Rep. Peter King, N.Y., to Fox: ’99-and-a-Half Percent Accurate’ Trump Surveilled


Rep. Peter King, Republican from New York — and one of the House’s most schooled on intelligence, national security and behind-scenes happenings related to America’s safety, told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in a recent interview: President Donald Trump was most likely placed under surveillance.

King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump may have mispoken a bit by saying Barack Obama actually ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.

But, King continued, the overall premise of spying on Trump was dead-on.

On that, Trump jhad a “legitimate case to make,” King said.

Breitbart reported the story:

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“King (R-NY), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, admitted after his committee’s review of President Donald Trump’s claim the Obama administration had wiretapped his transition team, he had a “legitimate case to make,” but said he may have overstepped with his Twitter claim.

“‘[T]he president had a very legitimate case to make,’ King said. ‘He overstepped it by saying President Obama ordered wiretapping. That we don’t know, but what we do know is to me this is shameful.’

“Host Bill O’Reilly pressed King on the seriousness of Trump being ‘surveilled,’ to which King said it was at least 99.5 percent correct he was surveilled.

“‘I would say, from all I know, you’re at least 99-and-a-half percent accurate, and probably 100 percent,’ he replied.”

The remarks come as Democrats are decrying Trump’s assertion that Team Obama placed him under surveillance at one point during the election season — an assertion that James Comey with the FBI disagreed with, saying his agency had no evidence to support that.

Meanwhile, the House Intel chairma, Rep. David Nunes, just said data on Trump was in fact swept up by government authorities.

Rep. David Nunes sparked political backlash with his recent statements about wiretapping of President Donald Trump.

From Bloomberg Politics:

“Representative Devin Nunes said Wednesday that the intelligence community collected multiple conversations involving members of Trump’s transition team during legal surveillance of foreign targets after he won election last year. After Nunes went to the White House to brief Trump, the president told reporters “I somewhat do” feel vindicated by the latest development. …

“Nunes said he was ‘alarmed’ to discover that the identities of Trump aides were revealed in intelligence community documents. ‘Details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in an intelligence community report,’ he said, adding that he didn’t know if Trump’s ‘own communications were intercepted.’

“Trump said after meeting with Nunes, ‘I very much appreciate the fact that they found what they found.'”

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