If Trump Doesn't Retract Wiretapping Claims, Then He Must Prove It - Says McCain

Ever since President Donald Trump tweeted accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, there has been a growing demand that Mr. Trump provides proof to back up his claims. The Trump Administration has been ordered to turn over evidence to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, but Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) says it's not enough.

McCain appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union' this week and said that President Trump should make his evidence against Mr. Obama public. He notes that the former Director of National Intelligence James Robert "Jim" Clapper Jr. testified that the allegations are false. "The president has one of two choices," explained McCain. "Either to retract, or to provide the information that the American people deserve."

"If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least," McCain added.

McCain, who was the 2008 GOP presidential nominee who lost to Barack Obama, called the POTUS to task, saying Trump could 'clear this up in a minute' with a single phone call.

When asked about his view on the president's 'barrage of conspiracy theories', McCain responded, "...accusing a former president of the United States of doing something not only illegal but unheard of, that requires corroboration. I'll let the American people be the judge... This is serious stuff, if true, or the allegation is left out there, it undermines the confidence the American people have in the environment."

McCain was then asked about the firing of some 45 U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Obama. The senator explained that this is a common move when a new president takes office.

"Elections have consequences," McCain said. "For people to complain about it are ignoring the history of new presidencies. And I think the president had every right to ask for their resignations."

Source: Newsmax
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