Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar ‘The View’ mock Kellyanne Conway over TV spy, CIA documents
While minimizing the CIA spy program. the women of The View mocked President Trump’s advisor, Kellyanne Conway, over government spying on Americans.
“She wants you to watch what you say when you’re microwaving your popcorn,” Whoopi Goldberg mocked, noting that the deadline is approaching when Trump must provide proof that Obama wiretapped his campaign and noted Conway pivoted to talk about spying going beyond one’s phone.
“You know, I think my dishwasher called me a b*tch the other day,” Joy Behar joked. “Oh my god! I’m so nervous!”
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Sunny Hostin noted that Conway’s comment was in response to a question about whether Trump was accusing former President Barack Obama a felony. “In response to that you talk about microwaves?” she asked. “As a prosecutor, I certainly know about wiretapping and I trained with the FBI but we didn’t learn about microwaves on our warrants.”
Sara Haines agreed it was deflecting, saying that Conway blamed people of wasting a lot of time talking about all of this. “When you lay out a claim that has these kinds of repercussions, it’s no longer tweets without consequences,” she continued. “When you say those words it’s forcing the hand of the government to investigate. So, the more they keep doubling down the more they’re wasting time.”
Hostin said that today is the “put-up or shut-up day” where they must provide evidence. “So, where is it?” she asked.
She maintained that everyone knows only ghosts and poltergeists come through your televisions.
James Comey admitted that Americans shouldn’t presume to have the privacy that had prior to the Patriot Act, nearly confessing to the mass surveillance of Americans. More on those remarks HERE
The Wikileaks trove of documents includes details on the CIA programs to hack into smart devices, including Samsung television, as well as, to take control of automobiles. The Umbrage program confirms rumors and speculations which began to swirl as far back as the second half of the Bush administration.