She also pointed to a double standard in how people have come to accept information from the Trump administration and its predecessors.
"On that night, Trump's own sense of public humiliation became so overwhelming that he decided, perhaps at first unconsciously, that he would, somehow, get his own back - perhaps even pursue the presidency after all, no matter how nihilistically or absurdly, and redeem himself", Gopnik wrote.
Data from the 2016 presidential election may show that FBI Director James Comey's decision to announce that the bureau was revisiting Hillary Clinton's emails scandal may have cost Democrats that election.
But Trump has dismissed the report, ordered by President Obama, as a reaction to their unexpected election loss. The latter has asked the justice department, so far to no avail, to issue a statement that Trump's claim is false - to clear his agency of charges of criminality.
Obama, 55, and 53-year-old Michelle waved and smiled as they left the National Gallery of Art, appearing at ease despite the recent media storm surrounding Trump's unsubstantiated claims. "In the end, it is going to be the truth that will determine what is involved here, and not tweets, but the truth". It's also worth noting that there are a lot of details which complicate Trump's narrative of Obama straight-up spying on him during the election.
"The administration was wiretapping American citizens", Sanders said.
The weekends of many a journalist and lawyer were disturbed by the 45th president's tweetstorm alleging that the 44th president went "so low" as to "tapp my phones [sic]" at Trump Tower prior to the election.
Chaffetz added that it would take time for a House intelligence panel investigating the alleged Russian Federation links to get to the bottom of the wiretapping allegation and that his committee would play a supporting role in this.
Ms Huckabee claimed the media were biased in favour of Mr Obama so will believe anything he says without question.
Twenty-four hours after Trump's incendiary claim, his aide scrambled to limit the political fallout - admitting it was still unproven.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday morning the House Intelligence Committee should be allowed "to do its job" and investigate President Donald Trump's wiretapping accusations.
"We had no evidence of such collusion", Clapper said on "Meet the Press". Not a single one of those articles backs it up.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign Monday a revised version of his executive order banning travel of people from certain nations to the US, scaling back a policy that prompted widespread protests and court challenges.
"No, I don't think he does", she replied. I've never seen anything about that anywhere before. "But thus far I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said".
Conway told Fox News that "credible news sources" suggested there might have been politically motivated activity during the campaign that has yet to be divulged. "He has information that the rest of us do not".