O'Reilly Runs Defense For Trump's Baseless Wiretap Allegation
Bill O'Reilly: Someone Tapped Mike Flynn's Calls So "Who Tapped The Call?"
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From the March 6 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Taps, collusion, and chaos. That is the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo, and this Memo will be free of speculation. No spec zone.
O'REILLY:Let's look at the facts. Unfortunately, there are only two facts in this whole swamp of accusations. Only two! First, the calls between General Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador were tapped by somebody. And a portion of those conversations were given to The Washington Post. So, who tapped the call? We don't know. Second fact. President Obama allowed Attorney General Loretta Lynch to change the way US intelligence agencies share unconfirmed data. That happened in January, just a few days before President Obama left office. It used to be, the intelligence agencies would guard their secrets. Now, the NSA can give them to other agencies, even if the intelligence is not confirmed. The results, leaks sprouting all over the place. Leaks that are damaging to the Trump administration. So, why did President Obama change the intel standards? We don't know. But Donald Trump apparently believes that was to sabotage his incoming administration.