The U.S. Dept. of Justice in a late Friday federal court filing admitted that, contrary to President Donald Trump's repeated claims, there is no evidence President Barack Obama wiretapped then-candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower.
"The FBI and Department of Justice have now sided with former Director Comey and confirmed in writing that President Trump lied when he tweeted that former President Obama "wiretapped" him at Trump Tower", Austin Evers, America Oversight's executive director, said in a statement.
Remember when Trump claimed that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower and how that was such an outrage?
In a tweet from march 4, last, Donald Trump had ensured that the ex-president Obama had to listen to the Trump Tower, the HEADQUARTERS of his campaign, and denounced a process within according to him the " McCarthysme ".
Trump officials later clarified by saying he was referring to routine intelligence investigations of foreign officials that may have intercepted Trump officials' communications, which were "unmasked" or identified to Obama intelligence officials. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!'
'As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any USA citizen.
The department's motion reads, "Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets". "FBI again confirmed that Case 1:17-cv-00718-RCL Document 12 Filed 09/01/17 Page 4 of 39 they do not have any such records by consulting with personnel knowledgeable about Director Comey's statements and the surveillance activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
"With respect to the president's tweets", Comey said, "I have no information that supports those tweets".