President Barack Obama speaking at the Northeast Iowa Community College, for a White House Rural Economic Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. The President’s visit will focus on agriculture’s contribution to the national economy, and how to create more jobs in rural America. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

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Donald Trump’s DOJ says Trump had no evidence of Obama wiretaps

Trump’s receipts? Nonexistent.


Samantha Grasso


The Department of Justice issued a motion for summary judgment Friday that confirmed that both the FBI and the DOJ’s National Security Division found “no records” related to a wiretapping accusation against President Barack Obama that President Donald Trump made earlier this year.

On March 4, Trump tweeted the assertion that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower prior to his November election victory.

“This is McCarthyism!” Trump wrote.

At the time, then-FBI Director James Comey told the Justice Department to reject Trump’s allegations, and later that month, he testified to the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI didn’t have any information to support Trump’s claims.

American Oversight, a nonpartisan watchdog group, ultimately filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information regarding Trump’s assertions. And, as it turns out, there were none.

“Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the Justice Department’s motion reads.

Read the entire motion from the Justice Department below:

H/T Jake Tapper/Twitter

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