Trump Adviser Says Government Has Many Ways to Surveil People
- Author: Annette Adams Mar 14, 2017,
Mar 14, 2017, 0:18
This morning, Conway tried to walk this back, saying she may have been asked about the campaign, but her comments about microwaves and TVs related to surveillance possibilities in general. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, the Arizona Republican was asked by host Jake Tapper about Trump's assertion, last weekend, that Obama had ordered an illegal wiretap on him and Trump Tower during the run up to last year's presidential election.
Schiff said the committee will ask FBI Director James Comey to address some of Trump's wiretapping allegations when he comes to an open hearing March 20.
"What the president has asked is for the investigation into surveillance to be included into the ongoing intelligence investigations in the House and Senate", said Conway in an interview with the Bergen County (N.J.) Record on Sunday, referring to the Senate and House investigations into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation. I have no idea what article Conway was referencing but it's probable she's getting microwave ovens confused with microwave cameras, which, yes, can be used for surveillance purposes. "Thx Kellyanne wait was that a pitch for Sharp?" Kellyanne Conway thinks spying on someone through a microwave is "just a fact of modern life". "Guess I gotta stop heating up the leftover pizza while naked".
The House Intelligence Committee called for the evidence to be delivered on Monday in a letter sent to the Justice Department by committee Chairman Republican Devin Nunes and Senior Panelist Adam Schiff. He continued the allegation against Obama in other tweets but offered no evidence. The battle is on!
"We should be able to determine in fairly short order whether this allegation is true or false", Mr Schiff said.
Her claims may not be as ridiculous as they seem though, with the Internet of Things now possessing a number of kitchen appliances, including microwaves, some of which contain a microphone to assist with voice control.
Conway on Monday morning took to Twitter to say that her comments were taken out of context.
It's most evident in her CNN interview when she quips, "I'm not in the job of having evidence.
All he has to do is pick up the phone and call the director of the CIA, the director of national intelligence and say, 'Okay what happened?' Becuase they certainly should know rather the former President of the United States was wiretapping Trump Towers".