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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:26 AM

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Source: The Washington Post


FBI Director Comey: Justice Dept. has no information that supports Trump’s tweets alleging he was wiretapped by Obama

By Ellen Nakashima and Karoun Demirjian March 20 at 11:07 AM

BREAKING: FBI Director James B. Comey says the Justice Department has no information that supports President Trump’s tweets alleging he was wiretapped by former President Obama.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-director-to-testify-on-russian-interference-in-the-presidential-election/2017/03/20/cdea86ca-0ce2-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_fbidirector-750a:homepage/story&u



Comey: 'No Information That Supports' Trump Claim Of Wiretapping

Schiff asked Comey to respond to Trump’s first specific claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. The committee’s ranking member read Trump’s March 4 tweet in full:



“Was the president’s statement that Obama had his wires tapped at Trump Tower a true statement?” Schiff asked.

“I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said. He also said the same was true for the Department of Justice and “all of its components” — that is, a close examination found no information that supported the claim of wiretapping.

As for the second half of the tweet, “I try very hard not to engage in any ‘isms’ of any kind, including McCarthyism,” Comey said to chuckles.

“No president could” unilaterally order a wiretap of anybody, Comey further confirmed.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/20/520765159/watch-live-house-hearing-on-russian-attempts-to-interfere-in-u-s-election

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:30 AM

1. Nunes blames Obama for Russian interference.

Case closed.

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