By Allan Lengel
FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed what everyone had been saying: The FBI and Justice Department has no information supporting President Donald Trump’s claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign.
“I have no Information that supports those tweets,” Comey told the U.S. House Committee on Intelligence.
The statement is likely to further embarrass and undermine the credibility of the president and his administration, which has often relied on media reports as a source of intelligence rather than turning to the U.S. intelligence agencies.
Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, who sat next to Comey, also testified there was no evidence that British intelligence helped Obama wiretap Trump.
Earlier, Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating concerns about the Russians meddling in the presidential election.