Sean Spicer says Trump 'stands by' his wiretapping claims despite bipartisan pushback

Sean Spicer says Trump 'stands by' his wiretapping claims despite bipartisan pushback

There is no indication that Trump Tower was "the subject of surveillance" by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election, the top two members of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday, directly contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump's claims.

"As I told you last week about the issue with the president talking about tapping Trump Tower, that evidence still remains the same, that we don't have any evidence that that took place", Nunes told reporters. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a one-sentence joint statement Thursday afternoon.

Even in the face of flat denials by top officials in the Obama administration, who were in a position to know, Trump has stuck to his incendiary claim that the former president personally ordered a tap on his phones.

James Clapper, the longtime director of national intelligence under Obama, has said Trump's home and office were not wiretapped before the presidential election past year. The aide said Spicer is wrong. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday.

That is pretty much what the House Intelligence Committee came out with the day before.

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Ahead of the hearing, the committee sent a letter to the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency requesting details by Friday about Americans who surfaced in intelligence collections past year.

A spokesman for the former President dismissed the allegation as "simply false", while legislators from both parties called on Trump to produce evidence of the surveillance or retract the charge. "The president's statements before, and his tweets since leading right up today, have no basis in fact", Schiff said. Stone communicated through Twitter direct messages with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker who has claimed responsibility for breaching the Democratic National Committee. Those include situations when the communications contain information that a crime has or is about to be committed, when the Americans' identity is necessary to understand the importance of the foreign intelligence collected or when the communication provides information that an American may be an agent of a foreign power.

Stone is among a handful of President Donald Trump's associates who are under scrutiny for possible links to Russian Federation during the presidential race.

The Republican operative has acknowledged having a Twitter exchange with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker that US officials believe has ties to Russian Federation.

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - Committee Democrats tried to force the committee to ask the Department of Justice to produce records of its investigation into whether Trump or his campaign had ties to Russian Federation, but panel Republicans blocked the effort.

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"But wiretap covers a lot of different things".

If that had occurred, he said, he would "absolutely" have been told that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had sought and received a court-ordered warrant to tap under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The House intelligence committee is to begin hearings Monday into Russia's role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee.

In a rare public statement, Britain's GCHQ, Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, the equivalent of the US National Security Agency which monitors overseas electronic communications, said the claims were "nonsense" and should be ignored.

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