Paul Ryan on President Trump's Obama surveillance allegation: 'No such wiretap existed'

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The Speaker of the House is the latest high-profile Republican to put distance between himself and the president's wiretapping claims.

Paul Ryan denied that Trump Tower was bugged by the Obama administration when asked during a press conference on Thursday.

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Ryan explained the intelligence committees found no evidence to support Trump's allegation. "At least so far with respect to our intelligence community — no such wiretap existed."

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"We've seen no evidence of that," Ryan added when pressed about Trump's claim.

Ryan's not the only one saying this. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic Senator Mark Warner put out a statement that basically says the same thing -- there's no indication Trump Tower was ever under surveillance by the US government.

As for the president, he has yet to offer any evidence to support his claims. Still, earlier this month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated the president was unlikely to walk back his comments.

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