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The Senate Intelligence Committee also said it has no evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped


UPDATE March 16, 1:48 p.m.:

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced it had no indication that Trump Tower was wiretapped before or after the election, despite President Trump's claims to the contrary.

On Wednesday, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee also said they had no evidence.

UPDATE 11:55 a.m. EST:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions insisted he had never given President Trump any indication he had been wiretapped, just minutes before the House Intelligence Committee announced it had found no evidence of that. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Two Congressmen said Wednesday they had seen no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped, despite the president's claims to the contrary.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member, both said they had seen no evidence to support Trump's claim, but wanted the Department of Justice to respond to their request for evidence. 

Nunes and Schiff criticized the DOJ for "stalling" on its response.

Nunes said Trump, if taken literally, was "clearly wrong."

It deeply concerns me that the president would make such an accusation without basis.
Rep. Adam Schiff

Nunes said he had seen no evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign had talked to Russian officials besides ambassador Sergei Kislyak, who spoke to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

Schiff said he was not as sure of this as Nunes.


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