Over the last two weeks, the hottest story in American politics has been in relation to President Donald Trump and his wiretapping conspiracy. Despite the White House sticking to their story, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan has come forward to throw cold water on the claims.

Ryan on wiretapping

It was just two weeks ago when the Washington Post uncovered that current Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been in contact with the ambassador to Russia on at least two separate occasions during the 2016 presidential election. The news continued to add to the scandal surrounding Russia's impact in the Donald Trump administration, and the president did his best to deflect onto other issues.

Trump to took Twitter and claimed, without evidence, that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped his office inside Trump Tower. According to Fox News on March 16, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is pushing back.

(Ryan's comments on wiretapping start at 3:30 in the above video.)

While addressing reporters at a news conference on Thursday, Paul Ryan was asked about the aforementioned wiretapping. Ryan noted that while there had been reports in the media about potential wiretapping, the congressional intelligence committees couldn't confirm the reports. "The intelligence committees in their continuing widening ongoing investigation of all things Russia,” Ryan explained, while adding, "Got to the bottom, at least so far, with respect to our intelligence community, that no such wiretap existed."

After continuing to be grilled on the issue, Paul Ryan was then asked if he believed Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama personally called for the wiretapping of Trump Tower.

"No," Ryan concluded, before noting, "We've cleared that up...that we see no evidence of that."

Moving forward

While Paul Ryan doesn't appear on the same page as the White House, Donald Trump is not fully backing down, and told Fox News on Wednesday night that new information could be released on the issue over the next few weeks.

Ryan's comments come as somewhat of a surprise, as the House Speaker and president are attempting to patch up their differences and push through the controversial Republican health care bill.

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