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Rogers: Trump feeding the ‘conspiracy parking meter’

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said on Sunday that President Trump fed the “conspiracy parking meter” when he accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his office.

“He just put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter. They have extended this story for a week, two weeks. Makes no sense to me whatsoever,” Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“If he had that belief and if he believed that there was some inappropriate behavior on behalf of the Justice Department doing this, then there are internal investigative mechanisms he should have used and called for. Making this a big public fight like this I just think is wrong,” Rogers continued.

{mosads}Rogers said only one who gains from Trump’s wiretap accusations is Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The only winner in this whole thing has been Vladimir Putin. Everyone — the Democrats are saying that he stole an election, and the president of the United States is saying, ‘Don’t worry about it, he’s a pretty good guy.’ If I were Vladimir Putin, I’d be feeling pretty good right about now,” Rogers said.

Rogers, a former FBI agent and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, previously advised Trump on issues of national security matters before he took office.

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