FBI’s Comey wants Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s wiretap claims: report

FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly deny accusations by President Donald Trump that the Obama administration tapped his phones, according to a report Sunday.

According to the New York Times, Comey said the charge is false and wrongly insinuates the FBI broke the law, and must be publicly corrected because of its tremendous legal and constitutional implications. Without presenting any evidence, Trump on Saturday launched a tirade on Twitter, accusing the Obama administration of illegally wiretapping his phones before November’s election.

Comey has reportedly been arguing his case to Justice Department officials all weekend.

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