Probed on the allegations during questioning at US Congressional hearings, Admiral Rogers said such a move would "violate" US law and go against the "Five Eyes" intelligence sharing arrangements between America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Trump earlier this month accused Obama on Twitter of wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of the November election, but did not provide evidence of the claim. After all that, Oliver mocked the president by pointing to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, who said Trump's M.O.is "bulls--ting".
US President Donald Trump, wife Melania (R) and son Barron (L) board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 17, 2017.
During his press conference on Friday, March 17, Trump was asked again about his wiretap claims, but instead of providing concrete proof to back his allegations he told the press that he only got the idea from Napolitano, a Fox News commentator, who claimed that the GCHQ tapped his phones. "So therefore, it must be true".More news: Mass Effect Andromeda Reviews And The Logic Of Predetermined Quality
Panetta said Trump should move on to other pressing issues in the US, like healthcare and immigration. Comey is testifying at the hearing, along with National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers. The House Intelligence Committee will hear from FBI Director James Comey on whether US officials believe Russian Federation tried to bolster Trump's chances in the election and if there were any connections between Moscow and Trump's campaign aides.
Trump also tweeted that the "real story" is the leaking of classified information.
The committee is investigating, among other things, Russian hacking that intelligence officials have said was meant to influence the election.
Former CIA chief Leon Panetta said Monday that President Trump should likely apologize to former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaEx-CIA chief: Trump "probably should apologize" to Obama over wiretapping claim Live coverage: Federal Bureau of Investigation director testifies to Congress GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare MORE for accusing him without evidence of wiretapping Trump Tower. Also of interest to the committee are any connections between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump.