The two leading senators on the senate intelligence committee just issued a joint statement saying that have found no credible evidence suggesting that the Obama administration tapped Trump Tower.
That means that Trump and the White House have yet to support his claims even though they were supposed to do so by Monday earlier in the week – meaning he basically lied.
“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,” read a statement by Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s Democratic vice chairman.
This has been such a contentious issue since Trump first made the remarks last month that, if indeed, Trump had evidence (which you would think he would after saying something so outlandish) he would have come forward with it – but he hasn’t.
There are currently three investigations underway into Russia’s involvement in the presidential election and the two senators are only leading one of them. The Justice Department is also doing its own internal review to see if there was any foul play involved. Nothing credible has turned up yet.
Trump gave an interview on Wednesday with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and even suggested that he received the information from a news article, which has been the current mainstream opinion ever since he went on his early morning tweetstorm.
“I had been reading about things. I read, I think it was January 20th in a New York Times article about wiretapping. There was an article, I think they used that exact term. I read other things.”
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