Donald Trump looks very lonely with wiretapping accusation

21 March, 2017, 06:18 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • HHS Secretary Price'CBO Simply Has it Wrong

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard M. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said in a joint statement there was no evidence to back up Trump's claim.

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that no evidence exists for President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by his predecessor during the 2016 presidential election.

On Monday, FBI Director James Comey is to testify before lawmakers on that and other issues relating to what United States intelligence says was Russian interference in the election.

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and ranking member Adam Schiff say they're sending a letter to FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. He also noted the president wants to ask the committees to conduct an investigation into wiretapping but has so far rejected what they have found.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on March 16, 2017.

Comparing the alleged action to "McCarthyism", Trump charged in a tweet last weekend that "This is Nixon/Watergate".

On Thursday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer, defending his boss, cited a Fox News report that Obama had recruited Britain's signals intelligence agency GCHQ past year to wiretap Trump Tower in NY, a luxury office and residential skyscraper that serves as both Trump's home and offices.

"You're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks", Trump said.

Nunes, who was on Trump's transition team, said that if you take his tweets literally, then "clearly the president was wrong".

"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.

"I had been reading about things" that mentioned wiretapping, he said. The Republican president offered no evidence for the allegation, which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false".

Trump appeared to back away from his accusation in a Fox News interview on Wednesday night.

At least four House and Senate committees are investigating Trump's charges, along with revelations about previously undisclosed Russian contacts with some of the president's top advisers.

"These hearings are not likely to resolve the issue", she said, adding there are too many unanswered questions. Chuck Grassley, have also publicly raised doubts about the legitimacy of Trump's claims.


  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Gets the Edge With Another Galaxy S8 Leak

    Apple Inc. (AAPL) Gets the Edge With Another Galaxy S8 Leak

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with headphones of the brand, but by its appearance is not easy to know how they will sound. Evan Blass took to his Twitter account to post images of the Galaxy S8 in Black Sky, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver.
    Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

    Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

    "I think we are happy with the [White House] meeting. and we're looking forward to meeting with Congress and others", he said. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - a former ExxonMobil executive - made a rare public appearance at the White House .
    Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

    Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

    The Nintendo Switch can learn from the success that was the Nintendo NES, which released a good 34 years ago, back in 1983. GameStop has announced that it expects stock of Nintendo Switch 'as early as March 22, ' which is this Wednesday.
  • AFC Edamame Recalled for Possible Listeria

    AFC Edamame Recalled for Possible Listeria

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. California-based Advanced Fresh Concepts announced the recall for all edamame dated from January 3 through March 17.
    Gal Gadot Is Now On Double Mom Duty

    Gal Gadot Is Now On Double Mom Duty

    Gal announced her pregnancy in November 2016, posting a romantic photo of her and Yaron making a heart with their hands over her stomach.

    TV star Kim Kardashian says she's 'much better' person after Paris robbery

    Kim explained that she had been lying in bed at a discreet mansion hotel, debating whether she was going to wash her face. Then we went in the room again and they pushed me on the bed. "I just want to like see them for a second".
  • Change of Tone from House GOP on Replacing ObamaCare

    Change of Tone from House GOP on Replacing ObamaCare

    The House Republican leadership's bill to overhaul the USA healthcare system may have hit a serious roadblock Wednesday evening. And 20 more were on the fence, he said. "So let's be honest: This is not a health care bill, it is an ideological document".
    PSL fixing: Suspended cricketers to record statements before FIA

    PSL fixing: Suspended cricketers to record statements before FIA

    In a letter, FIA asked the ministry to prevent the tainted players from travelling overseas till the investigation is completed. According to the PCB rules, the player who receives spot-fixing offer has to immediately report to Anti-Corruption Unit of PCB.
    How Many Chicken McNuggets Are In the Big Chicken?

    How Many Chicken McNuggets Are In the Big Chicken?

    Despite the scientific explanation behind the huge bird, Twitter is still having a hard time processing Merakli's existence. But judging by the video's popularity, LifesBook_CEO is not alone in his bewilderment.
  • Seres Therapeutics Inc. (MCRB) Surged To A 4-Month High

    Working capital declines Seres Therapeutics Inc . has witnessed a decline in the working capital over the a year ago . Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in Seres Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at $257,000.
    Roger Stone, Former Trump Adviser, Asked To Preserve Russia-Related Documents

    Roger Stone, Former Trump Adviser, Asked To Preserve Russia-Related Documents

    Roger Stone says he welcomes the opportunity to publicly testify before lawmakers. I'm not gonna stop fighting for Donald Trump, nor are they going to silence me.

    Xi, Tillerson acknowledge differences between US, China

    Diplomatic sources told VOA the meeting from April 6-7 will take place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2017.


You'll never forget where you parked your auto thanks to Google Maps
In the case that your phone is not connected via CarPlay or Bluetooth, you could use Apple's Mark Location feature instead. It's only available in beta on Android right now but should soon become available and then expand to iOS devices.

Merkel reserves right to block Turkish campaign appearances
Turkey has repeatedly accused Germany of supporting the PKK, which has tens of thousands of followers across Europe. He said the German ambassador had been summoned although this was not confirmed by Berlin.

Iraqi Oil Production Exceeded 4.5 Million Barrel Per Day in February
Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed U.S. crude stocks fell last week, dropping after nine consecutive increases. Brent crude is set to drop for a fifth day, its biggest losing streak since a six-day slump that ended on November 4.

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, troubles thicken for the company
Then a video of Kalanick went viral, showing the CEO losing his temper while arguing with his Uber driver about fares. The company has been in the middle of multiple scandals, as well as unexpected resignations.

Hibbing, Virginia RadioShack stores set to close
Subsequently, General Wireless, a joint venture of hedge fund Standard General and Sprint, acquired it and has run 1,518 stores. Following the latest wave of store closings, Radio Shack will have about 800 stores still operating in the United States.