FBI Director James B. Comey said on Monday that there was “no information” to support Donald Trump’s claims that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
“I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey stated.
This puts the seal on the shoe, as Trump’s claims have already been disproven by both the chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. They both said there is no evidence of Trump’s claim that Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower ahead of the presidential election.
Yet Trump still stood by his claims, though the White House has worked to walk back the accusation, saying it referred more broadly to surveillance activities by the Obama administration.
The Justice Department sent documents to the committee related to Trump’s claims on Friday. Both Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (R-Calif.) have said they did not back up the president’s claims.
“We know there was not a wiretap on Trump Tower,” Nunes said in his opening statement. “However, it’s still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates.”