Jason Chaffetz would take a “hard look” about the wiretapping scandal that former President Barack Obama had ordered of Trump Tower during the presidential campaign in 2016.
“The Obama administration’s been notorious on this type of stuff. And we’re going to look hard at it,” he told Fox News.
Chaffetz claimed that he hadn’t seen any evidence that would support Trump’s claims, but also he hasn’t ruled anything out.
He told CBS This Morning that.
“I learned a long time ago, I’m going to keep my eyes wide open, you never know when you turn a corner what you may or may not see. But thus far I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said.”
This comes after President Trump took the “wiretapping” claims to social media on Saturday morning. Trump even called the former President Barack Obama a “Sick guy.” He then compared the allegations to the Watergate scandal. The president then called on Congress on Sunday to look into the matter.
Obama through his spokesman Kevin Lewis denied all the allegations. Lewis gave a statement saying that.
“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
Chaffetz believes there should be a paper trail leading to whoever ordered the wiretap if Trump’s accusations are true.
“Look, it’s a very serious allegation. The president has at his fingertips tens of billions of dollars in intelligence apparatus,” he said. “I’ve got to believe — I think he might have something there, but if not, we’re going to find out,”
Chaffetz added that the Obama administration is “notorious” for secretive behavior. He concluded by saying, “I think it’s premature to say there’s no backing evidence.”
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