Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that, whether President Trump’s claims about President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower are true or false, Trump is in trouble either way, during an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.
On Saturday, President Trump tweeted out, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Schumer about the White House statement on this matter, which read:
Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.
President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.
Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.
“If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong. It’s beneath the dignity of the presidency … it shows this president doesn’t know how to conduct himself,” Schumer told Todd.
Schumer went on to say that if the accusations are true, “it’s even worse for the president. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff … have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent.”
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