Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway seems to create controversy every time she sits down with the media. Her latest effort on Sunday was par for the course.
During an interview in which she defended President Trump’s allegation that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower phones during the waning days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Conway suggested that microwave ovens could’ve even been part of the clandestine operation.
“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other. You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”
But then came the microwave oven
conspiracy claim: your microwave can spy on you.
“[M]icrowaves that turn into cameras. We know that that is just a fact of modern life.”
Is it a fact of modern life? Given the inquisitive people that we are at Independent Journal Review, we decided to look into Conway’s startling claim.
Former director of the CIA and National Security Agency, retired General Michael Hayden, told The Washington Post that answer is “no.”
But another intelligence expert, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, told the Senate in 2015 that it just might be a matter of time.
“Home appliances could tell police when you turn your lights on and off, if your door is unlocked and when you’re in.”
Still, the difference between microwave ovens and other home appliances being linked to home security systems and being equipped with secret cameras and/or listening devices? Well, you’ll have to decide.
Meanwhile, Conway remains a staunch defender of all things President Trump says … even to the point of warning Americans not to trust their microwave ovens.