FBI Director Comey chose his words very carefully but explained that there is “no information” to support US President Trump’s tweeted claims that the Obama administration wiretapped his offices.
Comey refused to “characterize” the tweets containing the allegation from President Trump, saying only that “I have no information” that supports the claim.
FBI Director James Comey said there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration “wiretapped” Trump Tower last year, moments after confirming the bureau is probing potential ties between Trump associates and Russia during the 2016 campaign.
“I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday.
Comey additionally confirmed that the Department of Justice also found no evidence to support the tweeted claims.
Comey raised a brief smile when asked about Trump’s tweeted allegation of “McCarthyism”: “I try very hard not to engage in any -isms of any kind.”