President Trump says he Feels ‘Somewhat Vindicated’ After Lawmaker’s Statement On Surveillance

US President Donald Trump watches as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks after taking the oath of office in the Oval Office of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he felt “somewhat” vindicated by Republican congressman Devin Nunes’ announcement that it was possible that some of Trump’s communications had been picked up by government surveillance.

“I somewhat do,” Trump said, when asked by a reporter whether he felt vindicated by Nunes’ statement. Trump said on Twitter on March 4 that he was “wiretapped” by his predecessor, President Barack Obama, an accusation Obama denied through a spokesman.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; editing by Grant McCool)

SOURCE: Reuters