I call bullshit.
It's been 12 days since these allegations were first made. If this was a simple matter of just saying no then it could have been done in a few days at most. The FBI Director could have told the gang of 8 this from the start. But what did we see yesterday? The FBI Director gave a brief and the Senators walk out with grave looks on their faces.
I don't know what's going on but this isn't as cut and dry as the Trump haters would have us believe.
If you have an explanation for the bureaucratic delay in simply giving the American people a simple yes or no on this issue then I'm all ears. But for now I'm convinced that there is MUCH more to this story than we're being told.
UPDATE! I just read (and not listened) to the statement from the Senators. The wording is that neither before or after the election there is no evidence that the Trump Tower was under surveillance. NOTICE THEY DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN!!!! They have gotten on Trump for NOT using precise language and these critters were VERY precise in their verbiage! They talked about Trump Tower but NOT THE CAMPAIGN!!!
“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," the panel’s chairman, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and vice chairman, Mark Warner of Virginia, said in a joint statement Thursday.