Fox’s Rosen to Pence: Shouldn’t Trump Have a Firmer Basis for His Wiretapping Claims?


Fox’s James Rosen conducted an in-depth interview with Vice President Mike Pence today on everything from the CBO score on the American Health Care Act to President Trump‘s allegations of wiretapping.

In the interview––which aired on Special Report earlier tonight––Pence said the CBO’s estimates have been off before and they’re off now, telling Rosen that while they’re good at “estimating income and expenses in various federal programs,” they’re not as good at “evaluating what happens in the marketplace.”

On the continuing questions about and investigations into Russia, Rosen noted in his report that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he’s seen 1) no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, and 2) no basis whatsoever to Trump’s wiretapping tweets.

He asked Pence, “When making such an incendiary claim, shouldn’t the President of the United States be basing it on something more than something that comes out of the mouth of Mark Levin?”

Pence said there were “a number of various media accounts alleging activity” that Trump was referring to, but Rosen asked, “Shouldn’t the President of the United States, who is making a claim like that, have something firmer than that?”

Pence responded, “I think the American people have a right to know what was going on.”

Sean Spicer said at today’s briefing that President Trump is “extremely confident” that the DOJ will produce evidence backing up his claims.

The vice president also echoed the president’s concerns about all the leaks coming out of the White House in the almost two months they’ve been in office.

After the report aired, Rosen responded to someone on Twitter who took issue with his invocation of Mark Levin:

Watch above, via Fox News.

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:

Josh Feldman is a Senior Editor at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter: @feldmaniac