New York Times:
President Trump said on Wednesday that he thought that the former national security adviser Susan E. Rice may have committed a crime by seeking the identities of Trump associates who were swept up in the surveillance of foreign officials by American spy agencies and that other Obama administration officials may also have been involved.
The president provided no evidence to back his claim. Current and former intelligence officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations have said that nothing they have seen led them to believe that Ms. Rice’s actions were unusual or unlawful. When Americans are swept up in surveillance of foreign officials by intelligence agencies, their identities are supposed to be obscured, but they can be revealed for national security reasons, and intelligence officials say it is a regular occurrence.
“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in the Oval Office. “It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”
Trump then goes on to claim that he has evidence that he will introduce at the "right time."
I imagine that will be the same "right time" that Trump is waiting to arrive before sharing what his investigators discovered about Obama's birth certificate, and the same "right time" he is waiting for before sharing the data that proves millions of undocumented people voted for Hillary Clinton.
In other words don't hold your breath.
As reported yesterday the former National Security Adviser did NOTHING wrong and is almsot certainly NOT the person who leaked Michael Flynn's name to the media.
Later in this same interview there is this exchange:
Mr. Trump also criticized media outlets, including The New York Times, for failing to adequately cover the Rice controversy — while singling out Fox News and the host Bill O’Reilly for praise, despite a Times report of several women who have accused Mr. O’Reilly of harassment. The president then went on to defend Mr. O’Reilly, who has hosted him frequently over the years.
“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” said Mr. Trump, who during the interview was surrounded at his desk by a half-dozen of his highest-ranking aides, including the economic adviser Gary Cohn and the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, along with Vice President Mike Pence.
“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” said Mr. Trump. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
This should be a surprise to no one since Trump himself has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual harassment and assault, and is in fact still facing a lawsuit over at least one of them.
These are older, vulgar, and incredibly unfortunate looking men, who have learned that the only way they can get their pee pee wet is to either use force, power, or money to bend women to their will.
They are birds of a feather, or in this case pigs of a sty, so of course Trump has Bill O'Reilly's back on this.