US Justice Department says no evidence Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump

The US Justice Department said it had no evidence to support the unsubstantiated claim made in March by President Donald Trump that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

There has never been any evidence to support Trump’s assertion on Twitter that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory,” despite continued insistence from some conservative websites and commentators.

But in a court filing late on Friday, the Justice Department added itself to the list of entities debunking the allegation.

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  • mauser 98

    Google search .

    “US Justice Department says no evidence Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump”

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  • BillyHW

    They didn’t wiretap Trump. They just wiretapped everybody Trump ever spoke to.

    • Alain

      Yes, they are playing with words, like Slick Willy did concerning sex in the WH.

  • Alain

    It would appear that the US Justice Department works for Obama’s shadow government instead of the current president.

  • Ho Hum

    “Asked for comment, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday, “This is not news. We answered this weeks ago.”

    Trump has some very stupid people working for him in the communications department. It was established month’s ago that Obama senior officials “unmasked” Trump campaign team communications. We know this for a FACT because we know General Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador was illegally unmasked. Of course nowadays they don’t use physical wiretaps but Trump is 100% correct when he says he was spied on.

  • simus1

    “Didn’t order”, “Not Wiretapped” sounds very “narrow and lawyery”.

    “The distinction without a difference ploy, M’lord. Permission to take the witness out back and have someone jog his memory?”
    “Thirty minute recess. No blood or broken bones, mind.”
    “(Sigh), Very well. Your Lordship giveth and your Lordship taketh away.”
    (Giggles all round.)

  • Clausewitz

    Hell, Obama wiretapped the MSM but they’re too stupid to remember that episode. I’m having a brief flashback to the whole “Memory Hole” scenario from 1984.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Technically you would need wired devices to be wiretapped. Here, in the day of wireless devices…