Schumer: Trump Is In Trouble Whether Wiretapping Claim Is True Or Not

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In an interview on Sunday's edition of NBC's "Meet The Press," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to President Trump's claims that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election campaign.

"Either way, Chuck, the president's in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong," Schumer said to the host.

"It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government."

"On the other hand, if it's true, it's even worse for the president," Schumer said.
"Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent."

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER: Well look, President Obama has flatly denied that he has done this. And either way, Chuck, the President's in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong. It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government. It's civilization-warping, as Ben Sasse, a conservative Republican, called it. And I don't know of any president, Democrat or Republican in the past, has done this. It shows this president doesn't know how to conduct himself.

On the other hand, if it's true, it's even worse for the president. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent. Now that's serious stuff. So either way, the president makes it worse with these tweets. Now, is he trying to divert things here? Yeah. The president denied this. I don't have any doubt to doubt-- I don't have any doubt that President Obama has been telling the truth.

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