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00:00:01
>> President Trump's assertion that former President Barack Obama illegally tapped his phones in Trump Tower, facing more resistance Monday. Chairman of the House Oversight Panel, Jason Chaffetz, a Republican, unable to back Trump's claims.>> Thus far I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said.
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>> FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department this weekend to correct the record and reject Trump's wiretapping claim, but the DOJ so far hasn't done so. Trump leveled the allegation on Saturday in a series of tweets without offering supporting evidence. Reuters Washington correspondent James Oliphant says it's unclear what the source of Trump's intel is, or if it exist at all.
00:00:48
>> We don't actually don't know what Donald Trump is talking about. Now there has been speculation that there were some articles in Breitbart, the conservative news site, that pointed to some other articles in the press about a possible investigation involving Trump associates and a Russian bank. And that appears to be what Trump is relying on.
00:01:08
Now Kellyanne Conway, Trump's advisor, has suggested that Trump has access to information that backs up his claims, but we don't know if that exists.>> The White House has asked the Republican controlled congress to look into whether the Obama administration abused its power, as part of an ongoing congressional probe into Russia's influence on the election.
00:01:29
But that could backfire badly for the president.>> I don't know why the White House is so eager to come across a warrant that would show electronic communications between some of his associates and the Russian government. Seems like that's exactly what they don't want, politically. But again, right now they're more interested in backing up the president's claims than anything else.
00:01:51
>> Former Attorney General under President George W Bush telling ABC's This Week on Sunday, that he thinks Trump is right to believe there was surveillance on Trump Tower, but wrong to accuse Obama of ordering it. Adding that if there were a wiretap, then quote, it means there was some basis to believe that somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose.