Krauthammer Explains the 'Price' of Trump's Wiretapping Claims
Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report" that the case involving the search for the leaker or leakers of classified information was overshadowed by the president's charge against Barack Obama.
FBI Director James Comey and NSA chief Adm. Michael Rogers testified before a Congressional committee today, and were asked about both the leaks and charges that Trump Tower was wiretapped.
"That's the price of overshooting," Krauthammer said of Trump making claims that Obama "wiretapped" Trump Tower in the midst of questions about Russian collusion and the leaks.
He said that the case laid out by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) for the need to identify who leaked Gen. Michael Flynn's identity, among other things, to the press was overshadowed by Trump's tweets.
Krauthammer alluded to the heavy coverage given to allegations against the Obama administration, while giving scant attention to the leaks.
There is one crime, Krauthammer said, "the unmasking of the leaking of the Flynn name."
He said that FBI Director James Comey's announcement that Trump's Tweets were unfounded made Press Secretary Sean Spicer "look ridiculous" because he essentially was contradicted by the president's own Justice Department.
"That's the price of doing this kind of tweeting," Krauthammer said.