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Rep. Adam Schiff: Intelligence Comm to Debunk Trump Wiretap Claim

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By    |   Friday, 10 Mar 2017 04:22 PM

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee told Politico Friday that he’s seen no evidence backing President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor had Trump Tower wiretapped, and said his committee will put the issue to bed soon.

Schiff hasn't "seen any evidence whatsoever" for what Trump has claimed. Yesterday he and other senior legislators met with FBI Director James Comey to talk various sensitive issues, though Schiff would not specify what was discussed.

Comey and other officials, both past and present, have been invited to testify before the Intelligence Committee on reports of Russian interference in the previous election. Schiff hopes they will also debunk Trump's wiretapping accusation.

"I think on March 20, we'll have the opportunity to put this to rest once and for all when we have the agency heads come in," he said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday told CNN he would subpoena for any evidence to support Trump’s claim.

"All I can say is that the country needs an answer to this. The current President has accused the former President of basically wiretapping his campaign,"

He and Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote a letter to Comey asking for any information related to Trump’s claim.

"We request that the Department of Justice provide us copies of any warrant applications and court orders — redacted as necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods that may be compromised by disclosure, and to protect any ongoing investigations — related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower."

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The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee told Politico Friday that he’s seen no evidence backing President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor had Trump Tower wiretapped, and said his committee will put the issue to bed soon.
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