Earlier this month, the Washington Post revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been in contact with the Russian ambassador on two different occasions during the election. In an attempt to deflect from the issue at hand, #Donald Trump made baseless allegations against Barack Obama.
In an unprecedented move, Donald Trump took to Twitter and claimed that former President #Barack Obama had wiretapped his office in Trump Tower in an attempt to spy on him during the election. No evidence was given, and the former commander in chief was quick to deny any wrongdoing. Since then, Trump has not provided any credible proof to back up his claims. The only two alleged sources that Trump used for his conspiracy was an apparent article on Bretibart News, as well as allegation made by Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano, which was first reported by Russian TV. During a Monday hearing with FBI Director #James Comey, the conspiracy of wiretapping was finally debunked, as reported by CBS News on March 20.
On the first day of a hearing to investigate what role Russia played in the 2016 presidential election, James Comey appeared in front of Congress to deliver the information gathered by the FBI. When asked what information and evidence the bureau had to back up the claims made by the White House, cold water was thrown on the president's conspiracy.
"I have no information that supports those tweets," says FBI director on Pres. Trump's unproven claims Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped. pic.twitter.com/hwtoZQgD4W— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 20, 2017
"I have no information that supports those tweets," James Comey said, before adding, "We have looked carefully inside the FBI." Also speaking on behalf of the Department of Justice, Comey confirmed that the DOJ also has no information to validate the claim. "The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components," Comey said, noting, "the department has no information that supports those tweets."
Despite the FBI, DOJ, and Congress investigations all proving the president wrong, Donald Trump is still standing by his original tweets. During an early morning tweet-storm on Monday, Trump went as far as to accuse the FBI of lying about Russia and wiretapping, while suggesting the Clinton campaign had been working with Kremlin during the election.