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'let me answer that globally'

Kellyanne Conway claims Trump knows Obama tapped his phones because 'he's the president of the United States'

Rather than give specifics on how exactly President Trump apparently knows former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway decided to answer that question "globally" during her Monday morning interview on Fox & Friends. "He's the president of the United States," Conway said. "He has information and intelligence that the rest of us do not."

Since Trump tweeted the accusation against Obama on Saturday, neither he nor any other top government official has indicated what this "information and intelligence" may be. Obama's spokesman has dismissed the accusations as "simply false," and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that within his government agency there "was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign." FBI Director James Comey reportedly requested the Justice Department publicly disavow Trump's claims. Moreover, Trump reportedly "did not consult with the people inside the U.S. government who might know before making this claim," a senior U.S. official told NBC News.

Conway insisted all Trump wants is to get to the bottom of the matter. "The president's entire point is that people deserve to know," Conway said. "If we don't know, then let's find out together."

Catch a snippet of Conway's interview below. Becca Stanek