Obama 'could have spied on Trump using microwave'

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In a bid to make light of her suggestion that Barack Obama could have spied on Donald Trump using a microwave, she referenced the 1980s cartoon character who had thousands of high-tech gadgets installed in his body.

The House intelligence committee has reportedly asked the Trump administration to provide evidence for the president's allegations by Monday, and last week the leaders of the Senate judiciary committee formally requested any Justice Department or Federal Bureau of Investigation documents related to the alleged wiretaps as well.

"What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now".

"I don't expect to see any evidence", Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, told ABC's "This Week".

The counselor to the president claimed in an interview with the Bergen Record that there are lots of methods of surveillance - including "microwaves turned into cameras".

Elsewhere, Conway jumped on CNN's New Day, where she was forced to explain some mysterious comments about wiretapping she made in an interview with New Jersey newspaper The Record.

When asked whether or not she believed the accusations, Kellyanne responded by saying, "What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately".

Conway also insinuated that Obama may have done more than merely wiretap Trump Tower. "No, of course I don't have any evidence for those allegations", she said.

She has spoken of death threats against her before, telling Fox News" Sean Hannity in January: "Because of what the press is doing now to me, I have Secret Service protection.

Should Trump's stunning claims prove true, Mr. Obama could face serious legal repercussions for the abuse of power. But her decision to invoke these kinds of surveillance techniques when asked about alleged monitoring of Trump Tower by the Obama administration is only going to breath life into the story going forward.

Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has said that nothing matching Trump's claims had taken place, but that has not quelled speculation that Trump's communications were monitored by the Obama administration.

Just four days before the Bergen Record article was published, General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the NSA, was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

"We will comment further after those findings are made clear", Conway told "Fox & Friends".



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