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Kellyanne Conway Defends Spy ‘Microwave’ Claim: ‘I Wasn’t Making a Suggestion About Trump’ (Video)

White House counselor tells ”GMA“ she was discussing surveillance generally

Kellyanne Conway denied she implied that microwaves with hidden cameras were used to surveil the Donald Trump campaign, during a Monday interview with “Good Morning America.”

She also said she did not have “any evidence” to support President Trump’s wiretapping claim against former President Barack Obama — but said “that’s why” there is an investigation.

In a Sunday interview with the New Jersey Bergen County Record, the White House senior counselor responded to claims made by President Trump that the Obama administration had wiretapped his Trump Tower campaign headquarters.

“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway told the paper. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”

 Conway went so far as to say there are “microwaves that turn into cameras,” noting “this is a fact of modern life.” She did not provide any evidence to back up her comments but scaled things back on Monday morning.

“All I said to the Bergen Record is… I was making a comment about the articles from this past week where it is revealed that one can be surveilled in any number of techniques — through microwaves, through cameras, through televisions,” Conway told George Stephanopoulos on Monday morning. “I wasn’t making a suggestion about Trump Tower. These are two separate things.”

Stephanopoulos fired back, “That’s what you were asked about.”

“And I answered him about surveilling, generally.” Conway said. “I have no evidence.”

Trump initially tweeted unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama had illegally wiretapped Trump Tower before last fall’s election. The White House has called on Congress to “determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”