Skip to comments.White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trumpís Phones
Posted on 03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trumps Phones Sean Spicer says president used word wiretapped in quotes to mean surveillance. By Ted Mann March 13, 2017.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday back-pedaled on President Donald Trumps claims that his phone line was ordered tapped by then-President Barack Obama, an allegation of illegality that Mr. Trump recently made on Twitter without providing any evidence. In an animated question-and-answer session with reporters during his regular briefing, Mr. Spicer suggested Mr. Trump had been speaking broadly when he posted
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“Spicer says president used word wiretapped in quotes to mean surveillance”
How is that backpeddling ?
Sean Spicer says president used word wiretapped in quotes to mean surveillance
You Sir are an IDIOT!!
President Trump used the word “wiretapped” because that is what the NY Times, CNN,ABC,NBC,CBS, Wall St Journal ALL SAID!!
I don’t see any backtracking at all. In fact I see Trump SOP. Put something in it’s most troubling aspect, let the media set itself up, then yank the carpet out and expose them.
Do you think it would be a good idea for FR to start providing links on it’s homepage at, “Resource links” to all the leftist media sites so there is no need to fill up the side bar and forum with leftist fake news stories?
“White House Back-Pedals”
“[P]resident used word wiretapped in quotes”
Is the WSJ just pretending to be conservative, or is it just pretending to be intelligent? The article’s behind a paywall, so I won’t know for sure.
Well yeah, “wiretap” is a colloquial term for “electronic surveillance”.
I heard people in my office laughing about this already. They’re making fun of Trump.
This could have been framed differently - like the MSM all had reported this numerous times before Trump brought it up.
This is all absurd. We all know exactly what President Trump meant. Technology evolves all the time and their are now many ways to “eaves drop” on people.
Wire tapped, monitored, intercepted, surveillance or whatever mean the same except with those who spend 24/7 lying about Trump!
Of course 0bama wiretapped Trump’s phones. Why wouldn’t he?
So, who taped Flynn in Trump Tower?
Why do we continuously have to explain things to the media? Cuz they have no news....so they want to make news. They pull the same sh** all the time.
Did the media ever ask Bubba what "is" means?
WSJ is no better than CNN.
I cancelled by subscription last month.
Why are they making a big deal over wiretapped vs surveillance???
Isn’t the real problem that Obama &/or somebody in his administration was spying on Trump & his people?
Isn’t this the real issue, not which word is used to describe it?
Do you think it would be a good idea for FR to start providing links on its homepage at, Resource links to all the leftist media sites which come out several times a week with no facts/fake news to stab Trump in the back and their usual repliers yelling right on, I told you so!”
The MSM is going to try to make this into another "yellowcake" situation.
need a bigger drain
Please. In the age of wireless, it’s an outdated but general use term that everyone knows the root meaning of. He was spied on, surveilled, whatever term of art they want to use.. I know what he meant..
The wiretap message was to those that live in Rio Linde
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