Without evidence, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway accused the prior administration of broad spying, via televisionsand microwaves, in addition to wiretapping.
In interviews with both on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday and the Bergen Record this weekend, Conway defended claims that former President Barack Obama had ordered spying on Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.
“Of course I don’t have any evidence for those allegations,” Conway told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, explaining that she’s glad the House Intelligence Committee is pursuing an investigation of the matter.
The counselor to President Donald Trump also clarified on ABC explosive claims made to the Record that surveillance can be achieved through television sets, microwaves and phones isn’t necessarily how the president was spied on, but rather just surveillance techniques in general.
“All I said to the Bergen Record is — I was making a comment about the articles from this past week where it is revealed that one can be surveilled through any number of techniques, through microwaves, through the cameras, through televisions. I wasn’t talking about anything specifically,” Conway told Stephanopoulos.
Trump first made the allegations that his predecessor ordered spying on him during the election in a series of tweets earlier this month, invoking Watergate in one tweet that called Obama a “bad (or sick) guy”.
Trump has not offered any evidence in his original claims, and, despite assertions from the intelligence community that it’s not true, members on the House Intelligence Committee have asked the Justice Department to turn over any evidence of such by Monday.
“The president’s just happy that this investigation now includes this aspect that the House Select Intelligence Committees and the houses are now going to have this as part of their very attenuated Russia campaign connection,” Conway said on ABC.