Quigley Introduces Resolution Requesting Wiretapping Evidence from Trump, Sessions
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, introduced a resolution of inquiry directly requesting evidence behind President Trump’s wiretapping claim. The resolution will be referred to the Judiciary Committee and must be taken up by the committee for consideration within fourteen legislative days. If the committee does not consider it in that time period, the resolution will be brought to the Floor for a vote. This procedural move requires Republicans in Congress to initiate oversight and take direct action on the issue. Click here to watch a video of Rep. Quigley’s Floor remarks or see full text below.
“Mr. Speaker, today, I have introduced a resolution of inquiry, requesting that the President and Attorney General provide the House with any evidence in their possession related to President Trump’s claim that President Obama illegally ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.
“A task not welcomed but necessitated by the President’s seemingly baseless accusations that the Obama Administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. These accusations should be taken literally and seriously.
“As a member of the Intelligence Committee, I have seen absolutely no evidence that supports the President’s claims.
“President Trump and the Department of Justice have a responsibility to completely clarify the President’s statements on Twitter.
“If the White House and the Department of Justice are unable to produce this evidence, as I suspect will be the case, the President owes the American people a thorough and immediate explanation and apology.”