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Trump Defends 'Wiretap' Claim Against Obama

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By    |   Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 09:32 AM

President Donald Trump defended his claims that former President Barack Obama was "wiretapping" him during the 2016 campaign and refused to back down.

Trump's comments came during an interview with Time magazine.

His claims about Obama were made in a series of tweets.

"Now remember this," Trump told Time magazine. "When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. Because a wiretapping is, you know today it is different than wiretapping. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes.

"What I'm talking about is surveillance."

And Trump pointed to disclosures made by Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, at a Wednesday press conference.

Nunes, a California Republican, had revealed communications of Trump and associates may have been picked up by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets, CNN reported. 

Trump noted: "And a lot of information has just been learned, and a lot of information may be learned over the next coming period-of-time. We will see what happens. Look. I predicted a lot of things that took a little of bit of time."

Trump also claimed he will be proven right that 3 million people voted illegally in the presidential election.

"I have people say it was more than that," he said. "We are forming a committee. And we are going to do a study on it, a very serious problem."

In the interview, Time magazine's Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer noted to Trump that past presidents have not said things unless they were verified.

Trump replied: "Well, I'm not, well, I think, I'm not saying, I'm quoting, Michael, I'm quoting highly respected people and sources from major television networks."

And Trump said Americans support him.

"The country believes me," he said. "Hey. I went to Kentucky two nights ago, we had 25,000 people in a massive basketball arena. There wasn't a seat, they had to send away people. I went to Tennessee four nights ago. We had a packed house. They had to send away thousands of people. You saw that, right. Did you see that?"

Trump added: "Hey look, in the meantime, I guess, I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not. You know."

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