– “Top Trump advisers defend wiretap claims by saying he ‘has information and intelligence that the rest of us do not’,” Business Insider, March 6, 2017, Maxwell Tani, 3/6/2017
2016 ELECTION/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WIRETAPPING/KELLYANNE CONWAY: “President Donald Trump’s top communications officials are vaguely suggesting that the president possesses classified information supporting his thus-far unsubstantiated accusation that President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of Trump’s phones during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Appearing on ‘Fox and Friends’ on Monday, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked how the president knew about the alleged wiretaps in Trump Tower in Manhattan.
‘Let me answer that globally,’ Conway replied. ‘He’s the president of the United States. He has information and intelligence the rest of us do not. And that’s how it should be for presidents.’
Similarly, in an interview on the ‘Today’ show, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie asked Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether the tweets in which Trump made the wiretap accusations over the weekend were based on a Breitbart News roundup of existing media reports that did not offer conclusive evidence of the wiretaps’ existence.
‘I haven’t had the chance to have the conversation directly with the president, and he’s at a much higher classification level than I am, so he may have access to documents that I don’t know about, but I do know that we take this very seriously, and we think it should be thoroughly reviewed and investigated,’ Sanders replied.”