Senate intel committee releases statement on wiretapping

Responding to President Trump’s allegations, leaders of the Senate Select Committed on Intelligence said Thursday that they “see no indication” that wiretapping was conducted at Trump Tower.

Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.), released the following joint statement Thursday afternoon:

“Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer was questioned about the intelligence committee’s statement in his press conference Thursday, and clarified that there is still additional information to be reviewed that the Trump administration hasn’t even submitted yet.

The exchange got heated:

In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, President Trump said when asked about his wiretapping allegations, “Well, I’ve been reading about things. I read in, I think it was January 20 a New York Times article where they were talking about wiretapping. There was an article, I think they used that exact term. I read other things. I watched your friend Bret Baier the day previous where he was talking about certain very complex sets of things happening, and wiretapping. I said, wait a minute, there’s a lot of wiretapping being talked about. I’ve been seeing a lot of things.”


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