Department of Homeland Security says Trump has evidence of wiretapping
John Kelly, the Security of the Department of Homeland Security, has told CNN that President Donald Trump must have "some convincing evidence" in order to call out Team Obama for an alleged wiretapping of the Trump Tower.
Kelly basically says the President wouldn't say this unless he's got some evidence that backs it up.
Now the plot thickens because we have a Department of Homeland Security person almost, but not really, backing up the claims by Trump.
Trump thinks the wiretapping happened before the election of 2016, as if it was perhaps a way to gather intel to use against Trump during the election, possibly seeking ties with Russia.
If they did tap wires, then they haven't found anything yet. If they found something, then it would've been released by now. The only reason it wouldn't be released is if it's not convincing enough evidence, or there's simply no need to release it because it won't do anything to Trump.
Releasing it for the sake of releasing it only incriminates the wiretappers. They will need to find something serious before they risk incriminating themselves with illegal wiretapping of the President.
This Towergate is reminiscent of Watergate.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly assured CNN on Monday that President Trump has "some convincing evidence" that the Obama administration ordered a wiretapping of Trump Tower before the election in 2016. "If the president of the United States said that, he’s got his reasons to say it—he's got some convincing evidence that that took place," Kelly said on "The Situation Room"
Though the retired Marine Corps general expressed confidence that Trump had solid evidence to back his claim, he led into his comment by admitting he was not privy to exactly what Trump did or did not know, stating, "I don’t know anything about it other when I was sitting off-studio here watching CNN."
Pressed by host Wolf Blitzer about what "possibly could that convincing evidence be," Kelly either misheard the question or chose to redirect it.
"I don’t pretend to even guess what the motivation may have been for the previous administration to do something like that," said Kelly.
Is that convincing enough? I don't know. I need to see the real evidence. Send some agents into the Trump Tower and search for bugs. We have people who can do that, right? Or is that just something I used to see on reruns of CSI?
Figure out if the Trump Tower was bugged. Figure out who did it. Then we have a story.
Until then, everything is skeptical and conspiracy tin hat wearing theories.
Americans want cold hard concrete evidence!