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McCain says Trump has two choices on wiretap claim: provide evidence or retract

McCain says Trump has two choices on wiretap claim: provide evidence or retractSen. John McCain says President Trump has two choices when it comes to his assertion that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower before the election: provide evidence or retract the allegation immediately. “President Trump has to provide the American people — not just the intelligence community, but the American people — with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the Unites States, was guilty of breaking the law,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. Trump leveled the explosive claim in a series of tweets last weekend.



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Ex-CIA director on wiretap claim: Trump apparently ‘forgot that he was president’

Ex-CIA director on wiretap claim: Trump apparently ‘forgot that he was president’As Washington continues to reel from President Trump’s evidence-free assertion that his phones were wiretapped by former President Barack Obama before the election, former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden says it seems Trump forgot something during his weekend Twitter flurry. “It looks as if the president just for a moment forgot that he was president,” Hayden said on Fox News on Monday. Hayden, a critic of Trump during the campaign, has served in national security roles in both Democratic and Republican administrations.



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Cohen: Trump wiretap claims are attempt to 'normalize Breitbart'

Cohen: Trump wiretap claims are attempt to 'normalize Breitbart'In response to President Trump's unfounded allegations that he was wiretapped, Former Defense Secretary William Cohen warned that the president was trying to send the media down a "rabbit-hole" in an attempt to "normalize Breitbart," an alt-right outlet. In an interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Cohen said: "In my mind, the 'alt-right' is really synonymous with 'all-white'… I would not use that as a source for information if I were president of the United States."



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Kremlin: Trump's wiretap claim purely a "domestic issue"

Kremlin: Trump's wiretap claim purely a "domestic issue"MOSCOW (AP) — Claims by President Donald Trump that his phones were wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama, during the 2016 election campaign are a purely domestic matter for the United States, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.



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Trump’s evidence-free wiretap allegation dominates Sunday talk shows

Trump’s evidence-free wiretap allegation dominates Sunday talk showsPresident Trump’s assertion that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones before the election dominated the political talk shows on Sunday. Across the networks, the White House defended the commander in chief’s call for a congressional investigation into the matter, while Democratic lawmakers and former Obama administration officials dismissed the accusation as absurd. On ABC’s “This Week,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to reframe Trump’s wiretapping claim — which he stated as a fact — as something that may have happened.



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Democrats, Obama Aide Rubbish Trump Wiretap Claims

Democrats, Obama Aide Rubbish Trump Wiretap ClaimsBarack Obama's spokesman Kevin Lewis and several Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff defended the former president and slammed Trump for his unsubstantiated claims.



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White House spokesperson qualifies Trump wiretap assertion, wants probe

White House spokesperson qualifies Trump wiretap assertion, wants probeWhite House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pressed about President Trump's Saturday tweetstorm on "This Week."



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