White House spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump stands by his allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the 2016 campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump stands by his allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the 2016 campaign, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday. "He stands by it," Spicer said at a daily briefing. Spicer's comments came after the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they saw no evidence to support Trump's claim. Trump made the claim on Twitter on March 4 without providing evidence. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told a news conference on Wednesday that his committee did not "have any evidence that that took place." His committee is one of at least four that have added the startling accusation to investigations of possible Russian meddling in the election campaign and Russian ties to Trump and his associates. When pressed further about Nunes' comments, Spicer said the House and Senate committees investigating the matter had not been provided with all of the relevant information about the surveillance.