Dear Commons Community,
The list of government officials denying Donald Trump’s claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower now includes Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
During a press conference today, Ryan explained the intelligence committees found no evidence to support Trump’s allegation. “At least so far with respect to our intelligence community — no such wiretap existed.”
“We’ve seen no evidence of that,” Ryan added when pressed about Trump’s claim.
Ryan’s not the only one saying this. House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Republican Devin Nunes, and Democratic Senator Mark Warner put out a statement that basically says the same thing — there’s no indication Trump Tower was ever under surveillance by the US government.
As for the president, he has yet to offer any evidence to support his claims. Still, earlier this month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated the president was unlikely to walk back his comments.
This story is not over yet! Next week FBI director, James Comey, is expected to testify under oath on the matter to the House Congressional Committee.