FBI Director Comey asks Justice Dept to reject President Trump’s Wiretapping Claims
The Director of the FBI, James Comey, is asking for the Department of Justice to make a public denial of the wiretapping accusations of President Donald Trump. Mr. Comey does not want this to be true as it would have been illegal and would have happened on his watch. If it was collusion between Obama and Lynch, he may not have been aware. Let’s see where this goes. So far, crickets.
As Written By REBECCA SAVRANSKY for The Hill:
FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
Senior American officials told The New York Times on Sunday that Comey has said the president’s wiretapping allegations are not true and asked the Justice Department on Saturday to publicly correct the record.
The report comes after President Trump, in a series of early Saturday tweets, claimed President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.
The FBI and the DOJ declined to comment to the Times.
Comey wants the Justice Department to deflate Trump’s claim because there is no evidence to support it, the Times reported, and it insinuates that Comey’s FBI broke the law, the officials told the paper.
The president laid out the wiretapping claims without any evidence and questioned whether it was legal for a sitting president ……
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