Two government officials confirmed on Friday evening that there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that President Barack Obama ordered officials to place a wiretap on President Trump’s private residence in New York City.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity with CNN said DOJ documents will confirm that Trump posted his now infamous tweet without any substantiated proof.
In response to the DOJ’s statement, Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said he was “absolutely confident” the DOJ would refuse to back up any claims made my Trump and his administration.
The report arrives just after White House Press Secretary attempted to claim that officials in Britain helped President Obama plant the wiretap.
“There’s really no question about this. The president’s statements before, and his tweets since leading right up today, have no basis in fact,” Schiff told CNN.
The Justice Department is not commenting on the leaked information at this time. However, the DOJ has confirmed that it delivered the document to the Trump administration on Friday.
“The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Friday.
Trump’s erratic complaints on Twitter have cost American taxpayers millions of dollars in investigations. The current wiretap claim involves the House Committee which will hold a hearing on Monday with
National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and FBI Director James Comey.
The findings will arrive just ahead of an Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s meddling into the US election on March 30.
If there’s a better example of misdirection and gas-lighting in recent memory, we can’t think of it.
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