President Donald Trump said Wednesday that when he claimed the Obamaadministration had 'wiretapped' him during the 2016 presidential campaign, he was basing his conclusions on news reports.
But he promised that Americans will soon see 'some very interesting items' that could shed light on his still-unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama 'wiretapped' his phones.
Trump dangled the possibility during an interview with Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson in Michigan, even as top congressional leaders of the Intelligence committees said they have seen no evidence to support the president's March 4 claims.
'"Wiretap" covers a lot of different things,' Trump cautioned Carlson, suggesting that he might turn up evidence of other kinds of surveillance.
Asked how he concluded he was being snooped on, Trump cited a January 20 New York Times article 'where they were talking about wiretapping. There was an article, I think they used that exact term.'