract His Wiretapping Charge About Obama Or Provide His Information To American Public

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain said on CNN’s State of the Union that President Donald Trump has to hand over to the American public the evidence that supports his claim about his predecessor, former U.S.President Barack Obama, being guilty of breaking the law and wiretapping him ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

McCain told CNN host Jake Tapper that former National of Intelligence Director James Clapper previously testified that “there was absolutely no truth to that allegation.”

McCain explained that President Trump has an important choice to make about how he handles the situation.

“I think the President has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve because if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we’ve got a serious issue here to say the least” Sen. McCain said on CNN.

McCain admitted that he has no reason to believe President Trump’s charge is true and believes he could clear it up in a minute by picking up the phone and calling the directors of the CIA and National Intelligence to ask what happened because they should know if former U.S. President Barack Obama was wiretapping Trump Tower.

On Sunday March 5th, White House Spokesman Sean Spicer released a statement through Twitter that explained President Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees should exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.

Spokesman Spicer added that neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.

A day earlier on Saturday morning March 4th President Trump fired off a series of controversial accusatory tweets about former U.S. President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower, and charged that former U.S. President Barack Obama had tapped his phones during the election process and labeled him a “bad or sick guy.”

Trump later tweeted that the wiretapping was McCarthyism.

On March 8th, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, sent a letter to Acting Deputy Attorney General and the Director of the F.B.I. requesting information about possible wiretapping of President Trump.

“As Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, we would take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very seriously. We would be equally alarmed to learn that a court found enough evidence of criminal activity or contact with a foreign power to legally authorize a wiretap of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower” Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote.

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