A week ago, the White House attempted to shut down talks surrounding US President Donald Trump’s shocking and unsupported allegations that former President Barack Obama had ordered his phones at the Trump Tower to be wire-tapped prior to his inauguration.
Days later, Wikileaks released new documents allegedly taken from the CIA that exposed the agency’s hacking tactics and various unorthodox methods of surveillance, that the White House refused to confirm or deny, in accordance to the Unites States’ strict policy regarding the privacy of spying operations.
Within a few moments, current White House counselor Kellyanne Conway reversed the administration’s initiatives.
In her interview with local news outlet the Bergen Record inside her New Jersey home, Conway was questioned whether or not she felt that Trump’s claims about previous wiretapping was a distractions from ongoing efforts from the capital to push his agenda.
“There are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately,” Conway replied. “There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.”
Essentially, Conway acknowledged and confirmed her belief in the content of the documents released by Wikileaks in her misguided attempt to support Trump’s claim.
Conway tried to defend her comments, saying they were misconstrued.
When she appeared on CNN, she stated that she was asked a question regarding “surveillance generally.” However, the Bergen Record interviewer’s question had been more specific than vangue: “Do you know whether Trump Tower was wiretapped?”
Clearly, Conway took a completely different direction in her appearance on CNN.
“I’m not in the job of having evidence,” she stated. “That’s what investigations are for.”