Top members of the House Intelligence Committee said they have seen no evidence to support Pres. Trump's claim that Trump Tower was "wiretapped" ahead of the 2016 election. "We don't have any evidence," the chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), said. "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower."
Barack Obama once said, famously (or infamously) that words matter. In our know-it-all world of sitcom attentions spans, many Americans gloss over the literal meanings of worlds to believe they actually know what they heard.
But politicians and special interest operatives know the general population glosses over the wording of statements and tey take advantage of it.
Nunes said, "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," the key word here being "actual." That means there is most likely evidence that people in Trump Tower were surveilled through another means. There is already proof conversations were listened to because we know someone listened to the conversation between Mike Flynn and th Russian ambassador.
While a literal "wiretap" was most likely not in place at Trump Tower (do they even do physical wiretaps anymore?), someone, from somewhere was listening to what people were saying inside Trump Tower. That our elected officials are playing word games with this should make you want to puke.