‘We See No Evidence of That’: Paul Ryan Says He Doesn’t Believe Trump’s Wiretap Claims

At a news conference today to discuss the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was confronted with a question about President Donald Trump‘s comments regarding his tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before the election. In his interview last night with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Trump stated that he based his tweets on an article he read in the New York Times and a Fox News segment featuring Bret Baier and Ryan. CNN’s Manu Raju asked the Wisconsin lawmaker if he was comfortable with the president making assertions based on press reports and if he believed Trump was wiretapped. After stating that there were press reports that existed discussing wiretaps, Ryan referred to the Congressional intelligence committees findings so far. “But the point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing widening ongoing investigation of all Russia,” the Republican leader stated. “Got to the bottom, at least so far, with respect to our intelligence community, that no such wiretap existed.” Ryan was then pressed by Raju to answer whether he personally believes Trump when he says Obama ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower. “No, that’s what I said,” Ryan answered. “We’ve cleared that up — that we see no evidence of that.” Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] —— Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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