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    Trump To Merkel: Obama Wiretapped Us Both

    Friday March 17, 2017 3 PM EST:

    President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "At least we have something in common, perhaps."

    US intelligence agencies under Mr Obama reportedly monitored Mrs Merkel's phone, sparking an angry response.

    But both Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have said they do not believe Mr Trump was wiretapped.

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    Mr Trump made his wire-tapping jibe in a joint press conference with Mrs Merkel. She gave a quizzical look.

    He was also asked about a comment by White House press secretary Sean Spicer that the UK's GCHQ spy agency had carried out wiretapping on Mr Trump during the US election campaign.

    Mr Trump said Mr Spicer had been quoting a comment on Fox TV. The president said he had not offered an opinion on it, adding: "You shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox."

    The US president was also asked if he regretted any of his regular tweets. He said "very seldom", adding that it was a way to "get round the media when it doesn't tell the truth".

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    Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama - BBC News

    Didn't Trump just apologize to PM May for insulting British spy agencies THIS MORNING? This is more confusing than a game of musical chairs.

    I guess his claim amounts to "I feel as if Obama spied on me, and I am damned mad about it, even though there is no evidence whatsoever this occurred."

    IOW, gibberish, such as a mentally ill person says.
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    He's so embarrassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    He's so embarrassing.
    What? It's true.

    That the NSA was spying on German officials is not new, though it continues to upset free press advocates and those with memories of repressive governments both Communist and Nazi. In 2013, the German magazine Der Spiegel, using information gleaned from files stolen and leaked by Edward Snowden, first reported that the NSA was intercepting German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone communications.
    Obama administration spied on German media, government - CNNPolitics.com

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    Most sane people don't fixate on it like the left has been.

    It's liberals making a mountain out of a molehill here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Yes, but it is not true that the NSA spied on TRUMP.

    Ergo, being spied on is not something he has in common with Merkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Most sane people don't fixate on it like the left has been.

    It's liberals making a mountain out of a molehill here.
    Yeah....because paranoid rambling by the POTUS would only concern a dedicated partisan.

    *Rolls eyes*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yes, but it is not true that the NSA spied on TRUMP.

    Ergo, being spied on is not something he has in common with Merkel.
    Given Obamas history with spying it was a safe assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Given Obamas history with spying it was a safe assumption.
    No, it wasn't. It was a preposterous suggestion and there isn't one scintilla of surrounding circumstances to suggest this might have happened.

    It was a flat-out lie, and Trump repeats it anytime he feels criticized. That's undeniable and it should offend EVERY patriot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    No, it wasn't. It was a preposterous suggestion and there isn't one scintilla of surrounding circumstances to suggest this might have happened.

    It was a flat-out lie, and Trump repeats it anytime he feels criticized. That's undeniable and it should offend EVERY patriot.
    Did you see the look on Merkel's face when he said that? It even had a few reporters laughing out loud.
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    Fox News was so alarmed by Trump's statement they went on the air and said Fox News can not confirm and has no evidence to back up their commentator's opinion that President Trump and his spokesperson cited accusing President Obama of using British intelligence agencies to spy on Trump and his campaign.


    Smith: Fox News cannot verify Judge Napolitano's commentary | On Air Videos | Fox News
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