Pence dodges question on Trump's wiretapping claims

Story highlights

  • Pence was asked a yes or no question about wiretapping claims
  • Vice President didn't directly answer question and said focus is on health care

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence avoided answering a question about whether he believed President Donald Trump's wiretapping claims.

Trump alleged on Saturday without evidence that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.
On Wednesday, CNN affiliate WEWS' reporter John Kosich asked the vice president a yes or no question: Did he believe Trump's allegation? Pence skirted the question and tried to steer the discussion to health care, as the Trump administration has been pushing to replace Obamacare.
John Kosich, WEWS: The President has alleged that the former President committed a felony in wiretapping Trump Tower. Yes or no — do you believe that President Obama did that?
Mike Pence: Well, what I can say is that the President and our administration are very confident that the congressional committees in the House and Senate that are examining issues surrounding the last election, the run-up to the last election, will do that in a thorough and equitable way.
They'll look at those issues, they'll look at other issues that have been raised. But rest assured, our focus is right where the American people are focused, and that's on bringing more jobs here to Ohio, creating a better healthcare system built on consumer choice.