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Sen. Merkley: Trump 'Should Apologize' For Wiretapping Claim

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By    |   Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 10:31 AM

President Donald Trump should say he’s sorry to Barack Obama if he’s unable to back his claim that the former president bugged Trump Tower telephones during the 2016 race for the White House, Sen. Jeff Merkley says.

"It deserves our attention because the president has raised a very serious accusation of criminal conduct by a former president," Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, said Thursday on CNN's "New Day."

But, added Merkley, if the Trump administration provides no proof, lawmakers will likely say, “OK, we looked at it, there is no information here and so conclusion is reached that it was a fiction developed by the president and asserted, perhaps, as widely reported, he took it from Breitbart News.”

"This is where our president seems to go for his information and that he got this one absolutely wrong and really, quite frankly, should apologize,” Merkley said.

Last Saturday, Trump tweeted:

Since then, current and former intelligence officials — including FBI director James Comey and ex-CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden — have poured cold water on Trump’s accusation.

Thus far, Trump has provided no evidence that wiretapping occurred, but has doubled down in his assertion that it did.

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President Donald Trump should say he's sorry to Barack Obama if he's unable to back his claim that the former president bugged Trump Tower telephones during the 2016 race for the White House, Sen. Jeff Merkley says.
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