Trump addresses wiretapping claim in interview with Tucker Carlson


President Trump has spoken out about the wiretapping allegations he made against former President Obama.

According to an excerpt of his Wednesday night interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, Trump said, "...wiretap covers a lot of different things. I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer also seemed to broaden what Trump's tweets meant in a press conference on Monday.

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Spicer told reporters, "...if you look at the President's tweet, he said very clearly 'wiretapping' in quotes...There's been reports in The New York Times and the BBC and other outlets about other aspects of surveillance that have occurred. The President was very clear in his tweet that it was wiretapping, that spans a whole host of surveillance types of options."

Trump posted those tweets on March 4, writing, "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" and "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

Obama has denied any such activity, with his spokesman Kevin Lewis saying in a statement, "...neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."