Trump’s Justice Department said Friday that there is no evidence that Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama bugged his Manhattan Tower on the campaign trail. The agency underlined that neither they nor the FBI had found any proof the building was wiretapped.
The DOJ confirmed the findings in a court filing with a D.C. District Court last week in response to a FIFA request which sparked a lawsuit. The request was initially filed by American Oversight, which wanted the federal documents related to Trump Tower’s surveillance to be made public.
The DOJ confirmed that its National Security Division has no files documenting such illegal operations. Trump was the first to suggest that his offices were wiretapped by Obama during the 2016 presidential campaign. Though why our beloved president would need to do such things is beyond reasoning.
The recent filing is the first official denial of the president’s accusations that he was wiretapped in 2016.
Earlier this year, Trump tweeted that the former administration had authorized the wiretapping of the Trump Tower until the November election. Trump labeled the alleged move as “McCarthyism.” Maybe he should look up the meaning in a dictionary and then take a look in the mirror.
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However, his administration has failed to produce evidence that such operations ever occurred. A spokesman for the former president dismissed the allegations as untrue in March.
The ousted FBI chief James Comey, whom Trump showed the pink slip in May, also said that there is no evidence the previous administration bugged the real estate mogul’s building to keep an eye on his campaign.
America Oversight’s head Austin Evers noted that the DOJ and FBI “sided” with Comey in alleging that Trump lied about his offices being wiretapped on the campaign trail.
In March, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said that the DOJ’s documents given to the congressional panel do not support the wiretapping claim.
The DOJ on Friday said it couldn’t confirm the existence of other federal records documenting wiretaps at other Trump locations.
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