FBI probes Trump’s wiretapping claim
Posted On August 1, 2021
Senate Democrats are investigating whether President Donald Trump’s claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped him was false.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the FBI to explain whether the President’s claim is true and whether it violates constitutional limits on government surveillance, according to a letter sent Friday to FBI Director James Comey.
The committee is asking Comey to provide the answers by the end of March or the committee could issue a subpoena.
Democrats have accused Trump of lying to the public and Congress about his claim.
“The Committee will continue to investigate the President and will be taking all necessary actions to protect the integrity of our elections,” the letter says.