FBI Director James Comey made clear Monday that neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice has found "information to support" President Trump's tweets claiming former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the presidential election. "We have looked carefully inside the FBI," Comey said while addressing the House Intelligence Committee at a hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
When asked if it would even be possible for Obama to "unilaterally" order a wiretap, Comey was blunt. "No president could," he said, noting court approval is needed to direct a wiretap.
Since leveling the baseless allegation more than two weeks ago, Trump has yet to provide any evidence, though he has continued to defend the claims. Watch Comey comment on Trump's tweets below. Becca Stanek
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