On Sunday, one of Donald Trump’s close White House advisers said that he hasn’t seen Trump this “pissed off in a long time” over the fact that people aren’t buying his accusations against former President Barack Obama.
He is reportedly vowing that he will be “proven right” that Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower prior to the November election.
As the Hill reports, Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax.com, published an essay attacking Sen. Chuck Schumer, but also praising his boss after a week of revelations about the Trump team, especially in reference to communication between Russia and the Trump campaign prior to the 2016 presidential election.
The CEO wrote, “I’ve been watching Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ as I write this. There is actually little talk about this unprecedented wire-tapping and even less worry over it.”
In an appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, tried to blow a hole through Trump’s erroneous accusations against the former President. In doing so, he insisted that the wiretapping never happened, explaining,“there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign.”
However, Ruddy said,
“I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this p*ssed off in a long time. When I mentioned Obama ‘denials’ about the wiretaps, he shot back: ‘This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right.’”
Despite this, over the weekend several former Obama administration officials shed light on the fact that Trump’s accusations could have never happened without a warrant approved by a federal judge because authorizing wiretaps is outside of the scope of executive power.
Ruddy continued to insist that Trump is right, saying,
“Trump will be justified when he claimed in tweets yesterday that this was Nixon-style ‘Watergate’ activities.”