President Trump 'stands by' unproven wiretap allegation, Sean Spicer says

President Trump 'stands by' unproven wiretap allegation, Sean Spicer says

President Trump 'stands by' unproven wiretap allegation, Sean Spicer says

The White House previously asked Congress to add Trump's wiretapping claims to its ongoing probes into the extent of Russian influence on the 2016 us election.

FBI Director James Comey is expected to debunk the claims on Monday during a hearing on Capitol Hill, CNN reported just prior to Spicer's briefing.

On March 5, the White House asked the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to "exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016".

The president is sticking to his guns.

In a Fox News interview Wednesday, Trump contended that the word wiretap "covers a lot of different things". "I think the idea is to say if these organisations came to these conclusions they merit looking into".

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is sticking with his claim that President Barack Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower previous year, despite intelligence officials saying there's no evidence that ever happened, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. "If you are, then clearly the president was wrong", he added.

"We don't have any evidence that that took place", Nunes, who is the chairman of the House Intelligence committee, said of the president's assertion. Top Republican lawmaker and frequent Trump critic Senator John McCain on Sunday challenged Trump to prove the wiretapping claim - or else retract it.

In the space of a few seconds, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway appeared to undo both administration objectives.

"Are you saying that the president still stands by his allegation that President Obama ordered wire tapping of Trump Tower despite the fact that the Senate Intelligence Committee says they see no indication that it happened?" Monday's the deadline for the Department of Justice to provide evidence backing Donald Trump's claim that former President Obama tapped Trump Tower during the election.

Spicer suggested that Trump had relied on multiple news reports, including in The New York Times, to make his charge. "Jim, show them camera three", he said, before retrieving a Hot Pocket from a microwave and whispering "I miss you" to the 44th president.

"We've cleared that up; we've seen no evidence of that", he told reporters Thursday.

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