By Steve Neavling
FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly deny President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Obama had ordered a wiretap on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.
The New York Times first broke the story, followed by the Washington Post, both of which cited law enforcement officials.
The request came after Trump’s twitter storm in which he accused Obama, without providing evidence, of wire tapping the Trump Tower.
Obama officials vehemently denied the former president was behind any wiretapping.
Both the Justice Department and FBI have declined to comment publicly.
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