FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
The Hill reports:
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Senior American officials told The New York Times on Sunday that Comey has said the president’s wiretapping allegations are not true and asked the Justice Department on Saturday to publicly correct the record.
The report comes after President Trump, in a series of early Saturday tweets, claimed President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.
The FBI and the DOJ declined to comment to the Times.
Comey wants the Justice Department to deflate Trump’s claim because there is no evidence to support it, the Times reported, and it insinuates that Comey’s FBI broke the law, the officials told the paper.
The amount of people who can be taken down by this scandal remains to be seen. Panic is spreading through many different agencies like wildfire as they scramble for damage control. The wiretapping scandal can potentially lead to many other scandals that the Obama administration wants to keep hidden.
If Comey was involved in the wiretapping it may be the reason why he let Hillary off the hook. She knew about his involvement in it and could have used it as blackmail….