WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Despite demands from a variety of political leaders, President Trump is not apologizing for making his wiretapping allegations against President Obama.
Shortly after FBI Director James Comey declared there is no evidence of the wiretapping claims Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if President Trump should “withdraw that accusation and apologize.”
“No. We started a hearing. It’s still ongoing,” Spicer said. “And, as Chairman Nunes mentioned, this is one in a series of hearings that will be happening. As I noted last week, there’s also a lot of interesting news coming out of that in terms of the activities that have gone on to reveal the information on American citizens that have been part of this, particularly General Flynn. There’s a lot of things that aren’t being covered in this hearing that I think are interesting that -- since it’s ongoing, I’ll leave that for now. But I think there’s a lot of areas that still need to be covered. There’s a lot of information that still needs to be discussed.”
Among those demanding President Trump retract his accusations include Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Martin Heinrich.
“Let’s just grow up,” Pelosi tweeted. “President Trump cannot be allowed to feel as if he can simply say whatever he wants, despite a lack of evidence.”
Let’s just grow up. President Trump cannot be allowed to feel as if he can simply say whatever he wants, despite a lack of evidence.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 19, 2017
The FBI director has now confirmed: Pres Obama wiretapping Trump Tower did not happen.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 20, 2017
Pres Trump needs to retract his claim immediately.
President Trump needs to come clean & admit that he made-up wiretapping claim.— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) March 20, 2017