GOP Chair Of House Intel Panel: "I Don't Think There Was An Actual Tap Of Trump Tower"

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In the starkest denial of Donald Trump's allegations yet that the Trump Tower had been hacked by the Obama administration, the GOP's Chair of the House Intelligence Panel, Devin Nunes, confirmed what he said last week, namely that his panel has still not received any evidence that President Trump was wiretapped during the election campaign. "As I told you last week about the issue with the president talking about tapping Trump Tower, that evidence still remains the same, that we don't have any evidence that that took place." Nunes told reporters.

It is not the first time Nunes has stated that there is no evidence to suggest Trump was wiretapped.  However, today for the first time he took a formal position, in effect accusing Trump of fabricating his allegation, saying that "in fact, I don't believe just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to, I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower."

Nunes' Democrat peer on the panel had similar thoughts:"There isn't going to be any evidence about this, because, frankly, if there were, I would know it by now." Schiff added that Trump can't keep crying wolf since it "undermines his credibility, it makes it that much more difficult for the country to believe him when" he makes real allegations.

Additionally, also today Jeff Sessions said he did not give Trump a reason to believe he was being wiretapped.

While previously FBI Director James Comey urged the DOJ to refute Trump's statement because of a lack of evidence, the agency has not done so. The DOJ was expected to turn over to the House Intelligence Committee any information backing up Trump's claim by Monday, however it has since requested for more time.

Meanwhile White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said Trump is "extremely confident" that the Justice Department will produce evidence to back up his assertion. He said Trump believes the evidence will “vindicate him.”

“I think there’s significant reporting about surveillance techniques that existed throughout the 2016 election,” Spicer said.

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ejmoosa's picture

Word games...pure and simple.

We all know we are being recorded all the time.

The question is who has access and why.  Let's see an honest investigation into tht issue.


We'll never know who has access or why.  But we do know that they do.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) ejmoosa Mar 15, 2017 11:45 AM
FrozenGoodz's picture

The Fox News splice about Britain's compliance is much more fulfilling to red hat bearers

DownWithYogaPants's picture

what is red hat bearer?

After all that has happened they still think we are ignorant to the intelligence services activities.  The Earth has shifted under their feet and they do not even realize it.  They're going to get burned because of this.  Tolerance for this crap is going down fast.

Belrev's picture

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson claims that while there is no evidence of Russia influencing the election, they have the capability and are therefore guilty.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

If it was Rogue British Agent then Trump will make a deal to get to the bottom of this.  Simply put, United Kingdom Trade Deal after Brexit for the Mole.  Nuff said.

tmosley's picture

"What, like with a cloth?"

Chupacabra-322's picture

"I don't think.."

See, that's the problem right there. Most, if not all of you Sociopathic Pure Evil Criminals don't think.

You lie, cheat, steal, murder, rape children & incite War with Impunity.

So Fuck You & Die.

JRobby's picture

Nunes, a Republican, is the representative for California's 22ndcongressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).


He will be safe. Unless CA seceeds? Then he will "be with them"

Bigly's picture

Good thing nobody here actually believes he 'thinks'.

Stfu unless you KNOW (can PROVE) you cock sucking sycophant rino

Citxmech's picture

An "actual" tap?  

So I guess we're to understand that there was no physical "bug" placed in Trump's phones or office - just every electronic device in the place was sending data directly to Langley, just like every other electronic device on Earth - but that's not really an "actual" tap.  Just so we're clear.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chupacabra-322 Mar 15, 2017 2:05 PM

Deep State blackmailed puppets pile on.


Syrin's picture

Exactly.  It's like saying I didn't kill the guy, it was the knife I plunged into his chest that killed the guy.   Thanks Spanky.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

"I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower."

Probably correct but disingenuous.

It was a 'virtual' or 'proxy' tap.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

Everybodys All American's picture

Roger Stone involved in a tee bone hit and run ... on his way to the hospital. According to him someone wants him dead. Gee I wonder who in our government is involved. They hit him with polonium a few months back.i would not put anything past these fucking leftovers marxists Obama brought into the government. To top it off McCain is demanding a hearing on Roger Stone just yesterday. Airbag saved him. Something is definitely not right. Subversion, sedition, and treason are going on right now in America.

Bigly's picture

Yes. He looks like crap, but after polonium, who would look good?  He needs security detail.  Trump, help him.....

Raffie's picture

The devil's in the details.

Bluzman7V's picture

if there is a transcript there was a a tap

If no transcript the story is a lie and Pence got flynn fired for no reason.

A.  provide the transcript proving there was a tap.

B.  Jail the person who said there was a top secret transcript (McCaine or Pence).

BritBob's picture

Everyone is spying. The British seem to excel at this.


It was interesting to note that Snowden revealed that the UK was keeping an eye on Argentina and her Malvinas aspirations. But what is the strength of Argentina's Falklands' claim?


Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina:


Ah, just a political distraction then.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Britain’s claim to sovereignty of the Falklands has always been spurious. The islands were originally taken the old fashonied way (they stole them by armed force) from the Republic of Buenos Aires, (Bucktoothed Bobs ancestors taught the Muslims manners!!!) as a part of Britain’s colonial expansion, during South America’s struggle for independence from Spain. The islands met the British Empire’s need for a whaling station and a resupply base for shipping bound for the Pacific around the Cape. They also provided a naval base in a strategic location. Britain was considering negotiating a transfer of the Islands to Argentine sovereignty in the 1970s until gas and oil deposits 3 times larger than the North Sea were discovered, Then things sharply reversed, Bucktooth's crew went full Jihad! (Thatcher Ahkbar). Pass the Loot!

Chupacabra-322's picture

Agencies all built on the British Model of Intelligence. Purely Evil & Highly Compartmentalized Levels which function as a Step Pyramid Model of Authority / Monarch Reign Pyramid Model of Authority.

Winston Churchill's picture

Even Will Shakespeare felt compelled to write about British spying.

Much ado about Not(h)ing.

Noting means sspying.

Bytor325's picture

HAHAHAHA............remember when Sarah Palin called the Falklands the Maldives..........and remember the shitstorm it kicked up in the press

IridiumRebel's picture

Well if I were going to nefariously wiretap someone I would definitely announce it and go through all necessary channels totally out in the open.

swmnguy's picture

That may just be you.  You've always set a standard for fastidiousness the rest of us can only admire.

cowdiddly's picture

Thats because you don't actually have to tap into a wire these days, you just erect a tower somewhere PUTZ.

Bastiat's picture

It's ALL tapped (and "taped") ALL the time.  You just have to decide what you want to look at.  So you don't "tap" the Trump Tower, you retrieve any conversations from the database.  Isn't that what Snowden revealed?

cowdiddly's picture

I don't even think they have to do that after Kapersky labs found that every hardrive being made has bugware implanted into its bios.

All they have to do is just take the server over like an I phone and download what they want..

Intelligence_Insulter's picture

"GOP's Chair of the House Intelligence Panel"

Sounds like mccain would sound if he didn't have grey hair.  This guy needs a piano string stat.


Yen Cross's picture

  That's because the "server" wasn't located in " Trump Tower" you conniving fucktard.

nmewn's picture

Put down the NYT's and subpoena Napolitano.

Miss Expectations's picture

Wiretapped, like with a wire or something?  Well, no.


HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

"I Don't Think There Was An Actual Tap Of Trump Tower"... not wittingly

AC_Doctor's picture

Nunes licks McCains balls.  They are both DEEP STATE operatives.

chunga's picture

If Trump doesn't tweet about the Weiner laptop that means complete capitulation and deep state wins.


Bastiat's picture

Let's hope Carlos Danger is singing like a bird to save his ass (literally!) from prison. 

chunga's picture

"You can't review 650,000 emails in 8 days" -DJT

barysenter's picture

I can extract the juicy parts in a day.

crossroaddemon's picture

Seriously... please. Somebody link me to pizzagate evidence that is NOT VAGUE. What makes you so sure you're right about this?

chunga's picture

If he doesn't push back on this we won't ever know what's on the laptop. So far he has not pushed back.

buzzsaw99's picture

devin? probably a closet fag.

tedstr's picture

Yup wordsmithing.  I don't think they actually tap wires on your phone anymore particulalry in the age of cell phones.  They have permanent taps in place at switching centers.  BTW they can also listen to you in a room via laser devices picking up vibrations on window glass.

orangegeek's picture's term = hacking

Cardinal Fang's picture

Ha, yes, that was what i was thinking the other day when CNN showed that spycam footage of the white house. the laser eavesdropping thing.

you would think the White house would have countermeasures in place to avoid that sort of eavesdropping.

The CNN spy cam and laser things are red herrings to cover moles on the inside who are recording.

Electronic Eavesdrop would have been a better term for Trump to have used instead of wiretap.