Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSenate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Overnight Finance: WH wants to slash billions | Border wall funding likely on hold | Wells Fargo to pay 0M over unauthorized accounts | Dems debate revamping consumer board Lawmakers call for pilot program to test for energy sector vulnerabilities MORE (R-Maine) on Sunday said President Trump owes the American people an explanation for his accusations that former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House staff to skip correspondents' dinner Overnight Energy: Trump signs climate order | Greens vow to fight back GOP lawmakers defend Trump military rules of engagement MORE wiretapped Trump Tower.
“I don’t know the basis for President Trump’s assertion, and that’s what I wish he would explain to us, on the Intelligence Committee and to the American people — and I do believe he owes us that explanation,” Collins told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” when asked if the accusations were true.
Trump, without evidence, earlier this month accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before the November election. A spokesman for Obama denied that the former president or any White House official called for surveillance.
Collins, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday she has not seen any evidence of Trump’s claims.
“I have seen no evidence supporting that statement, and what we need is evidence. If the president has evidence of that, I would encourage him to turn it over to the House and Senate intelligence committee,” she said.