She told the Bergen Record that surveillance can be through TVs and even microwaves
President Donald Trump's chief adviser Kellyanne Conway said she is "not in the job of having evidence" on his claims that the Obama administration spied on him.
Speaking on CNN, she countered a previous response she made to the Bergen Record saying "you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways".
“I was answering a question about surveillance techniques generally,” she told host Chris Cuomo. “I was reflecting what people saw in the news last week, several articles about how we can surveil each other generally.”
After Cuomo pressed her on this, stating that she was asked specifically and not generally, Conway then said: “I’m not Inspector Gadget. I don’t believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I’m not in the job of having evidence. that’s what investigations are for."
Conway was previously mocked on Twitter for claiming that President Trump might have been spied on through hidden cameras in his microwaves.
Her comments were part of a larger claim that alleged government surveillance of Trump has gone beyond the tapping of phones, and into other household appliances.
Conway also went further to dismiss inquiries into alleged connections between Trump associates and Russia
"Every single day on this network [CNN and others, people are screaming about Russia and the campaign and to what avail? Where is the evidence?' Conway told Cuomo, who responded that the investigations 'haven't even started yet."
The public took to social media to react to Conway's cartoon comparison.
Kellyanne Conway isn't Inspector Gadget, but I can totally see her rocking a bionic trenchcoat.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) March 13, 2017