An accusation of wiretapping of Trump Tower prior to the election is sparking a lot of controversy on Capitol Hill. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse says this is a case where you have to “follow the dots” in order to get the answers.
Sasse says, “I sort of think about it as a decision tree, about what we know and don’t know. First let’s just state there is a lot all of us don’t know. Then inside the universe of stuff that I know, some of that is classified so I can’t legally talk about it but I think we can talk rationally and deliberately about the decision tree from where the president started.”
Sasse says either there was or there weren’t wiretaps of the Trump campaign or organization last year. If we pursue President Trump’s theory there were wiretaps then we have to look into whether they were legal or illegal. If they were illegal, Sasse says Trump should tell everyone what kind of wiretaps there were and how he knows this. Sasse says, “If there were illegal wiretaps of a campaign in the United States that is a massive crisis. We should pursue that. We should understand what the president knows and how he knows it and we should figure out who did what wrong, when, why and with what accomplices.”
There are also legal wiretaps. Sasse says there could of been on under a Title 3 authority or more likely from the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court which is part of the Judicial Branch. That court would have found there were legal reasons for a wiretap. If that was the case, a lot of information would have been presented to a judge to allow that to happen. Sasse says we should also be able to see that information as well.