Democratic Rep says Trump’s Wiretap Claims Are a “Wrecking Ball” To U.S. Allies

Democratic Rep says Trump’s Wiretap Claims Are a “Wrecking Ball” To U.S. Allies

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, on Sunday said President Trump’s claim that former President Obama “wire tapped” Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election has created a “wrecking ball” that is hurting the nation’s standing with U.S. allies.

What the President said was just patently false, and the wrecking ball it created now has banged into our British allies and our German allies,” Schiff said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Schiff said Trump “needs to put an end” to the damage being caused from the claims.

“I suspect what’s really at root here, Chuck, is this is just how the President does business. Now maybe this is the way he conducted his real estate business, with half-truths and sometimes no truths and a lot of bluster,” Schiff said. “That, in my opinion, is no way to run a business, but it’s an even worse way to run a country.”

Schiff claimed Trump’s comments were “dangerous” to the U.S. and are “already alienating allies.”

“I have a lot of respect for Susan Collins, but I have to differ with her on this,” Schiff said, referring to Republican Sen. Susan Collins. “She said we need to get to the bottom of this. We are at the bottom. There is nothing at the bottom.”

via Talking Points Memo

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