FBI Director Reportedly Asked DOJ To Refute Trump Wiretapping Claim

After President Trump used Twitter over the weekend to accuse former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject his claims, senior U.S. officials told The New York Times on Sunday. Comey made the request on Saturday, saying the allegation is baseless and must be shot down because it insinuates the FBI broke the law, but the Department of Justice has yet to release any statement refuting Trump’s claim. On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement saying Trump is requesting Congress look into “whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.” Obama’s spokesman has called Trump’s accusation “false.”