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Paul Ryan confirms that President Obama did not wiretap Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed Thursday that former President Barack Obama did not wiretap Donald Trump when Trump he was running for president. "The intelligence committees, in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom — at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such wiretap existed," Ryan said.

Many people had wondered about President Trump's claim from the get-go as, being president, he could theoretically just pick up a phone and ask the intelligence community to confirm the claim as true or not. House and Senate intelligence committee members had denied there was any evidence to confirm Trump's claims.

On Wednesday, Trump told Fox News that "when I say wiretapping, those words were in quotes. That really covers — because wiretapping is pretty old-fashioned stuff — but that really covers surveillance and many other things. And nobody ever talks about the fact that it was in quotes, but that's a very important thing." Jeva Lange