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Rubio: I've Seen 'No Evidence' Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

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By    |   Sunday, 05 Mar 2017 10:13 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday he knows of "no basis" for President Donald Trump's explosive accusation that President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the presidential race.

In an interview with NBC News' "Meet The Press," the Florida Republican, who had flown with Trump on Air Force One just a day before the president's twitter charge, said the White House and Trump will have to "outline further what was behind that accusation."

"I've never heard that before, and I have no evidence or no one's ever presented anything to me that indicates anything like that," Rubio said, adding: "If the president and the White House does, they'll lay it out over the next few days and we'll be interested to see what they were talking about."

Rubio said the term "wiretap is thrown around very loosely, and by a lot of people."

"So we have to understand exactly what they're talking about.," he said. "Suffice it to say I don't have any basis, I've never heard that allegation made before by anybody. I've never seen anything about that anywhere before. But again, the president put that out there, and now the White House will have to answer as to exactly what he was referring to."

True or not, he said, there will be controversy.

"If that were true, then there's no doubt that it would be a very newsworthy item with a lot of discussion about it," he said. "And if it's not true, then obviously, one would ask themselves, 'Well, why did you put that out there to begin with? And what was the rationale behind it?'"

Rubio argued outrage aimed at Trump is aimed at his fulfilling campaign vows – and the public is solidly behind him.

"You see that reflected in the public polling where a large number of Americans are saying he's doing exactly what he said he was going to do, and that's what people are mostly focused on," he said.

Also in the interview, Rubio also promised the Senate's investigation of Russian involvement in the U.S. election last year will be thorough.

"There are facts that may emerge as a result of that that will be interesting to the American people and that we're going to put out in our report" when the investigation is complete, he said.

"We're gathering facts so that not only do we know what happened, but we're prepared for the future of what this could mean."

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