"Not only did Director Comey and Director Mike Rogers of the NSA say there was no truth to the president being wiretapped at Trump Tower, but the Department of Justice recently confirmed that was false as well," Schiff said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday.
"I can't comment on whether Mr. Manafort was ever the subject of surveillance of any kind," he added. "Even if he were, though, that doesn't justify or suggest that the president was wiretapped improperly by Barack Obama, so there's no truth to that."Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on "Face the Nation"
Schiff's comments come after CBS News confirmed that Manafort was being monitored by the FBI at the time.
"The allegation that he [Manafort] was reaching out to Russian oligarchs close to Putin, and suggesting that he would offer them useful information to them while he was campaign manager, at the very same time the Russians are reaching out to him to offer information on Hillary Clinton," Schiff said.Read more at CBS News