House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Wednesday said that his panel has not received any evidence that President Trump was wiretapped during the election campaign.
"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.
"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."
It is not the first time Nunes has stated that there is no evidence to suggest Trump was wiretapped.
In a series of tweets earlier this month, Trump leveled the explosive allegation that former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Public officials are under physical and digital siege We must protect and support our health care safety net MORE had ordered surveillance of Trump's phone lines. Trump provided no evidence for his claim.
FBI Director James Comey urged the Justice Department to denounce Trump's statement because of a lack of evidence, but the agency has not done so. The Justice Department was expected to turn over to the House Intelligence Committee any information backing up Trump's claim by Monday.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said Trump is "extremely confident" that the Justice Department will produce evidence to back up his assertion. He said Trump believes the evidence will “vindicate him.”
“I think there’s significant reporting about surveillance techniques that existed throughout the 2016 election,” Spicer said.