Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

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  1. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping
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    By Jeremy Diamond, CNN

    Updated 3:58 PM ET, Mon March 13, 2017




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    President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

    Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping.
    "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."
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    6 days later, no more clarity from Trump on wiretapping claims

    Wiretapping is a narrowly defined surveillance activity that involves tapping into "a telephone or telegram wire in order to get information," according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
    Spicer also said that Trump was referring to the Obama administration broadly -- and not accusing Obama of personal involvement -- when he tweeted that "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower" and accused Obama of being a "bad" or "sick guy."



    Spicer's comments came on the same say as the deadline for the Justice Department to provide evidence to the House Intelligence Committee to back up Trump's claim. The White House has so far refused to provide any evidence, and numerous former officials have denied the existence of any warrant to wiretap Trump Tower.
    A week earlier, Spicer said Trump's tweet "speaks for itself" and declined to provide any further explanation.
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    Tapper: Not even Trump's team believes claims 01:45
    But Monday, Spicer was open to providing an interpretation for Trump's tweet, saying the President told Spicer he was referring to means of surveillance beyond wiretapping in his tweets accusing Obama of doing just that.
    Spicer doesn't reject concept of 'Deep State'
    But in each of the four tweets Trump fired off leveling the accusation, Trump referred specifically to phone tapping -- and only used quotation marks in two of those.
    "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory," Trump said in his first tweet.
    "Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president?" he asked in the next.
    Then, Trump tweeted that Obama "was tapping my phones in October" and had stooped low "to tapp (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process."
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    Kellyanne Conway full interview on New Day 20:32
    But Spicer was not the only White House official to provide an alternative definition of the word "wiretap" despite Trump's clear language.
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also addressed the wiretapping claims in an interview Sunday with the Bergen County Record, suggesting that other covert surveillance methods used by the CIA -- as revealed by Wikileaks last week -- could have been used in Trump Tower by the Obama administration.
    5 memorable moments from Kellyanne Conway on "New Day"
    "Do you know whether Trump Tower was wiretapped?" Bergen County Record columnist Mike Kelly asked Conway on Sunday.
    "What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other," Conway said, before suggesting that surveillance could take place through phones, TVs or "microwaves that turn into cameras."
     

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  2. yureeka9

    yureeka9 The Enlightened One... BGOL Investor

  3. yureeka9

    yureeka9 The Enlightened One... BGOL Investor

    If I were fuckin up on my job the way trump and his asshole administration is I wouldn't even get an exit interview!
     
  4. T_Holmes

    T_Holmes Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    These cats aren't even trying to do right. I'm legitimately starting to wonder if one or two members of this crew aren't quite this stupid, and have just decided to see just how far they can take this nonsense.
     
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  6. VAiz4hustlaz

    VAiz4hustlaz Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

  7. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Hate to say it but Trump will finesse his way around this guy and, as the OP put it, he'll find out he's (they've) been duped !!!

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  8. thoughtone

    thoughtone no donaré FD

  9. mrjody

    mrjody Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    When they can no longer afford to go to their doctors or pharmacies to get their opioid perscriptions filled.
     
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  10. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    James Walker, an "honest" Tennessee man who voted for Donald Trump has recognized his HUGE mistake and is letting America know just how badly he regrets his decision.

    He explained his decision to a reporter:

    "This is the first step: showing up and being honest."

    SHARE to show him some love and welcome him to the "good side."
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  11. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    Dear Trump Supporters:
    Remember when the President said he wasn't going to take a salary? He just accepted his second paycheck.
    Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall? He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs.
    Remember when he said he wasn't going to go on vacation or play golf? 5 of the last 7 weekends he went on vacation and played golf, costing taxpayers $11.1 million.
    Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build these dangerous pipelines? Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL.
    Remember when he said he wasn't going to cut social security and Medicare? The Republican bill does just this.
    Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government? 7 of his people have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied and got caught.
    Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses? Changed his mind.
    Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns? Changed his mind.
    Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington insiders? His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, oil and Wall Street executives.
    Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days? He doesn't have a plan.
    Remember when he said that the Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost? The AHCA that the GOP and 45 are now pushing; they now admit will cover fewer people at a higher cost.
    If you voted for him, please HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE to what he promised you - for all of our sakes.
    Feel free to copy and paste, as I have.



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