DOJ Says There Is No Evidence To Support Trump's Wire-Tapping Claims

DOJ Says There Is No Evidence To Support Trump's Wire-Tapping Claims

DOJ Says There Is No Evidence To Support Trump's Wire-Tapping Claims

Following the Justice Department's motion on Friday, American Oversight said in a statement, "The FBI and Department of Justice have now sided with former Director Comey and confirmed in writing that President Trump lied when he tweeted the former President Obama "wiretapped" him at Trump Tower".

There has never been any evidence to support Trump's assertion on Twitter that "Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory", despite continued insistence from some conservative websites and commentators.

But the Trump administration did not provide evidence that such surveillance took place, and a spokesman for Obama rejected that the administration wiretapped the real estate mogul's building.

The Trump administration at first asserted that it could neither confirm nor deny the existence of any wiretapping records.

The brief, which can be found here, concludes: "For reasons set forth above, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has no record responsive to the "wiretap" portion of Plaintiff's request to the extent that the request seeks records related to the President's March 4th tweet".

During his successful presidential campaign, Trump praised Putin as a strong leader and called for a reset in relations with Moscow, but ties have since deteriorated sharply, with the USA imposing fresh sanctions on Russian Federation and both countries ordering each other to scale back their number of diplomats.

Spokesman Kevin Lewis said in March "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any USA citizen".

As the President tries to pretend like he cares about hurricane victims in Houston, it is vital to keep in mind that this is also the same man who invented a wiretapped conspiracy against himself because his own paranoid mind was running wild.

The White House dismissed the Friday filing as irrelevant.

American Oversight is referencing a recent court filing in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.

Reports later indicated that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice ordered some of those staffers identified, or "unmasked".

'As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen.

There was "no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI", Comey testified under oath. The FBI's director at the time, James Comey, said there was no evidence of a wiretap at Trump Tower. The disclosure of the existence or nonexistence of other responsive records "would cause harm to national security" and is therefore exempted under the law, the motion said.

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