FBI Director James Comey told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Monday that he had seen no information supporting President Donald Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama conducted surveillance on him and Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

Comey told the committee:

“With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets."

According to reports, Comey asked the Department of Justice to publicly deny Trump's claims after the tweets were published.

The tweets alleged that Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower before the election. Trump also claimed that the wiretapping was on the same level as the Watergate scandal.

Trump has yet to provide any evidence for the claims. Comey told the committee, however, that “no president could unilaterally order a wiretap of anyone.”

In response to Comey's comments, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement:

“President Trump owes the American people and President Obama more than just an explanation, but an apology. He should admit he was wrong, stop the outlandish Tweets, and get to work on behalf of this country.”

Comey's comments followed HPSCI Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-Calif.) said last week that Trump was “clearly” wrong on the issue. “I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," he said.

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Ken McLeod(6 likes)It's already been reported that there was a FISA warrant given to listen in on the server for Trump tower.  And another warrant of another nature to listen in.  Though the server is off sight, it still attached to Trump Towers.  Therefore, they are playing  semantics.    This means they were listening in on Trump Tower.  Now they can say the warrants are for Russian matters, but that doesn't mean they didn't "wire tap", which means so much more these days, i.e., covering ALL COMMUNACATIONS, etc., The Trump Towers.  So President Trump is technically right.  They DID listen in and found NOTHING.  Okay, so let's drop all this Russian accusation, which have been proven FALSE by not only President Obama's CIA director, Clapper, but all U.S. run security agencies said Russia did NOT influence U.S. elections.  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  President Trump has so many things to work on, America doesn't need these false distractions.
Nanmei Chin(5 likes)Then tell us how was Trump's conversation with the Mexican President got leaked out?  How did the press got it?  Someone must have had tap into the conversation.  In today's technology world, it may not need to be a pure wiretapping.  How about wifi tapping?  Or microphone tapping?  etc.
LeAnn(5 likes)If Trump Towers wasn't tapped, how did the papers know that Flynn was talking to the Russians and they knew what days,  and at what times and knew what they said word for word!!! That is my question to this stupid commitee! I think Comey is a lier and needs to go!  He is a Obama supporter and would LIE IF THE TRUTH SOUNDS BETTER......just like Hillary does! !!!!!