Sen. Cotton: 'I've Seen No Evidence' Trump's Allegations of Obama Wiretapping Are True
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was a guest on "Fox News Sunday" discussing President Donald Trump's allegations that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama administration prior to the 2016 election.
He said he has thus far seen "no evidence" that these accusations are true.
"It doesn't mean that none of these things have happened...just means I haven't seen them yet," said Cotton, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "I would not want to speculate about media reports based on anonymous sources. I would prefer to deal with facts."
In a Sunday morning statement, the White House called on Congress to investigate whether the Obama administration abused its executive role. Cotton said this allegation will be part of an ongoing inquiry into Russia's efforts to undermine confidence in the American political system.
Cotton also said he has seen no signs of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign prior to the election.
"I've seen no evidence," he said. "And, again, I would just say that media reports have gotten pretty far over their skis over this."
He said the inquiry is in its early stages and will be "thorough and wide-ranging."
"We will follow the fact to wherever they take us," he said. "But, I would simply caution your viewers again, do not credit media reports that are based on anonymous sources."
Watch the full interview with Cotton above. Also, check out the below links for our complete coverage of Trump's accusations.