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16 Mar 2017 – Paul Ryan, Senate Intel committee see no evidence of Trump wiretap; Spicer says Trump ‘stands by’ unproven allegation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower

The speaker of the House, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they’ve seen no evidence of President Donald Trump’s accusation that he was wiretapped last year by his predecessor.  / “We have not seen any evidence that there was a wiretap or a (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

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14 Mar 2017 – Trump wiretap claims: White House softens stance on unproven tweets

Unsubstantiated claims by US President Donald Trump that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama were not meant literally, the White House press secretary says. Sean Spicer said Mr Trump had broadly meant “surveillance and other activities” when he made the allegation in a tweet earlier this month. He also suggested the president was not accusing

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09 Mar 2017 – Trump unaware that Michael Flynn was a ‘foreign agent’, Sean Spicer says

Donald Trump was unaware his former national security adviser Michael Flynn was working as a “foreign agent” when he gave him the job, according to his press secretary. “I don’t believe that was known,” said Sean Spicer, when asked by reporters at his regular press briefing on Thursday. … On Wednesday, it was revealed that

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28 Feb 2017 – Donald Trump Blames SEAL’s Death On Military: ‘They Lost Ryan’

President Trump on Tuesday blamed the military for the death of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who was killed in a Jan. 29 botched raid on Islamic terrorists in Yemen. During an interview on “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” the commander-in-chief repeatedly said “they” — meaning the military — were at fault for

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27 Feb 2017 – Spicer arranged CIA, GOP intelligence push-back

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer personally picked up the phone and connected outside officials with reporters to try to discredit a New York Times article about Trump campaign aides’ contact with Russia, then remained on the line for the brief conversations Intelligence officials from the Obama administration said it’s rare for the CIA director

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23 Feb 2017 – Spicer: Feds could step up enforcement against marijuana use in states

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he expects states to be subject to “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana use, a move that could undercut the growing number of jurisdictions moving to legalize the drug for recreational purposes. Spicer, speaking at a White House press briefing, said that President Trump sees

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08 Feb 2017 – Spicer: Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka Trump’s Line Is ‘Direct Attack’ On President

When asked why Nordstrom’s decision would be an attack on the President’s daughter after she supposedly removed herself from her company, Spicer said that the attack affects Ivanka Trump because the brand still bears her name. – Talking Points https://archive.is/75Nw9

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08 Feb 2017 – Sean Spicer Mistakenly Adds Atlanta Islamist Attack to List of Other Attacks

White House press secretary Sean Soicer has repeatedly pointed to Atlanta, along with San Bernardino and Boston, as one of three U.S. cities that have been attacked by Islamist terrorists to argue that the Trump administration needed to act quickly to prevent another attack in the future. While the Boston bombing and shootings in San

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31 Jan 2017 – White House claims 109 affected by travel ban – it’s more like 90,000

“Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning.” — President Donald Trump, tweet, Jan. 30, 2017 “Remember we’re talking about a universe of 109 people. There were 325,000 people that came into this country over a 24 hour period from another country. 109 of them were stopped for additional screening.” —

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