U.S. Justice Department says no evidence Obama tapped Trump Tower

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-03 13:06:43|Editor: Liu
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said no evidence has been found that the Obama Administration had tapped the Trump tower in New York city, U.S. media reported Saturday.

The DOJ said in a court case statement that neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) nor its National Security Division ever wiretapped the Trump Tower, contrary to allegations made by U.S. President Donald Trump in March.

"Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps," the court filing said. ( Trump said in two consecutive tweets on March 4 that former U.S. President Barack Obama had ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower, from where Trump was running his presidential campaign, last year.

"Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism," Trump said, adding "How low has President Obama gone to tapp (tap) my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad(or sick) guy!"

Obama denied the allegation, as did former FBI Director James Comey.