Newsmax CEO: Trump vows he’ll be ‘proven right’ on wiretaps
The CEO of Newsmax Media, known for having a relationship with President Trump, wrote on Sunday that Trump insists he will be proven right regarding his allegation of wiretaps at Trump Tower.
“I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this pissed off in a long time,” Christopher Ruddy wrote in an article for his website.
“When I mentioned Obama ‘denials’ about the wiretaps, he shot back: ‘This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right,’” he said.
Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before the November election.
Obama, through a spokesman, denied that he or any White House official ordered such surveillance.
“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” Kevin Lewis said in a statement.
“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen,” Lewis added. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Sunday called on Congress to incorporate an investigation into the alleged surveillance into its probe on Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said the it will investigate any potential surveillance of political parties as part of the investigation into Russia’s cyber activities.