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FBI Director to Justice Department: Reject Trump's wiretapping claim

Monday, March 06, 2017 - 00:53

FBI Director James Comey rejected President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him during the campaign. Nathan Frandino reports.

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FBI Director James Comey reportedly rejecting President Donald Trump's accusation that Barack Obama had wiretapped him. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject the claim. The report cited senior U.S. officials who said Comey made the request because the wiretapping claim was false and must be corrected. Comey's comments coming as the White House asks for a congressional investigation into whether the Obama administration abused its investigative authority during the 2016 campaign amid an ongoing probe into Russia's influence on the election. Trump on Saturday had accused Obama of tapping Trump Tower phones during the campaign - but cited no evidence. An Obama spokesman denied the charge.

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FBI Director to Justice Department: Reject Trump's wiretapping claim

Monday, March 06, 2017 - 00:53