The House Intelligence Committee doesn’t believe “there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.” The committee’s top Democrat, Adam Schiff added that he has seen “no evidence whatsoever” to back up President Donald Trump’s claim.
GOP House Intel Chair Nunes: “clearly the president was wrong” if you take his tweets literally that Obama physically wiretapped Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/LolgpwTUaz
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 15, 2017
In a news conference earlier today, Nunes said:
“President Obama wouldn’t physically go over and wiretap Trump Tower. So now you have to decide, as I mentioned to [the press]last week, are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are then clearly the president was wrong. But if you’re not going to take the tweets literally and there is a concern that the president has about other people, other surveillance activities looking at him and his associates — either appropriately or inappropriately — we want to find that out.”
Here is White House press secretary Sean Spicer, attempting to double down on Trump’s allegations at the same time:
Trump is “extremely confident” DOJ will produce evidence to support his claim Trump Tower was surveilled by Obama admin., Spicer says pic.twitter.com/wsUDpQ3vio
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 14, 2017
And here are the tweets where Trump unambiguously accuses former President Barack Obama of tapping his phone at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Let’s not let him get away with this.