FBI director asked DOJ to refute Trump’s wiretapping claims ABC NEWS VIDEO


James Comey was concerned the president’s assertion that his predecessor, President Obama, ordered a wiretap created the impression that the FBI acted improperly, sources told ABC News.

Mr. Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s truthfulness. The confrontation between the two is the most serious consequence of Mr. Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst, and it underscores the dangers of what the president and his aides have unleashed by accusing the former president of a conspiracy to undermine Mr. Trump’s young administration.

The New York Times