Former Bush attorney general: Trump right that there was surveillance

The Hill

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Sunday said that President Trump is likely correct that there was surveillance on Trump Tower for intelligence purposes, but incorrect in accusing former President Barack Obama of ordering the wiretapping.

“I think he’s right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,” Mukasey told ABC’s “This Week.”

Trump on Saturday accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York City just before the November election.

A spokesman for Obama denied that the former president or the White House ordered any such surveillance.”A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” Kevin Lewis said in a statement.

“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen,” Lewis added. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Mukasey, who served as the attorney general under former President George W. Bush, said he believes there was surveillance on Trump Tower after reading certain news reports.

Mukasey said if there were a wiretap on Trump Tower, it would mean that there was suspicion someone had been acting as Russian agent.

2 comments on “Former Bush attorney general: Trump right that there was surveillance
  1. Obama knew about the wiretapping, therefore, he is guilty of being part of the process…..Lynch did nothing without his concurrence.

    Mukasey is nothing but an apologist for Obama….

    What intelligence matters were they supposedly investigating ?

    Drain the swamp,

  2. The wire tap aside, why is the FISA court in existence? How can FISA be a legal court according to the constitution? This is a larger issue than thewire tap!!!

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