GOP Senator Demands Trump Explain His Claims Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower

Diana Price - Author

Mar. 5 2017, Updated 6:34 a.m. ET

The Republican Party has supported President Donald Trump’s new administration with a few exceptions, but one GOP Senator made a bold call Saturday for President Trump to back up his claims that former President Barack Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Tower last October. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) issued the statement calling for Trump to cite his sources and clarify “what sort of wiretap it was and how he knows this.”

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“The President today made some very serious allegations, and the informed citizens that a republic requires deserve more information. We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust, and the President’s allegations today demand the thorough and dispassionate attention of serious patriots. A quest for the full truth, rather than knee-jerk partisanship, must be our guide if we are going to rebuild civic trust and health.”

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