The Department of Justice and the FBI have confirmed that neither has found any evidence that Trump Tower was ever “wiretapped” under orders of the Obama administration.
Via The Hill:
The motion confirms that neither the FBI nor the Justice Department’s National Security Division have records documenting wiretaps as alleged by President Trump in a series of tweets earlier this year.
The Friday filing marked the Justice Department’s first official denial of the substance of Trump’s wiretapping tweets earlier this year.
In March, Trump wrote on Twitter that he had discovered that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the run-up to the November election, which he called “McCarthyism.”
But the Trump administration did not provide evidence that such surveillance took place, and a spokesman for Obama rejected that the administration wiretapped the real estate mogul’s building.
Likewise, former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired in May, denied that the Obama administration surveilled the Trump campaign.
Basically, this was just another episode of a Trump tantrum with no sense of responsibility for the language he was using.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017