Conway: ‘Of course I don’t have any evidence’ of surveillance claims

Greg Nash

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday denied that her recent comments about surveillance were a suggestion that Trump Tower may have been monitored.

“I wasn’t making a suggestion about Trump Tower. Those are two separate things,” Conway told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“But that’s what you were asked about,” ABC News host George Stephanopoulos said.

“And I answered him about surveilling generally,” Conway responded.

“I have no evidence, but that’s why there’s an investigation in Congress. That’s particularly what investigations are for,” Conway added.

{mosads}When pressed later in the interview, Conway said, “No, of course I don’t have any evidence of those allegations and that answer has nothing to do with what the president said last week.”

Conway in an interview published Sunday in a New Jersey newspaper appeared to suggest 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 newspaper. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets.”

Conway did not provide any evidence of surveillance during the original interview.

Trump earlier this month claimed that former President Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower before the presidential election. The president also did not provide any evidence of the accusations. Obama, through a spokesperson, denied that he or any White House official ordered surveillance.

The House Select Committee on Intelligence has asked that the White House provide any evidence of the alleged wiretapping by Monday.

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