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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:43 PM

Pressure builds on Trump to back off wiretap accusations

Source: Reuters



Sun Mar 19, 2017 | 2:50pm EDT

By Emily Stephenson and Caren Bohan | WASHINGTON
U.S. lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding pressure on Trump to explain or back off his repeated assertion.

Several Republicans last week urged Trump to apologize for the allegations he made in a series of tweets on March 4. The maelstrom also caused tension with key U.S. allies and threatens to distract Republicans from campaign promises on health care and taxes.

"I don't know the basis for President Trump's assertion," U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I do believe he owes us that explanation." Collins said she supported Trump as president, but she wouldn't side with him if he "misstated what the facts are."

FBI Director James Comey is expected to be asked about Trump's claims when he testifies at a rare public hearing on Monday about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Russia has denied the assertion it was involved in hacked emails and other attempts to influence the race.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN16Q0LL

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:50 PM

1. Trump NEVER apologizes!

Even when he was forced to make a statement about his 'grab em by the pu**y' comment, you could tell they had to drag him kicking and screaming and forced him to read a statement. And remember how sincere he sounded then.

Don't you remember how he talked about the 'stuff that was coming' about it in the next couple of weeks?

I want to see him totally broken and defeated!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:33 PM

2. So he backs off and thats it..Dont do thatanymore Donald?

Smack on the wrist and thats it..Democrats have a way with really standing up to Republicans..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:58 PM

3. This whole wiretap claim episode encapsulates why Trump is unfit to be President. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:04 PM

4. "if" he does, it will be like the birther statement during his "opening" of a drumpf property and

then a few weeks later, he'll go back to what he was saying again..............

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:00 AM

8. Yup. And like the birther statement, it won't be an actual apology.

He will blame Faux News or whomever, just like he tried to blame Hillary Clinton for his birther lies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:38 PM

5. Seems to me trump has a stalking problem.

 

I don't know much about stalking, but it seems like he has been stalking Obama for years. It is abusive.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:26 PM

6. expect the orange fool to double down. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:44 AM

7. Every credible source -- "dRumpfenfuhrer, a foreign government,

that is the US's enemy, wiretapped us to put you into power."

dRumpfenfuhrer -- "Uh, um... A foreign government and my Dem enemies wiretapped me to put me out of power!"

Repug political hacks -- "We better get to the bottom of Prez Shitler's allegations."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:10 AM

9. Lock em up

Putin's Puppet & all the Putin publican traitors.

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