Did Obama wiretap Trump Tower? Vice President Pence deflects question from News 5
VP passes on chance to support Trump allegations
6:55 PM, Mar 8, 2017
11:14 AM, Mar 9, 2017
In an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon between News 5's John Kosich and the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence deflected a direct question regarding President Trump's recent allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
The interview went as follows:
John Kosich: The president has alleged that the former president committed a felony in wiretapping Trump Tower. Yes or no — do you believe that President Obama did that?
Vice President Pence: Well what I can say is that the president and our administration are very confident that the congressional committees in the House and Senate that are examining issues surrounding the last election, the run-up to the last election, will do that in a thorough and equitable way. They'll look at those issues, they'll look at other issues that have been raised. But rest assured our focus is right where the American people are focused and that's on bringing more jobs here to Ohio, creating a better healthcare system built on consumer choice.
News 5's interview with Pence comes after Trump tweeted last weekend that former President Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election.
Trump offered no evidence to back up the accusation.