White House counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested in a new interview, without providing evidence, that the Trump campaign may have been monitored in "any number of ways."
“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway told the Bergen County Record in New Jersey. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”
Obama, through a spokesperson, denied that he or any White House official ordered surveillance on the campaign.
Conway in the new interview mentioned “microwaves that turn into cameras” during a discussion of surveillance methods.
“We know this is a fact of modern life,” she said.
After Trump’s original claim, the White House asked Congress to investigate the alleged surveillance as part of its probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
The House Select Committee on Intelligence has asked that the White House provide any evidence of the alleged surveillance by Monday.
“What the president has asked is for the investigation into surveillance to be included into the ongoing intelligence investigations in the House and Senate,” Conway told the New Jersey newspaper.