Reuters: Senate panel leaders: no evidence to Trump claim of Obama wiretap
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday they saw no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman, said in a statement.
Trump, a Republican, made the accusation in a series of early morning posts on Twitter on March 4, six weeks after he took over the presidency from Democrat Barack Obama and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign's ties to Russia.
The top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, on Thursday added his voice to those rejecting Trump's contention.
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WNU Editor: So who gave the press all this information on Trump associates and Russian officials? If U.S. intelligence is not responsible .... who was? If Trump Tower was not under surveillance .... who and what was? Or has the press been lying for the past 6 months on their claims that the Trump team had been involved in discussions (and who knows what) with the Russians? I find that there are a lot of unanswered questions out there .... and no one really wants to know the answers .... but who look very worried when are asked these questions directly. As for the press .... they are not going to reveal their sources, but they are having a field-day with the White House Press Secretary today (see video here).
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