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Donald J. Trump
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea... ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings. James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!feedback
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Jun 22 2017
Multiple people spoke about Wiretapping in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Sean Spicer is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “I know that she's supposed to make comments to a host in a few minutes to minimize this, but it is interesting because she was the one who went out and said she quote 'had nothing to do with this' on a program a few weeks ago and now…. I think it's not for me to decide who should testify or how they should do it, but I do think that there is a sharp contrast between a few weeks ago when she was very public in saying she 'didn't have any clue what Chairman Nunes was talking about' and yet now we are finding out that she's trying to figure out some friendly way of discussing this.”.
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Jim O'Neill - Bruegel

As part of his work for Hezbollah, Kourani and others allegedly conducted covert surveillance of potential targets, including U.S. military bases and Israeli military personnel here in New York City. Pre-operational surveillance is one of the hallmarks of Hezbollah in planning for future attacks.feedback

Claire Lauterbach - Privacy International

It's hard to imagine a legitimate reason for having this kind of extensive data on people's movements, unless it's part of a broader surveillance effort. And given Egypt's human rights record, that's not a very positive sign.feedback

Anne Schuchat

We do agree that the disease went up and it's come down, but that the risk is ongoing and that's why they are continuing intensive surveillance and outreach.feedback

Keir Starmer

Last year, we had the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was a bill bringing together all the powers of the security intelligence services in terms of surveillance and everything that they do. I led the Labour Party on that. And we supported that bill. As far as I know, Jeremy voted. Certainly the Labour Party had a three line whip on it, and I led for that on it and we worked with the Prime Minister. He was the leader of the party who imposed a three line whip on it. Well I mean I don't know. You know better than I do. I haven't gone through the voting lists.feedback

Ron Wyden

I have long disagreed with Comey about surveillance, about encryption, about secret legal interpretations. But I continue to believe the timing of the decision to fire James Comey just stinks. This, is an opportunity to get on the record what the status of the investigation was at the time of his firing. The president would do well to remember that in America, the truth always comes out.feedback

David Anderson

Every power that the police and the intelligence services use or want to use in this country, is now set out very clearly in black and white.feedback

Tim Farron

The alternative is a government that monitors and controls the internet in the way that China or North Korea does. If we turn the internet into a tool for censorship and surveillance, the terrorists will have won. We won't make ourselves safer by making ourselves less free. In the choice between cuts to corporation tax and properly funding our police, we should fund our police. Let's be clear – fewer police on the beat means fewer conversations, less information being passed on and less knowledge about who's who and who needs to be kept under surveillance.feedback

Tim Farron

We have a government anti-terrorism engagement strategy that isn't trusted and doesn't listen to communities, even when they do try to speak out about those – like Salman Abedi – who are considered a danger. In the choice between ineffective mass surveillance, and investment in the sort of intelligence we are told is best – on the ground and closest to our communities, trusted and appreciated – Theresa May chose the former through the Investigatory Powers Act.feedback

Tim Farron

These issues are not going be solved with political gimmicks or by banning particular technologies. Instead of posturing, politicians need to work with technology companies like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, and with other countries, to develop solutions that work to keep people safe. I trust our police and security services … they have some of the most extensive powers in any democracy anywhere in the world. In the choices we make we should provide the resources necessary for those who keep us safe to do their jobs with the powers they have been given.feedback

Tim Farron

Theresa May now has a choice. Does she publish that report or keep it hidden? Theresa May talks of the need to have some difficult and sometimes embarrassing conversations. That should include exposing and rooting out the source funding of terror, even it means difficult and embarrassing conversations with those like Saudi Arabia that the government claims are our allies.feedback

Tim Farron

We should also jealously guard the hard-won liberties that define us as a country. If we make the wrong choices those who seek to change our way of life have won.feedback

Thomas Drake

If there was anything exceptional about America, it was our Constitution . . . and yet, here I was, seeing it unravel, in secret, from within the government. To me, this still really matters.feedback

Wayne Murphy - National Security Agency

The NSA has never . . . at any time conducted 'mass' or 'blanket' surveillance, interception, or analysis . . . of e-mail, text message, telephone, or other telecommunications in Salt Lake City or the vicinity of the 2002 Winter Olympic venues, whether during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games or otherwise.feedback

Rocky Anderson

It's incredibly important that the public be aware of what our government's doing, and all of us standing up against it. We need to let our elected officials know that we will resist in any way possible this rather sudden transformation of our country, not only to a surveillance state, but to a nation where the rule of law seems to mean very little.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Snowden was right in that sense [that NSA surveillance had gone to far]. But I don't think he should have done it. I trust them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The big story is the 'unmasking and surveillance' of people that took place during the Obama Administration.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We will protect the people of this country from any threat that they face anywhere in the world. We will invest properly in our police service, we will invest properly in our armed services, the numbers in the armed services have gone down, the Navy are crying out for more ships, the Air Force are crying out for more surveillance aircraft. If we did use it, millions are going to die. You have to think these things through. I will decide on the circumstances at the time.feedback

Devin Nunes

The big story is the 'unmasking and surveillance' of people that took place during the Obama Administration. Seeing a lot of fake news from media elites and others who have no interest in violations of Americans' civil liberties via unmaskings.feedback

Maya Wang - Human Rights Watch

Under president Xi Jinping, the Chinese government has promulgated new laws, as well as increased surveillance, to tighten control over these groups. The fact that they were investigating Ivanka Trump's brand likely add to this heightened level of official scrutiny.feedback

Eliot Cohen

What is not normal, is asking a hostile government to provide secure comms to avoid FBI/NSA surveillance.feedback

Paul Nuttall

Now, if you consider that it costs roundly a million pounds year to have 24/7 surveillance on these people, we're talking a vast amount of money. If I'm prepared to stand up say that I believe in the death penalty, then you know, maybe I would pull the lever on people like Ian Brady in the past. I don't want to be an executioner, but I just believe people like Ian Brady who commit awful crimes against children - I don't see why British taxpayers have to pay much money to keep someone like that alive.feedback

Sanjay Srivastava - World Bank Group

A programme of more than 3,000 children and citizens of Kabwe would be subjected to constant medical surveillance and treatment programmes and anyone who showed a high blood lead level would be subjected to treatment as well. The government finally recognises there is an issue and and they have to address it.feedback

Stephen Fry

The dark side of the rise of machines and the sudden obsolescence of so many careers and jobs; the potential for crime, exploitation, extortion; suppression and surveillance; and even newer forms of cyberterrorism, give us the collywobbles and are challenges for certain. But we must understand that it is going to happen, collywobbles or not, because the lid is already off the jar. So the best we can do is keep the lid of the jar and let hope fly out.feedback

Clint Watts

Why would Kushner want a secret channel? What information would the Trump team want to make sure is hidden from U.S. intelligence? The idea of using Russian facilities to skirt Russian surveillance in the U.S. would either be a serious attempt to hide something or the actions of a young amateur.feedback

Spencer Bogart

Their reason for disapproval was the underlying markets for bitcoin, which haven't changed in the weeks since they made their decision. One of the issues was that Bats hadn't set up surveillance-sharing agreements with the major exchanges on which bitcoin is traded, with the purpose of identifying and stomping out market manipulation. Even if they did, a lot of those exchanges reside in jurisdictions that don't have much of a regulatory body that can go and take action against people that are doing something bad to the market.feedback

Patrick Toomey

This is an important victory for the rule of law. The NSA has secretly spied on Americans' internet communications for years, but now this surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts. We look forward to arguing this case on the merits. Our government shouldn't be searching the private communications of innocent people in bulk, examining the contents of Americans' emails and chats day in and day out. This mass surveillance threatens the foundations of a free internet.feedback

Lyle Petersen

Our most recent surveillance data show that we have documented 36,583 cases of Zika virus disease in the U.S. territories and 5,282 in U.S. states and DC.feedback

Dan Coats

European tourist sites, such as cultural monuments, transportation hubs, shopping malls, and restaurants will almost certainly continue to be targeted because they are easily accessible. In the past year, ISIS use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) for surveillance and delivery of explosives has increased, posing a new threat to civilian infrastructure and military installations.feedback

Albert Diaz

To put it simply, Wikimedia has plausibly alleged that its communications travel all of the roads that a communication can take, and that the N.S.A. seizes all of the communications along at least one of those roads. Thus, at least at this stage of the litigation, Wikimedia has standing to sue for a violation of the Fourth Amendment.feedback

Keijiro Kimura

They just enjoy picking up the funny things of the minister who cannot explain things very well.feedback

Hiroshi Hiraguchi

It is further clear that common people will not be the target of punishment stipulated by this legislation.feedback

Kanako Takayama

It's so vague that it allows the police to justify whatever they do. If you buy a pair of scissors, that may be viewed as preparing for a crime.feedback

Joe Cannataci - United Nations

With great power comes great responsibility. Yet this bill is not accompanied by a stiffening of measures intended to safeguard privacy. Other rights like freedom of speech and freedom of association are likewise not reinforced.feedback

Koichi Nakano

There are no apparent reasons certain crimes are covered and others are not. There will be more self-censorship in a country where there is already not a very vibrant civil society.feedback

Kenta Yamada

How far are we willing to sacrifice our privacy is the question. We may possibly get into the world of '1984.feedback

Keiichi Ishii

The role of the Japanese Coastguard is becoming all the more important with the surveillance of waters around the Senkaku islands, and dealing with repeated missile launches by North Korea.feedback

Dorri Benjamin

As soon as they started with the surveillance video, I immediately looked at the guy in the video and Mr. Gills and said, That is not him.feedback

Alistair Carmichael

Instead of spying on the entire population's web histories and undermining the encryption that, for example, allows us to bank online safely, Liberal Democrats would put money back into community policing and concentrate on intelligence-led, targeted surveillance. A Conservative landslide would give Theresa May a blank cheque to implement these draconian spying powers and Labour have shown they are incapable of opposing them. A strong Liberal Democrat opposition is crucial to challenge this government, stand up for people's civil liberties and change Britain's future.feedback

Graham Cluley

There are other criminals who've launched this attack, and they are ultimately responsible for this. But there's clearly some culpability on the part of the US intelligence services. Because they could have done something ages ago to get this problem fixed, and they didn't do it. Obviously, they want those tools in order to spy on people of interest, on other countries, to conduct surveillance. It's a handy thing to have, but it's a dangerous thing to have. Because they can be used against you. And that's what's happening right now.feedback

Pamela Kunze - Navy

The interaction was considered safe and professional by the P-8A's mission commander. Distance is only one of many variables considered when defining what is safe and professional. Every event is unique and any single variable does not define an event. It is up to the commander of the vessel – whether ship or aircraft – to evaluate all of the variables and assess each interaction individually.feedback

Peter Hotez

We had the sense that Congress was really not aware of the depth and breath of the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast regions. One of the problems is we do not do active surveillance for Zika along the Gulf Coast.feedback

Eric Phillips

The first deputy mayor first learned about both the car use and the telephone surveillance matters after the D.O.I. investigations were ongoing. It is of course the responsibility of every city employee to report to D.O.I. corrupt or other criminal activity or conflicts of interest.feedback

Neema Singh Guliani

Whether the next person adopts those views or not, or whether they take a position that is much more responsive to those [privacy] concerns, I just don't know. I think that if we look at the appointees to date, many of them have had very concerning positions on surveillance.feedback

Amie Stepanovich

Comey has definitely been bad on human-rights issues. He's been in favor of expanding surveillance powers. He's been in opposition to critical digital-security tools, like encryption. We've definitely had several run-ins with him.feedback

Heather Jones

There were 32 surveillance cameras in the house, which included cameras in the backyard, to watch him all night long. One of their forms of abuse was him standing in one position for long periods of time with his hands above his head. He wasn't allowed to take his hands down.feedback

James R. Clapper Jr.

There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.feedback

Perry Link

The effect of that surveillance is less that certain people are caught and punished and more that virtually all Chinese students know they – could – be reported and, therefore, watch what they say in public fora.feedback

James Comey - FBI

This is a tool that is essential to the safety of this country. I did not say the same thing about the collection of telephone dialing information by the N.S.A. I think that's a useful tool; 702 is an essential tool, and if it goes away, we'll be less safe as a country. And I mean that.feedback

Trey Gowdy

Trust me, you and I both want to see it reauthorized. It is in jeopardy if we don't get this resolved.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

I know there are some people who want a clean reauthorization of Section 702. I don't believe that is possible.feedback

John Dickerson

I think it was pretty clear that I was to escort myself out, or I would be escorted out – I would be moved along. It was time for our conversation to be over.feedback

Jim Killock - Open Rights Group

The government failed to protect journalists when it passed the Investigatory Powers Act. Now, the Law Commission has proposed to send them to prison if they so much as handle official data. This comes at a time when we must be able to hold the government to account over its vast surveillance powers … Mass surveillance chills freedom of expression and undermines democracy.feedback

Jim Killock - Open Rights Group

Extensive surveillance powers are threatening investigative journalism and freedom of expression in the UK. In just four years, the UK has fallen 10 places in the World Press Freedom Index – a deeply worrying trend that needs to be addressed.feedback

Chris Moody

Recent reports about Twitter data being used for surveillance have caused us great concern. As a company, our commitment to social justice is core to our mission and well established. And our policies in this area are long-standing. Using Twitter's Public APIs or data products to track or profile protesters and activists is absolutely unacceptable and prohibited. To be clear: we prohibit developers using the Public APIs and Gnip data products from allowing law enforcement – or any other entity – to use Twitter data for surveillance purposes. Period.feedback

Seymour Deitchman

Unattended border surveillance devices would still require considerable effort for maintenance and replacement of defunct units, in addition to a massive command and control system to identify points of intrusion.feedback

Claudia Rankine

That's one thing about being black in America. You have to curtail your movements, to live in such a way that what the white gaze projects upon blackness will not end your life. So you're always thinking, can I walk at night? Can I hold Skittles in my hand? Can I have my cellphone out? If it glitters, will somebody think it's a gun? At what point can I just be? It's been fascinating to see a word become its consonants, lose its vowels, be connected to an arm movement.feedback

Zhao Weifeng

It's just sad to be watched all the time. Parents need to learn to be hands-off. Classrooms are enclosed spaces, so the activities of students like reading and eating snacks should be regarded as private. Living under surveillance and fear will hurt students' potential to grow.feedback

Xiong Bingqi

If classrooms are under surveillance at all times, instruction will definitely be influenced by outside factors and the opinions of whoever is watching.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We completely agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, who's been repeatedly dangerous and provocative, show restraint. We'll maintain close contact with U.S. and high level of monitoring and surveillance as we respond firmly on North Korea.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

This is what the president ran on. We want to get to a place this week where border-security money is being directed to the Department of Homeland Security so that we can begin surveillance and preliminary work, and then we will keep working on getting DHS what it needs for the structure.feedback

Joseph McCormick

We have to have better surveillance so that we know if the virus is expanding, where is it going. We need human surveillance and some mosquito surveillance to know where the mosquitoes are.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

We look to the IMF to highlight where surplus countries can more forcefully contribute to support symmetric adjustment in pursuit of a fairer global system.feedback

Jonathan Turley

We would be deeply troubled by the Justice Department planting a bug in a congressional office. This is actually far worse. You have someone moving around like a human surveillance device.feedback

Rukmini Callimachi

In all of the areas that I have visited, ISIS dug a complicated network of tunnels. And so what they're able to do is they retreat inside the tunnels. And then from there, they're able to send a drone up into the air. So they're completely protected and unseen from our surveillance. And yet, they're able to see. So what they suspect is happening is that the drone is sent out to collect information to identify the location of where the enemy troops are. And then from there, they're able to pinpoint that place and then start aiming mortars at it as well as aiming munitions from the drone itself.feedback

John Nicholson

This was the right weapon against the right target. I want to assure the people of Afghanistan that our forces take every possible precaution to prevent civilian casualties. We had persistent surveillance over the area before and during after the operation and now we have Afghan and US forces on the site and see no evidence of civilian casualties, nor are there any reports of civilian casualties. [Isis] has sent suicide bombers to attack peaceful demonstrations and have killed and wounded hundreds of innocent civilians.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

Allies sent Awacs surveillance planes to help patrol American skies and we launched NATO's biggest military operation ever in Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of Europeans and Canadian soldiers have served shoulder to shoulder with American troops. More than 1,000 have paid the ultimate price. Our mission in Afghanistan is a major contribution to the fight against international terrorism.feedback

James R. Clapper Jr.

For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as D.N.I., there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.feedback

James Comey - FBI

It is a pain in the neck to get permission to conduct electronic surveillance in the United States. And that's good,'' he told an audience at the University of Texas in Austin.feedback

Carter Page

It shows how low the Clinton/Obama regime went to destroy our democracy and suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy. I have frequently dined in Trump Grill, had lunch in Trump Café, had coffee meetings in the Starbucks at Trump Tower, attended events and spent many hours in campaign headquarters on the fifth floor last year.feedback

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo

Because of the rising use of active surveillance, some are getting more years of life without side effects.feedback

Edward E. Baptist

Our goal is to ultimately collect all the runaway ads that have survived. They are these little windows. I call them the tweets of the master class. The purpose is to alert the surveillance system that was the entire body of white people in the South to help this individual recover this human property. There was a wave of anti-literacy laws. Slave owners knew if some men and women were literate, they could write passes to freedom.feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

It is important to note that CIA is legally prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so.feedback

Alex H. Krist

Active surveillance is a way we can reduce some of the harms like overtreatment, and the side effects of overtreatment. Men who have more urgent medical issues might see screening as a lower priority.feedback

John Conyers

It is clear that Section 702 surveillance programs can and do collect information about U.S. persons, on subjects unrelated to counter-terrorism. It is imperative that we understand the size of this impact on U.S. persons as our committee proceeds with the debate on reauthorization.feedback

Orin Kerr

President Trump recently signed a congressional resolution completing the repeal of broadband privacy rules announced by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. According to news reports, the purpose of the repeal was to allow broadband Internet service providers to conduct the same sort of monitoring of user online activities, such as Web-surfing habits, that companies like Google and Facebook can conduct.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump’s wild accusation and the right-wing media’s eagerness to support the claims of the Trump White House, working in cahoots with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), that there was nefarious “unmasking” of Trump associates picked up in surveillance of Russian officials has proved to be a colossal flop. Nunes wound up discrediting himself and implicating White House staffers in a half-baked scheme to deflect attention from the president.feedback

Roger Ailes - Fox

The culture of fear and surveillance created a chilling effect. Employees could not trust that there were safeguards that would protect them from retaliation.feedback

Judy Woodruff

[I]n essence, during the final days of the Obama administration, during the transition after President Trump had been elected, he and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?feedback

Susan E. Rice

The allegations that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes are absolutely false. [Unmasking] is necessary to do my job. ... Imagine if we saw something of grave significance about Russia, or China, or anybody else interfering with our political process.feedback

Eli Lake - Bloomberg

White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of US persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to US officials familiar with the matter.feedback

Ken Dilanian - National Broadcasting Company

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday flatly denied that she sought to improperly 'unmask' Trump campaign officials whose conversations were caught on surveillance by U.S. intelligence services. The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes,' Rice said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell. 'That's absolutely false.' Rice added that it's not unusual to request the identities of people caught on intelligence surveillance.feedback

David Thompson

So we think this means that at least one police officer managed to get him or herself into this core group of organizers and might still be there for all we know. And that's disturbing.feedback

Arthur Eisenberg

A 'sit-in' is not the same as an act of violence, and the police should not be engaged in maximal surveillance for non-violent activity.feedback

Paul Pillar

We should be disturbed if whoever was in office was not keeping close tabs on that sort of thing. This whole story strikes me as just more of the effort to divert attention from the issue of the relations that Trump and his associates have had with Russia, and as part of the diversion to try to suggest impropriety of some sort on the part of the Obama administration.feedback

Tom Cotton

Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy. Every time something went wrong, she seemed to turn up in the middle of it, whether it was these allegations of improper unmasking, intentional or improper surveillance, whether it's Benghazi or the other fiascos over the eight years of the Obama administration.feedback

Susan Hennessey

Nothing in this story indicates anything improper. What we're seeing here is US officials doing jobs to respond to what had markers of a counterintelligence threat: the Trump campaign.feedback

Svetlana Petrenko

Forensic experts have also discovered Jalilov's genetic traces on a bag containing an explosive device left at Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station. This evidence as well as the surveillance cameras give us reason to believe the person behind the terrorist act in the train was the same who left that bag at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.feedback

Ed Rogers

It is said that Watergate wasn’t about the crime, but about the coverup. Well, at least in the Watergate scandal, there was a proper crime - specifically, the break-in and wiretapping. The media hasn’t even settled on what to call its quest for a potentially nefarious Russia-Trump link. The whole pursuit is vaguely referred to as looking at President Trump’s “links, ” “ties, ” “associations” or “contacts” with Russia. Since this is Washington, let’s give it an acronym: L-TACs. With no end in sight, the manic pursuit of L-TACs has produced a basket of denials, lies, half-baked plots, evasions, one-off non sequiturs, side tracks, conspiracies and suspicions between the Trump administration, Democrats and the media. The frenzy has created a scandal without perpetrators or a crime. There is a sense that Washington is on the brink, but no one can say on the brink of what.feedback

Susan E. Rice

There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to, name not provided. Sometimes in that context in order to understand the significance of the report and assess its significance, it was necessary to request the information as to who that person was. Absolutely not for any political purposes, to spy, expose, anything. I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have, and never would. There was no collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump individuals, and by that I mean directed by the White House or targeted at Trump individuals. Let's see what comes.feedback

Sean Spicer

I know that she's supposed to make comments to a host in a few minutes to minimize this, but it is interesting because she was the one who went out and said she quote 'had nothing to do with this' on a program a few weeks ago and now…. I think it's not for me to decide who should testify or how they should do it, but I do think that there is a sharp contrast between a few weeks ago when she was very public in saying she 'didn't have any clue what Chairman Nunes was talking about' and yet now we are finding out that she's trying to figure out some friendly way of discussing this.feedback

Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Rice's requests to unmask the names of Trump transition officials do not vindicate Trump's own tweets from March 4 in which he accused Obama of illegally tapping Trump Tower. There remains no evidence to support that claim.feedback

Dan Scavino Jr.

Lyin', leakin' Susan Rice stammered through her soft ball interview with Dem PR person Andrea Mitchell.feedback

Susan E. Rice

I've been called a lot of things by folks on the right that are unfair and disingenuous. This is not the first. I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.feedback

Greg Nojeim

A search of your cell phone or social media account is a direct look behind the curtain that covers the most intimate aspects of your life. A border stop shouldn't be an excuse for extreme surveillance such as downloading the entire contents of your phone.feedback

Sean Spicer

We're not going to start going down guessing the motives of something that is not assumed in fact yet.feedback

Rand Paul

Was this a directive from President Obama? Is there a possibility that Susan Rice was politically motivated? Let's ask her why she was opening up all of the conversations with Trump transition figures. I think she should be asked under oath, did she reveal it to The Washington Post. I think they were illegally basically using an espionage tool to eavesdrop or wiretap – if you want to use the word generally – on the Trump campaign. I have been very impressed with Devin Nunes. I don't think you should be allowed to listen to Americans' conversations without a warrant.feedback

John Oliver

That initially sounded like it could back up Trump's claims that President Obama wiretapped him. But it quickly unraveled as Nunes conceded the surveillance was routine appeared to be completely legal, occurred after the election and may not have even targeted Trump or his transition team but rather foreign individuals discussing the transition.feedback

John Oliver

Devin took what appears to be an unnecessary trip to tell what appears to be unimportant news to what may have been the source of the news itself, . So what Nunes brought to light has turned out to be a bunch of smoke and mirrors as convoluted as it is pointless. Truly, it is the Now You See Me of revelations. But wait, because Stupid Watergate found a way to get even stupider. Because the surveillance Nunes was studying concerned the Trump transition team, of which one member was, you guessed it, Devin f---ing Nunes.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

You’d think he would get tired of losing. “Ten weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump hasn’t had an easy week yet. Mr. Trump has hit regular high points-the nomination of a Supreme Court justice, a smooth speech to a joint session of Congress, an active deal-making role in health-care negotiations. But they have each been punctured, within hours or days, by low points-courts blocking his travel restrictions, an early-morning tweet about wiretapping, and the collapse of those talks to repeal the Affordable Care Act.”.feedback

William F. Kuntz

From the beginning, Ms. Lenich has wanted to fully accept responsibility for her actions in this case. She wanted to plead guilty at the first opportunity.feedback

Morris J. Fodeman

We take comfort in knowing that Judge Kuntz will consider Ms. Lenich's exemplary personal and professional life when she is sentenced.feedback

Tara Lenich

Between approximately 2015 and 2016, while I was working at the Kings County District Attorney's office here in Brooklyn, I intentionally forged court orders that allowed me to wiretap cellphones for two different people.feedback

Evelyn Farkas

Amen, Brother. Who benefits from this fake news? R-U – S – S – I –A. I was urging my former colleagues, and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill – it was more, actually, aimed at telling the Hill people: Get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration, because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people that left. So it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy.feedback

Sean Spicer

On March 2, the day before the president's tweet, comments by senior administration official and foreign policy expert Dr. Evelyn Farkas, together with previous reports, raised serious concerns on whether there was an organized and widespread effort by the Obama administration to use and leak highly sensitive intelligence information to political purposes. Dr. Farkas's admissions alone are devastating. We're committed to working with the House and Senate committees to get to the bottom of what happened here. No, I don't.feedback

Sean Spicer

[I]f I can go back for a second to something that the Obama administration's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense noted very clearly on the record, that they were engaged in an effort to spread information about Trump officials that had come up in intelligence. That's not – that is several networks. Evelyn Farkas made that proclamation about what was going on during the Obama administration regarding the Trump team. So that is something that they made very clear on the record.feedback

Marianne Sinka

But at the end of the day, accurate mosquito surveillance is essential. If these guys can set up a successful citizen science project to get us closer to this goal, it can only be a good thing.feedback

Peter King - Homeland Security

There were telephone conversations apparently between foreigners, the surveillance of those conversations was very legitimate.feedback

Sean Spicer

It is a fairly comprehensive undertaking of every asset that a person owns, every debt that they have and I think that that is a very clear understanding of the assets that people have, the value of those assets, both in terms of whether they're worth something or the liabilities that they're incurring. That is a very, very transparent way of being able to understand someone's – and so, to equate the two is rather….feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

It's so cavalier and unbelievable that I just wonder whether this person knows what the heck she's talking about. What it means and what she meant by that, and whether that has anything to do with the issues in regard to surveillance of Trump transition team members is something that we need to figure out this morning and throughout the day.feedback

Sean Spicer

We are willing to provide them with information that we have, the materials that we have come across, and I think that is an important step. I cannot get into who those individuals were.feedback

Sarah Posner

A blockbuster scoop in today’s New York Times reports that two White House officials helped House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes access intelligence reports showing that President Donald Trump and his associates were subject to “incidental collection” as U.S. intelligence agencies conducted routine foreign surveillance.feedback

David Ignatius

President Trump has been trying since early March to deflect the FBI and congressional investigations of Russian covert action by arguing that he had been a victim of improper U.S. surveillance. His argument got little traction until last week, when Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made the case for him.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

And the sources stand by it. The American public needs to know more about this rather than less, because a lot of the government surveillance authorities will expire in the fall and there will be a great debate about how much authority we want the government to have to surveil us. And the more the American public knows about this, the more informed their and Congress's decisions will be. I think a lot more's going to come. The British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump's calls.feedback

Devin Nunes

There was no wiretapping of Trump Tower. That did not happen.feedback

Sean Spicer

The president used the word wiretap in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.feedback

Norah O'Donnell - CBS News

I think getting skin checks isn't at the top of everybody's list. We delay our preventive care. Preventative care is so important in catching this stuff early. I have to go back every four months now. I just went back and they took off two more things, including a spot underneath the scar. They both came back totally benign, but I'm under close surveillance.feedback

Randy Bush - Internet Initiative Japan

Between troll attacks, chilling effects of government surveillance and censorship, etc., the internet is becoming narrower every day.feedback

Amy Lynch

What I'm concerned about is whether there will be an appetite for adopting new regulations with this new administration. The majority of investment advisory firms are small. They have limited resources and may not be able to invest in the same surveillance technology that larger firms can invest in. There are sophisticated mechanisms today that can monitor accounts and look for patterns in activity. They are very valuable in preventing money laundering.feedback

Sean Spicer

If you look at the president's tweet, he said very clearly, quote, wiretapping' – in quotes.feedback

Devin Nunes

The intelligence committee - that's a committee that I call the tip of the spear, because without national security it's tough to keep those trade routes open. There seems to me to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right.feedback

Sean Spicer

I don't know what he actually briefed the president on, but I don't know why he would come up to brief the president on something that we gave him. I don't know why he would brief the Speaker and then come down here to brief us on something that we would have briefed him on. It doesn't really seem to make a ton of sense. So I'm not aware of it, but it doesn't really pass the smell test.feedback

Sean Spicer

I know that Chairman Nunes has confirmed that he was on White House grounds Tuesday and, frankly, any questions regarding who he met with or why he was here should be referred to him. All of what I know has been available through public comments. I don't know that that make sense. I don't know why he would travel – brief the speaker, then come down here to brief us on something that – that we would've briefed him on. It doesn't really seem to make a ton of sense. So, I'm not aware of it. But it doesn't really pass the smell test.feedback

Anne Giudicelli

At the level of strict security, the maximum is done. The authorities are confronting the fact that all the outward signs – what we call indicators, the criteria for surveillance – are today very volatile because individuals adapt, they know what will get them detected.feedback

Devin Nunes

What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right and I don't know if the American people would be comfortable with what I've read. This is information that was brought to me that I thought the president needed to know about incidental collection, where the president himself and others in the Trump transition team were clearly put into intelligence reports that ended up at this White House and across a whole bunch of other agencies.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Will he finally learn this time? “House Intelligence Committee Democrats said Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) apologized to them Thursday during a closed-door meeting for his handling of revelations about surveillance that potentially could have been collected about President Trump and his associates during the transition period.”.feedback

Devin Nunes

I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated out. We know there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower.feedback

Michael Gerson

Calling out the president on his bogus wiretapping claims is a sign of civic health, but the patient is still anemic.feedback

Devin Nunes

Yes, he apologised to the minority on the committee today for going public and to the (White House) with his announcement yesterday before sharing the information with the minority. He pledged to work with them on this issue and share information with them about it. There was a lot going on yesterday and it was a judgment call on my part. At the end of the day, sometimes you make the right decisions and sometimes you make the wrong ones but you've got to stick by the decisions you make.feedback

Stewart Baker - National Security Agency

It’s 2020. Kamala Harris finishes a close second in New Hampshire, beating expectations that Elizabeth Warren would sweep her neighboring state (and its shared media market). Harris roars into South Carolina, where she suddenly leads in the polls with a message of repudiating what she calls the Trump administration’s dangerous foreign brinksmanship.feedback

Eric Swalwell

Before we go forward, we really need to see what evidence did the chairman take over to the president, how did he get that evidence and why exactly did he go around our committee. We haven't seen that yet. We have been told that that is coming soon.feedback

Greg Falxa - Department of Fish and Wildlife

Every single avenue we look at seems far-fetched. Who knows how it got here? Everything is speculation right now. We're starting surveillance in that area.feedback

Devin Nunes

I mean, there was a lot going on yesterday and it was a judgment call on my part ... at the end of the day, sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the wrong one, but you've got to stick by the decisions you make.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

No, I don't think so. I think it's probably one of the most compassionate things we can do. We're trying to focus on both the recipients of the money and the folks who give us the money in the first place. And I think it's fairly compassionate to go to them and say, Look, we're not gonna ask you for your hard-earned money, anymore, single mother of two in Detroit … unless we can guarantee to you that that money is actually being used in a proper function.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday accused U.S. spy agencies of abusing their surveillance powers by gathering and sharing information about President Trump and his transition team, an unproven charge that was quickly embraced by the White House but threatened to derail the committee’s investigation of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia.feedback

Devin Nunes

While there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower, I was concerned that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates. I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration–details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value–were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.feedback

Devin Nunes

What I've read, seems to me to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right ... But let us get all the reports. ... I think the president is concerned and he should be. I think he'd like to see these reports.feedback

Devin Nunes

First, I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated intelligence community reporting. I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. Fourth and finally, I want to be clear: None of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.feedback

Richard Ledgett - National Security Agency

What happened here was, they fought back. So it kind of became a hand-to-hand combat thing. We'd remove their malware. They would deploy new malware, even though they knew we were in the system. They were just trying to get around us.feedback

Devin Nunes

It is possible. There was some level of surveillance activity – perfectly legal – but I don't think the American people would be comfortable with it. What I have read bothered me. It should bother the president himself and his team.feedback

Richard Ledgett - National Security Agency

We're being very open about the (Section 702) programme, and will be. Yes. All of the major cyber threat actors that we worry about have efforts in place, have that capability. Can you take out a traffic system? Absolutely. Can you take out comm(unication)s systems? Absolutely. Can you take out gas and oil distribution, and energy distribution systems? Absolutely you can. ... We're more vulnerable than most. Like a turtle, touch them and they pull in their shell.feedback

Devin Nunes

I've heard of Manafort. There is a big, gray cloud that you've now put over people who have very important work to do to lead this country. And so the faster you can get to the bottom of this, it's going to be better for all Americans.feedback

Matthew Waxman

The president's commentary about surveillance allegations and the Russian election meddling investigation is dangerous.feedback

Sean Spicer

All we're doing is literally reading off what other stations and people have reported. We're not casting judgment on that.feedback

Shepard Smith - Fox

Judge Andrew Napolitano commented on the morning show Fox and Friends that he has sources who say British intelligence . . . was involved in surveillance at Trump Tower. Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way, full stop.feedback

Trevor Noah

That's right, people. Obama didn't wiretap Trump, and even the FBI thinks there is something at least worth investigating regarding how much Trump's campaign communicated with Russia. Wow. I did not see that coming.feedback

Devin Nunes

Let me be clear. We know there was not a wiretap on Trump Tower. However, it's still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates. The fact that Russia hacked U.S. election-related databases comes as no shock to this committee. We have been closely monitoring Russia's aggressions for years.feedback

James Comey - FBI

'With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets,'. 'And we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components: the department has no information that supports those tweets,'. 'I think that was a fairly easy judgement for the (intelligence) community,'.feedback

Stephen Weiss - Creve Coeur Camera

The market is in consolidation phase awaiting progress on fiscal policy while nervous about President Trump's ability to maintain the support of the Republican majority in the face of his lack of prioritization as to what is important (fiscal policy) and what is not (wiretap allegations).feedback

Ed Rogers

Some matters are urgent, others are important. The president’s allegation of wiretapping has certainly risen to an urgent level in Washington, but it distracts from important developments such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s shaking up the status quo on North Korea and the beginning of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearings. Time and again, coverage of the Trump administration’s substantive governing priorities has been disrupted by the president’s own unforced errors. Earlier today, FBI Director James B. Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee that he has “no information” to support the president’s claims. Even though nothing new was revealed, “no information” will be today’s main story - not Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court or follow-up analysis from Tillerson’s trip to Asia.feedback

Sean Spicer

Why was a name that should have been protected by law from being put out into the public domain, put out there. What were the motives behind that? What else do we need to know? Who was behind that kind of unmasking?feedback

James Comey - FBI

Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much that he had a clear preference for the person running against Secretary Clinton. That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian Government and whether there was any coordination.feedback

Sean Spicer

No. We started a hearing, it is still ongoing. There's a lot of areas that still need to be covered. There's a lot of information that still needs to be discussed. Following this testimony it's clear that nothing has changed. Who was being surveilled? Why were they being surveilled? Why were they being quote unmasked?feedback

Sean Spicer

We are still at the beginning phase of a look as to what kind of surveillance took place and why. I think there's continuing to be a very, very literal interpretation of his tweet, which is whether or not there was wiretapping. The president understands that you don't literally wiretap people the same way you did in the '70s and '80s with wires and things in the top of the phone. There's no reason to believe he doesn't at this time.feedback

James Comey - FBI

We just cannot do our work well or fairly if we start talking about it while we're doing it.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Before FBI Director James B. Comey began his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, President Trump was back, compulsively tweeting - and underscoring the growing perception that his allegation that President Barack Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped” is nonsensical, his attachment to reality fleeting and his concern about Russian interference in the election on his behalf is palpable. He tweeted: “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!” (Interestingly, he limited the denial of collusion to him, POTUS, only.) Certainly, he had been rattled by a parade of Republican lawmakers affirming there was no evidence of wiretapping. He was right to be anxious.feedback

Chris Beyrer

America is not hived off from the rest of the planet, and it's incredibly important to our biosecurity to have surveillance capability -- which means partners in other countries. That's what Fogarty does.feedback

Devin Nunes

For the first time the American people, and all the political parties now, are paying attention to the threat that Russia poses. We know that the Russians were trying to get involved in our campaign, like they have for many decades. They're also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe and over in Europe. We need to get to the bottom of that. Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No there never was. The information we received Friday continues to lead us in that direction.feedback

Susan Collins

I don't know the basis for President Trump's assertion and that's what I wish he would explain to us, on the Intelligence Committee, and to the American people and I do believe he owes us that explanation," " when asked if the accusations were true. I have seen no evidence supporting that statement and what we need is evidence. If the president has evidence of that, I would encourage him to turn it over to the House and Senate intelligence committee.feedback

Rand Paul

I spent nine and a half years as an undercover officer. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 in the morning collecting intelligence to protect our homeland. … The men and the women in the CIA, they do their job regardless of who is in the White House. Same for NSA. Same for FBI. These men and women are putting themselves in harm's way.feedback

Devin Nunes

That is very possible, and we don't have the answers to those questions yet. We had a deadline of Friday for the NSA, FBI and CIA to get us those names that were unmasked through the FISA system. We didn't get those names on Friday, and until we get those names, we can't rule this out.feedback

Devin Nunes

Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, but there never was, and the information we got on Friday continues to lead us in that direction. That's the only crime we know has been committed right now. We're trying to get to everyone who, for lack of a better term, was at the crime scene. We're trying to bring them all in, see what they knew, when they knew it, if they knew about the leaks, if they knew about General Flynn's name being unmasked. These are all questions that we need to get to the bottom of.feedback

Adam Schiff

Of course, there's one thing to say there's evidence; there's another thing to say we can prove this or prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. But there was certainly enough for us to conduct an investigation. The American people have a right to know, and in order to defend ourselves, we need to know whether the circumstantial evidence of collusion and direct evidence of deception is indicative of more.feedback

Rand Paul

It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail, because you cannot have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and highly classified information and then releasing that to the New York Times. There can only be a certain handful of people who did that. I would bring them all in. They would have to take lie-detector tests. And, I would say, including the political people, because some political people knew about this as well.feedback

David Medine

If the president is concerned about surveillance by the intelligence agencies, one thing he should do is appoint new members to the board.feedback

Elizabeth Goitein

It's in keeping with his attitude toward government in general. He has nothing but antipathy for the agencies he controls.feedback

Devin Nunes

There was no Fisa warrant that I'm aware of to tap Trump Tower. I don't think there is anyone in the White House today that is under any type of surveillance at all.feedback

Tom Cole

I see no indication that that's true. President Obama is owed an apology.feedback

Sean Spicer

As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps.feedback

Kelly Wroblewski

They allow you to perform constant surveillance in the community and identify when you need to respond.feedback

Sean Spicer

I don't think we regret anything. We literally listed a litany of media reports that were in the public domain.feedback

Erik Wemple

At a joint news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Trump fielded a question from a German journalist as to whether he felt it was a “mistake” to accuse British intelligence of assisting former President Barack Obama in allegedly surveilling him. Wrapped up in the question was a pivotal question about the relationship between the Trump White House and the conservative media. After all, the claim about British intelligence stemmed directly from a report by Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey judge.feedback

Tom Cole

Frankly unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, President Obama is owed an apology. If he didn't do it, we shouldn't be reckless in accusations that he did. Look, they're allowed to believe what they believe. I know the leaders of both those committees, I have a lot of respect of them, they said they found no evidence and until we see something different I accept their conclusion.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

So by bypassing all American intelligence services, Obama would have had access to what he wanted with no Obama administration fingerprints.feedback

Dean Baquet

It is, of course, not what we reported. The only reason there has been confusion is that the administration keeps misstating what we reported.feedback

Dean Baquet

As I've said before, the president's description of us as failing does not bother us since it is demonstrably false.feedback

Patrick Leahy

On areas of surveillance and torture, what I've seen so far, his views are a lot different than mine. When Judge Gorsuch was working for the administration, at least based on the initial things I've looked at, he appears to be a cheerleader for President Bush's views on executive powers.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Do you have any knowledge, direct or indirect, whether Mr. Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, or any member of his family, traveled out of the country to meet with Russians during the campaign? Do you have knowledge of whether Mr. Cohen, or any Trump associate, directly or through shell companies, made payments either to hackers or to internet companies that ran a botnet of fake accounts and websites on behalf of Russia? To your knowledge, did any person illegally inform the president that there was a wiretap at Trump Tower?feedback

Jeff Sessions

Was the president's tweet about a wiretap at Trump Tower, to your knowledge, illegal? If so, to whom have you reported this offense.feedback

Seth Meyers

You're so paranoid about wiretapping that you talk like a mafia don, afraid the feds are listening.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn't use the NSA (National Security Agency), he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What is that? It's the initials for the British intelligence finding agency.feedback

Sean Spicer

He's able to get it and there's no American fingerprints on it. Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command - he didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice - he used GCHQ.feedback

Sean Spicer

There's a lot of wiretapping being talked about. I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.feedback

Sean Spicer

They are not findings. The statement clearly says at this time they don't believe it. At the end of the day the committee has not been provided all the information.feedback

Richard Burr

Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016. I don't believe, just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to, I don't believe there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.feedback

Paul Ryan

The intelligence committees, in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom – at least so far with respect to our intelligence community – that no such wiretap existed. We've seen no evidence of that.feedback

James Lankford

There are some theories out there that this is what's called incidental collection, where there's collection of a foreign individual who calls into the United States, and they happen to gather up U.S. persons on that, as well. But there are even some problems even in that theory. If there's incidental collection, you have to minimize Americans that are in it, to make sure the U.S. citizens are protected in their rights. They feel very strongly they have some of this information. Obviously, it's going to come from the FBI and from the CIA.feedback

Jeremiah Grossman

At the very least, Yahoo is a good target for surveillance and intelligence purposes – tracking a person of interest, seeing whom they are communicating with, what about, and so on.feedback

Devin Nunes

As I told you last week about the issue with the president talking about tapping Trump Tower, that evidence still remains the same, that we don't have any evidence that took place. In fact, I don't believe just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to, I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower. Are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the president was wrong.feedback

Devin Nunes

Wiretap covers a lot of different things. I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.feedback

Devin Nunes

We don't have any evidence that took place. Are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the president was wrong. But if you're not going to take the tweets literally – and there is a concern that the president has about other people, other surveillance activities looking at him and his associates, either appropriately or inappropriately. We want to find that out.feedback

Charles F. Adams - Raytheon

With Radarange in her kitchen, Mother can wait until her family is actually seated at the dinner table before she asks them what they would like to eat.feedback

Jane Nickerson

Roasts are gray rather than brown. Eggs scramble well, bake rather than boil and refuse to fry, exploding before the final effect can be achieved.feedback

Adam Schiff

We're not sure if there's any there, there. There's no daylight between us on the fact that neither one of us have seen any evidence to support what the president tweeted. I think that's probably the most important point. Obviously these two platforms were used to publish documents damaging to Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and helpful to Donald Trump. That concerns me a great deal.feedback

Gabe Roth

The picture these documents paint is that from the outset of his agency tenure, Judge Gorsuch was intimately involved in a range of administration initiatives, from detainee treatment to surveillance to judicial nominations. I'm looking forward to the release of additional documents, whether in response to the senator or to our FOIA lawsuit.feedback

Charles Grassley

It's just too bad that we have to go to this length.feedback

Tim Kaine

We have to understand everything about the ties between Russia, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, the Trump administration. Especially the degree to which Russia tried to invade the American election, because we have to protect future elections.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The Congress needs to know what it's doing. If you're going to have multiple congressional investigations and there is a criminal investigation, we're going to run into it.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Well, I want an answer to my letter. If there is a criminal investigation regarding the Trump campaign and ties to Russia, I want to know about it because we're doing congressional investigations of all-things Russia. I don't want to run into a criminal investigation not knowing it's out there. Is there an investigation? Because I need to know before I move forward into investigating Russia from a congressional lense – I don't want to interfere with a criminal investigation if there is one.feedback

Devin Nunes

If there is no warrant, then we'll have solved this problem: There was no wiretapping.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If they do not provide the answer to that letter we wrote in a bipartisan fashion, there will be a bipartisan subpoena following the FBI. He's not a witness. We have four people who will talk about what Russia does all over the world to interfere with democracies, the tools in their tool box. We wrote a letter, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and myself, wanting to know if there's evidence of a warrant. He hasn't answered that letter or confirmed if there's an investigation of the Trump campaign. He needs to answer the letter and give the nation some information about what's going on here.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If it's not true, just tell me it's not true. Why is it taking so long to get the answer? I want to get to the bottom of it. Congress is going to flex its muscles.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other. You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets – any number of ways. On wiretap claims, I have said many times that we are pleased the House/Senate Intel Committees are investigating & will comment after. Response to Bergen Record was about surveillance articles in news & techniques generally, not about campaign. Headline just wrong.feedback

Sean Spicer

I think he's extremely confident. I think there is significant reporting about surveillance techniques that have existed throughout the 2016 election. I think recognizing that he doesn't really think that President Obama went up and tapped his phone personally, I think. But I think there is no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election. I think that has been cleaned up. It was made in jest, so I think we can put that to rest.feedback

Sean Spicer

I'm just going to say the president has tweeted about this. He's pretty clear he believes there was surveillance conducted during the 2016 election. I think there's pretty sound evidence that the microwave is not a sound way of surveilling someone.feedback

Tony Porter

As smart cities move forward, these challenges are so much greater for people like myself. And members of the public need to decide whether they are still happy with this. The nightmare scenario is that there is a lack of understanding about how big and effective this can be. This technology is there to protect us, but there needs to be informed consent about what it is capable of doing. Body-worn video, for example, or facial recognition – that can identify people on databases who didn't know they were on databases. Surveillance cameras are becoming much more integrated into the internet.feedback