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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on President Trump’s Claim of Wiretaps

Mar 6, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Obama ordered the tapping of then-candidate Trump’s phones:

“In his address to Congress last week, President Trump spoke about the importance of truth, liberty, and justice as part of America’s identity. While speaking about truth is important, emphasizing it through action should take precedent. The President’s claim this weekend of wiretapping can have serious consequences and ramifications; but the failure of the President to provide any shred of evidence to back up this claim is deeply alarming.

“Furthermore, reports of FBI Director Comey’s request that the Justice Department reject the President’s claim and the assertion of the former Director of National Intelligence that no wiretap activity against Trump took place makes the President’s tweet even more troubling. The President’s continued use of social media to promote baseless claims is not only reckless; it is juvenile and only serves to damage our Nation’s credibility. America needs a President who is truthful through both his words and his actions.”