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US major parties push White House to prove Trump's claims of Obama surveillance -

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A week after the US President Donald Trump asked Congress to prove his claim that Barack Obama had ordered electronic spying on him, Democrats and Republicans are throwing the onus of proof back on the White House.

The Republican-dominated House Intelligence Committee has lodged a formal request for any warrants - sought or given - to conduct so-called "wire taps" on Mr Trump's New York headquarters last year.

As Greg Jennett reports from Washington, it amounts to a bi-partisan "put up " or "shut up" to the President.


John McCain, Republican Senator
Paul Ryan, Speaker
Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee
Rand Paul, Republican Senator