President Donald Trump has found himself an unusual supporter for his claims that the Obama administration unlawfully wiretapped him. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat and former senator turned Fox News contributor, spoke out on Friday to note that he was covertly recorded in his very own congressional office.
During a Friday segment with host Shannon Bream, Kucinich was asked to elaborate upon a recent op-ed in which he spilled the details about his wiretapping scandal.
“Well, it’s important because there are people who are saying about President Trump’s claims, ‘oh, it could never happen!’” Kucinich said. “Well frankly, it happened to me, and I had proof – the Washington Times actually let me listen in to a tape that was made of a conversation in my congressional office.”
Kucinich went on to note that it was a supposedly private conversation between himself and a “foreign leader” that had been approved by congressional attorneys as falling under his constitutional rights.
“But someone had intercepted it,” he continued. “I learned about it two years after I left office. Members of Congress ought to be aware that my experience was that my phone wasn’t safe in a congressional office.”
“Now, if they can do that to a member of Congress, they can certainly do it to a presidential candidate, and they can do it to private citizens as well. Hello America,” Kucinich concluded.
A veteran congressman who served Ohio’s 10th congressional district from 1997 to 2013, Kucinich has emerged as a potential crypto Trump supporter. In the wake of Trump’s inauguration speech, Kucinich offered him a congratulatory tweet as other Democrats endeavored to play Chicken Little, and when asked about the speech, Kucinich praised Trump’s “message of unity.