Asked by The Bergen Record on Sunday if she knew for a fact that Trump Tower phones had been wiretapped, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said, “What I can say is that there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. Microwaves that turn into cameras, etcetera.”
Q: Do you know if Trump Tower was wiretapped?— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 13, 2017
Kellyanne: There was an article this week—you can be spied on via a camera in your microwave pic.twitter.com/rObFkIrLGG
This morning, Conway made several more appearances and had to answer questions on the idea of "surveillance microwave ovens." Talking to CNN's Chris Cuomo, she attempted to obfuscate with, "I was answering a question about surveillance techniques generally."
Pressed further on the wiretapping allegation, Conway whipped up this whopper: "I'm not Inspector Gadget. I don't believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I'm not in the job of having evidence."
Because "alternate facts."
Kellyanne Conway: “I’m not in the job of having evidence...” https://t.co/Yld67PQatC— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 13, 2017
As a reminder - both President Obama and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have said there’s nothing to the allegations.
President Trump, in an astounding display of irony, chastised the media for being "rude" to Conway:
It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2017