John McCain has been a close adviser to former President Obama and harsh critic of Donald Trump. McCain has been after Trump since the beginning of his candidacy for president, as well as a strong detractor of his agenda after the elections.
In recent history, however, ‘Traitor’ John McCain has decided that he needs more time in the limelight, perhaps to cover up for the fact that he lost to Obama eight years ago. As of late, he has been attacking Trump using the medium of mainstream media news to make his point and gain an audience following.
He started by calling President Trump a dictator. So now it is not surprising that with the wiretapping scandal that has exploded across America, McCain wants proof from Trump about his assertion that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.
On Sunday, McCain went on CNN’s “State of the Union” to demand that Trump provide the evidence or retract his tweet.
You can watch the interview here:
From The Hill:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said President Trump either has to retract his claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, or provide evidence of the allegations.
“President Trump has to provide the American people, not just the intelligence community, but the American people, with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the Unites States was guilty of breaking the law,” McCain told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Trump last weekend accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower just before the November presidential election. The president did not provide evidence. Obama, through a spokesman, denied that he or any White House official ordered surveillance.
The White House has called on Congress to include an investigation into any potential surveillance as part of its probe on Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
The House Intelligence Committee has asked the White House to provide any evidence of the allegations by Monday.
McCain said on Sunday that if Obama “violated the law” by ordering a wiretap, then “we’ve got a serious issue.”
“I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the president of the Unites States could clear this up in a minute,” McCain said, adding that Trump could call the director of the CIA and the director of national intelligence for proof.
What is notable here is the fact that McCain is expecting former President Obama’s CIA and intelligence agencies to provide the proof to Trump that their former boss was involved in illegal activities during his presidency. Clearly, there is no incentive for them to do that and furthermore, they most certainly wouldn’t have given that information to their replacements appointed by Trump.
Whatever evidence that exists will have to come from whistleblowers that came out of Obama’s administration and they might be hard to find when we consider what happens to whistleblowers!