Wiretapping

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pundit's half-remembered comment on TV, a single …

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Donald Trump claims he tends to be right as he is 'very instinctual'

US President Donald Trump defended his controversial statements he has made on wiretapping, voter fraud and Brexit, claiming he has ultimately been …

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Barack Obama's withering response to Donald Trump's wiretapping claims

Barack Obama was not “thrilled” by Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims and branded them “ridiculous”, according to reports.<p>The ex-US president, who …

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Donald Trump puts the walls up as he's grilled about wiretapping: 'I'm president, you're not'

US President Donald Trump has defended his explosive claims his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper.<p>In an interview with <i>Time Magazine</i>, …

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Newswire: Trump is quite sure he was right about wiretapping

We know hurling insults at the sitting president isn’t the most constructive use of anyone’s time, but when we call Trump a toddler or childish, it’s not just because he often appears to have given up on holding his breath until someone gives him what he wants. There’s also the fact that he really …

5 Nonsensical Claims From Donald Trump's Latest Interview

"I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not."<p>President Donald Trump gave an interview to Time magazine on Wednesday, and, unsurprisingly, much of it devolved into a meandering rant.<p>In the interview, released early Thursday, Trump insisted that several of his unsubstantiated …

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The Most Bonkers Things Trump Said In His Time Magazine Interview

Donald Trump is keeping busy, what with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ press conference fiasco, the mounting evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives, and that whole “wiretapping” thing. Yet none of this prevented the president from participating in an …

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Almost everything Donald Trump said in his Time Magazine interview was untrue

Donald Trump's relationship with the truth has been called into question again after he made a series of unfounded claims in a magazine …

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Trump Defended Wiretapping and Voter Fraud Claims in Time Interview

He was asked about his ‘disputed statements.'<p>This week, <i>Time</i>'s Washington bureau chief, Michael Scherer, published a wide-ranging interview with President Donald Trump, covering everything from the wiretapping allegations to his job performance, all with the theme of discussing truth and falsehoods …

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The Press Seemed Amazed By Trump’s Wiretapping Lie, But Trump Lies About Everything

What was the tipping point for <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal’s</i> conservative editorial page in terms of dealing with President Donald Trump’s increasingly …

Journalism

New York Times: 'Trump Misleads' About Paper's Coverage of Obama 'Tapp' Claim

The New York Times tonight is pushing back — hard — against statements made by President Trump, in an interview with Time Magazine, that the paper’s …

Journalism

If you liked what Donald Trump said about wiretapping, you'll love his plans for overhauling US healthcare

There’s been so much sneering about Donald Trump’s claim that Obama was wiretapping him, it’s heartening he’s had a chance to explain himself.<p>In an …

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Why Objectively False Things Continue to Be Believed

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” goes the saying — one that now seems like a relic of simpler times.<p>Today, President Trump is sticking with his own facts — his claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election — in the face of testimony to the …

Government

Davis: Don't jump to conclusions in Trump wiretap charge

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WSJ editorial says Trump clings to wiretap claim 'like a drunk to an empty gin bottle'

A Wall Street Journal editorial is calling into question President Donald Trump's credibility by his insistence that former President Barack Obama …

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Lindsey Graham warns Trump's credibility will suffer if no change on wiretapping claim

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Trump is going to lose his credibility with the public if he doesn’t provide evidence to support …

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A President's Credibility

If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of …

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More Republicans Call for Trump to Retract Obama Wiretap Claims - Bloomberg

A growing roster of Republicans are calling on President Donald Trump to retract his claim that he was wiretapped during last year’s election after …

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Trump Escaped 'Wiretap' And Russia Questions In Local TV Interviews

A Louisville station says the White House restricted what it could ask, while a Cincinnati station says it simply didn't ask about the two stories gripping Washington.<p>When ABC News White House reporter Jonathan Karl got within earshot of President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon in the Oval …

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GOP senator: 'We still need to figure out what the president was talking about' on wiretapping

Lawmakers need to keep digging into President Trump's unfounded wiretapping allegations to understand what exactly he meant by them, Senate Majority …

Government

White House silent on wiretap claims

When asked if President Trump would provide evidence this week that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama, the White House Press Secretary said "we will see how this week goes."

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Gorsuch Hearings, Day 2: 'Roe V. Wade,' Second Amendment, Wiretapping And More

New York Times Magazine staff writer Emily Bazelon joins us to discuss the confirmation hearings, and what we're learning about Gorsuch.

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GOP Congressman Warns Trump’s Refusal to Retract Obama Wiretap Claim Could Endanger the Country

GOP Congressman Peter King of Long Island called upon President Donald Trump to rescind his recent social media assertions that former President …

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Baltimore County officials notified calls were intercepted during 2013-14 wiretap

Numerous Baltimore County government officials received notices from federal prosecutors this month saying their communications had been intercepted …

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‘Let’s See How the Week Goes’: Spicer on Whether Trump Will Provide Wiretap Proof This Week

At today’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary <b>Sean Spicer</b> was pressed on President <b>Donald Trump</b> stating that he was going to …

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The FBI and NSA directors agree: Trump’s wiretapping allegations are baseless

Adm. Mike Rogers directs the National Security Agency, which is responsible for much of America’s surveillance operations. If anyone would be in a position to know the veracity of Donald Trump’s allegation that then-President Barack Obama tapped his communications, it would be Rogers. And on …

Government

Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims

The White House refuses to give up on its unfounded claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, even as the …

Government

Ex-British PM cracks joke about Trump's wiretap claim

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former British Prime Minister David Cameron joked Monday that "I don't have to listen anymore to the wiretaps of Donald Trump's conversations" now that he's out of office -- quickly adding, "that's a joke," as he winked at the controversy roiling American politics.<p>Cameron spoke at Brown …

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Jokes About President Trump’s Wiretapping Claim in White House Visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the White House Monday, and managed to get a jab in to President Donald Trump about his unsubstantiated …

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What the media says is urgent overwhelms what is actually important

Some matters are urgent, others are important. The president’s allegation of wiretapping has certainly risen to an urgent level in Washington, but it distracts from important developments such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s shaking up the status quo on North Korea and the beginning of Judge …

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