SENATORS: NO SURVEILLANCE DONE ON TRUMP TOWER
Intelligence committee members contradict claims of president
washington» There is no indication that Trump Tower was “the subject of surveillance” by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election, the top two members of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday, directly contradicting President Donald Trump’s claims.
“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government ei- ther before or after Election Day 2016,” Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a one-sentence joint statement Thursday afternoon.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the senators’ statement.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the president stands by his claims. He suggested the lawmakers’ statements were made without a full review of the evidence or a briefing from the Justice Department. “They are not findings,” he said. Burr and Warner were among eight senior congressional leaders briefed Friday