WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump is reveling in reports that surfaced on Wednesday that seem to validate his claims that he had been spied on during the time of his presidential win. In a now infamous Tweet, the 45th president said his home and business inside New York’s Trump Tower had been wiretapped on the orders of former president Barack Obama.
House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.), said Wednesday that a source within the intelligence community had indeed confirmed that information on Trump had been “incidentally collected” amid surveillance of the Trump transition team and Russian targets. According to Nunes, the information on Trump was collected courtesy a FISA warrant.
“Wow … so that means I’m right,” Trump told Time magazine (http://time.com/4710456/donald-trump-time-interview-truth-falsehood/) after reading a summary of Nunes’ press conference.
What is most concerning, said Trump, is the fact that certain members of his team were identified in the intelligence reports — something which rarely occurs.
“The real story here is, who released General Flynn’s name? Who released, who released my conversations with Australia, and who released my conversation with Mexico? That’s the story. These leakers, they are disgusting. These are horrible people.”
“And these people were here in the Obama years, because he had plenty of leakers, also,” he added.
The president went on to say that although he feels vindicated to a certain extent by the recent revelations, he’s certain that details will continue to emerge.
“A lot of information has just been learned, and a lot of information may be learned over the next coming period of time. We will see what happens,” Trump said. “Look, I predicted a lot of things that took a little bit of time.”
“I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” he added. “When everyone said I wasn’t going to win the election, I said, ‘Well, I think I would.’…I said, ‘No, Brexit is going to happen,’ and everybody laughed. And Brexit happened. Many, many things. They turn out to be right. And now, today, Devin Nunes just had a news conference.”