The media and Washington, D.C. went collectively crazy when the President announced via his Twitter page that he believes President Obama wire-tapped Trump Tower during his 2016 presidential campaign. Some Republicans have been calling for an investigation while Democrat’s have simply shrugged it off. Now the House Intelligence Committee Chairman is weighing in.
Chairman Devin Nunes of California stated that the committee has zero evidence that supports the President’s allegations, indicating the investigation will likely not continue, if it was even being taken seriously to begin with.
While President Obama’s spokesperson denied any truth to the accusations the White House requested a congressional investigation and then refused to comment any further. Nunes said the following during a press conference,
“We don’t have any evidence that that took place, and in fact, I don’t believe — just in the last week of time, the people we’ve talked to — I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower. The challenge here is that President Obama wouldn’t physically go over and wiretap, and then you have to decide if you’re going to take the tweets literally, and if you are, then clearly the president was wrong.
But if you’re not going to take the tweets literally and if there’s a concern that the president has about other people, other surveillance activities looking at him or his associates, either appropriately or inappropriately, we want to find that out. It’s all in the interpretation of what you believe.”
It appears this issue is a bipartisan one, as Rep. Adam Schiff of California also said that there is no validity to the President’s claims. During a time of such divisiveness, it seems this act of bipartisanship between both the majority and minority of this particular committee is a bright shining light.
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