Intelligence committee senators: No indication Trump Tower was surveilled


By EILEEN SULLIVAN - Associated Press

In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, members of the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism unit guard Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)


WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two senators on the intelligence committee say they have seen no indication that Trump Tower was “the subject of surveillance” by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him and asked congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the election to pursue that as well.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner issued a joint one-sentence statement and did not elaborate. The two senators are leading one of three congressional investigations into Russia and the presidential election. The probes include looking into Trump associates’ contacts with the Kremlin.

In response to Trump’s claims, the Justice Department is doing its own review of whether Trump or any of his associates were the subject of surveillance.

In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, members of the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism unit guard Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Trump-Tower.jpgIn this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, members of the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism unit guard Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

By EILEEN SULLIVAN

Associated Press

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