Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that they “haven’t seen any evidence at this point” to support President Trump’s claims that the Obama Administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
“If there is evidence, we need to see it.” LoBiondo said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
“It’s very important, because it’s a big distraction and I expect it to be put to rest pretty quickly,” LoBiondo said of Trump’s claims of wiretapping at Trump Tower. “Unless Comey drops a bombshell today, I don’t think there is any evidence and I think we’ll move on from this issue quickly.”
Rep. LoBiondo said that he “won’t press on it” if his fellow Republicans try to expand the definition of “wiretapping” to include other forms of surveillance that could meet the President’s claim.
“There’s precious time with Director Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers, so the main focus is going to be with the Russian connection,” he said.
The New Jersey Representative also expressed concerns about Trump’s tendency to stir controversy with tweets, like the current situation over the wiretapping claim.
“It’s pretty clear that we can’t control the President’s tweets. I have people that want me to respond to every tweet that Mr. Trump makes. We would spend all of our days just doing that. The reality is there is no evidence. We haven’t seen any evidence at this point. If there is evidence, we need to see it. We need to hear conclusively from Director Comey that there is no evidence.”