Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CNN: McCain calls on Trump to clarify wiretapping claim

On March 8, n a letter to FBI Director James B. Comey and acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente, Senators Lindsey O. Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse formally requested information regarding Trump’s accusation of Obama’s wiretapping. Trump has not provided any evidence to back up his claim.

“Sen. John McCain said on Sunday that President Donald Trump should either retract or substantiate his claim that President Barack Obama wire-tapped him in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and added he expects more to come on Russia's meddling in the US election.

“McCain said on CNN's ‘State of the Union’ that he had ‘no reason to believe’ Trump's allegation, which the President has not supported with any evidence and which a White House official said was prompted by a Breitbart article.

“’I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the President of the United States could clear this up in a minute,’ McCain told anchor Jake Tapper. ‘All he has to do is pick up the phone, call the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, 'OK, what happened?'"

What we need is more republicans like McCain, Graham, and Whitehouse, to demand the White House provide Congress with facts. Not make accusations without evidence.  McCain, Graham, and Whitehouse need to go a step further and demand a bi-partisan select commission and an independent special prosecutor to get to the bottom of Trump’s problem with former President Obama and his Russia problem.

By Eli Watkins, CNN