President Obama’s former press secretary ducked and dodged ABC’s Martha Raddatz’s questions about whether the Obama administration spied on Trump Tower during the presidential election last year.
She asked Josh Earnest point-blank, “Can you categorically deny that the Obama Justice Department did not seek and obtain a FISA court order?”
His response was full of weasel words: “What I can categorically deny, Martha, is that the White House was at all involved in directing, or interfering, or influencing an FBI investigation.”
“That’s not what I’m asking,” Raddatz pressed. “What I’m asking is, can you deny that the Obama Justice Department did not seek and obtain a FISA court ordered wiretap of the Trump campaign?”
Take two from Earnest: “The simple answer to that question, Martha, is I don’t know. The fact is, even when I was in government, I was not in a position of being regularly briefed on an FBI criminal or counterintelligence investigation.”
So, he doesn’t know. Yet, he says with certainty that Trump’s tweet that wiretapping occurred was “outrageous.”
Two plus two doesn’t equal five, Josh.
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