Trump holds firm on wiretapping claim in press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The president continues to claim, despite a lack of evidence, that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign.
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Transcript for Trump holds firm on wiretapping claim in press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Now to a defiant president trump. Who is holding firm to the allegations of wiretapping despite congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle saying they still haven't seen any proof. ABC's David Wright is in West Palm Beach this morning where the president is spending the weekend following his meeting with Germany's chancellor good morning David. Good morning Paul even with the leaders on both sides of the aisle refusing to back him up. President drop is not backing down on his claims that President Obama bug the phones at trump tower. Even if that means embarrassing. Some of America's allies. Alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel president trump joked about how the Obama administration. Eavesdrop dog heard at least we have something in me. Check out that look on her face quite possibly the most awkward moment in US German relations. Since President Bush gave Merkel a background. At the 2006. G-8 summit jump went on to cite Fox News is one of the sources of his claim. And direct any questions to them. All we did was quote a certain. Very talented legal mind who. Was the one responsible for saying that on television I did make an opinion on it so you shouldn't be talking to me should be talking to fox President Obama went outside the chain of command he didn't use the NSA didn't use the CIA didn't use the FBI. And he didn't use the Department of Justice. He is GC HQ GC HQ is the British equivalent of the NSA. The British government expressed outrage at that claim hauling it utterly ridiculous. Fox News is now tried to distance itself the Fox News division. Was never able to back up those client. It's Fox News cannot confirm judge the polish town of commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now president of the United States was or veiled at any time in any way. Full stop. On Friday the Justice Department delivered classified materials to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and sources tell ABC news. They saw no reason to change their minds. Even now that the Justice Department is fully complied with congressional request to hand over all evidence. Apparently no proof to corroborate the president's claim. Not that that seems to bother the White House the Press Secretary told reporters I don't think we've regret anything. On Monday FBI director James tell me is going to be on Capitol Hill expected to testify. About Russian meddling and also presumably those wiretapping allegations. Here in Florida this weekend. Vice president Mike Pence is outselling the health care plan and speaking of that health care bill some college from care where things stand David. Well are talking about making some concessions to satisfy conservatives about 80%. Of the freedom caucus the Tea Party folks oppose this bell. Among the concessions they're making imposing. Work requirements on some Medicaid patients. But it's tricky because any concessions they make to satisfy conservatives could alienate moderates and they also need those votes Paula. Eight businessman getting a real lesson in American politics.

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