Conway: No desire to limit Trump’s Twitter access

Conway: No desire to limit Trump’s Twitter access

White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway with President Donald Trump (Twitter/@kellyannepolls)

WASHINGTON- White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said she has no desire to limit President Donald Trump’s Twitter access.

“Zero…And I’ll tell you why… It allowed him to communicate directly with people and I think a lot of the mainstream media doesn’t like it because it’s cutting out the middleman,” Conway said in response to a question at the National Review Institute summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Conway described Trump’s Twitter use as representative of the “democratization of communication.” Conway also said that she expects the President’s Twitter use is “going to continue.”

Trump used Twitter during the campaign to make important announcements and also to attack his critics. He has continued to use the social media tool for the same purposes since assuming the presidency.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway participated Friday in a Q&A at the National Review Institute’s 2017 Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C.  (Bryan Renbaum/TMN)

Two weeks ago Trump tweeted that former President Barack Obama had ordered Trump Tower to be placed under electronic surveillance during the campaign.

A spokesperson for Obama said the claim was false.

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said in a statement on Thursday that they have not seen any evidence to substantiate Trump’s wiretapping allegations.

The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence also have said that they are not aware of any evidence to support the President’s claim.

Both Committees are investigating Russian interference in last year’s presidential election as well as allegations that members of the Trump campaign spoke with high-ranking Russian officials.

President Trump has stated that he has evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped.

The House Select Committee on Intelligence has requested that the FBI, CIA, and NSA provide by today any evidence that would validate Trump’s wiretapping claim as well as any information related to recent intelligence leaks.

The committee will on hold an opening hearing on Monday in which FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify.

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