Joint Statement From Senate Intel Committee: Trump Lied…AGAIN
Leaders of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee released a joint statement on Thursday afternoon refuting the false accusations Donald Trump made about his predecessor. The committee’s chair, North Carolina Republican Richard Burr, and Vice Chair, Virginia Democrat Mark Warner issued this joint statement: “Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”
Since Trump’s outlandish claims of having his Trump Tower phones wiretapped by President Obama, government officials on both sides of the aisle have encouraged him to retract or provide evidence to prove that the Obama administration orchestrated any such surveillance of Trump Tower. The White House refuses to walk back the falsehood, despite the apparent lack of information to prove his claim credible.
Less than two months into his presidency and Trump has shown a remarkable penchant for attacking what he perceives to be “Fake News.” Yet, with every passing day, he less adept with distinguishing truth from fiction. If he continues to spread blatant, easily disproven falsehoods like, “My predecessor wiretapped me,” then he will dig the trench of skeptics who believe his presidency is a farce, even deeper. Crying wolf is only suitable in children’s books, someone should relay that message to the White House.