Senate Intel Committee: We Also Have No Evidence Anyone Ever Wiretapped Trump Tower

Posted: Mar 16, 2017 2:20 PM

After an investigation, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have issued a statement saying they found no evidence anyone in the government, including President Barack Obama, wiretapped Trump Tower during or after the 2016 presidential election. 

"Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," the report states. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the same during a press conference Thursday morning. 

"The intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom, at least so far with respect to our intelligence community, that no such wiretap existed," Ryan said. 

The Senate joint statement comes one day after the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee concluded they also do not have evidence a tap occurred. 

"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," Chairman Devin Nunes said to reports Wednesday. "However as I expressed last week, and I remain even more concerned about this, which are two fold. One, the incidental collection of Americans that were possibly tied to the Trump campaign that could have been leaked, similar to General Flynn. And secondly the umasking of Americans' names potentially for political purposes which we are continuing to ask more about that."

FBI Director James Comey will testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee Monday about President Trump's wiretapping claims.

This post has been updated with additional information.

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