An early April report revealed that Susan Rice, former US ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser in President Obama’s administration, requested information on private citizens with close connections to President Trump’s transition team. The report comes nearly a month after President Trump accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Towers.
Coverage of the report has been split, with one side believing there is evidence of wrongdoing and the other believing the supposed connection is littler more than conspiracy.
CNN anchor Don Lemon addressed the report by saying:
There is no evidence that backs up the president’s original claim. And on this program tonight, we will not insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise, nor will we aid and abet the people who are trying to misinform you, the American people, by creating a diversion.
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson criticized Lemon and others for his reporting.
Addressing part of Lemon’s segment, Carlson asked “Have you noticed how the boundary markers have changed?” The Fox News anchor pointed out that Lemon said the Trump administration was not spied on illegally, different than his assertion that they were not spied on at all.
Lemon addressed his critics who were spreading “alternative facts:”
Lemon shared his previous coverage on both the White House and Rice’s involvement.