In an interview with Bergan County Record columnist Mike Kelly, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway suggested that the Trump Tower may have been monitored with "microwaves that turn into cameras."
"What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other … You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways,” she told Kelly, adding that microwaves that can be used as cameras are just a “fact of modern life.”
According to the Washington Post, Conway was referencing recent reports released by WikiLeaks concerning the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its capacity to monitor people's activities through personal phones, smart televisions, and other electronics. Once again, Conway cited information she picked up from the news as opposed to tangible evidence that the Trump Tower was specifically targeted during the 2016 campaign, which is something President Donald Trump has also done before.
On Twitter, Conway disputed her own claims, saying the media distorted her quotes.
1/2: On wiretap claims, I have said many times that we are pleased the House/Senate Intel Committees are investigating & will comment after— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) March 13, 2017
2/2: response to Bergen Record was about surveillance articles in news & techniques generally, not about campaign. Headline just wrong.— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) March 13, 2017
In media appearances early Monday, Conway asserted it wasn't her intention to insinuate former president Barack Obama had ordered microwaves to be used as tools to monitor then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign staff. She added: “I'm not in the job of having evidence.”
Her series of misleading or simply unsound remarks were, of course, relentlessly mocked on Twitter.
That's not what your oatmeal told me this morning! https://t.co/XKtYAvLNct— Kellyannes Microwave (@KellyannesMicro) March 13, 2017
When will the Trump administration learn that making bogus claims without having any evidence will continue to make them look desperate?
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