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White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trumpís Phones
Wall St. J. ^ | March 13, 2017 | Ted Mann

Posted on 03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT by Steelfish

White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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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KEYWORDS: 4thestate5thcolumn; bho44; fakenews; surveillance; trump2016; wiretaps; wsj
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1 posted on 03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
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“Spicer says president used word ‘wiretapped’ in quotes to mean surveillance”

How is that backpeddling ?


2 posted on 03/13/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Steelfish

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!!


3 posted on 03/13/2017 2:38:37 PM PDT by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


4 posted on 03/13/2017 2:40:25 PM PDT by Fhios (Right now it looks like the condemned dragging their feet on the way to the gallows.)
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To: Steelfish

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?


5 posted on 03/13/2017 2:40:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Steelfish

“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.


6 posted on 03/13/2017 2:40:42 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (rightwingcrazy)
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To: Steelfish

Well yeah, “wiretap” is a colloquial term for “electronic surveillance”.


7 posted on 03/13/2017 2:41:02 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Understand the Left: "The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the Revolution.")
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To: Steelfish

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.


8 posted on 03/13/2017 2:41:45 PM PDT by Aria (2017: Stay strong POTUS - the left lost control of trillions & will do anything to regain power.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


9 posted on 03/13/2017 2:42:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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Wire tapped, monitored, intercepted, surveillance or whatever mean the same except with those who spend 24/7 lying about Trump!


10 posted on 03/13/2017 2:42:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( The Revolution is not over. It will not be over until Trump is Re-Elected again in 2020!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Of course 0bama wiretapped Trump’s phones. Why wouldn’t he?


11 posted on 03/13/2017 2:43:32 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Steelfish

So, who taped Flynn in Trump Tower?


12 posted on 03/13/2017 2:44:31 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: PMAS
We all know what the President meant.

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?

13 posted on 03/13/2017 2:44:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingcrazy

WSJ is no better than CNN.

I cancelled by subscription last month.


14 posted on 03/13/2017 2:45:43 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Steelfish

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?


15 posted on 03/13/2017 2:45:57 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: dragnet2; Jim Robinson

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 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!”

Yes!


16 posted on 03/13/2017 2:47:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( The Revolution is not over. It will not be over until Trump is Re-Elected again in 2020!!!)
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To: eyeamok
President Trump used the word “wiretapped” because that is what the NY Times, CNN,ABC,NBC,CBS, Wall St Journal ALL SAID!!

The MSM is going to try to make this into another "yellowcake" situation.

17 posted on 03/13/2017 2:47:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

need a bigger drain


18 posted on 03/13/2017 2:48:50 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: PMAS

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..


19 posted on 03/13/2017 2:49:18 PM PDT by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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To: eyeamok

The wiretap message was to those that live in Rio Linde


20 posted on 03/13/2017 2:50:31 PM PDT by Thibodeaux (the long night is over)
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