Top Republican and Democratic leaders on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday dismissed the president’s “evidence-free claim” that Obama ordered national security agencies to wiretap then candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, reports AJ Vicens.

“Based on the information available to us we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United State government either before or after Election Day 2016,” chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and vice chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) said in a joint statement.

Democrats would like to hold Trump accountable for his reckless claims, and have introduced a resolution in the House “asking Trump and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to provide the House with any documents or records related to Trump’s tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping,” says Vicens.

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) who introduced the resolution said: “the President owes the American people a thorough and immediate explanation and apology.”

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