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Trump's wiretap tweets "earth-shattering": Graham

Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 00:47

During a town hall in South Carolina, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says President Trump's tweet accusing Obama of wiretapping him is something ''we need to get to the bottom of.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says Trump's tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him are "earth-shattering." Speaking at a town hall in South Carolina, Graham told the crowd, "Just think about what he claims. He claims that the former president illegally wiretapped his campaign. We need to get to the bottom of that, don't you agree?" Graham, a South Carolina Republican, also said he had no knowledge about any wiretapping but is "very worried that our president is suggesting that the former president has done something illegally. I would (also) be very worried if in fact the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully about Trump campaign activity." Graham said it was his job "to get to the bottom of this. I promise I will." Trump on Saturday accused Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.

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Trump's wiretap tweets "earth-shattering": Graham

Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 00:47