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President Trump Says News Reports Were Origin of Unsubstantiated Wiretap Claim

In his first interview since his unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama, President Trump said the sources of information behind his tweets were primarily news reports.

“Well, I've been reading about things,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson that aired Wednesday night.

Trump said among "other things" that he read about wiretapping was a New York Times article and a Fox News report.

“I said, wait a minute, there's a lot of wiretapping being talked about," Trump said. "I've been seeing a lot of things.”

But the examples put forward by Trump don't appear to back up his claim that President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower.

The New York Times article he is referencing never claimed Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower and Fox News never independently reported the story.

The president said that while he didn’t want to discuss it, the White House “will be submitting things before the committee very soon that hasn't been submitted as of yet.”

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