The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee released a joint statement Thursday reporting there were "no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016." The statement by committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and committee vice chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) was released almost two weeks after President Trump tweeted — without offering any evidence — that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. Trump demanded a congressional investigation.
Just last night, Trump still refused to back off his claims despite doubt mounting on Capitol Hill. In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that aired Wednesday night, Trump insisted the word "wiretap covers a lot of different things," and promised "some very interesting items" would be "coming to the forefront over the next two weeks."