Kellyanne Conway: 'I don't have any evidence' of Trump wiretapping claim

(ABC NEWS) -- Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said this morning that she doesn’t have "any evidence" supporting President Trump's explosive wiretapping claim against his predecessor but added that she's glad the House Intelligence Committee is investigating the allegation.

“The answer is I don’t have any evidence and I’m very happy that the House intelligence committee are investigating,” Conway said today on “Good Morning America.”

Trump said in a series of unsubstantiated tweets earlier this month that President Obama had ordered Trump Tower phones to be tapped last fall.

The White House has so far failed to provide any evidence to back up the charge. The leading members of the House Intelligence Committee have requested that the Justice Department respond by today with any evidence of the president’s claims.

Conway said that previous comments she made linking WikiLeaks' release of nearly 8,000 documents that purportedly reveal secrets about the CIA's tools for breaking into targeted computers, cellphones and smart TVs to Trump's claims were about "surveillance generally” and not meant to be taken as specific proof that his allegation was true.

Conway also touched on other issues, including the GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has drawn criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

She framed the debate around the bill as a start to fixing the ACA, which she described as being "unsustainable." She said the Democratic Party had come up with "no ideas."

"It’s actually in a downward spiral," she said of Obama's signature legislation. "It's unsustainable and unaffordable."

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