According to the top two senators, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republic Sen. Richard Burr, on the intelligence committee, there has been no indication that Trump Tower was “the subject of surveillance” by the US government prior to or after the 2016 election. This comes after President Donald Trump’s accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him for possible election interference with Russia. His tweet read,
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
Only hours after Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he would be providing evidence of his claims “very soon,” have the intel senators released the brief statement on their findings. Their statement read,
“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.”
Republican Senator Devin Nunes said Wednesday (March 15) that his committee didn’t “have any evidence” wiretapping took place. Adding, there was no “actual tap of Trump Tower” and that he believed Trump was discussing surveillance in a broad sense when he initially tweeted on the matter.
Whichever the case may be, Trump is still certain that we’re “going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.” Since his claims, the Justice Department has conducted their own review of whether Trump or any of his associates could have been subject to any surveillance.
#PressPlay on the above video to view Republican Sen. Devin Nunes issue a statement on the alleged wiretap.