House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that neither he nor the ranking Democrat on the committee have seen any evidence that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump last year, and want the Justice Department to respond to their requests for information by March 20.
"We don't have any evidence that that took place and 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think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," Nunes said at a news conference, in reference to the baseless claim originally made by Trump several weeks ago.
"Clearly the president was wrong." Yeah, no shit Sherlock!Rep. Nunes: If you’re going to take Trump’s tweets literally on wiretapping, then “clearly the President was wrong” https://t.co/aVdo8qR3vS— CNN (@CNN) March 15, 2017
Just like we all knew, Donald Trump accused President Obama of illegally tapping his phones with no supporting evidence whatsoever.
He fucking lied, and now everybody is going to know it.
James Comey for his part was supposed to spill the beans today, but apparently didn't.
That lack of cooperation frustrated Senator Lindsey Graham who said this:Sheldon Whitehouse says Comey failed to meet agreed upon deadline to confirm existence of FBI inquiry into Russia/Trump by this afternoon— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 15, 2017
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that he'll move to subpoena any documents tied to President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped during the campaign if he doesn't hear back from FBI Director James Comey later in the day.
"He hasn't answered that letter. If he doesn't answer it today, I'm going to go to the chairman of the [Judiciary] Committee, Sen. [Chuck] Grassley [R-Iowa], and seek his support to subpoena," Graham said during a Fox News radio interview.
This was also included in that CNN report at the top:
FBI Director James Comey will testify at their March 20 hearing and that there will be a second hearing in the committee March 28.
THAT will put Comey in the hot seat and he will not be able to avoid answering questions under oath about any FBI investigations into Donald Trump or his associates.
Yeah I think THIS might be part of the reason why Trump leaked those tax returns yesterday.
This and the fact that the new GOP bill is taking healthcare away from 24 million Americans.
Oh and did I mention that the investigation into his ties with Russia is still ongoing?
Yep, the noose is just getting tighter.
Update: Unbelievably Donald Trump just doubled down again:
President Trump on Wednesday defended his unsubstantiated claim that former president Barack Obama ordered surveillance on his phones at Trump Tower in New York during last fall's campaign.
Trump again offered no evidence to support his wiretapping accusation, but he maintained in an interview with Fox News Channel that information would soon be revealed that could prove him right.
“Wiretap covers a lot of different things,” Trump said. “I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.”
I swear this guy is completely incapable of every admitting that he made a mistake.
Shovelful after shovelful she just keeps digging himself in deeper.