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WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is suggesting that alleged government surveillance of Donald Trump during his campaign may have gone beyond the president’s accusation that former President Barack Obama had his phones tapped.


Conway tells New Jersey’s Bergen County Record “there are many ways to surveil each other.” She says “you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.” Conway didn’t offer any evidence for the remark.


It follows Trump’s claim that Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped” at Trump Tower before the election. Trump hasn’t provided evidence and Obama has denied the charge.

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President Trump’s choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer, according to a report.


Trump asked Vice Adm. Robert Harward earlier in the week to take the post, but he declined, The Financial Times reported (paywall).


The paper said the president is trying to convince him to change his mind.

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