>> President Donald Trump's accusation that former President Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower during the election getting another body blow Thursday. With Senate intelligence committee Richard Burr and ranking Democrat Mark Warner becoming the latest on Capitol Hill to refute his claims. In a joint statement the Senators saying, we see no indications that Trump Tower was subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after the election date 2016.
This coming just a day after a House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff said much the same thing, putting Trump on the defensive following his March 4th tweet. But in a Wednesday night interview with Fox News, Trump not backing down, saying the White House would be quote submitting things to Nunez's committee.
Trump admitting that his now infamous tweet was motivated at least in part by stories he saw on the New York Times and on Fox News. White House spokesman Sean Spicer asked about the Senator's announcement saying Trump stands by his statement.>> What the President had the quote wiretapping in quotes, he was referring to broad surveillance.
>> And lobbied a fresh round of bias allegations at reporters in the room.>> Who want to perpetuate a false narrative, you also tend to overlook all of the other sources that, cuz I know you wanna cherry pick it.>> FBI director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday concerning Russia's alleged meddle in the 2016 election to help Trump take the White House.