|Congressmen Adam Schiff (L) and Devin Nunes (R)|
Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters this morning he thinks President Donald Trump was wrong when he accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping him.
Nunes, an 8-term U.S. Congressman from California, also says he doesn't believe Trump Tower was wiretapped at all.
"I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," the 8-term Congressman from California told reporters during a joint press conference with Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA).
"We don't have any evidence" that President Obama tapped Trump Tower, Nunes said. Going further, he added, "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower."
"Now you have to decide, as I mentioned to you last week, are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the president was wrong," he said.
Note how very uncomfortable Nunes is here. He can't even look the reporters in the eye.
GOP House Intel Chair Nunes: “clearly the president was wrong” if you take his tweets literally that Obama physically wiretapped Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/LolgpwTUaz— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 15, 2017
As the White House staff has begun parsing the president's accusations, let's go back and remember just exactly what it is that Trump is alleging:
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017