The alleged efforts to eavesdrop President Trump phone lines during his campaign could have been implemented as part of “rogue operation Intel,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Monday.
King’s remarks come days after Trump claimed over the weekend, without providing any evidence, that former President Barack Obama ordered Trump phones tapped.
King remarks was defense Trump stated over the weekend that former President Barack Obama ordered supervision 2016 presidential nomination estate mogul is.
“It does not have to prove that there was a false intel operations going on that is not burdened by, or simply decided not to be burdened, legal,” said King in an interview Iowa Sioux City Journal.
Iowa congressman cited a multitude of newspaper articles, claiming that US officials have received an order to comment on the contacts between Trump Tower and Russian banks, according to the Sioux City Journal. But no US news outlets have independently verified the claim that Trump Tower server was under control.
In a series of tweets in the early morning on Saturday, Trump compared to unjustified interception in McCarthyism and the role of former President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
King said that the president is not necessarily talking about Obama as an individual, but often refers to the Obama administration. He blamed the Twitter character limit Trump poor explanation of the allegations.
“Twitter gives you limited space of 140 characters. But it gives you a bit width of double meaning. … There can sometimes be a secondary or tertiary importance,” he said, quoted by newspaper as saying.
Comments Trump has prompted immediate reactions, as Democrats and some Republicans denounced the charges as unfounded and salacious. FBI Director James Comey privately urged the Ministry of Justice in order to push back the accusations of the President, even though the agency did not do.
King also defended Trump’s use of Twitter, saying the social website gives Americans an insight into the thoughts of the President and the decision-making process.
“I am reluctant to nothing to discourage him from Tweeting to say,” said the newspaper. “There are people who say that we should not and there are those who say that we should not do it in the middle of the night. … We always want the most recent thinks we can get from the president of the United States.”