FBI Director: No Evidence of Wiretap
In a hearing with the House intelligence committee to speak on Russia’s involvement and coordination with Trump’s Campaign in the past election, FBI Director James Comey told representatives that there was “no evidence to support” Trump’s tweets that claim former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election cycle.
"With respect to the Presidents tweets ... I have no information that supports these tweets," Comey said. "And we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for DOJ and all its components. The Department has no information that supports those tweets."
Comey said no individual, or president, can order surveillance of an American. He said courts grant this permission after a rigorous application process.
During the line of questioning, Democratic ranking member Adam Schiff asked Comey about President Trump’s tweets, knocking down each claim tweet by tweet.