BREAKING: Senate Intel Committee Releases Results Of Wiretapping Investigation

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Although Donald Trump began doing a rapid turnaround on his wording since he made accusations that President Obama had Trump Tower’s “wires tapped” during the 2016 presidential election, the actual wording of his tweet is under investigation by the intelligence community as a very serious charge to level publicly against the previous administration.

Faced with showing proof of his accusation, Trump was forced to waffle for more time and then insist that he didn’t actually mean “wiretapping” when he said “wiretapping,” he just meant surveillance, in general. He only changed the wording a few weeks after he tweeted, though. He allowed the accusation to stand for quite some time.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who serves as the head of the Senate Intel Committee, announced the results of the investigation at this point, saying:

‘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.’

Sen. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, agreed.

‘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 […] 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.’

Donald Trump still faces a deadline of Monday, March 20 to provide any evidence that his claims are true. If that evidence is in any way based on classified information to which no one in the Senate Intelligence Committee is privy, Trump faces the even more serious charge of having leaked classified information.

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