President Donald Trump must provide the American people, not just the Senate Intelligence Committee, with proof of his claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, and if he doesn't have the proof, he needs to retract his statements, Sen. John McCain said Sunday.
"If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" program, while pointing out that he himself has no reason to believe the allegations are true.
"I also believe that the president of the United States could clear this up in a minute," said the Arizona Republican. "All he has to do is pick up the phone, call the director of the CIA, the Director of National Intelligence and say, 'okay, what happened?'
When asked if he has any concern about Trump's "barrage of conspiracy theories" of Obama and others, McCain said Trump has a "unique style" and as he's the elected president, he's not going to tell him how to conduct his presidency.