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    All Surveillance of Trump Tower Legal, No Wiretapping - US House Intelligence

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    US special services were not wiretapping Trump Tower, "it was all legal surveillance," the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump Tower was under legal surveillance and no wiretapping took place, US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes told reporters on Friday.

    "There was no wiretapping of Trump Tower, that didn't happen," Nunes stated. "It was all legal surveillance."

    On March 4, Trump took to Twitter to accuse Obama of having his Trump Tower headquarters' "wires tapped" prior to the 2016 presidential election, describing this as the former administration's "new low. The president went on to compare the alleged surveillance to McCarthyism and the Watergate scandal. The claims have been rejected by Obama's representative.

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