U.S. House seeks evidence Donald Trump’s phones were tapped

28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, Jan.

The aide says the request comes in a letter sent by the committee chairman, Devin Nunes of California, and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff of California. Other lawmakers have made similar requests.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump’s claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year’s election.

Trump has said his predecessor, Barack Obama, had the phones tapped. Trump has not provided evidence to support his claim and has asked Congress to investigate.

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A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the information be provided by Monday.

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The aide isn’t authorized to discuss the request by name and requested anonymity.

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