FBI Director James Comey believes President Donald Trump tweets unsubstantiated information.
Earlier this month, Trump fired off a series of tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him during the 2016 presidential campaign. Comey searched for such information, but found none.
“I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said Monday. He then confirmed that the Department of Justice didn’t have any proof of those accusations either.
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
Despite the lack of evidence, Trump has harped on the accusation. During a recent press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he said the two had “something in common” because both leaders had been spied on by the Obama administration. The NSA listened in on Merkel’s phone calls during the previous president’s time in the White House.
For now, you might call the story fake news.