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CNN’s Tapper Slams White House on Bogus Wiretapping Claims

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CNN host Jake Tapper slammed the White House on Monday for its outrageous attempts to explain away U.S. President Donald Trump’s wiretapping accusations.

This month, the President accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping the phones at Trump Tower prior to the November 2016 presidential election. However, Trump has yet to provide any evidence to substantiate his claims.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has insisted that the President was speaking more broadly than just wiretapping. In a similar vain, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has suggested that surveillance on behalf of the Obama administration may have been conducted through the use of “microwaves that turn into cameras.”

Tapper wasn’t having it. He explained,

“Sometimes revisionism is so blatant, it’s not revisionism, it’s just a complete rewrite. The White House is now spending its energy and your tax dollars trying to change demonstrably false assertions into perfectly understandable beliefs tangentially related to the original lie. While doing so, they’re squandering their own credibility, and they’re wasting time defending the indefensible, instead of devoting time to, say, improving your lives.”

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