No evidence Barack Obama wire trapped Trump Tower: US Justice Dept

Contradicting Trump, DOJ Admits There Is No Evidence Of Trump Tower Wiretaps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says in a legal filing that it has no information about wiretaps President Donald Trump once claimed had been made of Trump Tower in NY.

In a Motion for Summary Judgment in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit, lawyers for the government stated that neither the National Security Division (NSD) nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation have any records of the wiretaps President Trump in his March 4, 2017 tweets.

In a tweet from march 4, last, Donald Trump had ensured that the ex-president Obama had to listen to the Trump Tower, the HEADQUARTERS of his campaign, and denounced a process within according to him the " McCarthysme ".

In other words, for months, Trump and his administration not only accused the former president of having committed a felony, but knowingly lied about it.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the watchdog group American Oversight, the DOJ filed a Motion for Summary Judgment Friday night that they have found no evidence to corroborate the accusations Trump made in a series of incendiary tweets.

The NSD is a division of the Department of Justice.

On March 4, Trump tweeted: "Terrible! This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" he added.

The White House shrugged off the DoJ report, saying, "This is not news".

"A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice", Lewis said in a statement at the time.

Later, the BBC confirmed reports in right-leaning US media that said the Obama administration had sought a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in June, 2016 to eavesdrop on select individuals close to Trump during the presidential campaign as part of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian election tampering.

Shortly after Trump's tweet storm, the House Intelligence Committee called on the White House - which was reportedly blindsided by Trump's tweets - to provide evidence supporting his allegations. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false'.

After Trump made the claims in March, the then-FBI Director James Comey told Congress there was no evidence to support the contention that Trump Tower had been wiretapped.

The Justice Department on Friday filed a motion to dismiss the case brought by American Oversight, in which it also said that the agencies "do not confirm or deny the existence" of any other records covered under the group's request.

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