President Donald Trump told Tucker Carlson during an interview on Fox News Wednesday it was after reading an article by The New York Times in January that made him convinced that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped him during the presidential elections.
When Carlson asked the president if he had devalued his own words by not providing evidence, Trump said he’s confident about his allegations against the former president based on the information he has learned from the media about the wiretapping that’s been happening.
The Daily Caller reports:
“I’ve been reading about things,” Trump said. “I read in January a New York Times article. I think they used the exact term ‘wiretapping.’ I read other things. I watched your friend Bret Baier where he was talking about certain, very complex sets of things happening. I said, ‘Wait a minute, there is a lot of wiretapping happening.’”
Carlson then asked why Trump didn’t ask for evidence from the intelligence agencies. Trump explained that he doesn’t want to do anything “that’s going to violate any strength of an agency.”
The president then promised that some interesting things will happen over the next few weeks. “But, we will be submitting certain things and I will perhaps speak about this next week,” Trump said.