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Is Your Microwave Watching You? Kellyanne Conway Says Maybe

"We know this is a fact of modern life," she added.
March 13, 2017, 4:08pm
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On Sunday, Trump advisor and unofficial clothing spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway made an interesting claim on top of Trump's unfounded tweets insisting that Obama spied on his campaign during the 2016 primaries.

During an interview at her home in Alpine, New Jersey, Conway lofted the idea that Trump's wiretapping allegations may be even wider in scope, explaining that hackers can watch people through "microwaves that turn into cameras."


"What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other," Conway said. "You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets—any number of ways." She added, "We know this is a fact of modern life."

Although Conway didn't offer up any actual proof to back up the surveillance claim—a claim that has been heavily criticized from Democrats and Republicans alike—she tweeted Monday that she was "pleased" the House and Senate Intel committees were investigating. She also pushed back on media reports that she had suggested Obama had hacked Trump's microwave.

The House Intelligence Committee has asked the White House to fork over actual evidence about the surveillance claims by Monday, so we'll have to wait and see if Obama really was watching Trump scarf down Hot Pockets through a secret camera on his microwave or whatever.

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