House committee wants evidence for Trump's wiretap claim

2017-03-12 14:19
The US Capitol building at dusk in Washington. (Evan Vucci, AP)

The US Capitol building at dusk in Washington. (Evan Vucci, AP)

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Washington - The US House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the presidential campaign, as US President Donald Trump has charged.

Trump asserted in a tweet last week: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found."

The president continued the allegation against former President Barack Obama in other tweets but offered no evidence.

On Saturday a senior congressional aide said the request for evidence by Monday was made in a letter sent by the committee chairman, Devin Nunes, and the panel's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff, both of California.

The aide isn't authorised to discuss the request by name and requested anonymity.

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