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McCain: Trump's Wiretap Claims 'Unprecedented'

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By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 09:11 PM

Sen. John McCain joined a handful of GOP lawmakers demanding President Donald Trump release evidence his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential election, Politico reports.

The American people "have a right to know on what basis the president of the United States said that his predecessor had broken the law by wiretapping Trump Tower," McCain told reporters.

He added: "I haven't seen anything like this."

"The American people should demand (answers)," he continued. "The dimensions of this are huge . . . This is unprecedented. I have never heard of a president of the United States accusing his predecessor or any other president of the United States of violating the law."

Trump early Saturday, through a series of tweets, accused Obama of ordering wiretaps on his telephones in Trump Tower as part of an investigation into whether his campaign was communicating with the Russian government. He equated the alleged tapping to the Nixon/Watergate scandal and called it "McCarthyism."

FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department to publicly knock down Trump's claims while James Clapper, the director of national intelligence at the time of the election, told NBC he knew of no court order to allow monitoring of Trump Tower in New York.

"There was no such wire-tap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate, or against his campaign," Clapper told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Sen. John McCain joined a handful of GOP lawmakers demanding President Donald Trump release evidence his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential election, Politico reports.
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