Conway Defends Wiretap Claims: ‘Microwaves That Turn Into Cameras, Just a Fact of Modern Life’
After making the interview rounds over the weekend on Fox News, Presidential Counselor Kellyanne Conway sat for a brief but illuminating chat with the New Jersey Newspaper, The Record, at her home in Alipine, New Jersey. The interview was conducted by columnist Mike Kelly.
The first minutes of the interview focused on healthcare. Conway reiterated that Donald Trump and his administration were committed to the GOP Obamacare replacement.
“The President and Vice President support the American Health Care Act,” she said bluntly, adding that much of the Conservative criticism would be fixed during the bill’s reconciliation process between the House and Senate.
The interview was mostly a rehash of old talking points from Conway until Kelly asked about the issue of surveillance, specifically bringing up Trump’s explosive accusation that his home in Trump Tower was wiretapped by President Obama during the 2016 campaign.
“There are many ways to surveil each other now,” said Conway, sidestepping whether she personally agreed with the president’s claims. “There was an article this week that talked about how you could surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways, microwaves that turn into cameras. We know that that is just a fact of modern life.”
Conway then moved on to more traditional ground of criticizing the media and opinion journalism.
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