Trump stands by unverified wiretap claim

Republicans have questions about Trump and his wiretap claim

US President Donald Trump has stood by his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year. He told Fox News a "wiretap covers a lot of different things" and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks. Mr Obama has denied the charge and former spy chiefs and several lawmakers have said they have seen no evidence. The latest senior figure to cast doubt on the allegation was the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee. Devin Nunes said on Wednesday he doesn't believe "there was an actual tap of Trump Tower". White House softens Trump wiretap claims Did Obama really wiretap Trump Tower? Why Republican support for Trump is sky-high Russia: The scandal Trump can't shake Earlier this month, Mr Trump tweeted that President Obama had wiretapped his phones during the presidential campaign. In a series of tweets, he accused his predecessor directly, asking: "Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president?"

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