The Speaker of the House, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they’ve seen no evidence of Donald Trump’s accusation that he was wiretapped last year by former President Barack Obama.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr and ranking member Mark Warner issued a statement Thursday, saying “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.”
Additionally, Paul Ryan stated in an impromptu news conference that “no such wiretap existed.”
“The intelligence committees, in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom — at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such wiretap existed.”
“We’ve seen no evidence of that,” he added when pressed about Trump’s claim.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) March 16, 2017