Senate Panel Rejects Trump’s Wiretap Claiming that There is no Evidence
Following the POTUS claim towards the former US president Barack Obama regarding wiretapping, the senate intelligence panel rejects the accusation. The senate claimed that there is no evidence.
Reuters reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are from Republican and Democratic parties. The committee's chairman and vice chairman issued a statement saying that there is "no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day."
The statement is also backed by the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. The Republican politician stated that "that no such wiretap existed."
However, President Trump is still sticking to his belief that he was spied by his predecessor. The White House Spokesman Sean Spicer said to the press that "he stands by it."
According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump tweeted a wiretapping allegation towards Obama before the election in Trump Tower headquarters in New York City. On his tweet, Trump compared it to Nixon and Watergate case and called the former US president "Bad (or sick) guy!"
Before the election, Donald Trump had already been feuding with the intelligence community, claiming that the officers had been trying to sabotage his campaign. Trump offered no evidence to the accusation.
Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's senior adviser, claimed that the modern life might make it easier to spy on the president. New York Times reported that she said in an interview that the surveillance might be done through the phones, television sets, or even "microwaves that turn into cameras."
However, Donald Trump seems backing away from his previous claim. In an interview with Fox News, the president said that the wiretapping might come in different terms and revealed that there may be interesting things coming over the next two weeks, according to Newsweek.