Former Director of National Intelligence Knocks Trump's Baseless Wiretapping Claim

Former Director of National Intelligence Knocks Trump's Baseless Wiretapping Claim

Former Director of National Intelligence Knocks Trump's Baseless Wiretapping Claim

The New York Times reported Saturday that White House Counsel Donald McGahn is now searching for the alleged FISA warrants or warrants.

Several Trump administration officials and associates have denied contacts with the Russian government only to be revealed later in news reports to have had those contacts.

"The Obama team is no longer in charge", Gowdy added.

James Clapper was the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the Obama administration.

Sanders said that she had not asked the president directly, yet suggested that he might have had "access to documents that I don't know about".

"I can deny it", Clapper said emphatically. It also discusses how "the Left" is falsely stating how FISA works, providing one tweet from David Axelrod as the main example. On Saturday, the president tweeted an unsubstantiated claim Obama wiretapped Trump and Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Trump asked in another tweet. He did not disclose any of the reports on which the White House was basing its claim.

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"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", Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis issued a statement on Twitter yesterday.

The U.S. intelligence community already has concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking into the computer of Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, with the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks subsequently releasing thousands of his emails in the weeks before the November election. He strongly supported Trump.

A spokesman for Mr Obama denied he ever ordered the wiretapping of any USA citizen.

But in all seriousness, it looks like Congress will investigate the matter, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer laying out what Trump has requested happens next.

Two leading Senate Judiciary Committee senators are asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice to hand over any warrant applications related to possible wiretaps of President Donald Trump and his team, after Trump accused his predecessor of illegally tracking his conversations.

During a hearing called by senators to ask questions before they decided if they would approve his appointment as attorney general, Sessions said he had not met with Russian officials. I didn't see a statement from him.

"I have no insight into exactly what he's referring to", Rubio said on Meet the Press.

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