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Manchin on Trump Wiretap Evidence: 'We're Still Looking'

CNN "The Situation Room"

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 08:32 PM

Sen. Joe Manchin said intelligence efforts so far have uncovered no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims he was wiretapped last year by the Obama administration during the campaign.

"All of our intelligence gathering has not proven or shown anything that leads us to believe that would happen," the West Virginia Democrat, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN on Wednesday. "We're still looking.

"There is an awful lot we're looking at," he added. "We'll be looking into everything that's presented."

He added if President Trump had any evidence former President Barack Obama tapped his Trump Tower telephones, "we'll be happy to see what President Trump has or his staff."

He declined to speculate on any possible evidence that might have been obtained via intelligence agencies, telling Blitzer that "I'm trying to make sure that we do in this committee.

"We'll get the facts — and the facts will get us to the truth, and we'll make decisions on that.

"It's not a witch-hunt, not going to be," Manchin said. "We want to make sure that if the president is not involved, we'll know that."

He added also "we've seen none of that whatsoever" regarding information Trump campaign officials colluded with Russian officials to sway the election.

"We do know that the Russians made every attempt and worked more diligently and much more intricately than ever before trying to be involved in our election process," Manchin told Blitzer. "We know that. Okay?

"We also know that, basically, they didn't have any fix on the outcome. President Trump is our president."

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