The Senate intelligence committee announced Thursday that it can find no evidence to back up President Trump’s claim that U.S. intelligence officials were eavesdropping on him during the campaign.
“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 either before or after Election Day 2016,” the chairman and vice chairman of the committee said.
A day earlier the top Republican and Democrat on the House committee also said they haven’t seen any evidence.
The conclusions are a stark rejection of Mr. Trump, who earlier this month posted a series of tweets saying President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.
The White House has since struggled to explain what Mr. Trump meant, and the president himself has said he didn’t literally mean wiretapping, saying there are other ways to be surveilled. He has predicted his claim will be vindicated.