Karen Fratti
September 03, 2017 1:12 pm
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In March, Donald Trump tweeted that President Obama had tapped his phones in Trump Tower before the election, prompting an investigation into the claims. Because that would be crazy, right? Well, after a (taxpayer-funded!) Department of Justice investigation, the DOF confirmed that there’s no evidence that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

“Both FBI and NSD [National Security Division] confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the department’s motion reads. NSD refers to the department’s national security division. The tweets it’s referring to came from Trump’s account when he alleged:
Back in March, then-FBI director James Comey said that the agency didn’t tap Trump’s residence, according to NBC News. Kevin Lewis, a spokesperson for the Obama administration also denied the claims. He said in a statement this spring:
So the whole idea that Obama or the FBI was out to get Trump by spying on him is, well, fake news. The Department of Justice’s motion confirming that there was no evidence of wiretapping is important, but it won’t necessarily stop some people from believing that the previous administration was colluding to take the Trump campaign down. If anything, Trump supporters on Twitter are convinced that this most recent statement is part of the conspiracy.
Hopefully, Trump will acknowledge the results of the investigation soon via Twitter and admit that he made a mistake when he accused a sitting president of listening in on his conversations.