In a motion filed Friday, the Justice Department acknowledged that it has no evidence that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Washington Examiner reports.
CNN also reported on the Justice Department findings.
DOJ said in motion, “Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets"— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) September 2, 2017
According to American Oversight, a transparency group that filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the National Security Division and the FBI did not have any records of wiretapping that President Trump alleged on Twitter earlier this year.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
The claim has been previously debunked by security experts and former intelligence officials.