Donald Trump is sticking with his claim that President Barack Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower last year, despite intelligence officials saying there’s no evidence that ever happened, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
“He stands by it,” Spicer insisted in his Thursday briefing.
There is bipartisan consensus among intelligence leaders that there is no basis for his claims. Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a joint statement Thursday that they “see no indications” that Trump Tower was under government surveillance. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) also told reporters Wednesday, “We don’t have any evidence that that took place.”
Asked if Trump will apologize to Obama for accusing him of wiretapping, if he comes to accept that his claims were wrong, Spicer said he wouldn’t want to “prejudge where the outcome is.”
Trump seems to be going “full birther” on this wiretapping story.