Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Federal Bureau of Investigation has promised members of the Senate Judiciary Committee a classified briefing soon to discuss whether there was any warrant issued to surveil any of Donald Trump's associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Sessions, a staunch supporter of Trump during the campaign, recused himself earlier this month from the Russian Federation investigations after it was revealed that he did not disclose his own contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Nunes said. "If so, clearly the president was wrong".
He said Trump believes the evidence will "vindicate him".
On the Fox & Friends program, Napolitano, a political commentator and former New Jersey judge, said that rather than ordering U.S. agencies to spy on Trump, Obama had obtained transcripts of Trump's conversations from GCHQ so there were "no American fingerprints" on it.
On Monday, the department asked for more time to submit evidence to the House Intelligence Committee to back up Trump's claim. "The point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigation of all things Russian Federation, got to the bottom - at least so far - with respect to our intelligence community that - that no such wiretap existed", the House speaker told reporters. This immediately sent Trump's defendersinto twisting themselves into rhetorical pretzels suggesting Trump never said such a thing or was misunderstood - and a statement by White House press spokesman Sean Spicer is expected soon. Flores did not comment on the contents of the report.
Other influential Republicans, including Sen.
Senate intelligence committee leaders said Thursday that they had seen no indications to support Trump's assertions.
On March 4, six weeks after he took over from Mr Obama, Mr Trump made the wiretap accusations in a Twitter post.
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On March 4, Trump sparked a furor with tweets that accused former President Barack Obama of ordering a wiretap on the NY skyscraper, where Trump and his family live and run his real estate empire.
Donald Trump's accusation that his office was bugged by the Obama administration during the election campaign has been comprehensively rubbished by the US Congress.
The leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday flatly refuted President Trump's claims that his NY offices were wiretapped by the Obama administration in advance of the November election.
Ryan told reporters he received the same intelligence briefing as Nunes and Schiff.
The latest and most important denial from the Senate committee follows a claim by the president in a TV interview on Wednesday night that he would "very soon" give further information about what he now says was surveillance and not wiretapping.
In recent days, Trump and his aides have attempted to redefine the president's claims, saying that his use of the wiretapping term covers a variety of surveillance techniques.
On Wednesday, Trump said "some very interesting items" were coming in the coming weeks that would prove his claim, which has been widely decried by his critics as baseless.