The US Justice Department says there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower before last year’s election.
In a motion, the DOJ said, “Both FBI and NSD (the National Security Division) confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets.”
The motion for summary judgment filed Friday came in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the watchdog group American Oversight.
The group said in a statement that the DOJ filing “confirmed in writing that President Trump lied” about wiretapping.
In response to the announcement, a White House spokeswoman said Saturday, “This is not news. We answered this weeks ago.”
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted on March 4, an allegation rejected by…