FBI DIRECTOR HAS ‘NO INFORMATION’ SUPPORTING TRUMP’S WIRETAPPING CLAIMS

Washington, – FBI Director James Comey today said he has “no information” supporting President Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign last year.

“With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey told the House Intelligence Committee today at his much-anticipated hearing.

“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 the Department of Justice and all its components. The department has no information that supports those tweets.” Comey also confirmed that the agency he oversees is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election, in addition to possible links between Trump associates and Russia, ABC News reported.

“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election — and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” Comey told the House Intelligence Committee today.

While the chairman of the committee acknowledged there is no evidence to support such an allegation, he said other Trump associates may have been followed.

“Let me be clear. I’ve been saying this for several weeks. We know there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower. However, it’s still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said in his opening statement. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency