FBI Director: No information supports Trump tweets alleging Obama ordered wiretap
WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey says the FBI and Justice Department have no information to substantiate President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election.
Comey says no individual can order surveillance of an American. He says courts grant this permission after a rigorous application process.
Comey was testifying before the House intelligence committee. Comey said the Justice Department also asked him to share with the committee that the answer also applies to the Justice Department and its various components. The Justice Department oversees the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
FBI Director James Comey said Monday he had no information to support claims by President Donald Trump that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
"I have no information that supports those tweets," Comey told the House Intelligence Committee, adding that the Justice Department, along with the FBI, had no information to support the allegations.
Comey said that no president could order a wiretapping operation against anyone.
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