Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma
Published March 18, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), one of two American Indians serving in the 115th Congress, says Trump owes his predecessor an apology for saying President Obama had the Trump Towers to be wiretapped.
It was two weeks ago on Saturday, at about 6:30 a.m., the 45th president of the United States made the false accusation.
“I see no indication that that’s true,” Cole told reporters. “And so it’s not a charge I would have ever made. And frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, then I think the president, you know, President Obama is owed an apology in that regard.”
“If he didn’t do it,” Cole added, “we shouldn’t be reckless in accusations that he did.”
Earlier this week, the committee chairs of both the House and Senate intelligence committees stated they have found no proof that Trump’s allegation is true.
Dispute the evidence to the contrary, the White House and president still maintain it happened. On Thursday, the White House suggested President Obama had a British intelligence agency perform the illegal wiretaps. The agency said “these claims are ridiculous.”
Representative Cole is a tribal citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, based in Ada, Oklahoma.