Watch Senator Susan Collins' response on #MTP pic.twitter.com/TCKrbPmzdX

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) March 19, 2017

Watch Senator Susan Collins' response on #MTP pic.twitter.com/TCKrbPmzdX

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) March 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (PRESS HERALD) -- U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says President Trump owes it to the nation to explain why he claimed former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the presidential campaign last fall.

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“I don’t know the basis for President Trump’s assertion and that’s what I wish he would explain to us on the Intelligence Committee and to the American people,” Maine’s senior senator said in an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I do believe he owes us that explanation.”