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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's 'Outlandish' Claims Will Be Exposed

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By    |   Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 12:44 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., says President Donald Trump will not get away with making "outlandish claims" without providing proof.

Schiff's comments, which referred to Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his telephones during the campaign, came during an interview on CNN's "New Day."

"And if the president is going to make outlandish claims like this in the future, he needs to know he will be exposed and high-ranking people within the U.S. government, like the director of our intelligence agencies and the FBI, will be forced to say the president wasn't telling the truth," he said.

Schiff is convinced Trump wanted to "try to bury it all in a closed hearing in the intelligence committee.

"We're not going to allow that to happen," he said. "We're going to air this very publicly. And if the president is going to make outlandish claims like this in the future, he needs to know he will be exposed and high-ranking people within the U.S. government, like the director of our intelligence agencies and the FBI will be forced to say the president wasn't telling the truth.

"If we don't confront him on this, you can expect he's going to make other equally false claims in the future.

"And this is not only hurting him, but it's hurting the presidency, it's hurting our credibility around the world and this has got to come to an end."

KTLA-TV in Los Angeles reported the administration has declined to provide any information to back up Trump's tweeted claims about Obama, while the former president's aides have strongly denied the accusations.

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