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House Intelligence Committee On Trump Wiretap Claim, ‘President Was Wrong’

House Intelligence Committee On Trump Wiretap Claim, ‘President Was Wrong’
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House Intelligence Committee On Trump Wiretap Claim, ‘President Was Wrong’

President Donald Trump may refuse to accept it. Nonetheless, the House Intelligence Committee is now saying that the wiretapping incident against Trump never occurred. According to the committee, there is simply no evidence that this kind of surveillance was done.

“Clearly the president was wrong,” remarked House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes in a recent press conference. The Republican lawmaker also said that it failed to find “any evidence that that took place.”

On March 4, Trump claimed former president Barack Obama had wiretapped him and his campaign during the elections. His first tweet said, “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.” Later on, Trump claimed, “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election.”

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Since these tweets came out, the White House has slightly walked back on Trump’s claim. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump did not actually mean that Obama had wiretapped him personally. Instead, Trump was referring to a whole range of surveillance activities. The Obama administration had allegedly done surveillance during the 2016 elections. As evidence, Spicer pointed out vaguely to a number of news reports that allegedly covered the issue. In a recent press briefing, Spicer said Trump believes that the report by the DOJ “will vindicate him.”

Nunes believes there was no Trump Tower wiretap.

To address these allegations, House of Representatives Intelligence Committee had asked the Department of Justice for information about the wiretapping claims. Nunes also pressured FBI Director James to provide evidence to support the allegations or discredit them altogether. Nunes also stated, “I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.”

According to a report from Reuters, Nunes is one of several Republicans skeptical about Trump’s claims. This group also expressed frustration over the fact that federal law enforcement failed to provide any information.

Trump continues to insists he was wiretapped.

On the other hand, Trump seems unready to refute his wiretapping claims just yet. In an upcoming Fox News interview, the president explained that “wiretap covers a lot of different things.” He added, “I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.”

Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions also told reporters that he never gave Trump a reason to believe that the Obama administration wiretapped him.

ALSO READ: Donald Trump ‘Extremely Confident’ That Obama Administration Wiretapped Him

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Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television. When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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