Trump's Allies Melting Away on Wiretapping Claims

US President Donald Trump claimed Obama had tapped his phonelines

Nunes told reporters Wednesday there was no evidence of the claim after the White House continued to claim Trump was surveilled.

Trump made the explosive charges in a series of tweets March 4, saying President Barack Obama was embroiled in a scandal as big as Watergate, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She's waiting diligently for someone to produce evidence that Trump Tower was bugged by President Obama.

FBI Director James Comey has privately urged the Justice Department to dispute Trump's claim but has not come forward to do so himself.

During his press conference, Chairman Nunes called on the Department of Justice to respond to his committee's requests for more information on the Trump wiretapping claims by no later than March 20.

Did Trump mean what he said?

President Trump's administration asked Monday for more time to comply with a House Intelligence Committee request for evidence substantiating Trump's claim of wiretapping.

It was "obvious" that Obama didn't personally implore his national security advisers to install listening devices inside Trump Tower, where Trump's primary office and residence are, Nunes said. He said there was evidence that crimes were committed in revealing communications between former Trump National Security Advissr Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. Whitehouse and myself - wanting to know if there's evidence of a warrant issued by the Trump campaign", Graham told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day.

Mr Comey and the head of the National Security Agency will testify about the wiretapping claim and allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election at a public hearing on 20 March.

"I will let the committees do their jobs, but there is significant reporting about surveillance techniques during the 2016 election", he said. The two are leading one of three Congressional investigations into Russia's interference in the United States elections.

What was Trump referring to? Chuck Grassley have both said they will hold up hearings for Rod Rosenstein, Trump's nominee to serve as deputy attorney general, unless they get more information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks".

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