John Norton: Trump should immediately provide evidence of wiretap

The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign

"You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets-any number of ways", she said referencing a recent Wikileaks assertion that the Central Intelligence Agency attempted to hack the American public via their television sets.

She went on to say that this is "just a fact of modern life".

When pressed on the Today show to clarify her remarks, Conway insisted that she was referring to these wider claims and not Trump's allegations against Obama.

Smith said Trump had produced "absolutely" no evidence that President Barack Obama had ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"I think on March 20 if not before we'll be able to put this to rest", Schiff told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week.

He also said that Obama abused his power and spied on his campaign fearing that his team was connected to Moscow.

Schiff also said that he was "surprised" that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper this week appeared to categorically deny there had been any collusion or cooperation between Trump associates and Russians, which the White House has denied.

But it's congressional Republicans, including those who avidly support Trump and his agenda, who could face their own political heat in the 2018 elections based on how they handle the claims, which have been dismissed by Obama and intelligence officials.

As the Washington Post's report noted, "You are in the business of having evidence, Ms. Conway".

Speaking to press on Monday, Spicer said Trump doesn't believe it was Obama who "tapped 'trump's phone personally" but that the previous administration engaged in "surveillance and other activities".

Donald Trump has questioned the integrity of his intelligence agencies, doubted the credibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and generally considers anyone who wasn't on his campaign to be part of a "swamp" he says he's eager to drain.

Conway did not provide any evidence during the original interview.

And thanks to Kellyanne Conway, Trump's presidential counselor and former campaign manager, this week will be no different. Why? She said the intelligence committees "see enough" to add the claim to their investigations.

Conway for her part, tweeted earlier in the morning that, "on wiretap claims, I have said many times that we are pleased the House/Senate Intel Committees are investigating & will comment after".

Declaring that Congress "must get to the bottom" of Mr Trump's claim, Senators Lindsey Graham, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., asked Mr Comey and Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente to produce the paper trail created when the Justice Department's criminal division secures warrants for wiretaps.

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