Investigator dismisses Trump's claim Obama tapped his phone

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"We need to know whether the circumstantial evidence of collusion and direct evidence of deception is indicative of more", said Schiff, of California.

The Russian government has rejected an accusation by U.S. intelligence agencies that it worked to influence the election in Mr Trump's favour by hacking computer systems, among other methods. "So if you take the President literally, it didn't happen", Nunes said.

Comey confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating since last July possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the election, including any links between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that the committee "will be taking them seriously" at its own hearing later this month. "The information we got on Friday continues to lead us in that direction". The Russian government has denied any wrongdoing.

The head of a United States congressional panel investigating allegations of Russian interference with the nation's election says there is no evidence of such accusations.

Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the panel's request for any materials related to Trump's wiretapping claim.

The committee earlier held an open hearing in January on the Russian activities in the 2016 election.

Schiff said on the same program that he believes Comey will end speculation about the alleged tapping of Trump in his testimony on Monday. There's no little candle.

Nunes, a Republican who represents California's 22nd District, also said during his appearance on Fox News Sunday there has been no evidence so far to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The opposition from both poles of the Republican party has put House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Trump administration in a hard position.

Democrats sought to highlight such links, and shoot down Trump's wiretapping claim.

Intelligence officials have said that Russian Federation was behind the theft of Democratic National Committee emails last summer. At the time, sources told CNN that the report would not back Trump's accusation.

"Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No".

"At the outset of the investigation, there was circumstantial evidence of collusion". House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., told Fox News Sunday that he has seen no evidence of wiretapping Trump Tower, and said he is leaving it to committees to investigate, "I want to get on with passing our agenda", Ryan said.

"What the president said was just patently false", Schiff said of the Trump Tower allegations, "and the wrecking ball it created has now banged into our British allies and our German allies and continuing to grow in terms of damage".

Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz seemed to back Trump, at least in spirit.

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Susan Collins of ME also said Sunday they had seen no evidence that the Obama administration had placed Trump under surveillance at Trump Tower, the Manhattan high-rise that houses Trump's residence, business office and campaign office. But Cruz said Trump still needs to put forward the facts.

Cotton, a veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also touched on major military issues in the news. But more than that I think we want to share with the country why we're so concerned about the issue of U.S. person involvement.

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