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Pressure builds on Trump to back off wiretap accusations

Pressure builds on Trump to back off wiretap accusationsBy Emily Stephenson and Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding pressure on Trump to explain or back off his repeated assertion. Several Republicans last week urged Trump to apologize for the allegations he made in a series of tweets on March 4. “I don’t know the basis for President Trump’s assertion,” U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I do believe he owes us that explanation.” Collins said she supported Trump as president, but she wouldn’t side with him if he “misstated what the facts are.” FBI Director James Comey is expected to be asked about Trump’s claims when he testifies at a rare public hearing on Monday about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.



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Top Dem on House intel panel hopes Comey ends ‘wild goose chase’ over Trump wiretap claims

Top Dem on House intel panel hopes Comey ends ‘wild goose chase’ over Trump wiretap claimsThe leaders of the House Intelligence Committee continue to say they have seen no proof of President Trump’s explosive, evidence-free claim that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower before the 2016 presidential election. “Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower?



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Collins: President 'Owes Us' an Explanation Over Wiretap Claims

Collins: President 'Owes Us' an Explanation Over Wiretap ClaimsSen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) tells Chuck Todd that she trusts the president, but would like an explanation over his claims that the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump campaign.



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All eyes on FBI chief as Russia, wiretap claims swirl

All eyes on FBI chief as Russia, wiretap claims swirlFBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump’s potential Russia ties and the president’s extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor. The two explosive issues have preoccupied Republicans and Democrats alike for weeks, robbing Trump’s administration of a smoother rollout and raising uncomfortable questions about possible collusion between Trump associates and the Kremlin. Comey will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at an open hearing aimed at investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election campaign.



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NBC Source: DOJ Has No Evidence to Support Trump Wiretap Claim

NBC Source: DOJ Has No Evidence to Support Trump Wiretap ClaimAt an awkward press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Donald Trump stuck to his claim that Pres. Obama wiretapped him – as new Department of Justice documents show there's no evidence.



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Pres. Trump, Unsubstantiated Wiretap Allegations and German Chancellor Merkel

Pres. Trump, Unsubstantiated Wiretap Allegations and German Chancellor MerkelConfronted by a German reporter over unsubstantiated wiretap allegations, a defiant Pres. Trump took a new shot at his predecessor — suggesting that he and Merkel “have something in common, perhaps."



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Former Obama chief of staff: The president cannot, does not and did not order a wiretap

Former Obama chief of staff: The president cannot, does not and did not order a wiretapThe chief of staff for former President Barack Obama says President Trump’s claim that Obama ordered wiretapping at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 the election is just plain wrong. “The president cannot order a wiretap,” Denis McDonough, who served as Obama’s chief of staff throughout his second term, said on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. “The president does not order a wiretap.



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Trump Defends Obama Wiretap Allegation Without Evidence

Trump Defends Obama Wiretap Allegation Without EvidenceCommenting for the first time since making the explosive and controversial accusation on March 4, Trump referenced two media reports — a NYT article and reporting by Fox News host Bret Baier — as his possible sources for wiretapping accusations while speaking to Fox news host Tucker Carlson.



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House Intel Committee chairman: ‘We don’t have any evidence’ to back up Trump’s wiretap claim

House Intel Committee chairman: ‘We don’t have any evidence’ to back up Trump’s wiretap claimThe Republican leader of the House Intelligence Committee says he has yet to see any evidence of President Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower before the 2016 presidential election. “That evidence still remains the same,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters at a press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Trump leveled the explosive allegation against his predecessor on Twitter earlier this month.



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WH Still Won't Provide Evidence for President's Wiretap Allegations

WH Still Won't Provide Evidence for President's Wiretap AllegationsWhile congressional committees seek any evidence to support Pres. Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped by Pres. Obama, the White House tried to redefine what the president originally tweeted.



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